There is no better reward than seeing a young person’s face light up at the sight of a well-placed shot. We all love the feeling of success, and what better way to demonstrate this than by making a reactionary target? Reactionary targets give the young person immediate feedback after the shot; no walking downrange to view the placement of the round is necessary.
The first thing that we want a new shooter to do is simply get on the paper. Normally this is done by turning a standard target so the bullseye faces away from the participant. The emphasis is not on scoring a hit; the goal is simply to make a hole in the paper. Supplies are relatively affordable and also provide a rainy day activity for the youth instead of just another cancelled meeting.