Assemblies

Our products are designed for durability, portability and flexibility.


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We designed our A Frame and pendulum target holder in response to requests from hunters desiring a light weight setup to go with them to their leases. It assembles without tools. The pendulum is built to present an attached plate at an angle to disperse part of the projectile energy downward. We offer short, medium, heavy duty medium, and long length pendulums. The short is -6" and the long is +6" when compared to the medium length pendulums. We use two carriage bolts to attach the rifle target to the pendulum. The bolts we use are grade 8 and are 1/2"  by 1 1/2 inch long (13 threads per inch). They are commonly found in hardware and farm implement stores. They are easily replaced if hit and damaged. We recommend that spares (bolts, washers and nuts) be carried to the field - oh - don't forget the wrench! Our most popular plate is the 8" top mount round AR500 rifle target. We also offer round plates in 4", 6", 10", 12" and 18" diameters plus a Teardrop target . There are other top mount rifle targets available. See "Home", "Rifle Targets" for other target designs.

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Click to enlarge The pendulums also permit the use of our single center hole handgun targets. They too are available in 4", 6", 8", 10" and 12" diameters along with other single hole targets. See "Home", "Handgun Targets" for other target designs. We use a single 1/2" by 1 1/2" grade 8 plow bolt to attach a target plate to the pendulum. We have not had to replace any of the bolts in 10+ years of use. Yes - they have been hit many times!  

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Click to enlarge We offer an A-frame storage rack for the ASP system. It will hold all of the plates, stems and bases used to create the 78+ American Speed Plate stages. The foot print of the rack is 48" long ( the skids are pressure treated timbers) 39.5" wide and 60.5" tall. The frame is designed to hold stem socket mounted targets. Targets with stem socket adapters will not fit onto the storage bar if they require flipping over.  

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Click to enlarge We designed the Dueling Stop Target for use as the stop plate during man on man competition. The plates are angled to fall on top of each other when hit. The plate on the bottom is the winner. We construct our hinges (as we do with all hinged targets) to close tolerances. Bullets hitting the plate will provide most of their energy to the target and not to taking out plate hinge slop. We use two of our 1/2 size Pepper Poppers or two of the 1/2 size Classic Poppers for  targets.

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Click to enlarge The Layover  AR400 8" round target was derived from one segment of our plate rack. 
All of the plates designed for the plate rack will bolt to the hinge assembly.
The target falls backwards 90 degrees when it is hit. The hinge mechanism is protected by a deflector plate and a square tube adapts it to fit one end of a 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 1/4" angle iron. The plate is reset by hand.  

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Our AR400  Mini pepper popper plate assemblies are 28" tall with an 8" diameter center target. The plate is 3/8" thick and is reversible. The assembly is supplied with legs, which are removable, and a built in buffer pad. The pepper popper can be used without the legs installed. No tools are required to install the legs.  The buffer pads should be kept clean of debris to prevent damage by the falling plate driving foreign materials into the pad.  Classic mini poppers plates can also be used with these bases. We are offering a kit to convert the plates from rearward to forward falling. Replace the adjustment bolt with the kit, turn the pepper popper assembly around, set the plate sensitivity and shoot! 
The plate will fall flat on the base plate. The units will stack neatly if alternating assemblies are flipped upside down.

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Our full size pepper poppers are 42" tall with an 12" diameter center target. The plate is 3/8" AR400  and is reversible. The assembly is supplied with legs which are removable and a built in buffer pad. The pepper popper can be used without the legs installed. No tools are required to install the legs.  The buffer pads should be kept clean of debris to prevent damage by the falling plate driving foreign materials into the pad. AR400 Classic full size poppers plates are also available. The plate will fall flat on the base plate shock absorber. The units will stack with alternate units flipped upside down.

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Our AR500  Mini pepper popper plate assemblies have their mounting holes higher on the targets than the AR400 plates.  Our unique design uses the plate to protect the adjustment bolt. The assembly is supplied with a raised built in buffer pad. The pad needs to be kept clear of debris.  Classic mini poppers plates are available in  AR500 steel. 
The plate will fall flat on the base plate. The units will stack neatly without alternating assemblies flipped upside down.

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Our AR500  full size pepper popper assemblies are 42" tall with an 12" diameter center target. The plate is 3/8" AR500  and is reversible. The assembly is supplied with a raised built in buffer pad. The buffer pad should be kept clean of debris to prevent damage by the falling plate driving foreign materials into the pad.  Classic full size popper AR500 plates are also available.  Our unique design uses the plate to protect the adjustment bolt. The plate will fall flat on the base plate shock absorber. The units will stack without units being flipped upside down.

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The plate rack is designed with 14" centers. We offer many different plate designs. Our current plate offerings can be found under "Home", "Handgun Targets"

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More Stick Holder information

The Transportable Target stand (Stick Holder) assembles without tools in less than 30 seconds. The legs are 3 feet long to improve target stability in wind. The disassembled foot print is 3' long (the legs), about  4" wide and 5 1/2" tall. The leg socket spacing matches the Universal base leg sockets.

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