Challenge Yourself with Target Fun!

Want to have some fun? 

Challenge yourself! 

By testing your speed and accuracy when shooting with your thermal and night vision sights.  

We have launched 2 IR Challenge targets for you to shoot and score. One for your thermal scope and a 2nd target for your Night Vision sights.  

We believe we found the sweet spot for the degree of difficulty. Not too tough for the novice and not too easy for the expert.   

So, grab some friends, and a few challenge targets, load up the cooler and let the fun begin! 

A score of 105 wins a unique glow-in-the-dark IR Dead–Eye Patch. 

 Take a picture of your time and shots.

Add up your score...and Win! 

Join the IR Challenge CompetitionJan 17-March 31st

For a limited time, from January 17 – March 31st, IR.Tools is sponsoring a Challenge Competition. 

Although the Challenge target will be available through all of 2023, this competition ends on March 31st.

Join in and win some fantastic prizes! Prize package valued at over $1000.00! 

Don’t procrastinate! The chance to win these prizes ends on March 31st!

Thanks to TNVC for their part in supporting the challenge with a prize package valued at over $1000.00! 

1st Prize Package – $500.00 

2nd Prize Package – $400.00 

3rd Prize Package – $300.00 

Learn More about these awesome Prizes!! 

Buddies after a great day on the range!

Step 1: Gather Equipment 

Before you pull the trigger, you’ll need to gather all the right equipment.  

Prior to mounting the target, there are a few items you want to have on hand. 

  1. A thermal or night vision optic 
  2. Night Vision Goggles: Passive or with a Laser (or all 3) 
  3. Shot Timer 
  4. 30 rounds of ammo 
  5. Instagram or email account
  6. Pen or pencil 


Step 2: Confirm Your Zero

Your first shots will confirm your zero. We included a Universal Zeroing target in your package to make this quick and painless. Follow the instructions on the zeroing target to get this done.  



  1. Load your magazine with 30 rounds. 
  2. Mount the IR Challenge target to the target stand. 
  3. Mark off 25, 15, 10, and 5-yard distances from the target. 
  4. Set your timer in the go position. 
  5. Set up a tripod to video! Not required but this would be fun! 


Step 3: Course of Fire 


  1. Start at 25 yd marker in a standing position 
  2. At “go”, start the timer and fire 5 rounds into the top circle  
  3. Run to 15 yard Line – fire 5 rounds into large rectangle 
  4. Run to 10 yard line – fire 5 rounds into small triangle 
  5. Run to 5 yard line – fire 5 rounds into small square 
  6. Stop Timer! 

Scoring and Winning

After you have completed the course of fire it is time to SCORE and WIN! 

Grab a quick picture of your finished time, the target hits and insert the results on the Scorecard.  

Your Time + Your Hits – Misses = Your Total Score 

Remember line breaks count as a hit.  

If your score is 105 – you are a WINNER! 


Count up you shots and score your rounds!

Upload Your Results on Instagram or Email

Upload the pictures of your SCORECARD, FINISHED TIME, and TARGET HITS.  

Send results to:

Instagram: #irtoolschallenge or email:

If you have some video of your round upload those too.

We would like to see and share your results with other IR Dead-Eye shooters.  

Dead-Eye Glow in the Dark Patch

Score of 105 Wins Dead–Eye Glow Patch

Of course, if you fell short this time, participation is not limited to one try.  

The IR Challenge Target is available on our Website for all of 2023!

Good Luck!


 The Author

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Since 2006, Tom has been the driving force behind IR.Tools, dedicated to delivering top-notch infrared solutions to the military, law enforcement, and sportsmen communities.

What began with a single infrared patch has blossomed into a comprehensive store featuring hundreds of IFF patches, vehicle IFF, an extensive suite of thermal training targets, and tools for drone pilots.

Beyond his innovative products, Tom is passionate about educating users on infrared technology and showcasing how advancements in IR can enhance their operations.

Tom holds an MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland and an MBA from Regents University.

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