Originally Posted by reapertoreese08
thanks for the ideas, have any of you ever heard of cardboard box targets that have a balloon inside of them. the target is mounted on some kind of rail and bobs and weaves as it approaches the shooter, the shooter doesnt know where the balloon is and needs to shoot it in order to defeat the target. ive only seen it once but i cant remember where and i also can find a vid or anything about it, but it would be an awsome simulator to have.
I saw an episode of "The Best Defense" where the host detailed how to build those and showed them in use at the range. In this case, though, the balloon was in a predictable location because it was designed to replicate the heart/lung area. They also did a version with just a string or piece of cord holding the target up. The cord ran the length of the target (torso size) and represented the spinal column. Both targets would fall once the balloon/cord had been hit, the idea being that these would/could be "stopping" hits.
The targets were shaped like human torsos with the same approximate height, width and thickness
. One of the advantages here was that the target might present itself at an angle rather than straight on. Not only did that make a smaller target, it also changed the relative location of the vital spots.