The range I go to usually has iron-welded stands for use with the wooden slats to clip targets to. Last year, I started bringing my own wooden slats because they often times either didn't have any, or didn't have anything but broken ones. Earlier this year, I was at the range and had a hard time rounding up three stands to use. So, with that in mind, I took some ideas I'd found around here and decided to make my own: I took some 1" PVC and make two halves of stands. I filled these with sand, then packed the ends with cotton balls and sealed with silicone glue. Then I put the two halves together with T-joints and cut the joints with grooves for the wooden slats. Took them out for a test drive today: Stayed upright in a fair breeze today, so I guess that's a success! Also, too my niece with us today, and let her use the G17 (VERY closely supervised). She did pretty good, emptied a full mag, hit about 11 out of 17 at around 10 yards.