The New Daisy Rocket Shot Target System
The new Daisy Rocket Shot Target System is a fun new way for youth shooters to learn and practice their instinctive shooting skills with low power airguns.
Daisy explains that this new airgun target system duplicates the fun of shooting a wobbly, erratic “Springing Teal” target in sporting clays. It’s so much fun, though – they say – that adult and youth shooters won’t even notice they’re really training their eyes and muscles to become better wingshooters.
Created to be used with multiple shooters (but effective and fun alone), the Daisy Rocket Shot Target System consists of a spring-loaded silo that launches an ordinary empty aluminum can 10-feet into the air.
The can is loaded into the top and a yellow target suspended below keeps tension on the spring. When the bottom yellow target is struck, it releases the spring to launch the can, which is then shot into the air.
You can see the Rocket Shot in action in this video:
The Daisy Rocket Shot was invented by a grandfather and grandson from Hardy, Ark., after the grandfather, Harry Shackleford, reflected about how he would shoot walnuts out of the air when he was younger. He and grandson Jody envisioned a target that would allow a pair of shooters to team up to have fun and improve their wingshooting skills. Once completed, the pair set up at a few gun shows and quickly sold out of the innovative and fun target system.
The product caught the eye of Daisy Outdoor Products General Manager Keith Higginbotham at the 2017 SHOT Show. “These two thought of this idea at the kitchen table, built it, and made them a few at a time,” Higginbotham said. “We have full manufacturing capabilities and a national presence, so it made sense for us to work together.”
The Daisy Rocket Shot Target System is intended for use with airguns producing 350 FPS or less velocity. Daisy stresses that adult supervision is required for youth shooters and that everyone must know what’s beyond the target.
When using the Rocket Shot with more than one shooter – or with more than one target system – all shooters must stand side-by-side, says Daisy. They also confirm that all participants must wear shooting glasses – of course!