PROVO, UTAH – November 14, 2018 – Action Target Inc., the leading manufacturer of modern shooting ranges, steel targets and shooting supplies, has developed the AutoTargets Bullet Trap Lifter (BTL) to provide an improved method of training for military and law enforcement in shoot houses.

The BTL mounts directly to the Portable Bullet Trap and recognizes, reacts to, and records hits within the target area. Once the predetermined number of hits on the target is reached, the target retracts into the base of the bullet trap. Targets also communicate wirelessly via the AutoTargets app. Through this app, trainers can assign unique hit-to-fall requirements for each target, which helps students learn appropriate use of force and threat recognition. Trainers also have the option to assign a point value to fall, which means that more accurate shots can be assigned a higher score than non-vital shots.

“The Bullet Trap Lifter improves the shoot house training environment because it adds an element of unpredictability that is inherent in real-world scenarios. The revolutionary app is also proving to be an essential training tool. It records the time and location of shots on each target, which provides valuable feedback during the after-action review,” said Christopher Hess, Product Marketing Manager at Action Target.

“One of Action Target’s primary objectives is to leverage technology to enhance the shooting experience. By integrating smart systems with our products, we enable users to create customizable training scenarios and gather unprecedented data through mobile applications,” said Kevin Tomaszewski, VP of Marketing and Engineering at Action Target.

The Portable Bullet Trap can be used with all calibers common to CQB training and is safe for training at close distances. The lightweight trap (up to 500 lbs. lighter than other comparable traps) can be easily moved to other locations within the shoot house. Patented features include an easy-access waste tray to quickly remove lead and jackets from the trap for simple recycling. Additionally, an innovative wheel skirt prevents interference with brass casings and debris on the floor, allowing for maximum mobility.

Both the AutoTargets BTL and the Portable Bullet Trap are available at The control app for the AutoTargets may be downloaded for free on Google Play Store, Apple App Store and Kindle App Store.

About Action Target, Inc. 

Action Target Inc. is a privately-owned business headquartered in Provo, Utah. As a world leader in modern shooting range technology with more than 4,000 products and 50 patents for the systems it designs and manufacturers, Action Target has installed thousands of shooting ranges across the United States and in 25 other countries around the world. Action Target also designs target systems and conducts firearms training for law enforcement and various military divisions. For more information on Action Target, visit To learn more about Action Target products or to purchase items online, visit