- Finest 3/8" thick genuine laser cut USA AR500 steel
- Excellent for use with rifles to .308 or magnum pistols
- Sounds off when hit for instant hit confirmation
- Weighs: 12.3 lbs
- Mounting Holes: 1/2"
- Actual size is 11.5" wide 12" tall (so it can ship USPS flat rate)
- Finest 3/8" thick genuine laser cut USA AR500 steel
- Excellent for use with rifles to .308 or magnum pistols
- Sounds off when hit for instant hit confirmation
- Weighs: 12.3 lbs
- Mounting Holes: 1/2"
- Actual size is 11.5" wide 12" tall (so it can ship USPS flat rate)
12" target is good. As you may be able to see some of the anodizing was removed after shots from 300 blackout ammo from 100 yards and beyond. I triple coated the paint with all white as the base coat then 2 coats of black and 2 for the red target rings. The effect I was going for was to show the white markings against the black and red for contrast. This made it easier to see from afar. Still the same issue with stencil as I mentioned in the 8" review.
Excellent AR500 Steel Plates, I got the 12" Gong at 3/8" and it holds up to what it's rated for. Quick shipping too.
Excellent product. This shows the targets, mounting kits and legs. I am very pleased with the quality rapid delivery and price. The red shows up nicely at 50 yards on my green grass .range.
Arrived quickly and packaged well. Hanging on t post with slight downward angle. 9mm, 5.56, 300 blackout, 6.5 creedmoor, no problems. Great ring. No pitting, touch up with .99 cent white spray paint. Will be buying more.
High quality. Just what I wanted!
munson in midwest
Seamed fine to me 150 rounds with a 9mm
I ordered two 12 inch gongs and one 10 inch bulls-eye gong target for my husband's birthday and he absolutely loves them. He has shot both his handgun and rifles at these steel targets and they are indestructible. He even shot his 7 mm rifle at 200 yards and the steel held up extremely well. The bulls-eye was a blast and everyone in our family had fun trying to shoot it from different differences. We had our own top-shot for his birthday! We will absolutely order from this company again!
These are really nice targets. I had purchased some steel targets from another company that were supposedly 'better' because of the way they were cut. They were also quite a bit more expensive than these. I haven't noticed any difference between these targets and the more expensive ones. I wish I had ordered all of my targets from shootingtargets7 and saved a lot of money.
Another great product at a fair price, takes a licking and keeps on ringing
Enjoyed using the 12" gong. It made my day shooting in Colorado. Thanks!
cannot imagine how you could damage this target. it will outlast the generations of shooters yet to come
I bought several sizes, including the 12". We've shot them hundreds of times already with no problems. I've shot with 22 lr, 45 acp, 9mm, 38 spl and shot hot 357/H110 cast loads. Fun stuff!
Just started shooting steel at long range. Using this target with 338 Lapua and 300 Win Mag at 4-500 yards. Can't hurt this steel with these guns. Very happy with product and with the company. Will purchase more items and would recommend to a friend.
I haven't had this long but did get off a couple rounds at it. Not a mark left on it. This this is going to last for ever. U don't have to wonder if you hit it, instant gratification, sounds off so u know. Best money spent ever.
If you're tired of shooting at boring paper targets, then this is the way to go. The quality is great along with their services. Shipping was fast and easy. This is the best bang for your buck for ar500 targets. Will order more soon.
I've only had time to shoot at it a couple times but when I did it left no dents what so ever. This thing is going to last for ever.
Set it up at 300 yards and hammered it with the 223. Fresh paint and its good for another 100 rounds. Will recommend it to others.... plan to use it for handguns too.
These targets are the best priced I could find. They are also very well made, good quality, and most of all fun.
These are the best targets for the money, hands down. The edges and hole cuts are the best i have seen of any AR 500 steel. the suggested chain hangars work great, allows you to fire at close range with confidence. Great product and outstanding customer service to match.
I bought one of each size (except 16") and they all fit and shipped in one box. The arrived in just a couple days and they are of great quality. Very clean cut lines and good material. They are a blast to shoot. The 3" one is a fun challenge even at 25 yards with open sights. I use the 12" at 100yds with my open sight revolvers. If you want a real challenge, use a 8" or 6" at 100yds and enjoy some long range practice. I highly recommend you put down the paper and pick up some steel!
I really like this as a target. It reacts when hit. I urge all to follow the instructions when mounting to avoid any rebound. Fine product which I would recommend to any shooter.
Another great product at a fair price
Target works as advertised. Used 308, 270 and 9mm from 100 yards out to 400 with no damage to the target. Excellent service and showed up when promised. Mark takes care of his customers.
Bought this along with 10"gong, 8" gongs, 6" gong and IPSC target. Using this mounting kit I can move and vary targets to change up shooting to enhance my range practice drills. Really is a value and can see and hear hit clearly.
Mark's gong targets are definitely the way to go! No more resetting, patching, walking back and forth! That metallic ringing noise is music to my ears! Mark's targets are high quality and reasonably priced! Handguns or rifles, gongs make shooting that much more fun! Mark, thanks for a good quality product and great service. Another will be coming from me soon!
The gong to get, along with a bullseye target. Makes a nice ring and stands up to everything I threw at it. Very pleased!
Exactly as it says, great.
Great targets. Reasonable price. Great service. Bought 4"' 6", 8", and 12" each 3/8" thick. Great feedback sound. You won't regret getting these targets. Guess what I'm asking Santa for Xmas.
I have purchased several different sizes and thicknesses. The most recent is the 3/8" x 12" gong. It has held up well against 556 nato at 100yds with my AR15 and at 50yds with my PLR16 pistol. Fast shipping and economical / fair pricing. Highly recommend.
The AR500 steel targets sold by Shooting Targets 7 are the best I have ever come across. The setup is straightforward and does not require major costs. I purchased the 12" gong (including other sizes) which is a good size for many applications. The The 3/8" thickness is ideal for pistols and rifle calibers. I even shot at it with ar15 steel penetration rounds and the steel took it like a champ. Although, be advised that penetration ammo will pit the target at 100 yards, and I don't recommend shooting the target with this type of ammo. Overall, exactly what I expected, which is quality.
This is the first steel target I've ever bought. I'm not going to back to paper. AR500 steel is the way to go! This gong, a Shepard's hook from home depot (6 bucks), and some spray paint (3 bucks) is all you need for a good sturdy target that'll give you instant feedback. If you think this is too much, think of all that money you've spent on paper targets (splatter, zombie, etc), DIY PVC pipe stands, staples and staple guns, IPSC standard targets. This will pay for itself if you like to shoot with any regularity. They will also last a lifetime if you don't abuse them! I was shooting federal powershok slugs and M193 5.56 from 60 yards and hitting this plate. Not a dent or pitting to speak of. I will say those Shepard's hooks will not stand up to much abuse so don't shoot them. 5.56 will go straight through them and cut them in half. I've done it once already. Haha. All in all I would recommend this product to anyone. Just remember to shoot from a safe distance with appropriate ammo.
Stop shooting paper targets and get a set of steel ones from Mark. They are bullet proof (pun intended) and will last a life time. Steel makes range time a blast because of the instant gratification you get from the steel ringing from each hit. Simply carry a cheap can of white spray paint in your range bag and after a couple of clips, repaint the target white and you can see and hear every hit you make. No more checking/taping holes on a target. You won't be disappointed. I'm not, I have bought 4 targets in various sizes and plan on buying more.
Ordered them when a deal was on for free shipping, they came in about 5 business days. Painted them up, mounted with the mounting kit and was shooting the next day. I buy a lot of stuff for my shooting hobby, this is probably the smartest money I've spent so far.
I purchased one of these targets and have been very happy with it. I first mounted it with bolts and chains but the chains didn't hold up to the abuse and the bolts killed the sound. I have since switched to hay bailer drive belting and S hooks the belting takes a ton of abuse and the S hooks really let the target ring. Great target works great at my 400 yard station.
this was my first experience with steel targets... and at this point I dont see myself going back to paper. Up close with a 9mm was a blast and 300 yards out with a 308 was just as fun. The immediate response of a steel target is extremely helpful. A brother in law lit up the target a few times with his AR15 at about 85 yards before I could stop him. The target did pit at this range, but it clearly states not to do this in the instructions. No problems with my m1a at 100 yards even.
I was really please to stumble across this website and their products. I've been looking to get some steel targets for a while now but haven't found a price that I could stomach. Mark at ShootingTargets7 provides an excellent product at a price that us frugal shooters can afford. I have already told several of my friends about them and they have since placed orders and I know they will be pleased with how they spent their money. The free shipping is a great deal as these targets are heavy. One thing I would do differently in the future is order his chain mounting kits for the targets. I thought I could save a little money myself buying the chain and bolts and replicating what he suggests to mount and I think I actually spent more money on the hardware, and I had to spend my time running to the store and cutting the chain down into lengths. It's refreshing to find such a great product at a price that is affordable. My only suggestion to Mark is to maybe ship the targets in a slightly thicker box as the targets were starting to punch through the side a little bit. But I can't complain as it was free shipping.
Purchased 12" AR 500 Gong a few weeks ago. We have taken it every weekend for shooting. Quality is great, Sound makes it Fun! I have painted it PINK with a Pig face...My friends and I are having a Blast. After each Shoot it gets a makeover - getting ready for the next time out...
I have only had one shooting session with my new targets, but I can say that they are so much more fun to shot than paper! My father and I setup quickly (cold overcast day at ranch) and shot for several hours, which we normally do not do with paper targets. I would not hesitate to order more (in fact I am now thinking of several of the other sizes)! Targets are great quality and value for the money. I have always wanted to try these and finally did.
I have a 25 yd pistol range out here on the farm and my son talked me into buying some gongs during the Memorial Day sale. I got a 12, a couple of 6's, a few 4" and a few 3". So far, the 12 and the 6's are taking the majority of the big-bore hits, but I can hit 'em all with the 22. Definitely would buy them again!
I use this one for 100 yard 300 blk shots and pistol up close and futhr away as well, 9-30 yards. It rings really nice this one sounds like bell. very cool
I shoot these with 5.56 & 7.62, I think the 3/8" thick gongs work well with these calibers, They make a nice ring, I like to paint them with white paint first, Then i hold target in horizontal position with one hand setting a spray paint can in center, Then I paint around the can with krylon Fluorescent red orange spray paint, This make a very visible surface, I have several different sized targets from ShootingTargets7, I think the 12" size is best @ 100 yards for rifles, I really enjoy shooting steel, Thank you Mark, Thank you & all that have served our country!
I purchased two of these gongs along with a 12" x 1/2" gong. These are excellent targets. I have a friend who shot them one time and he has ordered five of these gongs. Excellent target, fair price and comes with a lifetime warranty.. What else could you ask for?
Quality fabrication and durability. Wish I could say it always registers a hit. But that's on me.
Bought to use with my AR-15. Perfect thickness. No damage after many rounds of FMJ 5.56 shot at it. Easy to paint and carry, even with the chains attached, which I always do to make it easier to carry. I highly recommend this target.
I bought the Bulls eye 10" target gong because I was going to put the 2" gong that I had behind it. Much to my surprise when I recieved the bulls eye gong it was already set up with the smaller gong behind it and all the hardware...ie, chains, nut & bolts....only thing left to do is clean them good, spray primer on them and paint them.....haven't had a chance to shoot them yet but if it is even a little like the 8" gongs I bought from ShootingTargets.com (this web site) you won't be disappointed....I'm going to cut and paste this review and put it on the other 6 reviews I need to do....
This is one of the best purchases I have ever made. They represent a savings over paper targets and are much more fun to shoot. You just spray paint over your hits and you have a new target. I spray on my bullseye in a different color; you can use whatever color or pattern you want. These targets are a GREAT value for the money, and the shipping and customer service are EXCELLENT. I highly recommend getting the Mounting Kits as well, since you have everything all in one place and they hang exactly right, and I don't think you can get all the individual parts for any less than what you can get them for here. Just follow the provided instructions. They are very easy to hang. I'm not mechanically inclined, so if I can do it, anyone can. These are very affordable, so I got several sizes, which makes shooting even more fun. I give these my highest recommendation. Give steel targets a try if you have never used them before.
I purchased the 12 inch target and was able to see and hear 223's @ 550 yards . The quality is excellent along with the purchased mounting kit and firmly believe when I finish the stand for this target the visual and sound will improve also .
Purchased 12 inch target and FedEx lost it. Mark responded and sent another out immediately. Used target at a Conceal and Carry class at my hunt club. It was a hit. Numerous comments about quality of target from hunt club members. I will order again from ShootingTargets7.com again. Mark's service is second to none. Thanks for a great product.
I painted my new 12" gong as soon as I received it with white rustoleum . Went to the range shot the target not a scratch ! Love my new target ! Thanks Mark:
Customer service is outstanding. This is a company that I will recommend because of this. My only complaint is that the cuts are not as refined as other gongs I have purchased. But the customer service is outstanding.
I ordered the 12" gong on a whim so I would have a target for practicing single action cowboy shooting. The service was outstanding. Dealer went out of his way to make good on prices and discount coupons. Communication was timely and professional. The AR500 steel gong is a high quality 3/8" thick target that is tough enough to withstand handgun ammo and most soft-tip/hollow point rifle ammo at 200 yards and beyond. Steel core ammo and armor piercing ammo will damage the target but dealer makes no claims for these types of ammo. I am very happy with the AR500 steel target and the service and pricing. Shipping is very fast and flat rate makes it a very attractive option.
This gong is everything as advertised and even more. Just a little advice to make sure you stay safe. Always use the optional mounting kit so that the gong hangs at a slight downward angle; Never shoot any closer than the recommended distances listed by caliber as these are minimum safe distances. Step back another yard or 2 to provide even more safety from ricochet and splatter. Always be safe, and have a blast !
I bought two gongs, one 3/8 and the other 1/2. The reason I did this is because I wanted to purchase more gongs, but I wanted to see how they held up. I am a long range shooter, 400+ yards. I thought the 3/8 might hold up at long distance and if it did, I would not have to buy more expensive thicker ones. Also, the 3/8 would be lighter as I'm hiking out, and carrying, multiple gongs to hang from 400 to 1,300 yards. I painted the gongs yellow and hung them up at 400 yards and shot them all day. The only damage was that when the bullet struck them, it blasted some of my yellow paint paint off. I shoot both .308 & .30-06 @ 2,800 & 3000 fps. 150 & 180 grain projectiles. These gongs are bullet proof! Barley a scratch on them! I WILL buy more! Customer service was excellent and shipping was super fast.
Bought it, a couple weeks ago, took awhile to arrive because of the snow storms but I got to try it out today! Set it up with the mounting bolts and basically bolted and hung it from a saw horse and tilted it so it deflected downward. Worked extremely well after a hundred or so rounds. No imperfections in the steel just liquified bullet shards on the ground and in my saw horse at the end.
One of my best purchases! Great item for training and shooting on the run. Love to hear that "PING" when you hit. Everyone wanted one at the range. Thanks Mark.
You couldn't ask for a better steel target. It arrived in excellent condition, ready to paint. I hung it out @ 360 yards on my shooting range and my 243 hardly makes a mark on the surface. My neighbor called and said he could hear the report of the rifle and the ring and smack of the gong and he is at least 2500' away. He said it made him feel like doing some shooting, but it is still a little cold still in Maine. Have fun shooting.
Ordered this 12" gong along with two others (8" & 10"), and got a 4" gong free. I also ordered 4 of the mounting kits. Mounted all four gongs to a 2 X 4 - 8ft long, and then hung the set in two fence posts designed for fence rails. Looks and functions great. Gongs work great with .380, 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP so far. Hanging kits work excellent and present the targets at just the right angle. Shipping was extremely fast, took only like 3 days max to get to NC. I would definitely recommend these targets to someone interested in setting up a shooting range, and would also highly recommend purchasing them from this site.
These things are so much fun, I will NEVER go back to paper! As everyone has mentioned, you get a loud, clear "DING!" without fail, every time you hit these targets. The 12" is awesome, our first time out my brother and I were keeping tight groups with quick firing at 65' using my M&P Shield, and his Ruger SR9c. Starting out on the larger target (I'll be going with an even bigger one next time for longer shots to simply shrink my groups and better learn my pistol, then work my way down to the 3") we were able to effectively shrink our groups on the smaller ones even only a little closer. Overall great targets, will definitely be buying more!
BULLETPROOF! Fast Shipping. Great customer service.
Bought several gongs, mounting kits, repair links, etc. Great prices - and I shop around a lot. Much faster shipping than anticipated, packaged securely. Targets are very cleanly cut with little scale and are very durable- the most I've hit them with is an 7.62x39 (AK) but no damage at all. I doubt that I'll ever wear these out but I'll need more at some point and will be sure to order here again. Sweet!
I purchased several different diameters of these 3/8" targets. I've only shoot 9mm at them, but they work great. No damage to the targets after a couple of thousand rounds. They paint back up and keep on giving me tons of fun. I think these are a great value for the money!
I think I received it 3 business days after I ordered. So far it's held up well to 308 fmj at 100 yards, pretty much as advertised. Also had the best prices around for this type of target. Highly recommend.
I purchased 9 targets , 4 - 10" bullseye, 3- 12" gong, 8" gong and a bullseye torso all in 3/8". I can't even begin to tell you haw pleased I was with how quickly they arrive and the quality workmanship. Even the chain mounting kits are high quality and a breeze to set up. I have probably put close to a thousand rounds at them in the short time I have had them and they are incredible. The instant feedback you get from a hit is awesome plus the bulleye steps things up a notch. They still look like new, I simply keep a can of black spray paint with me and when done shooting and critiquing I spray them over and they are like new again. I will definitely be a return customer. They are the best bang for your buck.
Fired both 9mm FMJ, 9mmJHP, and 45 ACP hardball from 25 yards. All deflections went safely into ground near target base. Absolutely no dimpling of gong, just impact splash. Repainted face, ready to go again. Very strong steel. Also, could hear the gong OK while wearing high decibel level ear protection. Great product, makes shooting fun again.
These Targets are awesome. Premium quality at a fair price!! Thanks Shootingtargets7!!
I bought the 12" 3/8" gong. It was delivered on time. Its a great product. The gong does exactly as advertised. I am going to purchase the silhouette. The customer service is outstanding.
Just. as advertised.
Beat the hell out of this 12" at way to close on a carbine style course. Minor pitting but way better than i was hoping for. Absorbed 400 5.56 at 40 meters and still very serviceable. Very happy
Very nice target. Tough, well made and does not crater. Easily mounted. Would purchase again.
Can't beat the price! hit them with some spray paint and they look like the ones that are twice the price!
First time shooting steel. Love it ! Love the instant feedback. Boom Clang ! Hope to shoot again this weekend. Will be buying more in the future. Just don't know if I want another gong or more bullets. #Marks note I love to hear this from folks new to steel, thanks for the review! I always tell folks to get ready to spend more on ammo...
Work as described, no pitting or problems noticed.
Bought one 12" x 3/8" with stencil and mounting kit. The range I went to had horizontal 2x4s set up to hang targets, so I hung the target as shown in ShootingTargets7 video. Also spray painted after attaching stencil with fast drying primer auto paint. We had 3 shooters at 100 yards taking turns and using a spotting scope. No problem seeing the target swing (using 5.56 55gr rds). Spotter was able to see hits most of the time. Virtually no damage to the steel. This is a quality product and fun to use. Shipping was prompt (about 4 - 5 business days) and I feel the price is reasonable.
Bought a bunch of gongs recently (3", 4", 8" 10" and 12").. These have dramatically added the FUN FACTOR to shooting. It's incredible how they all hold up to major abuse... If only the gong stand was as strong ! All the gongs arrived very quickly. I couldn't be more impressed with Shootingtargets7 !!!
I only buy from these folks as I believe they are the best and have the best!!!!
Ap target shooter
Nothing like the sound of that round hitting this gong! Lots of fun...
These are a superior target. Has worked well for handguns 9mm, 40, and 45 ACP along with a 5.56 AR. Just minor chipping with the AR. High quality and will last. Veer satisfied and will order more.
Great target for long range shooting. I can hear it ring out to 500 yards. When in need, I will buy more!
Definitely worth the price. Very fast service and shipping was timely as well. Target will last indefinitely. Will definitely do business with Shooting Targets 7 LLC again!
It hangs in the center between the 8 & 4 inch gongs . Definitely the loudest . Great quality . .
These are great targets and have been great to shoot at. The only thing that has happened so far is the edge shots have caused damage with a .223 at 100 yds. Other than that they haven't shown any damage.
This target is very a high quality product. The edges are precise and smooth and when your bullet hits the target you get that sweet affirmation of sound. The target is really fun to shoot and should last almost forever!
I purchased this gong as a portable option for long range shooting. I have put a couple thousand rifles rounds into this target from 200-1000yds and an equal number of pistol rounds and until yesterday this target showed no signs of wear. Yesterday, while doing some long range shooting with my 260AI, I hit one of my support chains with an errant shot and it cracked the ear of the target. I believe this is due to the design of the ears, and in the future I may purchase the square targets to mitigate this issue. I believe this target still has thousands of rounds in it before the ear fails and for the price I have been very happy with it. When it does fail I will simply weld it back on and retire it for pistol only use and it should last forever.
Placed at 800 yards and rang all day. No damage to steel. Small splatter marks. I would recommend the stencile to plains for feedback against people and scoring.
David from NC
I've purchased other targets in the past, but THESE ARE THE BEST. I will be ordering more.
Was very impressed with the quality and cleanliness of the target when I received. Shipping was fast.
Great quality at a reasonable cost! Laser cut AR500 steel at 3/8" holds up to 22LR, .556 and .308 with no pitting or cratering at 100 yards. 1/2" thick would be overkill and unnecessary. 12" dia. size good for zeroing-in scope without wasting a lot of ammo as well as being on-target with a handgun at a shorter distance. 1/2" bolt holes in "ears" allow for using bolts that will enable hanging at an angle (recommended) to the ground. Well-made product!
takes 308s like a champ
It in tough and heavy I did not expect the good quality . Shot it with med. load 44 mag and no noticeable damage at all.
Presently I'm hammering this target with 158 grain lead bullets from my S&W revolver as close as 25 ft. The gong is free swinging. Effect on gong: NONE!. Effect on gong using 9mm FMJ @ 35 ft. is insignificant. I own three gongs and are planning on buying more, that is as soon as I can build suitable places on my property to place them at.
Mike from Cali
Repeat costumer. I Have multiple steel targets for my run'n gun courses, shooting7 targets are the best deal I have found. The best part is that the instant feedback has greatly improved my wife's desire to go shooting with me.
Great value, fantastic shipping, awesome/frequent sales. I use these for up close 9mm handgun as well as 5.56-7.62 rifle 100yds+ practice.
Took advantage of a sale that included shipping to order several targets along with the target stand. Great value, service and pricing!
This gong should last a lifetime! You can't beat the price or quality. Highly recommend this gong. Great price, fast shipping what else could you ask for?
Using this target at 350 m with 300 wm 204 and 308. Great report and no damage to target. Will definitely buy again.
i dare you to find a 12'' gong of this quality for this price...........not going to happen!
Mark in Hawaii.
We have shot these targets with .223, .308, .270, and .300 Weatherby Mag and find no visible damage. We simply paint'em white and shoot again. Simply amazing and way fun!!
I bought two of these and after an afternoon of shooting with family members using all different calibers there was no dimpling and the targets held up great