2-in-1 Gong Target Holder (courtesy ammoland.com)
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You young kids and your internet! Back in the day, we had no way of knowing what our favorite rock bands were singing when they sang indecipherable lyrics. Like Louie Louie by the Kingsman (not the British secret agents). Or T. Rex’ hit Bang a Gong. Nowadays you can Google the lyrics and wonder WTF “you’ve got a hubcap diamond star halo” means. And you can transport and hang your gun range gongs with ease, thanks to Birchwood Casey. Press release below . . .

USA – -(Ammoland.com)-The new 2-in-1 Gong Target Hanger from Birchwood Casey® makes it easy to attach any metal gong target in minutes.

The 2-in-1 Gong Target Hanger provides a unique double mounting option with a hardened steel hook on one side and spring and bolt mount on the other.

2-in-1 Gong Target Holder From Birchwood Casey

The 2-in-1 Gong Target Hanger easily mounts on standard dimension 2×4 lumber and works great with the new 2×4 Gong Nested Stand from Birchwood Casey (available separately) as a base.

The 2-in-1 Gong Target Holder sells for a retail price of $23.20.

Visit the Birchwood Casey website at www.birchwoodcasey.com, write to 7887 Fuller Road, Ste. 100, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 or call 800-746-6862 for more information.

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  1. Web site doesn’t say how big the base foot is, but I would be leery hanging a full size IPSC target on that.

    2x4s are cheap enough to replace when they get shot up. I can imagine a competition, taking turns to see who can be first to cut through the lumber and make the target fall.

    But I think I’ll stick with T-posts and Hang-fast target hangers.

    • “I can imagine a competition, taking turns to see who can be first to cut through the lumber and make the target fall.” We did that with a smallish tree once. Only thing on that land we weren’t allowed to shoot were (most) people, the buildings, orange trees, gators, and rabbits. Everything else was between the shooter and the game warden.

      • We actually do that. fewest rounds to cut a 1×4 in half (stuck in ground vertically, cut horizontal). everyone has to use the same cal is the main rule.
        a 36 cal lead round ball out of a bp revolver is actually more effective than a modern 357 hollowpoint. It takes a bigger chunk of wood out the back. My personal best is 5 shots.
        moving up to a 4×4 (which we have done), and its the other way around. penetration vs damage.

  2. How about two quick-links, two feet of chain, and additional rope necessary to hang a steel target from a tree? That should cost all of $5 at your local hardware store.

    And if there are no trees at your shooting location, you can acquire a shepherd’s hook for about $12 at your local home and garden store and hang your steel target from that.

    If it is effectively impossible to shove a shepherd’s hook or t-post into the ground, I guess you have to pay for some 2×4 lumber and make your own stand at that point. With an 8-foot long 2×4 costing less than $3, I am confident that you could make something very reliable with 16 board-feet of 2×4 lumber for less than $6, if a single board would not do the trick for $3.

    • Heh. Live in the desert where there are no trees and the ‘soil’ is a thin layer of sandy dirt over concrete-like clay. There will be no hammering t-posts in most of the time. And, on the odd occasion when you can, the the clay disintegrates around the post and it just flops around.

      Target stands of some form are required 🙂

      • I hear you: I have encountered some ground that might as well have been concrete in the desert as well as in mountainous terrain.

        And then you have cold climates where normally soft ground is frozen solid for a few months a year: no one is going to drive shepherd’s hook or t-post into that!

        • I have driven plenty of T-posts into frozen ground here in Northern Illinois. Yes, they go in hard, but they do go in. Getting them out is the difficult part.

      • Same here where I live in Far Northern California. At the BLM range, the backstop is a granite mountain, and the ground is a thin spray of clay dirt over decomposed granite and large rocks.

        • A Box.

          Specifically, a packing box from Lowes Depot. Measures ~18″ x 18″ x 24″. Costs ~1.50. Packs flat, can even be folded (store under the gun gear you toss in the back of your car).

          At the range, fold the bottom flaps and set a few stones in the bottom of the box to weight it down. Then pin on your targets. Shoot.

          When one side gets too shredded, turn 90 degrees and keep shooting. You can shoot a lot before one side gets too shredded. At the end of the session, dump out the rocks and fold back up to take home. Good for 1-2 dozen+ range sessions easily.

          Best for paper targets or things that are light weight. Not good for steel.

          When the target box is just plain worn out, chuck in recycle bin.

          Spend another $1.50 on another box.

          Or wait for your big Amazon.com order to arrive and save that box.

  3. “Back in the day, we had no way of knowing what our favorite rock bands were singing when they sang indecipherable lyrics. Like Louie Louie by the Kingsman (not the British secret agents). Or T. Rex’ hit Bang a Gong.”

    Bullshit.

    Back in the same day (RF and I are of similar ‘vintage’) music was sold as things called ‘Albums’ (later called CDs) That came with printed material called ‘liner notes’ one could read if able. The lyrics were printed on these ‘liner notes’.

    One famous album (Cheech and Chong’s – ‘Big Bambu’) came with a giant rolling paper for the listener’s rolling and smoking pleasure. Weed was *lots* cheaper back then :

    http://i.imgur.com/s2rPn.jpg

    Just look at that burnout’s smile…

    *snicker*

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