Get Your Very Own Plate Rack

Get Your Very Own Plate Rack
MGM Target’s Steel Challenge plate rack is an affordable and fun way to train. It ships in a metal bucket with six hexagonal unpainted plates (Rupp did his in gray) and hangers plus two end brackets that accommodate 2x4s.
I struggle with rapid target transitions and achieving a proper trigger press while doing same. That’s where a plate rack can really help, but unless you belong to a range so equipped, or you have your own private Idaho where you can set one up and leave it, it’s not a practical option for most of us. Until now.

MGM Target’s Steel Challenge plate rack (MGMtargets.com) is a portable rack that’s affordable at only $299 (delivered!) and easy to set up. It arrives in a metal bucket with six plates, six hangers and two end brackets. All you need to add are 2x4s. I use four four-footers for the legs and an eight-foot cross piece, and the whole kit and caboodle fits easily into my 4Runner.

The only thing that’s missing is a guy to yell, “Hey, dumb-ass! The slot for the cross piece goes on top, not on the bottom!” Once I figured that out, it was simple to set up by myself.

Arrange the hangers where you want them, rotate the hexagonal plates to slide them onto the hanger arms, then allow the plates to swing into position.

The design forces backsplash toward the ground, and while you should wear safety glasses and shoot from at least 10 yards away—the same as with any steel target—I’ve fired hundreds of rounds without getting hit by bullet fragments.


I’ve been known to miss the plates on occasion, so I’ll need to replace the 2x4 cross piece periodically. But up to this point all I’ve had to do is shave off major splinters so the hangers can slide freely.


The plates come unfinished, and if my experience is any guide, the metal parts will be dirty from the manufacturing process. You might want to handle with gloves at first and clean them prior to using.


I couldn’t be more pleased with this setup, and I’ve had a blast shooting it. I might even be getting better.

 

Recommended for You

Mossberg dives into the CCW market with the MC1sc 9mm pistol (#89001), their first striker-fired semiautomatic. Semi-Auto

Mossberg MC1sc 9mm Pistol Review

Brad Fitzpatrick

Mossberg dives into the CCW market with the MC1sc 9mm pistol (#89001), their first...

The Ruger Security 9 Compact 9mm (model # 3818) is a shootable, dependable gun with a low price tag. Compact

Ruger Security 9 Compact Review

J. Scott Rupp

The Ruger Security 9 Compact 9mm (model # 3818) is a shootable, dependable gun with a low...

I don't have a distinct recollection of the first time I reloaded a cartridge – it's been a long Ammo

To Cast a Good Bullet

Bart Skelton - June 28, 2012

I don't have a distinct recollection of the first time I reloaded a cartridge – it's been a...

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

All About Handgun Ammo

All About Handgun Ammo

Rich and Jim get into the nitty gritty of the FBI ammo protocol, firing into various barriers to illustrate what can happen to a bullet.

Going To The Range

Going To The Range

Jim and Scott show you how to make each trip to the shooting range a quality experience.

Kyle Lamb and Eric Poole talk SIG pistols

Kyle Lamb and Eric Poole talk SIG pistols

G&A Editor Eric Poole and Viking Tacticals's Kyle Lamb talks about 2 new pistols from SIG Sauer and a Lipsey's Special of the P365.

See more Popular Videos

Trending Stories

The SIG SAUER P365 (model # 365-9-BXR3) may just be the subcompact 9mm against which all others will be judged. Compact

SIG P365 Review

James Tarr - October 31, 2018

The SIG SAUER P365 (model # 365-9-BXR3) may just be the subcompact 9mm against which all...

Eliphalet Remington's world initially revolved around flintlock rifles at the time, and while early 1911

Remington Timeline: 2011 - R1 Pistol Is Introduced

Handguns Online Staff - September 09, 2016

Eliphalet Remington's world initially revolved around flintlock rifles at the time, and while...

One of the newest in the Micro 9 series, the Kimber Micro 9 Nightfall is a serious pistol designed for personal defense. Compact

Kimber Micro 9 Nightfall Review

Jeff Chudwin - January 29, 2019

One of the newest in the Micro 9 series, the Kimber Micro 9 Nightfall is a serious pistol...

See More Stories

More Accessories

Check out these great gift options for Dad on Father's Day! Accessories

2019 Handguns Father's Day Gift Guide

Handguns Digital Staff - May 07, 2019

Check out these great gift options for Dad on Father's Day!

Streamlight TLR-7, TLR-8
The new small-footprint light (TLR-7) and light/laser (TLR-8) will fit on Accessories

2018 Father's Day Gift Guide

J. Scott Rupp - February 14, 2018

Streamlight TLR-7, TLR-8 The new small-footprint light (TLR-7) and light/laser (TLR-8) will...

The new Streamlight TLR-8 G is a rail-mounted green-laser/light version of the popular compact TLR-8 red-laser/light. Sights

Streamlight TLR-8 G Laser Sight Review

James Tarr - July 24, 2019

The new Streamlight TLR-8 G is a rail-mounted green-laser/light version of the popular compact...

See More Accessories

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.