Air-Targets.com are a UK company based in the Cotswolds, who design and manufacture a range of rotating target systems for Air Pistol/Rifle shooting. One of their target markets, (pardon the pun!) are Pony Club Tetrathlon competitions/training. This of course was where I first started my shooting sporting journey. Tetrathlons comprise of pistol shooting, running, swimming, and horse riding. Tetrathlons are also the starting point for many of the top GB Modern Pentathletes, which is the direction that I went. Pentathlon needs only the addition of Fencing to the Tetrathlon disciplines to make the Olympic sport.
Air-Targets.com are a friendly, efficient and approachable company. Having used their targetry unknowingly throughout my Tetrathlon career, I approached them at the 2013 British Shooting Show where they were exhibiting. I waited in the queue of enthusiastic customers to talk to Paul. Since our meeting, not only have I been using the target system for my own training, but also to inspire the next generation through coaching end exhibitions.
I’ve found the Air-targets.com system invaluable through it’s portability and easy construction. To transport it I simply load it into my Helpful Holiday’s VW Golf car, along with all my other kit.
Not only do I use the targets for young interested athletes, but also for ‘Company Team Building Days.’ Business professionals have found and continue to find, the activity “fun and different”. Due to the Air-Target.com set up being so portable and reliable, I’ve been able to take the fun, inclusive sport of pistol shooting to the people. Anyone can truly have-a-go, which has made these days so fun for all. And the different pre-programmed timing settings make the activity very entertaining!