If there are any Carpenters that would like to collaborate on the design of a range stand, please let me know.
I built a range stand many moons ago but I will try to explain. Imagine a computer desk that is made to sit in the corner of a room. You sit directly in front of the corner and the desk sides 45s following the walls down both sides of you. I used a full sheet of plywood and from the front of the sheet I measured back maybe 30 inches. The area where I sat was maybe 30 inches across which gave me enough wiggle room to move around and ease of reaching both sides to access all my gear. I think the sides were maybe 2 ft wide. Plywood will want to sag over time so just make a recessed box frame with braces and screw the top down to that. As far as how tall it will be depend on what seat you build or use. I really enjoyed that range stand for many years. I hope this helps
Henry, thank you so much for sharing this with me. I can wait to design and build it and share it here with the community.
It was long time ago so the measurements were rough estimates. Just make it fit you and your needs and I know you will be happy.
Here you go. I build my stands from scraps left over from other projects.
4 feet tall, 3 feet wide. Cross beams are right at 12 inch centers, so I can hang 12x12 targets on them. It can accommodate screws for hanging targets, and not even sustained 12 gauge fire can knock it over. Shoot a board to pieces, back out the screws, change the board, and run the screws back in. It is a little heavy though.
I would only suggest adding a couple of 45 degree angle braces from the risers to the legs.
wasn’t sure exactly what you were looking for … gun stand? … target stand? shooting bench?
Target Stand (IDPA/IPSC style)
link has a downloadable PDF for this:
Sorry. Yes my design was for a “bench” as referred to above but instead of it being a two seater for a left and right handed shooter. It was a center seat that had the table come down left and right sides to accommodate either shooter type. I built it for my self and really liked being able to have all my gear on the table and nothing on the ground. I also didnt have to get up and switch seats to practice shooting left or right handed. I used it Daily for years behind my house and loved it
If you’re talking about setting up to practice shooting from something like a seated position at a desk, just a simple folding camp table and a decent chair is all you need.
No need to spend a bunch of money or build something big and bulky that you need help to drag around.