Gear Review: CTS Target System, steel targets for pistol, rifle
By Kristin Alberts
Competition Target Systems eight inch plate Pro Kit. The AR500 heavy steel plate is easily replaced, as is the bolt retainer. CTS sells all replacements on their website. Note the classy cut-branding at the top. (Photo: Kristin Alberts)
Ah, the sound of ringing steel. It’s a favorite of target plinkers and competition shooters alike. There’s nothing better than reactive targets. While there are many target makers out there, few travel easily. Few are affordable either. Enter CTS. From simple hanging steel to complete systems, Competition Target Systems (CTS) has shooters covered. Let freedom ring.
Who is CTS?
Combining high quality AR500 steel with simple, yet innovative designs, CTS has created quality products with reasonable prices. CTS is a division of Teske Manufacturing, a trailer manufacturing outfit and steel production expert based in Springfield, Minnesota.
The components as they come out of the box from the factory. Assembly from unpack to range-time is only 15 minutes. (Photo: Kristin Alberts)
Though the target side of their business is a newer venture, they have the market pretty well covered with options. They offer 0.5 inch, 0.25 inch, and 0.375 inch steel targets in round, gong, square, tombstone, and silhouette. There are stands, hangers, and brackets and, if your