I wanted a target that could be printed cheaply and easily at local print shops thus cutting out the delay and expense of ordering targets from the online suppliers. I created the FPS-1 Target in Microsoft Publisher. A talented coworker who would only relent to sign her work after repeated cajoling drew the eyes, nose, and heart on it, and then I scanned it. (Thanks Beth!!). I’m making it readily available to those who like it and want to use it.
The FPS-1 Target should be printed on 11″ x 17″ paper. The face area is 5″W x 4″H with an inner oval that is 4″W x 2.5″H. The chest area is 7″W x 7″H with an inner heart box that is 3″W x 5″H.
Don’t throw those cardboard IDPA or IPSC targets away. You can easily extend their useful life. All you need is some quality spray adhesive and some paper targets as shown below.
On the left is the San Jose Repair Center from Action Target. The cost is $0.21 each plus shipping if you order at least 100 of them. I’ve started using these in my classes. I like the scoring areas for several of my drills and courses of fire, and a new repair center can be put up quickly. This also saves a lot space in my truck.
On the right is a paper “Langdon Cut” IDPA target from National Target. An order of 100 is $37.00. You have to specify the “Langdon Cut” when ordering.
Claude Werner of The Tactical Professor brought these repair centers from the TargetBarn.com to my attention; so, I am updating this article to include them as an option.
That fine gentleman of the range, The Magnificent Steve, came up with a nifty target stand design. He was kind enough to make some for me that will work for both 18″ and 24″ width targets.
The plans for the stands are available here:
Steve Stackable Stands
I will be teaching a pistol clinic at the Red Hill Range in Martin, GA, (Franklin County) on October 24th. The clinic will culminate in the shooting of the FBI and GA POST qualification courses. Students who pass the courses will receive a letter of documentation to that effect. I am a certified FBI Police Firearms Instructor as well as a GA POST certified Firearms Instructor.
The qualification courses are roughly the skill level of what a decent MM level shooter should be able to do. While certainly not a legal requirement, for a person who carries a firearm, having documentation that you have passed both a state and federal level qualification course could prove beneficial.
For more details and to register for the class, click here.