So now that I'm shooting at an outdoor range I realized I needed a target stand. Because scavenging at the range for a backdrop to support my targets sucks! I put some thought into it, analyzed the logistics and came up with an idea. What you see here is a result of intense research and development, massive amounts of resources and ..... beer! What I needed had to be portable because my 500yd range is not in my backyard. Portability then necessitated that it be lightweight - I mean who the hell wants to lug around 100lbs of target stand? So I decided that pvc would do the trick. Now that I had that detail figured out I remembered that I own a TJ - how the hell can I fit a target stand in that? Well wouldn't you know it that my genius solved that little problem too - make it in multiple components. Man am I friggin smart or what? I went over to Chateau de Depot and perused the pvc piping. I was initially looking for 2" but settled on 1 1/2". Why you ask? Well the Depot just didn't have all the parts I needed in 2" that's why! I grabbed what I needed, I even grabbed some accessories that would make my stand ultra tactikool and better than your stand! Here's a list of materials, (9) pieces of 2' 2" pvc sched 40 (remember I own a TJ so 2 10's was not an option) (4) 90deg elbows (2) WYE's (2) 90deg sweeps (2) female threaded couplings (2) plugs - not installed yet as the Depot was out of them (4) 45deg elbows PVC primer and glue (2) large cardboard boxes (4) 2" velcro straps - i had these left over from another toy project - apparently 2" straps cut into the ladies skin too much. (1) 2' length of stickie backed velcro Mash all of that up and what do you get? This, 1. First I assembled the base legs - and wouldn't you know it it was on this part that I made my first and only mistake. I should have started drinking sooner! These will separate from the upper portion of the stand allowing it to lay flat in the back of my TJ. 2. Then I assemble the lower portion of the upper stand. I added a cross brace at the bottom to help with stability - hence the reason for the 90deg sweeps. 3. Then I assembled the top portion and the top bar. I "arched" the top crossbar to prevent/minimize sag. Although I don't think this will be an issue until i use a wood backdrop. 4. In order to ease assembly/dis-assembly I put a healthy drop of gun oil on the WYE fitting shoulder. This allows the base legs to slip in and out and even allow for adjustment on uneven terrain (to a certain degree). So now your asking yourself "I wonder what happened to the cardboard and velcro?". Well just relax a damn minute and I'll get it to it! Jeez!