No power thermal targets offer a lower cost, greener, and safer way to train, but you need to set them up properly to get the best results. The good news is that setting up No Power Thermal Printed Targets is fast and easy as 1, 2, 3.


  1. Position targets properly
  2. Consider the environment
  3. Shoot the crap out of the target
Target Setup
  1. Lean the target back about 15 degrees as shown in the above picture.
  2. Place a real or image a mirror on the target and move back about 10 steps toward the shooting area.
  3. From your position, what do you see in the mirror?
    1. If you see the sky, you are in good shape.
    2. If you see the sun, you may be able to use the position, but the target will appear hot rather than cold. Not a big deal.
    3. If you see a building or thick trees, you need to adjust the position.
  4. If you need to adjust position, lean the target back more or rotate it slightly so that from the shooters location you see the sky in your “mirror.”

The contrast of No Power Thermal Printed Targets is affected by the environment.

  • Contrast is not affected by the time of day.
  • Contrast will tend to decrease as cloud cover increases. The ideal sky is clear and blue.
  • Contrast will tend to decrease as rain increases.
  • Contrast will tend to increase as the ambient temperature increases.
  • Contrast is nearly non-existent inside.
No Power Thermal Printed Targets will work well in imperfect environments, but understanding what affects them will improve your experience.
Take a few minutes to make sure your targets are set up properly and you will have a great experience.If you need additional help or have questions on setting up no power thermal targets, give us a call and we will help… 443.292.8885.
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