Deluxe Brackets & Armored Hooks

Original price was: $270.00.Current price is: $202.50.

Deluxe Brackets & Armored Hooks

The Deluxe Gong Target Stand is a stand built around a 2X4 “saw horse” design. The side brackets are CNC cut and press brake formed from 10 GA A36 steel for precision and cost effective mounting. They pivot on one bolt and have a Tee handle retainer pin to change between the extended and transport modes. Setup is fast. 30 seconds and you are ready to shoot. The Deluxe Target Stand is also capable of holding over 200 pounds of steel targets. It is incredibly stout and built for serious use. Here are some specs of this target stand:

  • Does NOT include the 2X4 boards with this kit!
  • Built in the US. Not just designed, we mean MANUFACTURED in the US by US employees. This matters!
  • High quality raw materials
  • Powder coated brackets and hooks
  • CNC cut and Press Brake formed to exacting standards from 10GA A36 steel
  • Hooks are CNC cut from 1/4″ Steel, then powder coated
  • Hardware is included
  • Each kit includes (2) sawhorse sides (assembled) & two single gong hooks made from AR500 Steel 
  • This kit ships for FREE to the lower 48 states.
  • Alaska and Hawaii/Puerto Rico, contact us prior to ordering for shipping rates

Purchase with confidence knowing you are supporting US manufacturing and a company dedicated to preserving our liberties. We are not ashamed to say we are pro United States, pro liberty. As a small business in this nation, it is our duty to leave this nation better than it was given to us. We do that by doing business well, supporting our customers, and investing heavily into our culture and our employees. Thank you for the support!


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Deluxe Brackets & Armored Hooks

The Deluxe Brackets & Armored Hooks are an even more elegant solution that can be seen as a permanent addition to your range. The “sawhorse” style construction is extremely strong and meant to hold heavier loads of steel gong targets. In fact, this system is capable of holding over 200 pounds of steel gong targets. Strength? CHECK. This kit consists of ARMORED hooks for even more durability at only a MINOR increase in price!

Manufactured In The US, Because It Matters!

Our company is committed to manufacturing our steel target systems right here in Pennsylvania. You’ve seen the amazon gong targets and systems, most are made in China. If you don’t care about building up US manufacturing, just buy whatever is cheapest. But if you care about supporting US businesses employing US employees, audit who you spend money with! Our company has been manufacturing steel target systems in SE Pennsylvania since 2015.

Built To Be Portable And Adjustable.

Adjust the length of the legs and the cross board to suit your needs. When you are finished shooting, our unique “lock-in-place” design allows easy transport and storage, even without removing the wooden legs. We know that MOST of our customers need the ability to transport their systems, so we built that capability into this design.

Safe, Strong, And Capable.

This Deluxe Gong Target Stand kit allows the hanging of a multitude of different gongs and it creates a safe shooting gallery of sorts. The hooks have a hinge so that the plate can swing freely when struck, which lessens wear and tear on the gongs. Users could also use chains or straps fastened to the cross 2X4 if desired. One thing to note: Be VERY careful what steel targets you purchase! While you CAN use other brands of target plates on our gong hanger, it is your responsibility to make sure you are purchasing safe steel and using them in a safe manner. We cannot guarantee safety or performance/distance recommendations with ANY gongs or target plates but our own. That isn’t a sales pitch. We just know there is much snake oil in this market. Buy from us with confidence.

Getting The Most Out Of Your System:

Need a pack of 2X4 posts for your gong hanger kit? Get that HERE and save time and money. No need to support Lowes, we custom saw these boards right here in Lancaster County, PA. The Deluxe Gong Target Stand is built to get you onto the range and honing your skills at a SOLID price point. NOTE: we do NOT include 2X4’s in this package. You MUST purchase separately on our site or source for yourself! You will have ONE extra board for your cross piece for when you need to replace that board. Remember: We always stock 2X4’s in house! Support small businesses.

Mount Type Saw-Horse Mounts (2 mounts included)
Gong Mount Type (2) Gong Hangers Included (enough for ONE two hole gong or TWO one hole gongs)
Assembly Yes, Assembly Required. A basic hand tool (included) required
Total weight of system approximately 25 pounds without boards or target plates
Brackets CNC Cut and Press Brake Formed
Hardware Included? Yes.
Finish Brackets and hooks are powder coated “Base Station Beige”
Material Mild Steel Brackets, AR500 Hooks (armored hooks with this package)
Boards Included? No, This is a budget kit and boards must be sourced separately.

– PLEASE NOTE: Brackets are NOT manufactured from AR550 steel and are NOT designed to be targets. Bullet impacts WILL cause damage. Hooks and components are designed to resist fragmentation, but direct impacts will cause damage. Hooks ARE manufactured from AR500, but they are NOT targets. Impacts will still cause damage. Place your rounds carefully to avoid premature wear and tear!

– NEVER intentionally shoot brackets or mounting posts. Always wear gloves when handling this product, ESPECIALLY after shooting to avoid sharp edges and lead exposure.


1.) How Long Does It Take To Setup This System?

Answer: The first time you set it up it will take a few minutes. After that, it can be set up in less than a minute. The ONLY tool needed is a 7/16″ socket or wrench to tighten the 2X4 legs into position. We INCLUDE a free tool with this system to assist, or simply use a tool you have laying around at home. Once the boards are in place, they can be left in place until they eventually need replaced. The pivot mechanism allows the legs to fold into a more transportable and compact size for your convenience.

2.) How Much Weight Can This System Hold Up?

Answer: We have tested this system with over 200 pounds hanging from it. We generally would say that you should keep the system as light as possible and minimize side to side rocking while in use. If you get too much weight swinging side to side, it COULD bend the brackets. Replacements can be purchased in the event that you ever need new parts, but if used properly this system will last a lifetime.

3.) How Well Does The Powder Coating Hold Up?

Answer: The powder coating will only chip if you bang the components into something else, or if fragmentation hits it. Over time, expect some normal wear and tear on the finish. This is acceptable and normal. However, items that do not get hit with fragmentation will retain their finish for years to come. We don’t like the idea of shipping dusty rusted brackets to you. So we don’t. Just one other way we add value to our products.

4.) Is This System Covered Under Your Warranty?

Answer: Gong targets feature our 1 year warranty and are guaranteed to be free from failure within that year when used properly. You MUST use proper ammunition (less than 3,000 FPS, NO STEEL CORE OR PENETRATOR, AND follow our distance recommendations ALWAYS).

5.) We Include The Following With Each Kit:

Answer: We include TWO assembled Saw Horse brackets and two pivoting hooks. This is enough to get you set up to hang ONE two hole gong target or TWO single hole gong targets. IF desired, you can purchase more hooks HERE. We include SIX 2X4 boards with this system but you can also purchase more 2X4 boards for this system HERE

6.) What Length Boards Should I Purchase?

Answer: We recommend 48″ long boards for all four legs. The center/cross 2X4 can be longer, but we would recommend ONLY going as long as 72″. 48″ across is the ideal length. For your convenience we sell packs of 2X4’s for this system HERE. WE INCLUDE SIX BOARDS WITH EACH DELUXE GONG STAND.

7.) Country Of Origin For Our Products?

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.

8.) 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. We do sometimes use 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.

9.) Where Does The Rest Of The Steel Come From?

Answer: We purchase the rest of the steel from US mills. During economic crisis times, we have occasionally sourced Canadian steel for our A36/ HRPO steel. While this is rare, it does happen if/when US mills decide to shut down for fake pandemics and such. You remember 2020? In those situations we sometimes have our hands tied to keep customers orders moving. We never buy garbage plate and never buy Chinese plate.

10.) How Close Can I Shoot The Target?

Answer: The recommended distances would be based on the targets in use. You should only use this system at 10 yards with pistols, 25 yards with magnum caliber pistols, and 100 yards minimum for rifles.

11.) 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