Being limited to 50 yards, there aren't many safe options for shooting steel with rifles. This is, without question, the best design on the market. It's exceptionally well built and the audible feedback is unrivaled. I'm very pleased!
I really enjoyed my first outing with hostage taker. My family loved it too.
At first I tried to practice marksmanship. I got the part down.
Later it was just fun to empty the clip to the glorious sound of metal on metal.
I bet I can devote more energy to playing with it.
Received my steel targets very promptly after my order. Took this to the range as soon as I could and really enjoyed the hostage taker attachment. Base and support stand are well-made and should stand up to lots of abuse. Shot 9 mm and 45 at about 10 yards and no signs of pitting. Would recommend this to anyone who’s looking for steel targets.
I have shot the 1/2' target with pistols at 10 yards and rifles (10.5 inch 5.56 and 16 inch 7.62x39) at 25 yards without any damage at all. Great sound and lots of fun. Added the hostage taker for extra challenge and highly recommend it. Brad's customer service is outstanding. You have been warned - you will need to budget for more, because one is fun but you will quickly want more of them. Using steel for CQB drills with a rifle is awesome.
I put a few hundred 5.56 and 9mm through the 1/2" target I bought and it rang all day without leaving even a small dimple. I shot it as close as 10yds pistol and 15yds rifle and the forward facing angle pushed all of the bullet fragments and richocets into the ground towards the back of the stand. Very solid, professionally made, and shipped really fast!