09-14-2012 - Just a note to say thanks for supporting the Rockcastle Pro/Am 3 gun match a couple of weeks ago. It was a great match, thanks for helping to make it possible! It was good to meet y'all, your targets continue to be the standard by which all others are judged.
09-10-2012 - The quality of workmanship on your product is par to none and I am (or was) a welder, schooled even, not just the redneck who says heís a welder. I finally recognized that I would never make the time to put my own stuff together and now that I see your steel I am glad I didnít
MGM fan who prefers to keep a lo-pro
7-23-2012 - First I would like to thank MGM for supporting 3 gun shoots. I recently shot at Colt 3 man 3 gun and enjoyed the support your organization provided.
Ft. Campbell, KY
7-18-2012 - I am very pleased with my MGM target. First time out and it stopped a 300gr .338 Lapua Magnum like it was a pellet gun. Awesome target. I will be buying more MGM targets systems!
Albuquerque, New Mexico
May 30, 2012
As you know I have purchased only MGM targets for some time now.
I recently responded to an email advertisement on a new concept plate rack from another manufacturer. The price was very attractive, so I ordered it. Not surprisingly, I was extremely disappointed when I opened the boxes and assembled it; I was more disappointed when I found defective parts were shipped.
The company was very good about replacing the defective items that should not have shipped. However, the plate rack does not work as well as advertised or as I had anticipated. I will never be happy with it.
It is a toy and looks out of place compared to the rest of my MGM steel. Serious ranges deserve serious steel.
I am mostly disappointed with myself for violating my own advice....buy only MGM steel, you won't be disappointed. How can you beat a lifetime guarantee?
Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor/ Trainer
Sheriff Marksmanship Unit Member
06-20-2012 - I have used MGM targets in all of my training since their inception and they have always played a key role in my shooting success. Their quality and customer service is, and always has been, the best in the business. Mike and his company are true patriot's to both our military and law enforcement personnel. Whether I am practicing with my handgun or shooting a half -mile away I have always been able to count on MGM targets to ensure success.
Bennie W. Cooley Jr.
6 Time International Tactical Long Range Rifle Championship
5 Time USPSA National Champion
3 Time SOF World Champion
2 Time National SWAT Champion
World Sniper Champion
2-7-2011 - I recently attended Pat Doyle's Enhanced Patrol Rifle Course in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I was impressed with the ease and durability of the MGM Targets Pat had set up. My squad and I put over 10k of 5.56 rounds on the steel targets. At the end of the day the targets looked new after a fresh coat of paint. I'll be recommending your product to our firearms staff.
Sergeant C. Harmon,
Albuquerque Police Department.
12-14-2010 - Thanks for the free certificate guys. You rock!
From a happy shooter who got one of the MGM donated match sponsorship prizes.
From an MGM Targets Facebook post... Just to chime in here, there was a small issue with a recent order from MGM... I would have never known about it, however Travis tattled on himself, went out of his way to keep me informed and is still hand delivering the goods.
I can't think of many other vendors, shooting related or not, who make this incredible level of customer service simply the standard by which they operate.
I guess that hard work and customer service thing really pays off.
Lolli Popper durability!
My agency uses the range owned by another agency. We try to buy supplies, including steel, for the range to help out. For several years, I've left my personally owned Lolli-Popper downrange for a rifle target. The Lolli-Popper was set up on the same berm shared by their shoot house and earlier this month they decided to demolish the shoot house.
The genius running the bulldozer decided that the Lolli-Popper was obviously trash and preceded to push the target into the berm. When I went to the range this past Sunday, I couldn't find my Lolli-Popper. After some searching, I found the two target plates sticking out from the dirt like odd periscopes, nothing else could be found or seen. A co-worker and I found a shovel and spent the next 20 minutes digging the target out of the berm.
I was worried that when we got the target out, the base would be messed up and the target would not be usable. When we finally got the target out of the berm, I was very pleased to see that except for being very muddy, the target was just fine.
I've attached some images to show you what happened. I didn't think to take pictures until well into the process but I swear, the only thing showing were the targets. Except for a broken fiberglass shaft, the target is perfectly serviceable. I'll clean it up and have back in use shortly.
Thanks for making a great product...
Brought the flash targets home and put them to use yesterday. I was pleased to see how flat they packed. Four targets, disassembled, weren't much more than 6" high and fit easily in the Suburban with room left for luggage and guns. I was expecting welded triangles that we'd have to stack in a U-Haul. I could still use the rear view mirror! They worked great and are so simple to assemble. Ingenious design!
I attended the 2010 Colorado Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor's Association conference last week at the Highlands Ranch Training Center. We used MGM targets at a few of the classes and the memorial shoot on the last day. Thank you for your support and for letting us use your steel targets, it truly enhanced the training and made the match shoot much easier and more fun. The instant feedback is a definite plus not to mention no taping needed!
I personally own one of your spring loaded steel targets that I have been shooting with rifle calibers from .223 to .308 for 2 years. A new coat of paint and you can't tell it has seen thousands of rifle impacts. Thanks for making a great product and for your support.
Lt. Ben Perez
CLEFIA Life Member
I learned $3k of lessons before I started buying MGM targets..... Brand X and Brand Y target lessons are painful to learn..
Hello MGM Targets,
I just wanted to send over a hearty thank you for the targets that you have provided to the NCPPRC. I know that all of the shooters in our club and who come to be a part of the TBRC have had nothing but great things to say about the steel we have. We have shot the hell out of 'em, and they keep coming back for more.
NorCal Practical Presision Rifle Club
Just wanted to drop you guys a note to say thanks for all you do for NCPPRC. I'm a club member and shot the TBRC and our monthly matches. Your target are the best steel we use. Thanks for all you do.
NorCal Practical Presision Rifle Club
Mike and Travis Gibson,
Hi, my name is Jake Alvi, I am a member of the NorCal Practical Presision Rifle Club, and I just wanted to take a minute to thank you. With out your generousity, our matches would not be as good as they are.
Rock on, and Thank you very much,
NorCal Practical Presision Rifle Club
NorCal Practical Precision Rifle Club has been using MGM targets for the past 5 years and the original targets we got 5 years ago are still in service today. We have abused MGM targets with everything from a 243win going 3100FPS to 300Win Mags pushing 190gn bullets @ 2900FPS. After 1000s of rounds down range these targets take round after round without failure.
Thank you Mike and the folks at MGM Targets for providing the shooting community with the world's best target systems.
NorCal Practical Presision Rifle Club
Just a quick update. [Clearing] Trap got here yesterday and it is now installed and in use in the shop. Very nice product. Thanks again for the great support and follow-up. I would never hesitate to recommend you and your firm.
GPI Custom Gun
GPI Custom Gun
I wanted to let everyone know what a great company these guys run! MGM makes HIGH quality targets, and some of us had the chance to shoot Bob's during the last range day. So anyway I decided to order a few as they are having a KILLER special right now on their auto poppers. While I was at work yesterday they got delivered and on the way home from work this morning I got a message from Kevin at MGM and that there had been an issue with my order and to give him a call ASAP. So I get home and open the box and take a look and notice that they are missing the base that they showed to come with on their website. So I give Kevin a call and the first thing out of his mouth is how sorry he was about them not shipping the base's with the target and how they would get them out ASAP!
Long story short the base that it showed on the website is discontinued and the web guy hadn't updated the page, so to make things right they are shipping me out their updated sniper base.
I cannot tell you how refreshing it was to talk to someone who was so concerned with my satisfaction and wanted to make sure things were right! I was so impressed I gave him an order for another target. If anyone is interested in a SUPER HIGH QUALITY target, please consider buying it from Kevin at MGM!
Our group has purchased a wide range of products from MGM and will continue to add more in the future. We have found all of our MGM targets to be of excellent quality and intelligent design. Our MGM targets have demonstrated amazing durability and most importantly, properly used, they are some of the safest targets available on the market today. Quality, integrity and value are a rare combination to find in any company or their products but, MGM is one of those unique exceptions, they have them all.
G. Herman aka "Many Guns"
Hall of Fame Member of the Montana Mountain Men
I can tell you from my experience teaching practical shooting classes over the years that the MGM plate Rack is 2nd to none, I cannot even start to tell you how many rounds we have down range on the 4 that we have at the Universal Shooting Academy in Florida, but speculating I would say over 2 million rounds and not one mechanical problem yet . The plates still look as flat as they were when they were delivered.
Emanuel "Manny" Bragg
As a firearms instructor I am always looking for new and innovative target systems that bring a sense of realism to my students. Except for qualification and bulls-eye shooting, gone are the days of students standing shoulder to shoulder on a firing line shooting at stationary targets. In today's world students must be afforded the opportunity to train realistically. This means using targets that cause the students to think, react and move. The Attack Target system by MGM does just that. This target system allows students to experience scenarios at true to life speeds, thus improving their ability to win encounters they may face on the street. Thanks MGM for another excellent training aid.
Master Corporal James Love
Lead Firearms Instructor
Idaho State Police
I have competed and trained professionally for over 20 years in specialized operations for military, state and federal agencies. Whether in competition or the tactical arena, my best performance is always a must. While training requires hard work and dedication, it absolutely cannot be done without the right equipment. This is the reason I use MGM Targets and target systems. Anyone can cut a metal target out of steel, however, the innovation and customer support that Mike Gibson and all of the folks at MGM deliver is the best, bar none! MGM Targets is loyal to the shooting industry. I've personally seen them make great sacrifices to those who serve and protect our country, both foreign and domestic. MGM Target Systems makes up 90% of my practice sessions and they have never failed me. They won't fail you either!
Bennie W. Cooley, Jr.
National Champion Three-Gun Shooter
Law Enforcement and Military Shooting Instructor
Thank you. That is going above and beyond. I will get on every bulletin board I'm a member of and be sure that people know you are THE place to deal with. I want to reiterate that I believe your stuff is well made, fair priced, and now I know that your customer service is the best I have ever dealt with, in any industry. You have exceeded my expectations.
Viking Tactics, Inc. has had the honor and pleasure to work with Mike Gibson and the entire crew at MGM Targets for many years. VTAC continues to use and recommend MGM Targets as they are extremely low maintenance and almost indestructible. MGM Targets decrease set up time and maximize our training time. MGM's dedication to providing our law enforcement and military dependable and useful products is obvious in both their professionalism and quality of work.
SGM USASOC, (RET)
Viking Tactics, Inc., President
I've known and dealt with Mike Gibson and MGM targets for many years and have no question that MGM provides some of the finest steel target systems in the industry with customer service to match. Mike has contributed a great deal to the shooting community in general and military and law enforcement communities in particular.
I've shot many long range steel target systems over the years and there's no question in my mind that the original MGM flash target still gives the most reliable hit indication without questionable calls of false hits. You can't go wrong with any MGM product.
Dear Potential Customer:
I have known Mike Gibson and used his products for fifteen years or more. He and his staff are great people to know and work with.
When I say we use them I mean it, we place 80 to 100 thousand rounds downrange Monthly. We Also have two Annual matches that add another 200 thousand rounds to the total.
MGM targets have always stood up to the abuse we give them.
MGM would be the first company I would recommend to anyone or any organization that is thinking of investing in targets and components.
President Rio Salado Practical Pistol
Rio Salado Desert Classic
Superstition Mountain Mystery 3 Gun
During my deployment to Iraq ( 2004- 2009 ) MGM was my target choice and used 24/7. They proved to be the most durable targets in the field while training the Counter Terrorism Special Operations Forces . I personally Thank MGM for the manufacturing of such a Superior Product.
Universal Tactical Shooting Academy
Dear Mike Gibson,
The thirty position turning target system that your company installed in January is working perfectly. The wireless remote activation system makes it easy for my instructors to train our Department's personnel by allowing them to interact with students while still having immediate access to operating the target system. Additionally, the programmability of the remote allows my instructors to assist students while a target program is running automatically.
When I look at the high quality and excellent workmanship of you target system I believe this system will be a work-horse for our weapons training program for years to come. My personal contact with you and your company's personnel was another pleasant surprise. You were very attentive to our needs and I appreciate your continued inquiries, checking on our full satisfaction of your target system.
Sergeant Steve Gurlitz
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Weapons Training Unit, PDC Range
As you both know, I've been in the ammunition ballistics testing service for quite some time now, beginning in the early '90's. I was searching for way to confirm long range target hits when the target was so far out the bullet hole could not be seen on paper in a standard spotting scope. That's when I came to begin using steel reactive targets that I could confirm an instant hit or miss. Early on in my search for a quality target plate that would do what I needed it to, and stand up to constant rifle bullets hits, I purchased and tested just about everyones steel target on the market at that time. Everyones designs were similar, but it became quickly apparent after about six months of heavy usage, the Mike Gibson Manufacturing line of steel auto poppers were the only ones left standing and still asking for more. That led me to purchase a lot more MGM steel, eventually owning enough targets at one time ($12,000.00 worth) to run a fairly large three gun match competition. My inventory included just about six of every type of target that could be used in a 3 gun match. My MGM steel target inventory will completely fill a 6'X12'X2' high trailer. After 15 years, all of my MGM steel is still standing and still working. I have shot most of my auto poppers enough that the springs got weak in them, but all it took was a quick call to MGM and I had replacement springs in the mail in just a few days. I understand that the spring problem was no fault of MGM, but a spring supplier instead. So....after thousands of rounds and 15 years later, I can say without any doubt that MGM steel targets is the cream of the crop in the steel target industry. Whenever I hear anyone talking about purchasing steel targets, I quickly recommend MGM as their only source. And customer service at MGM regardless of who answers the phone there treats you like they've known you all their life. Thanks for great steel target products and the best customer service in the industry. I'm a customer for life.
Lin Webb, President
Mill Creek Ballistics, LLC
I would recommend MGM Targets fully and without hesitation. Simply put, MGM targets are the only targets I buy. Why, because they don't break, even when used by soldiers (horribly abused).
MGM engineers their products to be used in real world less than perfect training environments. I imagine they build such a stout product because they stand behind their product virtually unconditionally.
If your shopping at a big box store hoping to get a unicorn knock over, Mike is not your guy. If you are willing to go the extra mile for quality training targets that perform, MGM is best manufacturer I have found.
Thank you for allowing me this opportunity to comment on the many aspects of your business that I am familiar with. I guess I have been buying and using your products since the early 90's. I personally have a trailer load of your products that have been towed and used all over the western states. I have purchased your products when I was Range Master for the Longmont Police and I have purchased your products as Chief Instructor for the Green Mill Sportsman Club in Erie, Colorado. I have used your products as a Range Master at the Gunsite Academy Inc in Paulden, AZ.
Every single item I have ever used manufactured by MGM has been of the highest quality and performed exactly as advertised. Additionally, I have felt every item was fairly priced and a great value for the money. Finally, at least as important as value, is the customer service I have received over the years. There are not all that many businesses I can recommend without any hesitation. Mike Gibson Manufacturing is at the top of the list.
Custom Firearms Training, LLC
Sergeant's Major, USMC (retired)
Range Master, LPD, Longmont CO (retired)
NRA Firearms Instructor
Range Master, Gunsite (former)
Court recognized firearms expert, Colorado
Subject Matter Expert, DOI, DOE
Force Protection Officer, Titan Corp, Baghdad, Iraq
Consultant, Range Development
Reserve Deputy (range), Adams County Sheriff's Department
Having been in the law enforcement training, and competitive shooting fields most of my adult life I can say without hesitation Mike Gibson and MGM Targets have led the way in the steel target industry with innovative, cutting edge target design and performance. No one in the industry makes a better target or backs their product any better. Mike leads MGM Targets with personal honor that isn't easy to find now days.
25 year law enforcement officer 3 Time IPSC 3-Gun Natl Champion Member of 5 World Champion Tactical 3-Gun and Sniper Teams
MGM Targets : Heavy duty, reliable, and unsurpassed customer service. Highly recommended.
D & L Sports
After purchasing a few steel targets from another source, our club found out about MGM Targets. We purchased a few more targets from MGM and there was no comparison in quality or durability. MGM won hand down. We used our steel targets in matches for rifle, pistol, and shotgun. The MGM targets took the punishment and kept going. The other brand had to be repaired fairly regularly.
A number of club members went on to purchase their personal targets from MGM. To this day I still have an assortment of MGM products to enhance my practice time.
Just a note to say how much we LOVE our plate rack!!!
First-timers really get a kick out of shooting the plates.
Thank you for a truly great product.
Spartanburg Gun Club
For thirteen years I served as a law enforcement officer. The last several years of which I worked as an Agent for the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and as the Chief Investigator for the Colorado State Attorney General. I earned an accounting degree during my tenure in law enforcement. Now I own a very successful medium sized CPA firm in Colorado that has been in business since the 1980's. Client satisfaction is very important to us. I have dealt with Mike Gibson and his team for many years on both a business and personal level. It is great to see another business that is as customer oriented as our firm. Among our 1600 clients we have several hundred business clients. MGM would be a great model for many of them. I still work closely with many Colorado law enforcement agencies. MGM is the only source that I would suggest for law enforcement target needs.
Daniel J. Predovich, CPA, CFE, CFF
Predovich & Company