Found Atlas Targets on line when looking for a "spinning type target". After considerable research on other brands decided to order Atlas since the info available on line showed all things pretty much equal between manufactures except Atlas took the time to not only give you a video, but their price was also better. I made order and could NOT BELEIVE I had the spinner delivered within just days (and by USPS 'too boot'). Putting it together is pretty straight forward and simple. Wanted target to stand a little taller so when I bought the "conduit" for legs I got two sticks and simply cut in half. Makes each leg 5' tall (I think it is perfect height). At the range found out that 124gr 9mm WILL NOT flip the target if the extra weights are installed. Ugg!.... didn't bring wrench. BTW, suggest taking a 3/4" open end wrench with you (not a socket). Next weekend at range (without any weights) "spun" target with 5-7 rds every time. The timing at 20 yrds with 9 is not critical to get it to spin. I shot the larger plate on it's swing back. It was actually exciting to get it to spin :) Next time will work on hitting large plate and then the small plate--- back and forth to get a flip.... probably a lot more difficult hitting the small plate while moving... at least till you get the timing and muscle memory down. Bottom line, it works great! FMJ 124 @ 20 yards doesn't even make a dent in steel, but did repaint it when I got home. Looks brand new again. Would highly recommend to put some skill and fun while at the range.
Love the products, spinner is best I’ve seen, hangers and brackets are really nice, would love to see a cotter pin hole added to each leg bracket for the solo guy trying to setup targets on uneven ground, if i can cut black pipe i could drill a hole at say 2” in some pipe, just a suggestion, you’re products are the best I’ve purchased, will be buying more
Looked considerably online for a moving target. Found "the Spinner" and after researching decided to try the ATLAS TARGET WORKS spinner. From the information given, it was as good as all the other folks who sell this type device, plus Atlas was a better deal cost wise. Made order with Bad (over the phone). First of all, I could absolutely not believe how quickly it arrived (within days). Bought EMT electrical pipe at local big box store and assembled spinner. Very good quality; very smooth cuts, no rough edges or metal burr's. All holes aligned perfectly. Couldn't wait to test it the next day. So, today is "the next day", and to the range we went. Let me warn anyone thinking of buy this unit to NOT install the extra weights that come with the unit -- that is if your shooting a med/small caliber pistol -- like a 9mm. Keep the extra weights OFF the unit unless you are possibly shooting a large rifle caliber or magnum caliber-- that is, if you want the unit to spin. Also, If you do want to shoot the spinner with both pistol and rifle (and you take the weights with you to the range), you will need an OPEN ended 3/4" wrench (not a socket unless it is a very deep socket) with you. You will need it to install/remove the weights. Needless to say, I need to listen to other shooters on the best techniques to spin the unit. Since I only took 9mm today, (with weights attached), I could only "rock" it back and forth. Another day intend to be doing spin's :)
BTW; I highly recommend this unit. Well made, 9mm doesn't even scratch metal (even at 15 yards and hot loads); the price is great and the service is impeccable. Thanks Brad
This target was my absolute favorite! If you want to perfect your timing and accuracy this is the target for you!
I don't know who all buys this target but I don't get to go shooting everyday so to be asked to write a review on a product with in a few days of purchasing it is kind of strange to me. But having said that I have been hit up from multiple fire arm industry retailers to review a product that was only sent to me in the last few days, I don't get it but this place isn't alone in asking how you like using a product that you may not be able to use for a month or more. I have gotten to take this product out with my pistol the other day and it works great. I'm sure it will do fine with rifles too, the quality is great, and love the extra features. Although I would recommend making the legs 4 feet long instead of the 2 1/2 feet they recommend. It seems to me to keep the target off the ground better.