10 Best Steel Targets For Pistol Shooting

Updated on: June 2023

Best Steel Targets For Pistol Shooting in 2023

Caldwell 1071002 103654 Handgun Resetting Target

Caldwell 1071002 103654 Handgun Resetting Target
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2023

BW Casey Double Mag .44 Action Spinner

BW Casey Double Mag .44 Action Spinner
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2023
  • For centerfire handguns up to .44 magnum
  • Large circles for an easier-to-hit target from long range
  • 3/8 inch thick steel.
  • Centerfire Handguns up to .44 Magnum (no rimfires)

Set of 5 Titan AR500 Steel Pistol Shooting Targets 3" 4" 6" 8" 10" x 3/8" Thick

Set of 5 Titan AR500 Steel Pistol Shooting Targets 3
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2023
  • Great low cost way to get into steel targets! Loud "GONG!" sounds provides positive feedback when a target is hit.
  • Lasts for years | AR500 steel deflects rounds and resists pitting. Rated for all handguns except magnum cartridges.
  • Set includes a single 10", 8", 6", 4", and 3" diameter round steel target. 1/2" Mounting hole spacing: 10": 5.5" | 8": 4.3" | 6": 3.1" | 4": 3.3" | 3": 2.75"
  • Weight: 20 lb Diameters: 10", 8", 6", 4", 3" Steel: AR500 steel
  • Mounting hole diameter: 1/2" Material Thickness: 3/8" (10mm)

High Caliber AR500 1/2" Thick Targets - for Precision Practice (Slaymaker, 07x12)

High Caliber AR500 1/2
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2023
  • Includes: One 7" x 12" x 1/2" Slaymaker AR500 Target - All AR500 steel is made in the USA and targets are cut in our own facility in the Midwest.
  • AR500 steel is a special high carbon steel hardened to withstand repeated shots, bullets simply bounce off or vaporize upon impact. Targets will last forever with proper use.
  • 1/2" AR500 targets easily withstand rifle rounds up to 338. 1/2" are the preferred thickness for rifles used in heavy Club use or Military / Police training. Ensure speed of bullet is below 2900fps at point of impact to avoid pitting.
  • All targets come painted flat black (for FREE!) to prevent rust and corrosion. White, Orange, and Red Available upon request(for FREE), please contact us before your order ships for color changes
  • Targets come with 1" hole and are ready to hang and shoot as soon as you receive them.

Gunpowder Gear High Cal Double Spinner Shooting Target

Gunpowder Gear High Cal Double Spinner Shooting Target
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2023
  • Rated for 9mm up to 30-06 soft nose lead
  • Double target paddle with four leg base system
  • No tools or set up required
  • Solid steel frame and targets

GoSports Outdoors Tri-Tower Steel Clay Pigeon Holder | 3 Pack | Target Practice Shooting Clay Stands

GoSports Outdoors Tri-Tower Steel Clay Pigeon Holder | 3 Pack | Target Practice Shooting Clay Stands
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2023
  • CLAY PIGEON HOLDERS: Includes 3 Tri-Tower Clay Pigeon holders featuring universal compatibility with all standard sized 4.25" (108mm) clay targets
  • Tri-level Design: Place as many as 9 clay targets at variable heights ranging from 12 to 34 inches high using the unique tri-level design (clay targets not included)
  • Thick Steel Construction: 6 millimeter thick steel frame featuring powder coated rust resistant construction for maximum durability
  • Easy Setup: Set up a variable distance shooting range - fork base design makes it easier to stake stands in hard ground and prevents targets from rotating
  • American Brand: GoSports Outdoors is a US Company with US Customer Support and we fully stand behind our products

MarksmanSKLZ Resetting Targets for Shooting | Reusable, Hanging Bottles | Target Practice | Set Anywhere Impact Gun Shooting Bottle | Gun Gifts for Shooters and Gun Lovers (6 Pack Bottles) | Great

MarksmanSKLZ Resetting Targets for Shooting | Reusable, Hanging Bottles | Target Practice | Set Anywhere Impact Gun Shooting Bottle | Gun Gifts for Shooters and Gun Lovers (6 Pack Bottles) | Great
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2023
  • PACK CONTENTS - 6 High Visibility Bottles - 9. 5” x 2. 5” each bottle + 9ft. cord (18" cord per bottle when cut). Improve your shooting skills while having fun. Shatterproof Resetting Target For indoor and outdoor gun ranges. BOTTLES ARE NOT SELF-HEALING
  • Patented Product - Durable and Environmentally Safe LDPE Material- Can be hit thousands of times depending on the caliber and velocity |Can be used with any caliber | They won’t shatter. Grab your gun and ammo and make your range trip a success every time
  • High visibility – Bright colors for high visibility. You can use any caliber bullets on these targets: 40, 50, 22, 22lr, 380, 38 special, 9mm. Works for handguns, pistols, rifles, firearm. Hanging cord included
  • Can Be set Anywhere - you can set them on a table, on a stump or hang them on a tree branch. Cord included. If you are a gun owner you will enjoy improving your shooting skills with these fun bottles. Great gift for him or her, or any gun enthusiast.
  • 100% MONEY BACK : If for any reason you are unsatisfied, just email us stating the reason you are unhappy, and you will receive a courteous and prompt refund within 24 hours | It's that simple. For a risk free purchase click "Add to Cart" Now.

Steel Shooting Targets 12” Tall IDPA/ISPC 3/8" AR500 Range Target w/T-Post Hook

Steel Shooting Targets 12” Tall IDPA/ISPC 3/8
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2023
  • Set includes (1) 7” x 12” 3/8" AR500 IDPA Hanger Target with a 5/8in. Diameter hole and (1) 3/8" AR500 Hanger T-Post Topper Hook.
  • These AR500 steel targets are great for most pistol and rifle calibers, including 9mm, 45ACP, .223, 30-06 & 308 as well as most other high powered rifle calibers. Three eighths inch thick AR500 steel targets are rated to 3200 fps at 100 yards.
  • This target and hook are manufactured from new high quality 3/8 inch thick AR500 steel plate made in the USA.
  • T-Post not included.
  • These products are precision cut with a CNC plasma cutter and submersion water cooled during the cutting process ensuring the longest life. Reversible steel target face doubles the life of the shooting target.

Splatterburst Targets - 12 x18 inch - Silhouette Reactive Shooting Target - Shots Burst Bright Fluorescent Yellow Upon Impact - Gun - Rifle - Pistol - Airsoft - BB Gun - Air Rifle (50 Pack)

Splatterburst Targets - 12 x18 inch - Silhouette Reactive Shooting Target - Shots Burst Bright Fluorescent Yellow Upon Impact - Gun - Rifle - Pistol - Airsoft - BB Gun - Air Rifle (50 Pack)
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2023
  • Click the "Select" box to choose between 10, 25 and 50 packs. Instantly see your SHOTS BURST BRIGHT FLUORESCENT YELLOW upon impact, spend more time shooting and less time checking your target.
  • The BRIGHT yellow bullet holes are visible in all light conditions, great for people with reduced vision. The heavy duty non-adhesive tagboard withstands shot after shot.
  • Our HIGH VISIBILITY splatter targets make it EASY to see your shots at a distance, no more wasting time walking downrange to SEE YOUR SHOTS.
  • The ULTIMATE TARGET for all firearms and calibers, including; Airsoft, BB guns, pellet guns, air rifles and even shotguns. PERFECT for shooting indoors or outdoors, short range or long range.
  • So good they're PATENTED - PROUDLY MADE IN USA - 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED - Makes a great gift

Birchwood Casey USA World of Targets Handgun Dueling Tree 3/8" AR500 Yellow

Birchwood Casey USA World of Targets Handgun Dueling Tree 3/8
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2023
  • Ar500 steel paddles
  • No tools required to assemble
  • 6 shooting paddles
  • Country of origin: United States

Why Won't My Kid Play This Guitar?

You bought your child a guitar because they said that they wanted to play, and now the only music you are hearing is the sound of your money going down the drain.Read on to find out ways you can get those six strings strumming.

It is Uncomfortable

I have been playing the guitar for around 10 years and sometimes, my fingers still hurt after a long session. When you play the guitar eventually you develop hard calluses on the tips of your fingers that help ease the pain of playing. Until this happens though there is really a bit of muscling through that cannot be avoided. There are things that can be done to minimize the pain, however.

String Action

The first thing to do is to check the string action or have the string action checked. String action quite simply is the playability of the instrument based upon the distance that the strings are away from the neck. You will not be able to fix it if there is a problem so if you visit a music professional for lessons it would be best to ask them.

If you want to check the string action on your own though, hold the guitar sideways so that you are looking at the space between the neck and the strings, if towards the body of the guitar the strings are more than 1/4th of an inch off the guitar, you are in trouble. I do not recommend attempting to adjust this yourself but most music stores will professionally set up a guitar for you, for around 50$.

The Wrong Strings

The following section applies to acoustic guitars. With an electric just go for a lighter string, or get your strings replaced if they are old.

Old Strings

The next thing that could be causing an uncomfortable playing situation are the strings themselves. If the strings are old not only will they sound flat but they will generally have less give in them making them uncomfortable to hold to the neck. Also the strings could be rusty or have rough spots on them, which would make changing chords uncomfortable as well.

Heavy Strings

Generally speaking heavier strings will be harder for kids to manage. Many children start off with Nylon Strings. Nylon strings put less pressure on the neck and usually are only used on guitars that were made to be used with them. However, if your child is really complaining about their fingers hurting you could opt to put folk guitar nylon strings on for a little while.

I would recommend however just going with an extra light string, Martins, or Elixers are both really nice. And Elixers have a coating that is in my opinion a little easier on traveling fingers.

Either way this is something that you could have done at a music store for under 20$, that would really make the guitar more comfortable.


Perhaps being uncomfortable is not the only reason that your child is not interested in guitar. It could be the teacher that your child is working with. The best thing to do when selecting a teacher is to learn what your child is interested in learning.

If you child likes music that has a lot of leads, like metal, arena rock, jazz or blues. You want to first select a teacher that enjoys leads and will be able to drill your child in scales. Fundamentals are key for this kind of music.

If your child enjoys and wants to play folk, old time rock and roll, or bluegrass, you want to focus on a teacher that enjoys teaching rhythm guitar and probably acoustic guitar.

If you know what kind of music your child would like to play prior to selecting a teacher it is very helpful. It would also be helpful prior to even signing up for lessons to have your child compile a list of 20-40 songs they would like to learn. You can then present this list to a teacher and they can choose good beginner songs from the list to teach your child.


Guitar is a physically and mentally challenging instrument to learn. It can be very frustrating for children to learn to play. Especially when they are facing it all alone, different ways that you can combat this is to try to place them in situations where they can be inspired or feel confident in what they know.

A great way to do this is to get them together with friends or family that know how to play guitar. Almost every family has a relative or friend who likes to play music. Even if their styles don't match having a mentor to inspire you or play with is a crucial part in becoming a better player. I would not be playing today if it wasn't for my friends, and family that also played. I have played at church, family gatherings, and when I was hanging out with friends.

Another way you could help them, is to learn with them. Have them show you what they learned at practice, it will reinforce it to them and it will also help them to see that mom or dad would struggle if faced with the same instruction.

If you want to inspire your child further rent a movie of a concert of a band they like or take them to see a show. Nothing inspires me to play guitar more than watching others play very well. For some quick youtube inspiration check out my article of 10 great acoustic songs here:

These are some of the most common problems that kids come across when learning to play guitar. I know that I faced them, and wished that my parents understood at the time. I have had three guitar teachers, over the years my dad has learned to play with me, and I have tried multiple guitars. Every guitar is different and everyone is different sometimes it can take a while to find your niche in the guitar world. With patience and the right amount of searching though your child will be strumming along in no time.

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