Paper plates were some of the very first targets I ever started shooting at. They’re convenient, easy to obtain, and come in a variety of sizes to reflect various accuracy levels. The Everyday Marksman community recently got interested in posting a few more Marksman Challenges, and so I figured we could do with a pistol-themed one harkening back to the simple paper plate.
For this challenge, I’m not requiring you to go out and buy plates or anything. Instead, I put together a simple target representing an 8″ plate. I like this size because it’s the same as so many of those classic Dixie plates, but also because 8″ is the size of the black on an NRA B-6 target used for 50-yard bullseye.
The target consists of two circles. The outer grey circle is 8″ in diameter. The inner black has a diameter of 4″. When placed at 25 yards, the inner black circle represents the 50-yard target. Click the photo below to download, or from this link.
The Paper Plate Pistolero Challenge Instructions
Completing this challenge is simple: fire a single string of 10 shots at a target placed at 25 yards. This must be done from a standing position without any support. Any shot that breaks the outer edge of a circle counts as a hit.
Level 1 is placing all 10 shots within the larger grey circle.
Level 2 is placing all 10 shots within the inner black circle.
Level 3 is placing all 10 shots within the inner black circle, but only shooting with one hand
For this challenge, you are expected to use a traditional handgun and not a braced pistol. We aren’t drawing any distinction between cartridge, action type, or the use of optics.
Good luck, have fun! Don’t forget to post your results in the Discord server so you can earn credit and rank up.