TA Targets Mini A-DAP Steel Target System

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This is our favorite steel target system. We like to use it because it’s similar in size to an A Zone. It provides positive feedback for effective hits, has high durability, and is extremely safe to use. Plus, it has a distinctive “ring” when hit that is easy to hear. For the past four years, our team of shooters has been using and abusing this specific target system. There is a lot of snake oil in the steel target business, so we don’t recommend products in this category lightly.

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OVERVIEW VIDEO

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WHAT’S INCLUDED


One AR550 Mini A-DAP Plate (3/8″ or 1/2″ thick); One 20″ Round Base; One A-DAP 2.0 Top Bracket; and hardware for installation:
– One 3/8″ x 1-1/2″ thumb screw (for the rear of the round base)
– One 3/8″ x 1″ thumb screw (for the side of the round base)
– Two 1/2″ grade 8 carriage bolts (for attaching the angle brackets)
– Two 1/2″ nylon locknuts
– One 1/2″ clevis pin with cotter pin (for attaching the target plate to the top bracket)

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SPECS


TA Targets Mini A-DAP Target Video | A-DAP Instruction Manual | Safe Shooting Instructions | Wear and Tear Guide

– Target Plate Dimensions: Approximately 8″ Wide x 16″ Tall, This is a REDUCED C Zone Target system.
– Extremely durable and stable 20″ round base holds a single 2×4 post for the Mini A-DAP and two furring strips for paper targets.
– Standard toolless construction.
– Grade 8 carriage bolts.
– Painted finish.
– Adjustable mounting bracket so the user can change the cant of the target. Note: Accelerated 2×4 wear will be experienced on the last hole setting.

Distance recommendations:
– 3/8″ AR550: Rated for pistols at 10 yards, .223-308 at 50 yards, and larger calibers at 100 yards.* The target can be unbolted and flipped to extend its life.
– 1/2″ AR550: Rated for pistols at 10 yards, .223 as close as 30 yards (with proper ammo), 308 at 50 yards, and magnum rifle calibers at 100 yards and beyond.*

*NOTE: Distance recommendations are determined with lead core, copper-jacketed ammunition with a muzzle velocity of 3,000 FPS or less. Faster ammunition may require further distances to avoid possible dimpling of the plate. Not intended for steel core or penetrator ammunition.

The 20″ Base is not intended to withstand bullet impacts or designed to be used as a target.
The Top Bracket is made of 3/8″ mild steel. Be careful not to shoot at targets from the side as you may miss and hit the bracket, which can damage it.

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PICTURES

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FAQ

You guys shoot these targets much closer in your videos than you recommend here on the site. What’s up with that?
Correct, we do. We can’t officially recommend you do the same, but we’ve gotten away with it without spalling or significant damage to the targets.
What makes these better than other brands? I can get targets cheaper elsewhere.
You get what you pay for, and when it comes to a product that can be ruined and/or cause injury, we don’t like to mess around. TA Targets is a well-regarded company that produces targets of the highest quality. Not only does their steel hang at an angle to eliminate hazardous spalling, but they also have high standards for the steel they work with.

Many steel targets are advertised as “AR500” but their actual Brinell hardness rating is lower, which causes the target to be softer, and thus more dangerous to shoot. TA Targets advertised as AR550 have an actual hardness rating of 550 or above. This is why we trust them over other companies—we know we can safely put hundreds of thousands of rounds on their targets.
What is the life expectancy of this target?
If you use it as recommended, it should last forever. If you abuse them as we do, well, there are some Mini A-DAPs on our range that have taken hundreds of thousands of rounds over three years and we still haven’t had to replace them.
Are these made in America?
By the FTC Standards, yes they are. Though TA has much higher standards than that so they’re very up-front with where everything is sourced from. The armored plating is produced in mills in Sweden at one of, if not the, best steel facilities in the world. It’s a higher quality armor plating than American manufacturers offer, which is why they searched internationally for the best option. All manufacturing, processes, forming, fabrication, and other steps are done by TA in Pennsylvania. Technically “Made in America”… but better.

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Warranty – Tactical AR500 Targets, Inc.

A-DAP Instruction Manual – Tactical AR500 Targets, Inc.

Safe Shooting Instructions -Tactical AR500 Targets, Inc.

Wear and Tear Guide – Tactical AR500 Targets, Inc.

TA Targets Mini A-DAP Target – YouTube

TA Targets Mini A-DAP Steel Target System Overview – Video – T.REX ARMS

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