I’ve long been displeased with most commercially available targets. Many of the targets out there are not anatomically correct. This I feel is a disservice to people training to use their firearms in life or death situations. Be they military, law enforcement or responsible citizens. By not having properly proportioned targets, we fail to reinforce good shot placement and hold overs for our weapon systems.
Additionally, size matters… Many targets are frankly too big and with that comes extra cost. You either end up with a giant unwieldily piece of cardboard or a poster sized target that will invariably end up getting smashed and folded. Not to mention they can be a pain in the ass trying to staple up onto your backer if the wind picks up.
For these reasons I created the KBAT (Kit Badger Anatomy Target). It is a simple target with lots of flexibility. The silhouette reads well at a distance up to about 50 yards. Reinforcing the visualization of a threat, without giving away a “shoot here” box as a point of aim. This allows and forces the shooter to create the proper sight picture to put rounds where they need to go, without giving them a artificial aiming point.
Additionally, the KBATs are double sided. Should you want to increase the target area from the head to the thoracic cavity, simply turn a sheet over and line up the head sheet with the top edge of the thoracic cavity sheet and Bam! You have the appropriate anatomical dimensions. Where this is incredibly important is working “Failure Drills.” Ensuring you are transitioning the appropriate vertical distance between your shots to the head from the chest.
And lastly, these targets are easy to put up and easy to carry. No poster tubes or loose papers flying around your vehicle or range bag. A simple clean target pad, allowing you to take a page off at a time as you need it.
Reinforce good skills on your next trip to the range with the KBATs (Kit Badger Anatomy Target)s.