Are you looking to improve your shooting accuracy and precision?
One of the key ways to do so is by using the right targets during your range sessions. In this blog, we’ll be exploring, what we believe are, the top five shooting targets that can help you fine-tune your aim and become a more skilled shooter.
We’ll go over the pros and cons and give you some recommendations for the best options on the market.
With more Americans turning to guns for self-defense, it’s imperative that we get the practice we need to be proficient and accurate with our firearms.
So, without further ado, let’s dive into our top five picks for the best shooting targets to improve accuracy and precision.
When you can get a great deal on really helpful training targets, it’s always best to buy in bulk.
Kill Zone Target
The Kill Zone Target comes with an overlay of the basic human anatomy. This collaborative target with Max Ordinate Academy is designed to give shooters the ability to see how their rounds would affect the human body.
The Essentials Shooting Target is designed to give you an essential set of drills that will maintain your current proficiency level. The drill takes 150 rounds to complete and covers multiple aspects of pistol marksmanship to include slow aimed fire, weak and off-hand shooting, target transition, trigger speed changes, drawing, magazine reloads, and controlled multiple shot groups. Hands down this is one of the best shooting targets to improve your marksmanship.
Splatterburst Targets – 12 x18 inch – Silhouette Shooting Target
I don’t know many that haven’t at least used a Splatterburst shooting target and haven’t been satisfied every time. My only knock on Splatterburst targets has been the price of a pack of 3 targets. I recommend buying the 50-pack of targets for $31.99 because I don’t think there is going to be another time when you get that many targets for under $32.00. My favorite feature of the Splatterburst targets is the change in color to bright florescent green upon impact.
The 12X18" target is suitable and recommended for every type of weapons training, including hunting rifles, pistols, shotguns, and ARs. You simply peel the target onto a piece of cardboard or box and it sticks onto the surface, making it a legitimate target on the go. I carry a pack of these every time I go to the range to dial in my sights, but I use them sparingly due to cost. I’ve already bought a pack of 50 and saved about $20.00 on the overall price.
Splatterburst Targets – 12 x18 inch – Bad Guy Shooting Target
Like I’ve said before, anything from Splatterburst is going to be easy to use and fun to shoot at. The bad guy shooting target is something I encourage my wife to train with her CCW because the scene happens all the time. No matter what, I always encourage people to comply if someone has the drop on you if that means keeping your life. Every situation is different and only you at that moment will know what you need to get done. With that said, this target presents a realistic view of possible gunmen pointing a gun at you.
This target is a great training tool because of the high contrast in bullet marks. Being able to talk through where we hit our targets allows us to have a better understanding of where our bullets are hitting on a human silhouette. This is also a great training tool with shotguns because it gives the shooter a complete understanding of where your shots are hitting on a person trying to break into your house or garage. This target is how I encouraged my brother to get a shotgun over a pistol for home defense. 00 Buckshot in a 12 gauge is going to convince anyone who sees the damage to buy a shotgun.