Sending rounds down range is a must for anyone looking to improve their accuracy. However, this can turn into a chore, especially at longer distances. Paper targets aren't great for holding up to the elements like rain or strong winds, while other options may have limitations affecting their lifespan. This is where Thor Targets—recognized for delivering top-notch training products—comes in. Their targets are ideal for anyone serious about improving their shooting accuracy, whether for competition or preparedness. We were able to validate the durability of Thor Targets with the myriad of samples they provided during CANCON Arizona, 2024.

Photo of the Thor Targets paper target stand.

Above: The Paper Puncher Stand is a low-profile and convenient way to set up a paper target (wooden uprights and paper target not included with the base).

Company Background

Thor Targets was established with a clear mission: to provide durable and reliable targets that enhance shooting skills. Over the years, the company has become a trusted name in the industry, known for its innovative approach and dedication to quality. Their vision is to support shooters by offering products that stand the test of time and deliver consistent performance.

The founders of Thor Targets understood the importance of high-quality training equipment in developing and maintaining shooting skills. With a background in competitive shooting and a passion for excellence, they set out to create targets that meet the rigorous demands of both professionals and enthusiasts. Today, Thor Targets continues to build on this foundation, pushing the boundaries of innovation and quality in the industry.

Photo of a Thor Targets 12

Above: Gongs come in 6″, 8″, 10″ and 12″ sizes.

Product Range

Thor Targets offers a wide array of products tailored to meet different training needs:

  1. Steel Targets: Crafted from AR500 steel, these targets are designed for longevity and provide immediate feedback upon impact. Their robust construction makes them suitable for high-volume shooting. The steel targets come in various shapes and sizes, including gongs, silhouettes, and poppers, allowing shooters to customize their training sessions. The steel is proprietary, is tougher than AR-500, and can withstand a shot from a .50 BMG at 25 yards. Steel this strong ensures that these targets can withstand thousands of rounds, making them a cost-effective solution for serious shooters.
  2. Target Stands: Ideal for rapid set up, and the use of customized paper targets, they are perfect for zeroing in your firearm and refining your aim. Stands range from simple gong hangers, to low profile stands used to set up traditional paper targets. They are made to eliminate some of the hassle that arises when setting up your own range, or if going to a range that may be under equipped.
  3. Reactive Targets: These targets add a dynamic element to training sessions. By moving or reacting to hits, they simulate real-life scenarios, making practice sessions more engaging and effective. Reactive targets include gongs, dueling trees, and hostage targets, each designed to challenge shooters and improve their reflexes and accuracy. The movement and feedback from these targets create a more realistic training environment, helping shooters develop the skills needed for various situations.

Thor Target's dueling tree.

Above: The Dueling Tree target offers reactivity, and provides valuable feedback to the shooter.

Quality and Durability

Thor Targets prides itself on using high-quality materials in its products. The steel targets, for example, are made from a proprietary formula that is tougher than AR500 steel, increasing its hardness and ability to withstand repeated shots. Each target is made to withstand all calibers traveling up to 3000 feet per second. This commitment to quality ensures that shooters receive products they can rely on for extensive use. We witnessed this toughness first hand while their steel targets withstood a sustained barrage from several thousand shooters during our CANCON event!

Photo of a Thor Target hostage target.

Above: The Hostage Target provides scenario variability to a day at the range.


Thor Targets offers a range of high-quality, durable training products that cater to the needs of both professionals and enthusiasts. Their commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction makes them a standout choice in the market. Whether you're looking to improve your shooting skills or ensure readiness for any situation, Thor Targets provides reliable and effective solutions.

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