Building a FITA Target Stand

Here’s how to build an easy DIY FITA Target Stand for practicing and improving your handgun skills.


The simple target stand uses 2 x 4’s and a few 1 x 4-inch hardwood. The legs can fold into itself with a couple of loose cross member attachments that make it rigid. The build can be done in roughly a day with common carpentry tools.


  • Measure the four holes as shown in the diagram and drill the holes.
  • Build the front legs by attaching the top and bottom cross members.


  • Measure the two holes as shown in the diagram and drill the holes.
  • Attach the cross member.
  • Cut both the notches on the rear legs with a router or chisel.


  • Drill the four holes for the bolts as shown on the diagram.
  • Cut both the 45º notches halfway across on the rear end of the main cross member.


  • Attach the bolts for the front and rear legs. This will serve as a hinge to make the legs fold together.
  • Bridge the legs with the main cross members on both ends on matching holes. This makes the whole frame stable.


  • As soon as all the frame parts are together and the bolts and nuts are tightened, set the target on the frame and the target is ready.
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