Reactive Steel Target Instructor Workshop

This concept is the underlying theory behind steel targets. For every shot that is on target, you get instant feedback from seeing the target react and hearing that satisfying “clang” as the bullet makes impact. While steel targets are a fantastic training tool, they add a level of safety considerations beyond traditional target shooting.. Therefore, you have to consider what is behind the target as well as what could potentially be hit in the area the bullet is being redirected to. If that redirection is improper or inconsistent, it can pose a significant risk. This course will cover the many different types of steel targets and the proper and safe use of them.

Steel utilized:

  • Plate racks
  • Pepper poppers
  • Silhouettes w/ hostage and pelvic targets
  • IDPA and Tactical torso’s with reactive centers and heads
  • Dueling trees


  • Use Steel Reactive Targets for effective firearms training
  • Explain and discuss safety issues with steel targets; deflection, ammunition, etc.
  • Perform inspections of steel targets
  • Design range layouts for safe and effective firearms training

Duration: 2-Days (16-Hours)

Tuition: $495.00

Ammunition: 600 Rounds Pistol

Equipment Required: Pistol with three magazines each.  Duty belt (or tactical vest) with all issued gear, body armor, flashlight and handcuffs with key.  Participants should come prepared to train in all weather conditions and should bring a hydration system or water bottle.  Wraparound eye protection, ear protection, and brimmed hats will be worn during all live fire training.  Participants should wear clothing suitable for training, but similar to garments worn while working.

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