INVESTIGATION INTO MATERIALS AND DESIGNS OF SMALL ARMS TARGETS FOR 'TRAINFIRE' MECHANISMS
NAVAL TRAINING DEVICE CENTER ORLANDO FL
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This report describes an investigation into silhouette and realistic target designs and materials that possess improved environmental and scoring characteristics when used with the impact actuated pop-up Trainfire target mechanism. The actual firing test results narrowed the material selection for the two completely different designs to two modern plastic materials having the common superior capability of absorbing several thousand service rifle rounds with uniformly high scoring, when used in Trainfire marksmanship devices.