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CMP X-Ring Plate Rack NRA Shooting Sports USA

See the article from NRA Shooting Sports USA on the new CMP X-Ring Plate Rack
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CMP Steel Targets available at Walmart.com

Custom Metal Products (CMP) Steel Targets are now available through Walmart.comSelect AR500 steel target products can be purchased on the Walmart site.
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One Week to SHOT Show 2017

Just ONE week to SHOT Show!  Jan 17-20 in Las Vegas.If you plan on attending please stop by booth 1308 and check out our products in person.New products on display for the first time include; 22 Tactical Torso, 22 Texas StarMeet World Champion Shooter, Doug Koenig!CMP Steel Targets the Choice of Champions! ...
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Countdown to SHOT Show 2017

Just two weeks to SHOT Show!  Jan 17-20 in Las Vegas.If you plan on attending please stop by booth 1308 and check out our products in person.New products on display for the first time include; 22 Tactical Torso, 22 Texas StarMeet World Champion Shooter, Doug Koenig!CMP Steel Targets the Choice of Champions! ...
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CMP introduces the new 22 Texas Star target

The 22 Texas Star target is the rimfire version of our popular center fire Texas Star.  This model uses 1/4" thick AR500 steel for the falling target plates. Use with 22 caliber rimfire pistol or rifle.Shoot one of the targets off the arm and the wheel starts rotating. Try to keep up with the moving targets! As you hit each one the wheel may s...
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Custom Metal Art for Rock and Brews Restaurant STL

We got  a call the other day from a new restaurant opening nearby and they needed some custom metal work done in a hurry for the Grand Opening.  It turns out the restaurant is owned by members of the band KISS and they wanted this custom guitar cut-out.We got to work and quickly cut and welded three of them and had them powder coated...
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Doug Koenig wins 2016 NRA World Shooting Championship

​The 2016 NRA World Shooting Championship, held at the Peacemaker National Training Center in Glengary, WV, was held September 15th through 17th, 2016. The competition, gathering the top shooters in the world to compete in virtually every type of major firearms shooting sport including pistol, rifle, shotgun and combined firearm sports, will c...
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The NEW 22 Tactical Torso

This Tactical target uses a 2/3 size version of the IPSC B C torso with the head of a "bad guy" looking over the shoulder of the "hostage". When hit, the "bad guy" flips from one side to the other side. There is also a center of mass reactive target that will flip up when hit and automatically close again ready for the next shot. No resetting requi...
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Your First Steel Match

Mr. Completely wrote a great article about shooting your first steel match, check it out below-------------------------------------------------So you've been out shooting a bit, you're keeping them mostly in the black, and you're confident you can shoot safely and responsibly. Then your friend says "Hey, there's a steel match this Satu...
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Flash Back to 2012

In 2012 when the NRA show came to St. Louis, MO.  We were there, check out this video we pulled out of the archives!  A 2012 interview with American Outdoors.
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CMP on American Outdoors Radio!

Recently John Kruse of American Outdoor radio sat down with HR Eddens, President of Custom Metal Products.  Let's listen in and see what they had to say! In the interview Mr. Eddens brought up some great points about why shooting steel will completely transform your day at the range.  He goes on to say that shooting ...
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CMP interview with American Outdoors Radio

Check out the interview with American Outdoors Radio!  Coming soon to a station near you.
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Steel Target Maintenance

Many people might think that just because their target is steel that maintenance on it is very low.  In some cases this might be true.  For most shooters, however, we have prepared a little check list to look over to help make your targets last, and get you great results, time after time.  Inspect Impact Plates Before Eac...
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Take Back The Old West Today!!

The Single Action Shooting Society is an international organization created to preserve and promote the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting™. SASS endorses regional matches conducted by affiliated clubs, stages END of TRAIL The World Championship of Cowboy Action Shooting, promulgates rules and procedures to ensure safety and consistency i...
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The Importance of Shooting the Right Steel

The Lucky Gunner writes:​The biggest hurdle for most people when choosing steel targets is the cost. Compared to paper targets they can be very expensive. When you look at the cost of shooting over the long-term though, things begin to even out.The benefit of steel over paper is that you rarely, if ever, need to replace it, provided you buy appropr...
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Only You Can Prevent Range Fires!

As Reported By: Elko Daily Free Press: CARSON CITY – A brush fire that has burned more than 200 acres near Pyramid Lake was started Friday by target shooters, according to the Bureau of Land Mangement.The Pyramid Fire started at approximately 2 p.m. Friday. The fire is approximately two miles north of Mullen Pass and north of Reno...
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CMP Meets TJ of Tactical Sh!t at the 2016 NRA Show

​Recently we met up with the head man of Tactical Sh!t,  Tj over at the recent NRA show and they were nice enough to forward us this video where we talked about some of the products that we offer.   Check out the video on their youtube site Tactical SHT, or view it here!As you can see in the video we provide a HUGE assortme...
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Countdown to NRA Show 2016

Just a few days to the NRA Show!  May 20-21 in Louisville KY.If you plan on attending please stop by booth 5907 and check out our products in person.New products on display for the first time include; Sniper Target, Tactical B-C Torso, Auto Reset Plate Rack and our latest Precision Varmint Shooting Bench! ...
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Win a Competition Pistol from Doug Koenig!

How would you like to win a Smith and Wesson Performance Center C.O.R.E. or a Sig Sauer 1911 Max Michel Edition Pistol? Good news, now is your chance! Earlier today Doug Koenig posted to his Facebook page about a giveaway from Otis Technology. If you don't win the competition pistol, you can still win some great Otis Cleaning Products!"Now thr...
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Doug Koenig at 2016 Crawfish Cup

Custom Metal Products is a leading innovator with steel targets and is a sponsor of world champion shooter Doug Koenig. The Midsouth Shooters Crawfish Cup is an annual tournament that is now in its 5th year. This year the match was held at the prestigious Southwest Louisiana Rifle & Pistol Club in Lake Charles. The event features two ...
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