SHOT Show 2023: Target Nation Shoothouse Targets

Target Nation found in the Law Enforcement section of SHOT Show 2023 brings professional shooters a lightweight and realistic option for targetry within the shoothouse. These targets allow users to change out facial expressions, weapons, and input vital organs inside of each target. Due to being 3D, these targets can be angled to show realistic impacts on an enemy that will not always be front facing to those engaging.

When it comes to organizations such as Law Enforcement or specialized Military Units the need for targetry within shoothouses is large. This targetry needs to be realistic, light and transportable, and not expensive. Government money, you know? Located in the Law Enforcement area of SHOT Show, Target Nation gives us all of that with their 3D target kits.

The Targets

The targets that are offered by Target Nation are 3D and made of cardboard. This means that they can be realistic without the added cost of realistic parts.

Main Features

  • Due to being 3D these targets can be angled, resembling a normal human engagement due to enemies not always being front facing. As they teach in shoothouses, shooters should be aimed center of exposure, not center of mass. Angling Target Nations targets offers that realistic side to engagements.
  • Vital organs can also be added to the targets. Made by target nation, these fake plastic vitals can be placed inside of the targets. Once engaged, shooters and instructors can walk to the center and verify if the vitals have actually been hit or not.
  • Additional items such as different facial expressions, arms, and weapons can be purchased to add onto this target. This will add to the training. While there may be a male target there, if he has a mean facial expression but a phone, is he really a threat?
  • Qualification targets, as most organizations have, can be slid into place behind the target nation target. This will show who is actually qualifying with a real life scenario instead of just shooting a front facing qual target on a flat indoor range.
  • These targets will fit all target stands but can come with a cardboard stand from target nation if the organization does not want to haul around their own target stands.
All of these items can be purchased to add to the targets. These include weapons such as knives or pistols and the arms to hold them.

Tech Specs

  • Strong enough to withstand over 500 rounds of 45ACP shot on the move from 130-degree angle at 7 yards yet is still useable by replacing the VOICE.
  • Strong enough to withstand dozens of 12-gauge 00 Buckshot and slugs as shown in our field testing.
  • Tender enough to be used with UTM and Simunition rounds, or BBs to where the Vital Organs will effectively mark.
  • Sturdy enough to withstand a few stormy days, nights outdoor, and still be useable.
  • Simple enough to assemble in less than a minute without tools, staples, or tape.
  • Versatile enough to fit any stand, and even accommodate angle shooting from a static lane with its 45-degree left and right anchor.

Pricing and Purchase Options

A sampler set which is a smaller portion of targets to evaluate if it will work for your organization or not will run you $53.99 on targetnation. This includes 2 torso’s, 2 legs, one accessory board, and 14 photorealistic accessories.

Vital organs in the amount of 5ea will run $39.00

If buying a large amount or if you are within a large department be sure to contact Target Nation for special pricing.

If onsite at shot show, be sure to visit target nation at booth #62511.
Anna Martinez
Anna is a Federal Weapons Gunsmith with 8 years of previous experience within the US Army Ordnance Corps (91F). She has taken multiple armorer and weapons proficiency classes to include FN, Knights Armament, and Small Arms Weapons Expert course. She also writes for American Gunsmith, AR Build Junkie, and is active in Precision Rifle sports around the nation.