My “Red Dawn†Target (please move it wrong sub-forum)

Discussion in 'Training' started by rjinga, May 16, 2016.

  1. rjinga

    rjinga Member

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    I found this image (full body) while doing a Google search. I liked it because the rendering wasn’t super crisp and defined. I also liked that the figure was standing in a bladed firing position, instead of directly perpendicular with his arms out to his side. I thought both of those characteristics made it more realistic.

    I couldn’t find anyone who sold the actual target so I saved the image, started playing around with it, and ended up with this full-size (I think) rendering on 11 x 17 copy paper. It’s 11 x 17 because that’s as big as my local UPS Store plain paper copier goes. However, I did get 25 targets for only $3.75.

    FYI - the image does sharpen the farther you move away. And, after about 5 – 6 yds, you can’t (well, at least I couldn’t) really see the rectangles or triangle either. I like that (not being able to see the shapes while firing) because from what I’ve read, and been told by those who’ve been there, enemy soldiers don’t come with aiming focus shapes on them anyway. Wolverines!

    [That should be "please move IF wrong sub-forum]
     

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  2. RedDawnTheMusical

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    Hmmm.... Not sure I like the name "Red Dawn" target....
     

  3. rjinga

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    But I didn't call it my "Red Dawn the Musical" target.
     
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    In an attempt to make it more realistic, and possibly more difficult too, I've cut away the white areas and taped the target into the top of a copy paper box to give it a darker, but still small, background. Be on the lookout for the "Red Dawn" shadow-box target on Amazon real soon! ;-)
     

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  5. rjinga

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    I think I'm done now. There are three 8.5x11 targets, five 11x17 targets, and two 17x11 targets. I believe that all of these are a life-size rendering of that portion of the body shown on the paper. In other words, put the head target at 15 yds and it looks like a life-size head at 15 yds. Put it at 50 yds and it looks like a head at 50 yds, etc.
     

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