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If you’re having a hard time hitting your mark when you’re shooting, before you throw in the towel and decide you’re not any good at this, we have a few suggestions to try first. We all make mistakes, even those of us who have been at it for a long time. We grow comfortable, fall into bad habits, and things can start to go downhill. When that happens, it’s time to regroup. Go through our checklist below, and next time... More...
Going to the shooting range can be fun for the entire family, but before you go, you should be prepared for what it will be like to bring kids with you. It doesn’t matter how old they are—kids of all ages bring their own set of challenges, and you should be ready for any scenario. We’ve put together a guide to help you have the best chance of success when you take your kids to the gun range. More...
We at XSteel Targets are committed to gun safety, and while we know that you’re probably not always going to use AR500 steel targets for your target practice (even though you should!), there are things we would like to caution you against using. There are things you probably having lying around that you think would be fine for casual shooting practice, but before you line things up on a fence, we’d like to go over some guidelines. More...
It goes without question that safety is the number one consideration when you're using a firearm. Whether you're going out for a day at the shooting range, engaging in a competition, hunting, or something else, you must be aware of your environment at all times and know how to safely use your gun. One of the considerations you need to take is regarding the type of weapon you're using and the target. More...
When you go shooting, you can't just wear anything you have on. While you might take all the right cautions when you're at the range, the truth is, anything can happen to anybody and anytime. Even neglecting to wear the right shoes can land you in the emergency room, which is never how anybody wants to spend the day. At XSteel Targets, we manufacture metal shooting targets out of the best steel for targets: AR500 steel. All our products... Read More
If you're in the process of building a shooting range, you're likely faced with a number of questions regarding the design. Where you might have the overall layout under wraps, you're probably nailing down the smaller details, like what types of targets to use. Paper targets are easy, but they only last a few rounds before they have to be replaced. Plus, there's a lot of running back and forth when you need to change them, which can become tedious... Read More
An important part of shooting at a range is knowing the commands that the range safety officer (otherwise known as the range master) will call out. These commands are for everybody's safety and must be followed to the letter. If you're not sure what these are or what they mean, we'll fill you in! At XSteel Targets, we manufacture the best AR500 steel targets for handguns, rifles, shotguns, and... Read More
You might be brand new to shooting or a seasoned veteran, but regardless of your experience, you should always work to grow your skills. Which, if you're looking at a website for metal gun targets, you're likely working on that already. However, if you're looking for ways to get up to the next level, we have a few ideas to try. XSteel Targets makes AR500 metal gun targets... Read More
Hunting season is well underway, and keeping your shooting skills fresh is important now more than ever. While you could probably be satisfied with several types of targets, why not get a bit more of a realistic experience and check out our steel silhouette targets? These come in a variety of animals and look great on your range. At XSteel targets, we specialize in AR500 steel targets... More...
If you’re a shooting enthusiast, you’re probably wondering where the best place is to buy shooting targets. You have plenty of options to consider, and once you narrow those down, you’ll leap down the rabbit hole of options within options, types of materials, and, of course, where to buy shooting targets. In this article, we’ll go over what you should look for in a target and how to determine the best place to purchase them. More...
The Texas star style shooting target is a fun and challenging target to use on the range, but if you know how to shoot a Texas star target, you’ll have a much better experience. It’s part of the reactive shooting targets class, which means that when you hit your mark, it’ll move. You’ll not only hear the satisfying
The last thing you want to do is show up at a gun range for the first time and be asked to leave (or worse, hurt somebody) because you failed to follow the etiquette. Learn the basics of gun range etiquette here, which will make your next trip to the range even better. Get the best AR500 steel targets at XSteel Targets. We use only laser cutting methods... More...
It doesn’t matter if you’re shooting for your occupation, competition, or recreation. You need to have a little fun here and there. You could slap up a piece of paper to shoot at, but is that much fun? We’re going to venture a guess and say no. You need a range setup that’s fun and engaging and that will help you improve your accuracy and skill at the same time. More...
It goes without question that safety is the number one consideration when you're using a firearm. Whether you're going out for a day at the shooting range, engaging in a competition, hunting, or something else, you must be aware of your environment at all times and know how to safely use your gun. One of the considerations you need to take is regarding the type of weapon you're using and the target. Small caliber handguns require... Read More
If you've purchased a steel torso target, you've got a variety of ways you can mount it. You want something that works for your gun, your range, and your shooting goals in mind. However, while it might be tempting to grab whatever scrap you have laying around to create a DIY stand, safety should be your number one priority when mounting steel targets.
XSteel Targets uses the toughest AR500 steel... Read More
XSteel Targets makes premium quality AR500 steel targets... Read More
Rifle shooting has different requirements than other types of guns. They can range from less powerful models to extremely high-powered guns that can shoot targets from several thousand yards. Depending on the type of rifle you're using, you will need to select the best AR500 steel rifle targets for you.
XSteel Targets is your source for steel target systems... Read more
When you're planning your shooting range, one part of this should be a dueling tree. It's an incredibly fun part of your range, but importantly, provides an excellent challenge to improve your skills. We've been asked many times how to build a dueling tree, and put together this guide.
XSteel Targets is the best place to get your AR500 steel targets. Every one of ours is cut using a laser... Read more
Published August 10, 2017
If you're a pistol shooter, you want to use the best steel pistol targets for your weapon, purpose for shooting, and range. You can't throw up just any target and expect to get the most bang for your buck. You need to determine which one is best suited to your needs, care for... Read More
A critical element of steel target shooting safety is the angle of the targets. The steel is harder than the bullets, so on impact, the slug shatters and creates projectiles in several directions. Because of this, you need to know how to angle them to prevent injuries. XSteel Targets has the best AR500 steel targets... Read More
Target shooting is far more than setting up a target and taking aim. Yes, it can be that simple, but we wanted to go into some of the various facets of the sport. This week, we're going to cover steel target systems. Setting up a system can make your practice more challenging and fun, and can push you to... Read More
If there's one thing that's true about target shooting, it's that there's no such thing as a bad day of shooting. That said, a great day of shooting can turn tragic if proper safety precautions aren't handled ahead of time. No matter how experienced you are, a split second of carelessness can turn into... Read More
Even if you belong to a gun club or have a shooting range set up on your property, having more portable options for your target practice is an option. Mounting steel gong targets to stands or plunging steel poppers into the earth are quick and easy, and if you don't have your own space, you can easily transport them to... Read More
Safety is the biggest consideration you have to take while using guns. While this might seem like a no-brainer, even those who take gun safety to the highest level can still make mistakes that could end up being deadly. When target shooting, you need to keep in mind... Read More
Even if you belong to a gun club or have a shooting range set up on your property, having more portable options for your target practice is an option. Mounting steel gong targets to stands or plunging steel poppers into the earth are quick and easy... Read More
Many gun enthusiasts spend a fair amount of time practicing at the range. This is important to not only improve marksmanship, but also to improve safety practices. But as many of us know, the cost to join a gun club can... Read More
Steel targets require paint, whether you’ve purchased a target that comes unpainted, or the ones you already own have been subjected to enough wear and tear to need a fresh coat. We at XSteel Targets ship all our targets unpainted... Read More