What Do Safer-Than-Steel Targets Sound Like? Throom!

These brightly colored reactive targets are lighter and safer than steel … and ideal for new shooters.

by posted on January 25, 2022
Woman Shooting Handgun At Throom Targets
Throom.com Image

Everyone loves reactive targets, but when shooting at closer distances, steel targets represent a real risk of fragments and ricocheting. To address this concern, Throom has developed an exclusive weatherproof, self-healing, lightweight "Shoot-Throo" polymer to craft interesting and reactive targets that allow the bullet to pass through to the backstop, making them safer than steel.

Shooters (who should always wear eye protection at any distance) can safely fire a pistol from as close as 5 feet to a Throom target, as opposed to 25 feet from a steel target. This makes them perfect for training new shooters, as they allow students to stand as close as they are comfortable and work their way back, all the while taking aim at captivating targets. Throom targets are bright green, and most can pop, flip, jump, bounce, hang and knock down so you get the visual satisfaction of hitting a target. However, these are far from one-shot-wonders. The self-healing technology allows bullets to pass through the polymer, leaving behind only a pinhole. Each target can take at least 1,000 rounds before crumbling.

Throom targets are also seven times lighter than steel targets—allowing for easy storage, transport and setup. Whether your range is indoors or outdoors, Throom targets are convenient, safe and easy to install. New for 2022 is a dueling tree kit.

The process is simple: Get your hands on some standard 2x4s and use Throom’s polymer stand brackets to affix your stand or tree. No additional hardware is required. Next, attach your target bases and targets. Throom sells these items separately or in kits, so you only have to replace what you need. You’ll never get bored of dueling with friends or firing at the plethora of whimsical silhouette targets from rabbits, squirrels, ducks and prairie dogs to chickens, turkey, pigs and rams, as well as whiskey bottles, tombstones, playing card suits and bowling pins.

There are even targets with 3-gun competitors in mind such as an 8” shotgun round and a 3” rifle round. Whether you’re a dedicated target shooter, competitive shooter or new shooter, these targets provide a safe and interesting outlet for your lead. Throom provides the instant visual feedback of steel with the safety of paper targets. ThroomTargets.com


Taurus Gx4 Carry
Taurus Gx4 Carry

New for 2023: Taurus GX4 Carry

How does this pistol compare to its micro-compact sibling?

The Armed Citizen® September 29, 2023

Don't bring electric clippers to a gun fight ... That's what a Texas man learned when he stalked and assaulted his ex-girlfriend inside her own vehicle. 

How Bad Is It … To Use Aftermarket Magazines?

You can save some money buying aftermarket magazines for your pistols and ARs. But is it worth it?

Taurus PT1911 Government Model: An Ideal Budget 1911 Pistol?

This series of budget-priced 1911 pistols bring more to the table than their price tags might imply.

Why You Need a Replaceable-Blade Knife

Replaceable-blade hunting knives are all the rage. What’s the big deal?

Four Factors That Make Big-Game Hunting Ammo Effective

A hunting cartridge needs these four things in order to drop animals cleanly and reliably.

Women's Interests

Get the best of NRA Women delivered to your inbox.