How to Stay Safe When Shooting Steel Targets – USCCA

In my excitement over setting up some steel reactionary targets on the Concealed Carry Magazine range, I forgot to mention the safety rules. While I really believe in the importance of effective training, I also want you to go home without any extra holes (even little ones) in you.

First rule when working with steel targets is to wear eye protection. Then, of course, stay back about 10 yards. Commonly used full metal jacket training rounds contain a lead core surrounded by a metal jacket. When the lead hits the steel it pretty much turns to liquid, but the jacket material can fly around—and it can cut you. So, watch this video and be safe when you train with steel targets.

The steel plates will stop bullets, but little fragments can still give you fits. Be safe when shooting at steel targets. Wear eye protection and stay back about 10 yards.

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