With three independently rotating axes, it’s nearly impossible to predict the path of these targets. The 8″ plates are held in place with the same spring retention system used on our proven Texas Star platform. When shot, the plates are released from the retention pocket and fall to the ground. The change in weight distribution causes the crossbar and plates to rotate. The precision machined shaft and pillow bearings maximize the speed and change of direction with each successful shot on the plates.
After initial assembly, the Propeller Target is transported in four sections with the heaviest component weighing only 54 lbs. Setting up the target is simple and requires only three bolts to complete the assembly in the field. Resetting the target is quick and simple. Just lift the spring and insert the stem of the plate into the pocket. One person can reset all six plates in about 1 minute.
The PROPELLER is a “spin” on a competition target commonly known as an Irish Plate Rack. These target systems have been used in 3-Gun and USPSA matches for years but also have applications in tactical and law enforcement training. This system satisfies many agency’s requirement for training on moving targets.
Overall Height: 6′ 8″ tall (maximum height from the ground to the top edge of the upper plate)
Target Plates (6): 8″ diameter x 3/8″ thick AR500 steel (ship unpainted)
Horizontal Crossbar (1): 3/8″ thick AR500 steel (ships unpainted)
Arms (6): 3/8″ thick AR500 steel (ships unpainted)
Hubs (3): 3/8″ thick AR500 steel (ships unpainted)
Structural Vertical Post (1): 5/16″ thick A36 angle iron with black powder coat finish
Other Components: Fabricated brackets, covers, etc. are provided with a black powder coat finish
Total Product Weight: 166 lbs (Transports in 4 sections)
1) Stand, Post and Bearing Housing = 54 lbs.
2) Crossbar w/ Propeller Bearing Assemblies = 32 lbs.
3) Propeller Hub = 23 lbs. (each)
4) Target Plates = 34 lbs.