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Thread: Don't you HATE Bags on IPSC Targets when it's wet? We have a solution

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    Don't you HATE Bags on IPSC Targets when it's wet? We have a solution

    Well, I certainly do.

    As a competitor, they offer a poor target to shoot at, increasingly difficult to define as the distance increases.
    For closer shots, while we shouldn't look for the bullet holes, we do - and you just can't see them through the bag.

    As a match official, I hate the bags even more. It slows reset to a crawl. People have to lift the bags to patch, patches stick to the bags instead of targets. Moving targets slow down with bags on them.

    So I've come up with something better.

    Water Resistant IPSC Targets.

    My supplier has made a special run of coated targets for me to try and to get out to the shooters to try.

    I've tested them in drizzle, they stay straight up and don't wilt like regular targets.

    I've sprayed them with a garden hose, (see the video below) the water runs right off. They don't wilt.

    Both IPSC Alex and Doubletap sports pasters were tested on them, they stick whether the target is wet or dry.
    (You still need to keep those pasters dry, though)

    Here are some pictures - A regular cardboard target is on the left and the new water resistant target is on the right.

    Note how the regular target wilts and the water resistant target just has the water bead off?

    There's a video after of one getting doused after the pictures. See how the water runs right off them?

    They are more expensive than a regular IPSC target. You don't have to buy a lot of them; they're just nice to have it if turns out to be a bad day.

    They are available for purchase here:

    https://www.freedomventures.ca/produ...ater-resistant











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    Those look great, won’t have to build roofs for target stands either. Great innovation

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    Genius! We were just talking about something like this on the weekend while shooting in the rain.. Bags are so annoying

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    Still sold in bundles of 25?

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    Even more simple solution.....just don't go out to shoot in the rain. #fairweathershooter (Indoor ranges are great in the rain )
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    Now we need a special tape that will stick to a wet surface ��
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    Quote Originally Posted by pilgrim View Post
    Now we need a special tape that will stick to a wet surface ��
    ^^this^^

    Nice going on the targets themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pilgrim View Post
    Now we need a special tape that will stick to a wet surface ��
    Both Doubletap and IPSC Alex Pasters stick to our targets when the target is wet.
    The water beads on the target allowing for a good connection with the paster.

    The trick is to not take too many pasters into the rain at a time; so long as you keep them dry before you stick them on; they will work.

    A water-proof paster would need to be made out of vinyl of some sort...


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    Quote Originally Posted by dacron View Post
    Still sold in bundles of 25?
    Yes - 25s.


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    We tried coated targets. Found that the rain would get into the corrugations, and the targets would fail from the inside.

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