I have recently been helping a friend set up a small range on private land 0-25 yards.
I am excited to have a free venue to set up practical evolutions and train with.
My first thought was cool, maybe I want to get some steel IDPA or reactive targets. After looking at both the risks, which are minimal but still there and the cost of set up I decided that it was far easier to build a few target stands, and get free cardboard --- not hard. and make a stencil for target outlines.
Do I think steel makes sense for clubs? Sure, and it would not hesitate to shoot at such events but for private range fun unless I am going to shoot a whole ton I prefer simpler, cheaper and more flexable.