CTS 2x4 X Base Pro Kit with AR500 Steel Target

CTS 2x4 X Base Pro Kit with AR500 Steel Target

The CTS Targets 2x4 X Base Pro comes with four X-base segments, the base itself, a target hanger and a target.

Steel targets are great for training, and the CTS Targets 2x4 X Base Pro Kit is a simple and economical stand that’s easy to assemble and easy to set up. The kit arrived in a small box with the four X-base segments, the base itself, a target hanger and a target. In this case, the company sent me its mini-IPSC silhouette 3/8-inch AR500 steel target; the standard kit comes with an eight-, 10- or 12-inch round plate—also 3/8-inch AR500 steel.

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All you need for assembly is a couple of 3/4-inch or adjustable wrenches and a 2x4. The X-base segments attach to the base via two bolts and nuts, and when assembled they present a wide, solid, stable platform. A thumbscrew at the back secures the 2x4.

The top portion includes a bolt and a spring, and all you need to do is tighten the bolt’s nut to the point the threads are just protruding and the spring is compressed. A thumbscrew tightens against the 2x4.

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Broken down the whole kit and kaboodle stows easily in a vehicle, and at the range it sets up in seconds. I pounded the target with a couple hundred rounds and the stand barely moved when hit. My rule has always been to stay 10 yards back from any steel targets, but CTS recommends 15 yards.


The kit sells for $125-$145, depending on the target chosen, and if you’re interested in the mini IPSC target, it sells for $55.


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