Reduced C Zone Steel Target (Mini A-DAP)


Lead Time on this product: 1 - 10 Business Days
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.

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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

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