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Portable Target Base: A renewed focus on portability and serviceability.

The Breakdown Target Base shares some obvious DNA with our Gen 1 and Gen 2 20″ bases. This was intentional as these bases performed amazingly. Naturally, we kept the DNA we wanted, and added some extra spices to the mix in areas that we knew we needed to. What resulted was the most portable base ever. And one that could be COMPLETELY serviced by our customers. Every single component can be replaced with ease, which means more value to our customers and a base that serves them for years to come.

Breakdown Target Base

Breakdown Target Base

$165
The Breakdown Target Base is the next iteration of our legendary target bases.

The Breakdown base is the result of nearly two years worth of R&D, testing and refinement. We are proud to offer the breakdown base to our customers as it further expands on the legendary foundation of TA Targets that began in 2015.

A few specs about the Breakdown Base:

  • This base can be FULLY disassembled
  • ALL parts can be replaced if damaged or worn out
  • This base packs into the most portable footprint we have EVER offered
  • Laser Cut, CNC formed parts to exacting standards
  • Powder Coat finish standard for durability and elegance
  • All hardware is included for setup and use of base
  • Includes left and right paper holder for cardboard use
  • Includes a free tool for setup and installation

The breakdown base is THE base for our entire line of A-DAP target systems and our cardboard targets. Step into the next generation of target bases by grabbing a breakdown target base today.

Description
The Breakdown Target Base is designed to be our most versatile and practical base yet.

The Breakdown Target Base shares DNA with our round bases of the past. It features a similar assembled size to our 20″ Gen 1 and Gen 2 bases, but shares the breakdown capabilities of the retired Arachnid Base. All of the lessons learned over the last years have been combined. Expandable, portable, and elegant are a few words to describe this amazing target base.

Build from 3/16″ Steel, Laser Cut, Bent to Perfection.

The Breakdown Base is truly a labor of love. We have highly refined the manufacturing processes required to make this base. What this means is each base is produced with an attention to detail and consistency like never before. Our products were always top tier previously. Now..they are epic. Users can expect an extremely solid and stable foundation that is lightweight and capable of being packed into even the smallest vehicles.

Each component is replaceable.

One of the greatest benefits of this steel target base is the fact that it can be maintained. We know you are like us. You want to invest in products that serve you in the long haul. But..stuff happens. And when it does, you need a system that can be repaired. EVERY component on this base can be replaced and serviced. In days of past, our bases were fully welded. Now you are in control. If a stray round impacts your base and you need to replace a part, you can.

Intuitive and expandable design.

This base features many upcoming accessories that will further enhance the user experience. We designed this base forward thinking, knowing that we needed a platform to build off for years to come. From Plate racks to bullet traps, expect to see the Breakdown Base implemented into ALL our systems in the coming months.

Specifications
Material Mild Steel, Laser cut, CNC formed
Diameter Approximately 24″
Assembly required? Yes, some assembly required
Finish Powder Coat
Ring Construction Bolted components
Paper Holder Construction 14GA Laser Cut, CNC formed
Paper Holder Attachment Bolted
Hardware Included? Yes.
Approximate Weight 22 Pounds

Frequently Asked Questions:

1.) Will we continue manufacturing the Gen 1 or Gen 2 welded 20″ bases?

Answer: No. We are in fact moving entirely away from welded bases. Going forward our customers will have an even more refined base that is FULLY serviceable. Overall, having products you can maintain is critically important to our mission. Thus, “Planned Obsolescence” is not a phrase we use or believe in. We believe in building it right the first time. We are also mildly obsessed with pursuing perfection. So this is a natural progression for our company.

2.) Will the Breakdown Base work with my current target systems?

Answer: Yes! Although there are some details that matter. So if you have a C Zone, Vital Zone, Mini Vital Zone, Mini A-DAP System..you are good to go. In other words, this base in the standard configuration will work perfectly fine. Additionally, there will be different variations available for the Falling Tree, Double Falling Tree, Dueling Tree, Phoenix Plate Rack and MOD 1 Bullet Trap. These larger systems will use many of the same components, but they will also include other stiffeners and extensions to make the systems work flawlessly.

3.) Does this mean the 26″ and Double 26″ bases will be discontinued?

Answer: Yes. To put it plainly: the Breakdown Base is the future of TA Targets on all fronts. Check our other product pages for more information on these specific products.

4.) Is the Breakdown Base made from armor?

Answer: No. The breakdown base is certainly NOT a target. To repeat, t is NOT designed to be shot. It will resist wear and tear from fragmentation, but direct impacts will cause damage. Moreover, this has always been the case with our bases. All in all, the major difference is you can now fix your base if need be.

5.) What size wood boards do I need for the 2X4 tube and Paper Holder Tubes?

Answer: A standard 2X4 works fine for the 2X4 tube. It will fit “looser” than previous bases. We oversized this tube slightly to assist in removal of boards in damp environments. As far as paper holders are concerned, either use 1X2 furring strips OR the BEST option is to use our custom paper holder sticks. You can find them HERE.

6.) Where Are These Products Produced?

Answer: We produce everything in beautiful Pensilvania. We are also sticklers for quality and consistency. Therefore, we needed to keep our manufacturing under our wing. We make each product with love and care for serious use right here. Support US small business making products HERE!

7.) Does This Product Fall Under Prop. 65 Warnings?

Answer:Maybe. Just in case, be sure not to eat the paint or lick the target before or after you’ve shot it. If you are just curious, led tastes horrible and will probably cause mental damage. If you have done it once you are likely to do it again. Handle at your own risk, if you choose, you may wear an industry grade hazmat suit and gas mask with a HEPA filter and good luck charm on your wrist. For more information visit https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65

8.) Can I download an instruction manual for this product?

Answer: Yep! You can find the full user manual HERE.

9.) Does the Base come with any targets or other brackets?

Answer: No. This is JUST the base assembly. We showed the top bracket stowed inside the base in one of the gallery photos. This base does NOT include a Gen 5 top bracket when purchased separately. If you purchase a complete target system, it will come with everything you need.

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Breakdown Target Base: Built For Cardboard and Steel targets

We built the Breakdown Target Base with cardboard AND steel targets in mind. This base is offered standard with a single 2X4 tube (for target wood post) and two paper holders for our 7/8″ X 1 7/8″ cardboard mounting sticks (you can find these HERE). This base includes all the hardware necessary to assemble and use with our systems. Each single Breakdown Base includes:

  • (two) BDB legs
  • (one) 2X4 tube
  • (one) left paper holder
  • (one) right paper holder
  • All necessary hardware for assembly/setup

Adaptable for ALL USPSA target training

The BDB stand comes with paper holders that mount to the front of the target. If customers need even more stability and rigidity from their USPSA target bases, they can add our aluminum 1X2 adapters (below) to their base. Two aluminum adapters will be required along with another 2X4 tube. These components allow users to turn the base sideways. This position is IDEAL for high wind conditions. Additionally, users can purchase target stakes HERE.

Breakdown Base Aluminum Inserts (Set of Two)

Breakdown Base Aluminum Inserts (Set of Two)

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$59
Breakdown Base Aluminum Inserts

The aluminum furring strip inserts for our breakdown base are built to adapt your 2X4 tubes into paper holders. Why would you want to do this? Great question! Anytime you are running a DOUBLE Breakdown base assembly, the paper holders will be spaced too far apart to accommodate USPSA targets. BUT…the 2X4 tubes are not. So instead of tearing down your double base to turn it back into a single, simply drop in these aluminum inserts and run your 1X2 Furring strips OR our custom cardboard sticks (found HERE).

Even folks who have a SINGLE breakdown base can benefit from these inserts. Customers can purchase a second 2X4 tube HERE and install into their breakdown base. Then purchase TWO of these aluminum inserts. Now when you shoot cardboard, the base is sideways. This configuration provides the absolute best stability for cardboard shooting in windy environments.

These inserts are machined from aluminum and are unfinished. They will ONLY work with the breakdown base 2X4 tubes, just a heads up.

Note: This is a set of TWO machined aluminum insert. If you want more than two, you have to add more than one to your cart.

Description
Breakdown Base Aluminum Inserts

Breakdown Base Aluminum Inserts are designed to add even more versatility to your breakdown base assembly. We will state up front: This is not an inexpensive upgrade. We understand that for some there might be hesitation.

Benefits of the Aluminum Base Inserts:
  • For single bases these inserts can be coupled with a second 2X4 tube (Purchased HERE) to create an even more stable platform for shooting cardboard targets.
  • Using the adapters means that the base is set sideways in use with cardboard. This creates the ULTIMATE in stability, especially in windy environments
  • When used with our double breakdown base these allow users proper spacing for cardboard without tearing down their base
  • When installed, our customers can tighten their thumb screws into the furring strips to LOCK IN the cardboard sticks.
Elegance, simplicity, and further refinement.

The aluminum adapters are an elegant yet simple way to further enhance your Breakdown Base. They install without the need for tools, and they can be removed in seconds. We chose aluminum because we wanted them to resist corrosion. We chose to CNC machine these pieces for exacting fit and function.

Users can purchase 1X2 furring strips at their local lumber yard OR run our custom cardboard mount sticks. The 1X2 strips purchased from a typical store will fit looser than our custom boards. No worries, though. Simply tighten the thumb screws on your 2X4 tube and they will stay locked into place.

Please note: The price shown is for TWO aluminum adapter. If you need more than two, be sure to adjust the quantity. Manufactured right here in the great state of Pennsylvania with love and care.

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The BDB is built with forward thinking capabilities in mind.

Portability, Durability, and Serviceability are key characteristics of this base. This target base is lighter, more versatile, and more capable than anything we have offered previously. This base allows you to fit more in your vehicle on each range day session. You’ll spend more time training, less time worrying about your base.

Built portable, yet stable.

The breakdown base is designed to accept our target stakes for added stability, if needed. Each component is produced to exacting tolerances to make sure that every base interfaces identically. In the event of a low round impact damaging the base, rest assured that replacement components are readily available.

Our desire is offering a system that lasts you for the long haul. Something that can be serviced and kept in action no matter how hard you use it. Don’t need to tear down your bases between sessions? Great! Simply keep your Breakdown Base assembled JUST like you did with our Gen 1 and Gen 2 20″ bases.

 

This base is the next generation of our refined systems, built with purpose so you can train with purpose. Grab your new system today and get to training. Shop our below systems and get to work. 

Reduced C Zone Steel Target (Mini A-DAP)

Reduced C Zone Steel Target (Mini A-DAP)

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The Mini A-DAP is a work horse built for serious training.

This is our Reduced C Zone sized A-DAP target system. It features a 33% reduced C Zone plate (approximately 8″W X 16″H), a Gen 5 Top Bracket for 2X4 posts, and our Legendary Breakdown Target Base. The next generation breakdown base coupled with the Gen 5 A-DAP Top Bracket makes our systems even more refined and adaptable. This is arguably THE most portable target system on the market. Here are a few features of the system:

  • 3/8″ AR550 or 1/2″ AR550
  • Adjustable forward lean
  • Movement when struck = safety and consistency
  • High-Grade AR550, consistent safety and performance
  • Extremely clear, crisp audible feedback
  • Extremely stable base

If you are looking for a high-performance, close range rifle rated target, this is the one for you.

Read The A-DAP Instruction Manual HERE.

Description
The Reduced C Zone Target for the A-DAP system.

Our reduced C Zone Steel Target (Mini A-DAP System) is our most popular steel target system in our lineup. It measures approximately 8″ wide and 16″ tall. It is designed to function with either our A-DAP Top Bracket or our A-DAP Armored Posts. The back side of the Reduced C Zone target plate features our CNC formed adjustable angles. The adjustable angles allow multiple angles of forward lean. On the most aggressive setting, users can position the target to an astounding 38 degrees of forward lean.

Forward Lean Dispels Fragmentation And Absorbs Bullet Energy.

Bullets fragment upon impact of our reduced C Zone Steel Target Plate. Having a forward lean AND movement does a few things for the system. First, it helps to absorb the impact of the incoming rounds. This is simply physics. Because forward lean and movement absorbs energy better, the system experiences a much longer life over fixed plates. Once the bullet impacts and fragments, the movement and lean deflect the fragmentation directly towards the ground. Because of the meticulously designed position of the plate over the base, fragmentation entirely misses the targets base. The AR550 Reduced C Zone Plate packs all these features into one amazing target system.

AR550 Steel Is The MINIMUM For Our Products.

Our select grade of AR550 steel is the highest quality we have found on planet earth. Tested and produced to exacting specifications means more reliability, better consistency. Performance is so good, in fact, that we back these systems with an industry leading warranty. Buy once, cry NEVER. Spend more time focused on training, less time worrying about your target systems.

Incredible acoustic feedback, high levels of accountability.

Although small in size, the Reduced C Zone Target plate features an amazing ring. Shooters will be able to immediately determine successful hits. The small size also forces a high level of accountability in all shooting scenarios and drills.

Solid, planted, ready for hard use.

People buying our systems are dedicated to serious training. No plinkers here. For that reason, we have purposely overbuilt our systems. They are designed to be put to work. Rest assured, our systems will perform when it matters most.

Manuals and Instructions:

A-DAP System User Manual

Breakdown Base User Manual

Specifications
Mount Type A-DAP Gen 5 Top Bracket (Or Armored Post)
Steel Grade 3/8″ or 1/2″ AR550 Steel
Assembly Fast, Tool-Less Assembly
Adjustable Lean? Yes. 3 Angles of Adjustment Available Standard
Brackets Laser Cut, CNC Press Brake Formed to Perfect Angles
Approximate Height 16″
Approximate Width 8″
Shape Reduced C Zone
Finish Powder Coated Finish

– Base not intended to withstand bullet impacts or designed to be used as a target

– Not intended for steel core or penetrator ammunition

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

1.) We see your team shooting these targets much closer than recommended? Can we shoot closer?

Answer: Negative. Much of what we do is substantial abuse testing for QC and R&D of new and existing systems. Always follow our recommended distances for training. While shooting closer often does not pose a safety threat, it is harder on the systems. Users will potentially increase wear and tear with leads to unsafe targets when misused.

2.) Does this system feature adjustable lean angles?

Answer: Yes. Our CNC formed brackets offer 3 levels of lean. The steepest setting (bottom hole) allows nearly 40 degrees of forward lean.

3.) Does this system work with my current hostage assembly?

Answer: YES! The Mini A-DAP works with ALL A-DAP system accessories, including the hostage, and armored posts.

4.) Is this system covered under your warranty?

Answer: Yes! Our Mini A-DAP system in 3/8″ AR550 features a 3 year strike plate warranty. If something cracks or breaks prematurely, we’ll replace it so long as it was used properly. We take immense pride in how we treat and stand by customers. This system is absolutely no different. You are purchasing the highest quality systems from us and they will perform as such. 1/2″ AR550 systems feature our lifetime warranty. For FULL details please see our warranty page on the site.

5.) I already have a base and A-DAP top bracket or armored post, can I buy the Mini A-DAP target plate separately?

Answer: Yes. Go into our “individual products” section of the website. You can find the target plates HERE.

6.) Where are these products produced?

Answer: We produce our products in Lancaster County PA. We oversee every step of the process, QC, production, packaging, and shipping. From start to finish, TA Targets is manufacturing high quality systems for hard use. Our owners own the machinery, facility, equipment, etc. We have invested heavily in newer specialty equipment to further streamline our processes and increase quality even further.

7.) Is the Armor Plating on the targets US material?

Answer: No. The “armor” we use for the strike plates (actual target impact plates) is made from a proprietary material that is manufactured for us in Sweden. this is the best material we have found in the world. We were largely dissatisfied with the QC of American made strike plates and had too many issues with quality control. Eventually we hope a US manufacturer creates a material that is as available and as stringent as our Swedish plate. For now, this is the best material to service our customers. US Manufactured AR500 and AR550 is used in areas that are NOT main strike plates. Some examples of this are the Rifle Dueling Tree Shields, Plate Rack Shields, Arachnid front shield and hostage brackets.

8.) Where does the rest of the steel come from?

Answer: Traditionally all other steel used in our systems is US origin. During the “covid pandemic” the supply chain has experienced extreme pressures. Under some circumstances some of our tube steel and angle had to be purchased from Canadian raw materials. We do our absolute best to minimize this, not because of quality concerns, but because we deeply desire to produce our products from US steel. We will not use Chinese steel plate, angles, or tubes. Rest assured.

9.) How close can I shoot the target?

Answer:This system features a FIXED lean angle and is rated for pistols at 10 yards, .223 at 50 yards. For Calibers like 308 Winchester we recommend our full size Vital Zone Target System. *NOTE: Distances are determined with lead core, copper jacketed ammo at 3,000 FPS muzzle or LESS. Faster ammunition may require further distances. This system features our newest adjustable lean brackets for optimum target lean for various uses and distances. Please note: we recommend purchasing the steel armored post if you desire to use the steepest hole location with the C Zone plate. 

  • 3/8″ AR550 version: Rated for pistols at 10 yards, .223 at 50 yards, 308 at 50 yards, larger calibers 100 yards. *NOTE: Distances are determined with lead core, copper jacketed ammo at 3,000 FPS muzzle or LESS. Faster ammunition may require further distances.
  • 1/2″ AR550 version: Rated for pistols at 10 yards, .223 at 30 yards (**when using proper ammo**), 308 at 50 yards, larger calibers at 100 yards. *NOTE: Distances are determined with lead core, copper jacketed ammo at 3,000 FPS muzzle or LESS. Faster ammunition may require further distances.
10.) Does this product fall under Prop. 65 warnings?

Answer: Maybe. Just in case, be sure not to eat the paint or lick the target before or after you’ve shot it. If you are just curious, led tastes horrible and will probably cause mental damage. If you have done it once you are likely to do it again. Handle at your own risk, if you choose, you may wear an industry grade hazmat suit and gas mask with a HEPA filter and good luck charm on your wrist. For more information visit https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65

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Mini Vital Zone Steel Target

Mini Vital Zone Steel Target

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The Mini Vital Zone is purpose built for accountability and skill development.

The Mini Vital Zone target is modeled after our Mini A-DAP, a Reduced C Zone AR550 steel target system. The main difference between this steel target and our other reduced C zone Mini A-DAP is the addition of a reactive paddle. The reactive paddle is a 33% reduced A Zone which forces shooters to train to a higher standard. Small steel target force higher accountability and ultimately further assist in more refined shooting skills. The next generation breakdown base coupled with the Gen 5 A-DAP Top Bracket makes our systems even more refined and adaptable.

Each and every target plate is manufactured from our hand selected AR550 that meets our minimum hardness requirements. We track each and every plate and place a serial number and lot number behind the CNC formed angles behind the target plate.

 

Description
What makes the Mini Vital Zone Steel Target so effective?

The Mini Vital Zone was designed to push the limits of standards for pistol and rifle shooters. We designed this largely to assist in building better pistol fundamentals. The outer target plate starts off as our Mini A-DAP plate but then we added a 30% reduced A Zone in the center. Behind this plate is a HD CNC cut paddle that we form in our press brake that holds a reactive paddle. Shooters can work various fundamental drills while attempting to land shots on the reduced A Zone paddle.

What is the purpose behind the Mini Vital Zone?

This challenging target will help shooters train efficiently and with purpose. This Steel Target features an aggressive forward lean for durability and fragmentation mitigation. Both the outer plate and paddle can also move when struck which further extends the life expectancy of the system.  To balance off the cost of the complete system, we chose to use 3/8″ AR550 steel for both the paddle and the main target plate and 1/4″ Mild steel for the bent paddle mounting bracket. Keeping the price lower means that more people can get out and train well. Just understand: This system is meant for heavy duty use, no corners were cut. Buy once, Cry Never.

Manuals And Instructions:

Mini Vital Zone User Manual

Breakdown Base User Manual

Specifications
Mount Type A-DAP 2.0 Top Bracket (Or Armored Post)
Steel Grade 3/8″ AR550 Steel
Assembly Fast, Tool-Less Assembly
Adjustable Lean? No. Standard 25 degree forward lean.
Brackets CNC Cut, CNC Press Brake Formed to Perfect Angles
Approximate Size 8″W X 16″H
Paddle Size Approx. 4″W x 7.5″H
Shape 33% Reduced C Zone Target System
Finish Painted
  • Base not intended to withstand bullet impacts
  • Not intended for steel core or penetrator ammunition

FAQ:

Can I purchase this target system in 1/2″ AR550?
  • Answer: No. Because this system is primarily designed for fundamental pistol training, we offer it only in 3/8″ AR550 at this time. Rest assured, this system is built to last and will perform to the standards you have come to know us for.
This system is designed for pistol training, can I shoot rifles at this system?
  • Answer: Yes. However, we recommend ONLY light carbines for this system. Light carbines are: .223/5.56 NATO, 300 BLK, 7.62×39, 5.45×39. Light carbines MAY be used with proper ammo as close as 50 yards. Note: We do not recommend using 308 on this system unless you are 150 yards and beyond. The paddle is extremely small to practice pistol fundamentals and for that reason, close range 308 impacts will be extremely violent. It is SAFE to use 308, however accelerated paddle wear and tear MAY be noticed. Although, the good thing is: Paddles are very inexpensive to replace. For this reason, if you are going to shoot larger calibers, we highly recommend adding a paddle or two to your order.
Does this system work with my current hostage assembly?
Does this system feature adjustable lean?
  • Answer: No. This system is a fixed forward lean target so it does not have multiple holes to adjust forward lean. Therefore it is set at approximately 25 degrees of forward lean. The paddle is slightly less forward lean because of limited space behind the target plate. This is due to the fact that we had to keep the paddle bracket small which means less room for adjustability.
Since there is no lean adjustment, is it safe?
  • Answer: Of course! This is a safe target system, just like our other systems. With that being said, however, you MUST use proper ammunition and follow our distance guidelines. Always remember to wear eye and ear protection as well. ALWAYS!
Is this system covered under your warranty?
  • Answer: Yes! Any of our 3/8″ AR550 systems have a 1 year strike plate warranty. If something cracks or breaks prematurely, we’ll replace it so long as it was used properly. We take immense pride in how we treat and stand by our customers. This system is absolutely no different. You are purchasing the highest quality systems from us, therefore, they will perform as such.
Is this a pre-order?
    • Answer: No. Because, we have plenty of stock on hand, we are prepared to produce as many units as are needed. However, during product drops there CAN be some delays. Most orders will ship in 1-2 days but please understand there may be up to 10 days to process orders for this new system. So this totally depends on order volume.
I already have a base and A-DAP top bracket or armored post, can I buy the Mini VZ target and paddle separately?
Where are these products produced?
  • Answer: We produce our products in Lancaster County PA. We also oversee every step of the process, QC, production, packaging, and shipping. From start to finish, TA Targets is manufacturing high quality systems for hard use. We have invested heavily in newer specialty equipment to further streamline our processes and increase quality even further.
Is the Armor Plating on the targets US material?
  • Answer: No. The “armor” we use for the strike plates (actual target impact plates) is made from a proprietary material that is manufactured for us in Sweden. this is the best material we have found in the world. We were largely dissatisfied with the QC of American made strike plates and had too many issues with quality control. Eventually we hope a US manufacturer creates a material that is as available and as stringent as our Swedish plate. But for now, this is the best material to service our customers. US Manufactured AR500 and AR550 is used in areas that are NOT main strike plates. Some examples of this are the Rifle Dueling Tree Shields, Plate Rack Shields, Arachnid front shield and hostage brackets.
Where does the rest of the steel come from?
  • Answer: Traditionally all other steel used in our systems is US origin. During the “covid pandemic” the supply chain has experienced extreme pressures. And so, under some circumstances some of our tube steel and angle had to be purchased from Canadian raw materials. We do our absolute best to minimize this, not because of quality concerns, but because we deeply desire to produce our products from US steel. However, we will not use Chinese steel plate, angles, or tubes. Rest assured.
How close can I shoot the target?
  • This system features a FIXED lean angle and is rated for pistols at 10 yards, .223 at 50 yards. For this reason, we recommend our full size Vital Zone Target System for Calibers like 308 Winchester. *NOTE: Distances are determined with lead core, copper jacketed ammo at 3,000 FPS muzzle or LESS. Faster ammunition may require further distances.
Does this product fall under Prop. 65 warnings?
  • Maybe. Just in case, be sure not to eat the paint or lick the target before or after you’ve shot it. If you are just curious, led tastes horrible and will probably cause mental damage. If you have done it once you are likely to do it again. So, handle at your own risk, if you choose, you may wear an industry grade hazmat suit and gas mask with a HEPA filter and good luck charm on your wrist. For more information visit https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65
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C Zone Steel Target (A-DAP System)

C Zone Steel Target (A-DAP System)

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The C Zone A-DAP System is an extremely robust target with amazing acoustics.

The A-DAP System is a C Zone target system that is manufactured from our AR550 steel. This system is available in both 3/8″ and 1/2″ AR550, and our 1/2″ AR550 version features our LIFETIME warranty. No other company offers that. Each and every target plate is manufactured from our hand selected AR550 that meets our minimum hardness requirements. We track each and every plate and place a serial number and lot number behind the CNC formed angles behind the target plate.

The C Zone A-DAP target was designed specifically to be our most durable, loudest ringing steel target in our lineup. The C Zone shaped plate is approximately 12″Wx24″H. This size is widely accepted in the competitive, training, and law enforcement world and is used for qualifications all over the globe. The C Zone A-DAP is our loudest ringing target and can be easily heard when struck, even over 1000 yards away. The next generation breakdown base coupled with the Gen 5 A-DAP Top Bracket makes our systems even more refined and adaptable.

If you are on the hunt for a C Zone target system, consider the A-DAP system today. Purchase in 1/2″ AR550 and you will have a system that is backed by our lifetime warranty. We stand by you, our customer, because we need you to be a part of this movement. We need our communities training to higher standards.

*For ranges with uneven terrain we HIGHLY recommend our Stake Kit for the C Zone targets with the Breakdown Base.*

 

 

Description
The 1/2″ C Zone Target For The A-DAP System.

Our C Zone Steel Target (A-DAP System) is our one of our most popular and most well-rounded steel target system in our lineup. It measures approximately 12″ wide and 24″ tall. It is designed to function with either our A-DAP Top Bracket or our A-DAP Armored Posts. The back side of the C Zone target plate features our CNC formed adjustable angles. The adjustable angles allow multiple angles of forward lean. On the most aggressive setting, users can position the target to an astounding 45 degrees of forward lean. This system is close range rifle rated and perfect for armed citizens or departments with high volume ranges.

Forward Lean Dispels Fragmentation And Absorbs Bullet Energy.

Bullets fragment upon impact of our C Zone Steel Target Plate. Having a forward lean AND movement does a few things for the system. First, it helps to absorb the impact of the incoming rounds. This is simply physics. Because forward lean and movement absorbs energy better, the system experiences a much longer life over fixed plates. Once the bullet impacts and fragments, the movement and lean deflect the fragmentation directly towards the ground. Because of the meticulously designed position of the plate over the base, fragmentation entirely misses the targets base. The AR550 C Zone Plate packs all these features into one amazing target system.

AR550 Steel Is The MINIMUM For Our Products.

Our select grade of AR550 steel is the highest quality we have found on planet earth. Tested and produced to exacting specifications means more reliability, better consistency. Performance is so good, in fact, that the 1/2″ C Zone Target features a LIFETIME warranty. Buy once, cry NEVER. Spend more time focused on training, less time worrying about your target systems.

Incredible Acoustic Feedback, High Levels Of Accountability.

The C Zone Target plate features the loudest ring of any of our systems. Shooters will be able to immediately determine successful hits. From 10 yards to over 1000, nothing rings like the C Zone A-DAP System.

Solid, Planted, Ready For Hard Use.

People buying our systems are dedicated to serious training. No plinkers here. For that reason, we have purposely overbuilt our systems. They are designed to be put to work. Rest assured, our systems will perform when it matters most.

Manuals And Instructions:

C Zone A-DAP User Manual

Breakdown Base User Manual

Specifications
Mount Type A-DAP 2.0 Top Bracket (Or Armored Post)
Steel Grade 3/8″ or 1/2″ AR550 Steel
Assembly Fast, Tool-Less Assembly
Adjustable Lean? Yes. 7 Angles of Adjustment Available Standard
Brackets Laser Cut, CNC Press Brake Formed to Perfect Angles
Approximate Height 24″
Approximate Width 12″
Shape C Zone Target Plate
Finish Painted
  • Base not intended to withstand bullet impacts
  • Not intended for steel core or penetrator ammunition

Frequently Asked Questions:

1.) We see your team shooting these targets much closer than recommended? Can we shoot closer?

Answer: Negative. Much of what we do is substantial abuse testing for QC and R&D of new and existing systems. Always follow our recommended distances for training. While shooting closer often does not pose a safety threat, it is harder on the systems. Users will potentially increase wear and tear with leads to unsafe targets when misused.

2.) Does this system feature adjustable lean angles?

Answer: Yes. Our CNC formed brackets offer several levels of lean. The steepest setting (bottom hole) allows nearly 45 degrees of forward lean.

3.) Does this system work with my current hostage assembly?

Answer: YES! The C Zone A-DAP works with ALL A-DAP system accessories, including the hostage, and armored posts.

4.) Is this system covered under your warranty?

Answer: Yes! Our C Zone A-DAP system in 3/8″ AR550 features a 3 year strike plate warranty. If something cracks or breaks prematurely, we’ll replace it so long as it was used properly. We take immense pride in how we treat and stand by customers. This system is absolutely no different. You are purchasing the highest quality systems from us and they will perform as such. 1/2″ AR550 systems feature our lifetime warranty. For FULL details please see our warranty page on the site.

5.) I already have a base and A-DAP top bracket or armored post, can I buy the C Zone A-DAP target plate separately?

Answer: Yes. Go into our “individual products” section of the website. You can find the individual target plates HERE.

6.) Where are these products produced?

Answer: We produce our products in Lancaster County PA. We oversee every step of the process, QC, production, packaging, and shipping. From start to finish, TA Targets is manufacturing high quality systems for hard use. Our owners own the machinery, facility, equipment, etc. We have invested heavily in newer specialty equipment to further streamline our processes and increase quality even further.

7.) Is the Armor Plating on the targets US material?

Answer: No. The “armor” we use for the strike plates (actual target impact plates) is made from a proprietary material that is manufactured in Sweden. this is the best material we have found in the world. We were largely dissatisfied with the QC of American made strike plates and had too many issues with quality control. Eventually we hope a US manufacturer creates a material that is as available and as stringent as our Swedish plate. For now, this is the best material to service our customers. US Manufactured AR500 and AR550 is used in areas that are NOT main strike plates. Some examples of this are the Rifle Dueling Tree Shields, Plate Rack Shields, Arachnid front shield and hostage brackets.

8.) Where does the rest of the steel come from?

Answer: Traditionally all other steel used in our systems is US origin. During the “covid pandemic” the supply chain has experienced extreme pressures. Under some circumstances some of our tube steel and angle had to be purchased from Canadian raw materials. We do our absolute best to minimize this, not because of quality concerns, but because we deeply desire to produce our products from US steel. We will not use Chinese steel plate, angles, or tubes. Rest assured.

9.) How close can I shoot the target?

Answer: This system features a FIXED lean angle and is rated for pistols at 10 yards, .223 at 50 yards. For Calibers like 308 Winchester we recommend our full size Vital Zone Target System. *NOTE: Distances are determined with lead core, copper jacketed ammo at 3,000 FPS muzzle or LESS. Faster ammunition may require further distances. This system features our newest adjustable lean brackets for optimum target lean for various uses and distances. Please note: we recommend purchasing the steel armored post if you desire to use the steepest hole location with the C Zone plate. 

  • 3/8″ AR550 version: Rated for pistols at 10 yards, .223 at 50 yards, 308 at 50 yards, larger calibers 100 yards. *NOTE: Distances are determined with lead core, copper jacketed ammo at 3,000 FPS muzzle or LESS. Faster ammunition may require further distances.
  • 1/2″ AR550 version: Rated for pistols at 10 yards, .223 at 30 yards (**when using proper ammo**), 308 at 50 yards, larger calibers at 100 yards. *NOTE: Distances are determined with lead core, copper jacketed ammo at 3,000 FPS muzzle or LESS. Faster ammunition may require further distances.
10.) Does this product fall under Prop. 65 warnings?

Answer: Maybe. Just in case, be sure not to eat the paint or lick the target before or after you’ve shot it. If you are just curious, led tastes horrible and will probably cause mental damage. If you have done it once you are likely to do it again. Handle at your own risk, if you choose, you may wear an industry grade hazmat suit and gas mask with a HEPA filter and good luck charm on your wrist. For more information visit https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65

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Reactive C Zone Steel Target – Vital Zone

Reactive C Zone Steel Target – Vital Zone

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What makes the Vital Zone Target so special?

The Vital Zone Target is the next iteration of our older Gen 3 Zone Target. As customers may recall, we offered a Zone Target system that was on our site for a few years. It required welding and featured much smaller paddles than the Vital Zone Target. What this means is it was NOT close range carbine rated and was unable to be used with calibers like 308. We phased that older system out to make room for this one: The Vital Zone Target.

The Vital Zone target is a reactive steel target that is approximately 12″W X 24″H. The paddle is a true A Zone size based off of USPSA specifications.

What material is the Vital Zone Produced from?

This reactive steel target system is produced from the highest quality 3/8″ AR550 money can buy. The bracket is CNC formed and adjustable. There are 3 settings for forward lean. The next generation breakdown base coupled with the Gen 5 A-DAP Top Bracket makes our systems even more refined and adaptable.

Description
 Reactive C Zone Steel Target – Vital Zone

The Reactive C Zone Steel Target – Vital Zone is created from a USPSA sized C Zone plate. Then we cut out a TRUE A Zone center section and mounted a paddle behind the opening. There is a DISTINCT audible difference between an edge hit along the C Zone plate or a perfect shot placement within the A Zone. Also, use fresh paint to tell where shots are landing. This system is designed for departments and shooters looking to be able to better track shot placement without the need to replace paper targets constantly on a range with multiple shooters. This means faster, more efficient training which means more rounds down range with purpose.

Built tough for hard training.

The C Zone plate as well as the paddle are constructed from our legendary, ultra high quality 3/8″ AR550 steel. Due to the nature of the construction and brackets we ONLY offer this target in 3/8″ AR550 at this time. There are NO WELDS on this target plate whatsoever. That means the C Zone plate and paddle can be flipped and shot on the reverse side. This equates to double the life of the system. The lack of welds means the structural integrity of the system is retained and our customers get the absolute most value out of this system, PERIOD.

How is the Vital Zone attached to the post?

CNC Formed angle brackets allow the target plate to be adjusted to different lean settings. Yes, this is 2.0 Spec. All A-DAP system accessories interface with this system.

Manuals And Instructions:

Vital Zone Target User Manual

Breakdown Base User Manual

Specifications
Mount Type A-DAP 2.0 Top Bracket (Or Armored Post)
Steel Grade 3/8″ AR550 Steel
Assembly Fast, Tool-Less Assembly
Adjustable Lean? Yes. 3 Angles of Adjustment Available Standard
Brackets Laser Cut, CNC Press Brake Formed to Perfect Angles
Approximate Height 24″
Approximate Width 12″
Shape C Zone, A Zone Cutout
Finish Powder Coat Finish
  • Base not intended to withstand bullet impacts
  • Not intended for steel core or penetrator ammunition
Frequently Asked Questions:
1.) We see your team shooting these targets much closer than recommended? Can we shoot closer? 

Answer: Negative. Much of what we do is substantial abuse testing for QC and R&D of new and existing systems. Always follow our recommended distances for training. While shooting closer often does not pose a safety threat, it is harder on the systems. Users will potentially increase wear and tear with leads to unsafe targets when misused.

2.) Does this system feature adjustable lean angles? 

Answer: Yes. Our CNC formed brackets offer 3 levels of lean. The steepest setting would be placing the clevis pin in the lowest hole for maximum forward lean.

3.) Does this system work with my current hostage assembly? 

Answer: YES! The Vital Zone works with ALL A-DAP system accessories, including the hostage, and adjustable armored posts.

4.) Is this system covered under your warranty? Answer: Yes! Any of our 3/8″ AR550 systems have a 1 year strike plate warranty. If something cracks or breaks prematurely, we’ll replace it so long as it was used properly. We take immense pride in how we treat and stand by customers. This system is absolutely no different. You are purchasing the highest quality systems from us and they will perform as such.

5.) I already have a base and A-DAP top bracket or armored post, can I buy the Vital Zone target plate and paddle separately? 

Answer: Yes. Go into our “individual products” section of the website.

6.) Where are these products produced? 

Answer: We produce our products in Lancaster County PA. We oversee every step of the process, QC, production, packaging, and shipping. From start to finish, TA Targets is manufacturing high quality systems for hard use. Our owners own the machinery, facility, equipment, etc. We have invested heavily in newer specialty equipment to further streamline our processes and increase quality even further.

7.) Is the Armor Plating on the targets US material?

 Answer: No. The “armor” we use for the strike plates (actual target impact plates) is made from a proprietary material that is manufactured for us in Sweden. this is the best material we have found in the world. We were largely dissatisfied with the QC of American made strike plates and had too many issues with quality control. Eventually we hope a US manufacturer creates a material that is as available and as stringent as our Swedish plate. For now, this is the best material to service our customers. US Manufactured AR500 and AR550 is used in areas that are NOT main strike plates. Some examples of this are the Rifle Dueling Tree Shields, Plate Rack Shields, Arachnid front shield and hostage brackets.

8.) Where does the rest of the steel come from?

Answer: Traditionally all other steel used in our systems is US origin. During the “covid pandemic” the supply chain has experienced extreme pressures. Under some circumstances some of our tube steel and angle had to be purchased from Canadian raw materials. We do our absolute best to minimize this, not because of quality concerns, but because we deeply desire to produce our products from US steel. We will not use Chinese steel plate, angles, or tubes. Rest assured.

9.) How close can I shoot the target?

Answer: This system features our newest adjustable lean brackets for optimum target lean for various uses and distances. Please note: we recommend purchasing the steel armored post if you desire to use the steepest hole location with the C Zone plate.

  • 3/8″ AR550: Rated for pistols at 10 yards, .223-308 at 50 yards. Larger calibers 100 yards. Users should be cautious using magnum calibers on this system. Increase distance for calibers larger than 308/6.5CM to avoid damaging plate. If high volume large caliber training is desired, consider our C Zone A-DAP System.
10.) Does this product fall under Prop. 65 warnings?

 Answer: Maybe. Just in case, be sure not to eat the paint or lick the target before or after you’ve shot it. If you are just curious, led tastes horrible and will probably cause mental damage. If you have done it once you are likely to do it again. Handle at your own risk, if you choose, you may wear an industry grade hazmat suit and gas mask with a HEPA filter and good luck charm on your wrist. For more information visit https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65

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If you have questions or concerns about this Portable Target Base, feel free to email us anytime. Our contact information is below. 

You deeply desire to become a better defender of your loved ones. We are honored to be a small part of that mission. Our commitment is quality products that have been designed and built with purpose. The trust in our brand is built from the last 8 years of doing business right. We stand by our products and our customers. We are here to answer questions, provide you free training on our YouTube channel, and get you pointed in the right direction. We know that by building communities of well trained individuals, we create better communities for everyone. You ARE the mission. We’re honored to be a part of it!

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