Reduced C Zone Steel Target (Mini A-DAP) - TA Targets

Reduced C Zone Steel Target (Mini A-DAP)

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Lead Time on this product: Approximately 5-10 days

The Mini A-DAP System is a reduced 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 Mini A-DAP target was designed specifically to offer shooters more accountability than our C Zone A-DAP system. The reduced C Zone shaped plate is 33% smaller than a C Zone target and measures approximately 8″Wx16″H. This size is extremely efficient for us to produce, which means the prices are aggressive and affordable. This sized target plate is also fairly small which forces solid fundamentals and stresses accountability. There is a reason the Reduced C Zone Mini A-DAP system is our most popular target system to date. Thousands upon thousands of these systems exist all over the world. For good reason: Nothing comes close to our A-DAP system.

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What makes the A-DAP family of targets so special?

Firstly, the A-DAP 2.0 target system features an adjustable angle bracket that allows various degrees of forward lean. This lean is steeper and more versatile than our previous generations of A-DAP steel target systems which results in an even more well-rounded system for target connoisseurs. Overall, this laser cut, precision formed set of brackets allows nearly 45 degrees of lean with our C Zone target system and nearly 40 degrees of lean with our Mini A-DAP system. So our users can now choose the best lean for their needs and target presentation requirements. These systems now also feature a revised A-DAP top bracket that has been extended almost 2″ to allow more movement of the steel plate when impacted. In other words, users can continue to couple their existing hostage accessories with this system. This is in fact, total compatibility with older accessories. This step in the evolution of our A-DAP AR550 Steel Target Systems is a pivotal moment in our history as we further define what it truly means to create the ultimate steel target systems and components.

Why Choose the Mini A-DAP system over others?

As a result the Mini A-DAP (Reduced C Zone) steel target system offers more accountability for shooters. The Mini A-DAP is also extremely audible when struck, which means shooters can immediately tell when shots have been successful. With this in mind, the reduced size of the target plate is very close to an A Zone Target. In other words: Training on this target system means you are more accountable and training to a higher standard. This is how you build refined skills.

Manuals and Instructions:

Please visit our Manuals and Instructions page.

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. 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 Painted

– Reduced C Zone Target plate. Approximately 30% SMALLER than our C Zone A-DAP Plate

– Extremely durable and stable 20″ round base standard. Available upgrade to our Arachnid Armored base for ultimate stability, strength and portability.

– Standard Tool-less construction, just like our other A-DAP targets

– 3/8″ AR550 plate construction, which can be unbolted and flipped to extend life of target

– Available upgrade to 1/2″ AR550. 1/2″ AR550 means serious business!

– Target Plate Dimensions: Approximately 8″ Wide x 16″ Tall, This is a REDUCED C Zone Target system.

– Bolts are our standard GRADE 8 Carriage bolts

– This system features our newest adjustable lean brackets for optimum target lean for various uses and distances. Please note: we recommend using the armored post for steep lean angle applications. Accelerated 2×4 wear will be experienced on the last hole setting.

– 3/8″ AR550 version is rated for pistols at 10 yards, .223-308 at 50 yards. Larger calibers 100 yards.

– 1/2″ AR550 version is rated for pistols at 10 yards, .223 as close as 30 yards (with proper ammo), 308 at 50 yards, magnum rifle calibers at 100 yards and beyond

– Add the Hostage Assembly for a reactive twist to an already epic target system.

*NOTE: Distance recommendations are determined with lead core, copper jacketed ammunition with a muzzle velocity of 3,000 FPS or less. Faster ammunition may require further distances to avoid possible dimpling of the plate.

– Ships in a 24″x24″X6″ or 12″x24″x8″ box depending on base chosen

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

– Not intended for steel core or penetrator ammunition



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.
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.
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, armored posts, arachnid base.
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. 1/2″ AR550 systems feature our lifetime warranty. For FULL details please see our warranty page on the site.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Customer Reviews
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  1. Mike E.

    Let Freedom Ring!!!

    I was fortunate enough to receive one of the first of these targets from the pre-order special. I had read awesome reviews on the full size A-DAP, but was a little skeptical about buying a 2/3 size… Well, I’ve got to say, the 2/3 size is plenty big! It actually encourages more carefully shot placement and trains the shooter to shoot tighter groups! I shot also shot this at the minimum recommended 50 yards with a .556 55gr bullet. Wholly cow, did it ring loud! If you had asked me if I thought it put a dent in the plate at that close of a distance, based on the force of the impact from the bullet, I would have said absolutely. Upon checking the target, I was amazed at how tough this metal is. Not even a dimple in it! This is good steal. This target will easily last me a lifetime of use. If you haven’t ordered one of these yet, you need to go ahead and stop stalling, bite the bullet and get one on order. It is well worth the money and is an incredible value for $199. The quality of the stand, plate, and mounting system is second to none. Thanks TAT for such an incredible quality product!

  2. Travis J.

    Great Target!

    Excellent quality target system! Simple to setup, break down, and transport to & from the range. I shoot at multiple locations so the ability to transport these targets easily is a major plus. The size of the 2/3 Magnum A-DAP is great for how I use steel targets in my training. It is clear they put a lot of thought into designing & manufacturing this target system. Great work.

  3. Doug Morton

    steel target mini silhouette

    This is my second one, and I plan on buying couple more. WIsh I had money to buy them all at once. Absolutely awesome targets!! Well built, easy to put up and store. Highly recommend!! Shooting tree next on my list.

  4. Mike D.

    Worth Every Penny!

    Let’s be honest shooting paper is boring. The satisfaction of hearing that ping when you hit this target is like no other. The construction is top notch and the best part is that it is made in the USA! The ease of breakdown makes transporting a dream. The size of this 2/3 target is perfect for keeping you honest. This is the first steel I’ve bought from you guys and it won’t be my last keep up the good work guys!

  5. kurt curtis

    Great customer service

    I had an issue with my order and sent Jared an email. He replied and we solved the issue over the weekend. Called on Monday and my order shipped the next day. I will be ordering another target from Jared and the crew.

  6. Nate

    Amazing System

    I ordered three of these systems for my personal use and I can say they are nothing short of amazing. The quality workmanship, materials, and design are unparalleled. I never used to really understand the hype until I got hands on myself. Now I see why they are so wildly popular. If you are intending to putting some serious hours in at the range this year, I strongly suggest you consider an investment in your target systems. A+ for these folks. (Not to mention my targets shipped the day after I placed the order!!)

  7. Jim


    Those who know, know. This is the best steel target system on the market! You get what you pay for with this target. Long lasting and practical for many different training situations. This is that target solution I have been looking for.

  8. Declan De-vlugt

    2/3 Magnum A-DAP

    This company provides great service! Their shipping is quick I ordered my target Sunday night, it shipped Monday and I received it Wednesday. The package was in great condition when it arrived and packed very well. The target itself was flawless and very simple to setup. You can see the quality in these targets compared to other steel target companies. I plan on making more orders from them very soon. You can’t go wrong buying from these guys! Everything was better than expected. Do not hesitate to order anything from this website.

  9. Aaron

    Top tier.

    It’s always awesome to find a company that operates with integrity. This target is true quality, and sings surprisingly well for the size that it is. Also the hostage flipper is super fun to throw in to any drill. I might have to wait until next Memorial Day to purchase more targets, but they will definitely be TA. Yeah, targets are expensive, but these ones are reasonably priced for the quality they are.

  10. Daniel

    #1 steel targets hands down!!!

    Amazing quality, super fast shipping (got mine 2 days after ordering) and amazing customer service!! I will definitely be back to buy more!!!

  11. Sam Consentino

    Best out there

    “Tldr: Buy with confidence, stellar quality & design, well worth the money. 5/5

    I have used a few different steel targets and they just arena the same quality and the design falls flat compared to Tatargets.

    I ordered the 2/3 mini adap target. Perfect size to really hone your skills and not cheat yourself on accuracy. After a day of shooting with friends there was not a single dimple on the steel.

    The way it swings allows it to spread the debris more safely. The ability to use a 2X4 as the stand is one of the best parts. Its cheap and plentiful. Replacement hardware easy to get. Minimal amount of welds that will weaken and break. You can also use the base for 1X2s to use paper targets. “

  12. Sergio Martinez

    First steel target, won’t be my last!

    I went with the smaller silhouette to save money, but upgraded to the 1/2″ because I would have to shoot at it from closer distances. One feature I really like about this target is that it swings from a hinge when you hit it, something i haven’t seen from other brands. Well worth the money, and I will be buying more steel in the future!

  13. Alex M.

    Great target

    Shooting steel is so satisfying! Great target and the hostage plate assembly is key…much thanks.

  14. James B

    Awesome target

    I was concerned that maybe going the mini route was a mistake UNTIL range time. This is an awesome target if and I loved the instant feedback of a hit. If you cannot hit this target then you need to spend time on the range until you do! Hitting a small azone means a good hit on a body.

  15. Matt

    Beyond Satisfied

    I bought this setup awhile back and upgraded to the AR550 1/2″ steel. Beyond satisfied with it and every other TAT Im lucky enough to own. All my friends and family enjoy them just as much as I do. TOP-NOTCH quality and on top of that a company that cares about us as a consumer, an doing soooo many good things for our 2A community!!!!!

  16. Tyler Browder

    Ta mini 3/8

    Found this target from watching @blackirongunner. Had nothing but good things to say and had the range time with his targets to show how tough these targets are. And with about 300 rounds on mine already I know it’s going to last! Thanks @blackirongunner and tatargets!

  17. Phillip

    True Quality

    I purchased the 2/3 Magnum A-DAP 3/8 target system for the first time from TAT Targets and right when I unboxed the product I was impressed. The quality, simplicity, and engineering that goes into these products are above my expectations. I’ve always used home made targets and they’re okay but these targets are worth every penny. Can already tell just after the first use at the range that this target has a long life ahead of it. TAT Targets are now and forever the only targets I’ll purchase.