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Swinging Steel Targets the Easy Way with CTS

The ring and dance of gong targets is a rewarding joy.  Useful for simply adding some fun or to confirm hits at distance.  Cable or rope tends to fray and fall apart, weak chain can’t take the shock loading and snaps.

Complete Target Solutions (CTS) has once again shown how they got their name.  Gong targets are a fun an safe way to shoot and get both audible and visual feedback.  The challenge has always been how to hang them.  YouTuber HarleyWood23 demonstrates in the video below the details that made the Gong Hanger Kit from CTS a go to for him.

As pointed out in the video, the kit permits easy adjustment of chain length.  This helps control sway while you match the target weight to impact energy.  If a target sways too much simply choke up on the chain and hang it closer to the support.  Want more swing?  Lower the target.

The impressive part are the Quick-Attach Hooks that CTS has created.  Smartly made of AR500 steel, they’re as tough as the target is and make hanging and adjusting quick and easy.  Although any standard chain will do CTS includes grade 70 chain plated in yellow chromate to resist rust.  Fasteners are of course grade 8.  The Quick-Attach Hooks are currently only available as part of the kit.  $24.99 buys you two hooks, two 2′ lengths of chain, bolts, and nuts.

Featured image courtesy of YouTube


  • Matonex

    May 6, 2019

    I have put over 10,000 rounds on my CTS steel and it still looks great.

  • LesCili

    May 8, 2019

    Steel targets are great for training and they last forever! I love CTS.

  • Rick Dembroski

    May 10, 2019

    This might be the best kit CTS has for many users. It’s one I use a lot on the range×4-x-base-pro-kit

  • Matonex

    May 11, 2019

    There are a lot of places to buy steel, but it isn’t all high quality. Don’t gamble with safety, buy CTS.

    • Rick Dembroski

      May 17, 2019

      True, CTS is one of the best out there, we highly recommend them, I have thousands of rounds into mine and all I need is more spray paint

  • brexitdave

    August 22, 2019

    CTS targets are the best

    • Rick Dembroski

      August 24, 2019

      There is alot to like about the CTS, I like the fact it uses set screws on the back end to lock in the 2×4 so you can move the whole target as one piece with no wobble.

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