Published on Jul 30, 2017
We got our steel targets from MOA targets . Man is shooting steel fun! We got 1 – 1/4 inch AR400 and 1 – 3/8 AR500 targets. I threw one of the targets I cut into the mix as well. All 8 inch. By the way, the AR400 I thought I had is mild steel, you will see as the video series progresses.
In a nut shell all 3 handled pistol up to .45 at 10 to 15 Yards without penetration. The Mild had some dents, AR 400 and AR 500 nada.
Here is the Color Code:
Black = Mild Steel, We cut
Yellow = MOA Targets AR500
Orange = MOA Targets AR400
There is a lot of talk about steel targets. You can go on line and find enough information to boggle your mind. I decided to go with ¼ inch AR400 steel gongs. These are for my personal use, nothing more. I will post pictures after I light them up.
Here is shot of the 4×8 sheet.
I had to remember how to use my plasma cutter. It was not pretty, but I got it done:
With my Army back, I found it very hard to work on the floor so broke down the plate into smaller lighter sections. With help we put it up on some saw horses to make it easier to cut.
I also discovered these little gems from Swag Off Road. I put the screw and washer in one of the unused holes to create an adjustable stand off. I just adjust for the locations and tighten down the 2 nuts to keep my cutting tip off the steel.
And the bottom. Ignore the scoring:
Greatly improved my cuts:
Here is a shot of the targets for this run:
1 – 20 inch
1 – 12 inch
5 – 8 inch
4 – 6 inch
Drilled 2 holes in each, painted and setup:
Decided to make a shooting bench. I found some very nice plans HERE. Well written and easy to follow.
Here is a shot of my framing job:
Sealed it up before putting the top on:
Cut and added the top and bench:
Finished product with the rubber/mouse pad topper:
11 April 2017 – Sent Application to ATF and Sheriff
13 April 2017 – Delivered to Sheriff
14 April 2017 – Delivered to ATF
18 April 2017 – ATF Cashed Check
09 May 2017 – ATF Called, Interview on the 16th of May
16 May 2017 – Interview went well, should have license in 4-6 weeks
27 May 2017 – License came in the mail!
A Firearms Transaction Record, or Form 4473, is a form promulgated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in the United States Department of Justice that is filled out when a person purchases a firearm from a Federal Firearms License (FFL) holder (such as a gun shop).
The Form 4473 contains name, address, date of birth, government-issued photo ID, National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) background check transaction number, and a short affidavit stating that the purchaser is eligible to purchase firearms under federal law. It contains make, model, or serial number on page three of the six page form. Lying on this form is a felony and can be punished by up to five years in prison in addition to fines, even if the transaction is simply denied by the NICS. Prosecutions are rare in the absence of another felony committed with the gun purchased. Of 556,496 denied transactions between FY 2008 and FY 2015, federal prosecutors prosecuted an average of under 32 cases per year, including 24 in FY 2013, 15 in FY 2014 and 20 in FY 2015.
This is how we fill out ours: (I will verify when I get inspected)