Comp-Tac Victory Gear offers new IDPA targets for 2017

The new IDPA targets feature a 4-inch circle within the head box to push competitors during matches. (Photo: Comp-Tac Victory Gear)

The new IDPA targets will become mandatory in September. (Photo: Comp-Tac Victory Gear)

Comp-Tac Victory Gear will begin manufacturing new targets licensed by the International Defensive Pistol Association, the Texas-based company announced Wednesday.

The association changed targets in 2017 in order to push competitors toward greater precision in certain competition stages. The new targets produced by Comp-Tac meet the new regulations offering a tighter and tougher scoring ring head box.

The targets will feature the same 6-inch head box but come equipped with a 4-inch circle within that space for shooters to aim. Shots inside the circle register as a hit, while shots landing on the box but outside the circle will now add one second per miss. IDPA competitions are based on scoring high on cardboard silhouette targets while keeping overall shooting times low.

In order to eliminate the need for ranges to DIY 4-inch circles on older targets, Comp-Tac introduced the new line of IDPA approved targets with the tougher scoring ring head box already printed on the cardboard.

While ranges can continue to use older targets for practice, come September, all IDPA matches must move to the new Comp-Tac targets.

The IDPA-licensed Comp-Tac targets are available now in packages of 100, 500 and 1,000 with prices starting at $65.99.