Always follow all firearms safety rules at all times when shooting.
Always use certified eye protection (ANSI Z87.1) with side shields and ear protection.
Pistol Distance: 10 yards minimum distance from the target; Maximum 1,500 fps lead ammo NOTE: IDPA Rule 2.15 requires steel targets be engaged at 10 yards or more.
Rifle Distance: 100 yards minimum distance from the target; Depends on rifle, caliber & ammo; Maximum 3,000 fps. NOTE: Back up until bullet speed is generally below 2,850 fps at the target to avoid pitting; If a bullet leaves a mark, increase your distance from the target.
Do not shoot armor-piercing, steel core/steel jacket, solid copper bullets, or other hardened bullets. Do not weld or modify plate.
Shoot steel targets straight on, not at steep angles; Consider many uncontrollable directions and dangers of flat steel splatters (your decision).
Ensure target face is angled downward so bullet splatter can be directed toward the ground.
Watch for ricochets; Shoot at longer distances to prevent damage to the target. NOTE: Bullets can deflect and go in unknown and unpredictable directions; Bullets can penetrate the wrong type of target.
Never Shoot BBs, pellets, or Air Soft at thicker targets, since they do not have sufficient force to splatter and will bounce back.
Shoot frangible ammo on steel to generate less fragmentation, but regular jacketed handgun ammo may also be considered (your decision).
Bullet lead splatter may be hot; do not use in dry grass due to fire risk; Use caution
If the target becomes bent, cratered or damaged in any way, replace it.
Shoot steel targets at your own risk; Make your own smart choices and decisions.
Use hangers and stands that allow proper target angles or allow them to move freely to reduce the chance of being hit by fragments.