Need targets? You can save money and a trip to the gun store by making them right now, on your own printer. Forget about sites that make you pay to print out clip art. Everything here is free!
These files are Adobe PDF's; you need a program like Acrobat Reader to view/print them. If your printer is configured correctly, they will print exactly as described and can be used to calibrate your sights. If your favorite target isn't shown here, email me with a request and I will add it to the list. Please don't ask me to make something stupid; these are professional-quality targets for precision shooting. I will not entertain requests for photos of Osama/Saddam/Britney, Ford emblems, kangaroo silhouettes, or anything else of questionable taste or usefulness. You can get that kind of stuff from other non-marksmanship-related target sites.
Please do not modify my targets and redistribute them without my permission. If you discover an error, please let me know and I will credit you for the correction.
I don't understand this phenomenon, but I was recently browsing some forums and discovered that some ranges prohibit the use of silhouette targets. Iron sights are designed for shooting at people. Rifles like the M4 and AR15 were designed from the ground up for shooting at people. Defending one's property, life, or country unfortunately, at times, requires shooting at people. Military servicemembers who wish to stay current in their training need to shoot at people-shaped targets, in my opinion. Any range or club that offers carry permit training, or supports the issue of permits, and doesn't allow the use of silhouettes is quite hypocritical indeed.
That said, if you still can't use a military-standard zeroing target at your range, you may be able to get away with the targets below, which are identical except they feature a rectangle instead of a military-standard silhouette. Just don't let the word get out that I made that rectangle by brutally beheading the shape that was there to begin with.
And hey, if we are ever attacked by robots, I'll be glad to eat my words when the day is saved by gun owners who have been training to shoot at boxes.
At the moment, I don't know of any other good sources for free targets. Drop me a line and I will link to your page (or one you recommend).
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