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!
I'm a comeback customer and I'll tell you, I'm very satisfied with this purchased once again. Easy to set up and it works as advertised. I have too much fun ringing that bell.
I received the unit quickly from Atlas. I finally got a chance to set it up (with the hostage taker) this past weekend. It could not have worked better. I used 9 mm, .40 and 5.56. Really loud 'Ding" as advertised and absolutely zero penetration to the 3/8 " steel. As well, no fly-backs which is a good thing. I even allowed a young first time shooter to try a suppressed 5.56 SBR after an extensive safety briefing and dry fire drill session. She dinged her rounds at 50 meters. Very satisfying and you could certainly hear the hits as in the below video.
Definitely recommend this item.
Great quality tgt stand with easy set up. When mounted, the target plate is angled in a safe manner causing bullet splash downward into the ground. Great product, fun to shoot.