Looking for something to shoot? You have come to the right place!
When it comes to finding something to shoot, the options are endless!
No matter what you decide to shoot, make sure it's safe and as always, be aware of your surroundings. Handgun safety should always be number one priority.
So, if you are saying to yourself "I want to find something to shoot", the more fun to shoot the better, Right? I think so!
1. Paper Targets
The obvious answer is "a target". There are many sites online that allow you to download targets for free. You can find everything from standard targets to pictures of animals or even Osama BinLaden. Prior to heading to an indoor range, I will often download targets. It's much less expensive to print targets than to buy them!
Here are a couple links to some targets:
Reload Bench Printable Targets
PDF Printable Targets
2. Spinning Targets
There are all kinds of spinning or metal targets out there. They range from a single target that spins when you hit it to multiple targets that will "flip up" when you hit them and then there will be a "reset" target that will do exactly as it states: reset the target back to it's original state.
This is very nice when you don't want to be making trips back and forth to the target downrange (assuming you are not at an indoor range with a target delivery system). There are also spinning targets that have varmints on them! If you are avid squirrel hunter or just don't like em, maybe that is the target you want!
If you are already confident in your aim and are just looking to go out and have some fun shooting, these types of targets are a great option.
One thing to pay attention to when looking a these types of targets is what pistol calibers they are made for. Some are made for the big boys like a 44 magnum, others are made for 22 caliber pistols. Others specify a range of acceptable calibers. Pay attention to what it's made for and you won't endup buying a target intended for a .22 and disfigure it with your .44!
3. Fun Stuff
If you are anything like me, you enjoy something to shoot that gives you some "feedback". Below is a small list of items that I enjoy shooting. Of course, these are just a few ideas. Experiment and have fun with it!
- Pop Cans(empty or full)
- Bowling Pins
- Balloons(add a little flower inside for a puff of smoke)
- Fruits and Vegetables(Pumpkin, Cucumber, tomatoes, etc...)
Final ThoughtsIt's always important to remember when you are looking through your garage or your refrigerator :) for something to shoot, always keep handgun safety in the fore-front of your mind. Safety is always the most important thing when shooting. What to shoot is often thought about, but from a safety standpoint, where to shoot is just as important.
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