I'm not sure if this subject has been posted here before so if so I apologize for the duplication. But has anyone built there own target stands to setup in their backyard for pistol drills. I shoot real pistols often and the price of ammo is ridiculous and I even reload my own. So I had run across a video of reviews on airsoft pistols and I thought what a good way to do drills without the high cost of real ammo. I did a lot of research on GBB airsoft pistols that used green gas and found the KWA M1911 Mark IV pistol and a Umarex H&K HK45 Compact both fit the bill as great replicas of my carry firearms. I purchased everything I would need to run both pistols along with extra magazine's. So I figured to do some pistol drills at ranges between 15 yards and 7 yards I would need to make up some targets. I wanted target stands that were light and easy to store after use and also to be able to capture the BB's so that my backyard would not look as if there was a hail storm. Also I do not want any BB's to accidentally leave my property. I had seen a video where they used "Beach Towels" attached to the wall and just hanging behind their target as a way to stop the BB's from damaging their garage walls. So I thought that if I designed a target with a beach towel behind my cardboard target then that would be a cheap way to make up some targets for my pistol drills. I took two 6 foot long 1" x 4" and two 20 1/2" 1"x4" and by using some #6-1 1/4" wood screws and glue I glued and using three screws per joint I attached the 20 1/2" board to the top of each 6 footer and the second 20 1/2" board I glued and screwed as I had for the top, I attached this board 28" from the top. In essence I created a 6 foot tall target with a target frame of 22" wide by 28" high. These 1"x4" are all edge on as viewed from the front. The target box size was based on the size of regular poster board that is 22"x28" I needed something to attach the targets to that would stand up to a little pressure and the poster board was cheaper then cardboard sheets. So behind the front poster board I drilled two 1/2" holes 1 3/4" from the top on each side. The first hole is 1" from the front and the second hole is 1" from the back. I took two 1/2" diameter dowel rods and glued them in place. I then took an old beach towel and cut it to a width of 20" by 58" and ran it across the two dowel rods and then brought it to the bottom board and drawing it tight I used a staple gun and stapled it a 1/2" from the back of the board. I then took some 1/4 panel board I had laying around and cut a piece 22" x 28" and with 8 screws I attached it to the back of the target box. I then took and made a base out of cheap 2"x4" boards. I cut two 24" pieces and two 22" pieces and two 3 1/2" pieces. I assembled the base with glue and #8-2 1/2" wood screws. I took the two 24" pieces and attached the two 22" pieces between them using a scrap piece of the 1"x4" to space the apart. Using the 1"x4" again I took the 3 1/2" pieces and pressed them against the 1"x4" for a tight fit so that the upright target fits snugly in these openings. After constructing three identical target stands I had purchased some exterior house paint that had been rejected at The Home Depot really cheap and after a light sanding I painted all the wood. I ran into a problem after the paint had dried the uprights were difficult to slide into the slots of the base due to the tight fit used during construction. So I sanded 3 1/2" of each leg of all three target stands and then using some flat black spray paint I sealed the ends again. To further assist in making the uprights easy to slide in and out of the bases I sprayed a little white lithium grease into each slot on all three bases. I have just done some testing so far using some cheap paper "Man Size" targets with 6" diameter peal and stick Reactive Splatter targets stuck to center mass on the man target. So far I have not had one BB leave the target box. I forgot to add that at the base of the bottom board on the target box I glued across the bottom board a 1 3/4" x 1/4" board to make a sort of BB catch box. I can say so far that it is working and it makes it easier to collect the BB's after a change out of the poster board. I have only done one poster board change out just to see what things looked like after a couple of hundred shots. I have taken a length of rope and at every 36" marked it so I can use it to place flag sticks at different distances from each target for my practice pistol drills. I have been using my holsters and practice my draw and fire drills plus a few other drills I practiced with live ammo. I am very happy with my DIY Targets, they disassemble easily and are light and easy to store in my garage. It cost me around $60.00 for all three and this includes the 100 pack of poster and 100 pack of targets. The 6" diameter reactive targets I already had in my range bag. Here are some images of what I made. Here are a couple of images after construction. These will give you an idea of how I constructed each target stand. Here is the completed target stand with poster board and a small man target. You may notice that on each base there are holes drilled at all four corners. These are holes I drilled so I'm able to slide through each hole a 3/8" x 12" spike/ nail I got from Home Depot for $0.75 each to hold down the target if it's windy when I wish to practice. I have so all I have to do is to slide in the spike/nail into each hole and push them into the ground using my shoes. I did a trial run and they worked out great and made the target stands very stable. Here without the poster board. You can see how I angled the beach towel at the top its wrapped around the dowel which is close to the front and at the bottom its stapled to the rear of the target box. I figured the little bit of angle would help keep the BB's from coming back out. I hope this was not covered in another thread, but I am happy now that I can practice my pistol drills using airsoft pistols that are extremely close in weight and size to my real pistols and most of all not litter my backyard with BB's. These are cheap and easy to build an light and break down for easy storage. I hope this helps out those who do pistol drills with airsoft pistols in their garage or basement and wish they could have a target for outdoors.