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ID this Target..?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Creade, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. Creade

    Creade Well-Known Member

    This weekend at an estate sale of a retired police officer I picked up some interesting vintage shooting memorabilia.

    This however, I am not familiar with, it was folded up and when purchased I thought it was a vintage BG target, but after unfolding it, I am slightly perplexed

    From what I have found researching it is a Stoeger Police Training target, but they generally have rings like the average target and this one has lines designating specific numbers (points) I do not realize understand the number designations

    I have included an image of an add for the target I found online.

    Its just shy of 3'x4'

    Anyone familiar with it, I would love some info.
    Considering framing it for my office.


  2. MrIzhevsk

    MrIzhevsk Well-Known Member

    nyahhh you'll never take me alive coppers!!

    Sorry, no clue about the markings but very interesting piece, definitely a fun thing to have framed and up on the wall.
  3. Archie

    Archie Well-Known Member

    Great bit of firearms training history.

    That deserves being framed and hung appropriately.
  4. 788Ham

    788Ham Well-Known Member

    Its a target used years ago for academy students. When you hit the numbered areas, those were your total points. I saw these on many TV cop programs years ago, vintage targets, frame and keep!
  5. MinnMooney

    MinnMooney Well-Known Member

    I have got to get to more auctions and estate sales !!
  6. danprkr

    danprkr Well-Known Member

    Copy them, and sell them at gun shows. Talk about a hot seller. Heck I'd buy some.
  7. Creade

    Creade Well-Known Member

    That doesnt make sense to me. So am I trying to get the lowest score possible then? Because shooting them in the toes would not seem to be the most beneficial practice technique.

    I have a feeling people are cheap, and the cost associated with copying a 3foot x 4foot target would not be inexpensive.
  8. Ed Wagner

    Ed Wagner Well-Known Member

    The numbers are ratings for stopping the bad guy. My dept. used them for years.
  9. Creade

    Creade Well-Known Member

    Is there a breakdown of what each number means? % Chance of stop, etc?

    Or just basically going from the lowest possible score.
  10. Sport45

    Sport45 Well-Known Member

    Just a guess, but it might be played like a dart game. Each competitor starts with x-points and works their way down by shooting.

    Shots that hit your side count for (or against) you.

    Like I said, just a guess.
  11. Snowdog

    Snowdog Well-Known Member

    Though I can see how the 2nd target could be accurately graded, I haven't a clue how anyone could score that first target in a way that would make any sense.
  12. psyork22

    psyork22 Active Member

    That might be some type of training diagram for a pat down. start at the top and be sure to hit all those points???
  13. Creade

    Creade Well-Known Member

    I had not thought of it as anything but a possible shooting target. That's an interesting point psyork22
  14. Freedom_fighter_in_IL

    Freedom_fighter_in_IL Well-Known Member

    Well Asian arts were not very popular in the States way back when that was made but it sure does resemble my pressure point target for martial arts. All are key target points for causing severe debilitating pain when struck properly.
  15. ambidextrous1

    ambidextrous1 Well-Known Member

    "That might be some type of training diagram for a pat down."

    Wouldn't it be better to disarm him first? That's a pistol in his hand!
  16. Dokkalfar

    Dokkalfar Well-Known Member

    it goes up to 17.. And alot of handguns have a 17rd extended magazine, right? so obviously you're supposed to hit each point once!
  17. hammerklavier

    hammerklavier Well-Known Member

    The bad guys sure dressed nice back in those days.

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