I have purchased a major cross-section of all Tactrainers products and I can say
that they are all wonderful, fun, durable, functional, great for training, well made and
designed. I also have three of their air hose adapters connected in parallel to a
small air compressor.
It has been an excellent training tool for me, and has been much more fun and
effective then dry-fire/laser training for me.
When I invite friends and family over to shoot with me, it gets insane very quickly as
they invite people too and it soon becomes a massive shooting party. At least 60 percent
of them usually have never fired a gun before, with many misconceptions about guns
from the news media and video games. In every group I've also had a few with anti-gun
attitudes in the crowd to begin with.
It has been a great environment to straighten out common misconceptions about guns
and anti-gun attitudes. Every time I've done that, each group has always warmed up and
become anxiously involved, ending up shooting between 6,000 to 8,000 bb's at those
targets in each session alone. So by the time they leave, every person's perspective of
the shooting sports and guns has always been super positive even from the one teenage
girl who wouldn't even try it.
I have a good balance between their plain steel targets, poppers, falling plates,
plate racks, Texas Star, and Polish Plate racks. But before I had the Texas Star and
Polish Plate racks, nobody ever wanted to stop shooting long enough to reset any targets.
So make sure you have a Texas Star and/or a Polish Plate Rack if you are getting any
falling plates, and you'll always have time and at least one person excited to reset plates
for everyone. The guns I use all shoot between 240 - 550 fps, and use all types of
biodegradeable and standard bb's of every weight. When you use the harder bb's,
expect a few bb's will come back at you when your are less then 15-20 feeet away.
The materials, workmanship, and finish are all excellent with no damages and very little
paint chipping despite thousands of rounds fired at them in each session. They'll send
them to you all incredibly carefully packed so that nothing is ever scratched or damaged.
I am not affiliated with this company or its workers in any way, have purchased them all
with my own money, and wasn't asked or compensated for this review. I simply like their
products and think everyone else will too, and felt like I had to when I see few others
taking the time to review them.