U.S. PATENT #10,119,795
Revolutionary: involving or causing a complete or dramatic change, radically new or innovative; outside or beyond established procedure, principles.
The Falling Tree is nothing short of revolutionary, and we are excited to be releasing it for 2017! This target starts out like a Dueling Tree, but with a major twist. We started with our standard 20 inch diameter round base as the foundation, which we utilize on almost all of our systems. The front shield/upright is angled forward to dispel fragmentation and bullet energy towards the ground, and it protects the track in the rear from bullet impacts. On the back of the system we utilize a track that is CNC cut on a 360 degree laser that forms the pathway for the single paddle. The paddle not only swings left to right, but with each successful hit it drops one level of the track as well.
The 3/8” AR500 (pistol version) or AR550 (Rifle version) paddle is 6 inches in diameter and is inserted at the top of the track. There is a simple opening to insert the paddle, no tools are required to install or remove and the design of the track keeps the paddle from “jumping” out. Every successful hit rotates the paddle to the opposing side, and drops to the next level. There are eight (8) drops in total, creating a very dynamic target for everyone from the backyard shooter to the competitive marksman. The entire target stands approximately six (6) feet tall. This target is about 90 pounds assembled, including the base and the paddle. The vertical upright is easily managed by a single person, of course two people are recommended for setup for ease of installation.
The Falling Tree is offered in two versions, one for Pistol Only, and the other for Rifle AND Pistol. It is important to note that on the Pistol version, the verticle upright is made from a mild steel angle. Standard Pistol rounds will not damage this mild steel angle, however impacts from rifles WILL cause damage. If you are looking to use .223/5.56 NATO or .300 Blackout, you must purchase the Rifle Rated version. On the Rifle Falling Tree the vertical upright/shield is made from 1/4" AR500 steel to stand up to stray rifle impacts. Of course if you purchase the Rifle Falling Tree, you can still use pistols as well. The weight of the two versions is almost identical, and installation is exactly the same.
Utilizing the 360 degree CNC laser has allowed us to create a truly unique system that is predictable and reliable. We also have created a very streamlined process for fabrication, which equates to a very affordable target that is perfect for everyone’s range. We believe in radically changing the steel target industry and becoming the new standard for steel targets and systems. With every new target, every new revolutionary design, we move one step further to achieving that goal. The Falling Tree is just one more way we are setting ourselves apart from the rest.
- Pistol Rated: $299.99
- Rifle Rated: $389.99
- Pistol Use (9mm, .40, .45) 10 yards minimum
- Rifle Use: (Rifle Falling Tree ONLY): Up to .223/5.56 NATO & .300 Blackout 50 Yards Minimum
- Pistol Falling Tree deflector shield/upright is mild steel angle, not intended for rifle impacts
- Rifle Falling Tree deflector shield/upright is 1/4" AR500 and is designed to handle rifle rounds
- 6” Diameter paddle is made from 3/8” AR500 steel for the pistol version, and 3/8" AR550 For the rifle version