Grizzly Targets is a steel target manufacturing business operated by veterans out of Tampa, Florida. Our mission is to provide superior target systems and customer service for law enforcement and military agencies, ranges, firearms instructors, and competition shooting clubs. Our steel targets are 100% handcrafted and built by hard working Americans. We achieve success through our durable innovative target designs and further hot-dip galvanize our target systems to ensure our products will last in any climate.
Grizzly Targets is American made
When you purchase Grizzly Targets, you are not only investing in high-quality steel targets but also in the growth and prosperity of American businesses. Our American-made products go beyond just patriotism; they signify a commitment to supporting our local communities, strengthening our economy, and building a brighter future for our country.
By choosing Grizzly Targets, you are supporting a company that takes pride in sourcing all materials domestically, and manufacturing all products in-house with the utmost attention to detail and quality control. This not only helps to create jobs for Americans but also ensures that we are delivering the best possible products to our customers.
When we buy American-made products, we are investing in our local communities, supporting the families that work hard to create these products, and fueling our country’s economy. At Grizzly Targets, we believe that by promoting American-made products, we can help build a better future for generations to come. So, when you choose Grizzly Targets, not only are you investing in your shooting skills, but you are also investing in the future of America.
10 reasons why you should buy American-Made steel targets
- Provide jobs for future generations
Creating demand for American-made products means that more people will need to create those American-made products.
- Promotes American independence
We need to end our reliance on the exports of other countries and take back our independence by buying products made at home.
- Better for the environment
If we invest in American-made products, we can be sure that we are doing our part to contribute to a cleaner environment for our generation, not to mention the generations to come.
- Our government cannot control foreign labor standards
Importing goods from abroad means that we do not have the same level of control and transparency as we do in the US. Sweatshops are rampant in countries where many products are manufactured. Buying foreign products, in many cases, supports these violations against workers abroad.
- Boosts American investment opportunities
The more that is pushed into national manufacturing, the more the nation’s economy will reap the benefits. With growth in manufacturing comes a surge in investment opportunities.
- Guaranteed quality of goods
The term “Made in the USA” speaks of quality, excellent craftsmanship and a superior product.
- Guaranteed safer and fair working conditions
The US government puts controls and regulations in place to minimize accidents, while granting rights to employees. Foreign countries may not have the same level of health and safety, and imports may be contributing to unsafe conditions for thousands of workers.
- Helps to reduce the deficit
Whether we like it or not, the USA has a trade deficit that needs to be addressed and eliminated. Investing in American-Made products will boost the American economy which, in turn, will reduce the deficit.
- Avoid foreign political debates
Importing goods into the country can produce a whole host of barriers and obstacles, particularly with nations whose diplomatic relationships may be tense. Manufacturing in the USA means these potential obstacles can simply be removed.
- Outsourced manufacturing plants rarely return to the US
One less considered factor is that once a product has been outsourced to a foreign country, in too many cases it will never again be manufactured in the US.
The Grizzly Targets, “Built to Last” brand reputation speaks for itself, but we would rather our customers do it for us. You can learn more about our Grizzly Guarantee here. Or contact us for referrals.
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1/2″ XL IPSC “Hostage” Target Package
The XL IPSC Hostage Target Package includes 1/2″ AR500 XL IPSC Hostage Target, 23″ W x 32″ L x 7″ H Galvanized Steel Target Stand, and 4′ Tall Galvanized Steel Target Post that are hot-dip galvanized, stays rust-free, and lasts forever. An industry steel target classic, with a few custom upgrades to last longer and allow closer/safer shooting. Featuring our swinging 5″ Red Hostage Plate, this IPSC target will provide you a lifetime of fun for both beginners and professionals alike.
Meet Brooks Watkins, Main Grizzly Man
Brooks Watkins grew up in and around the manufacturing industry and spent his formative years between Atlanta, Georgia and Tampa, Florida. He’s a true family man who has deep admiration for his parents and grandparents for their generational perspective. Most days, he’d rather be fishing or hunting with his wife and three boys.
Brooks is an avid runner and beer drinker (take him to happy hour and you’ll find him sipping on a Coors Light in a bottle) who believes, “today is the day” and can’t stand being late, folding clothes, or faulty boat fuel gauges! Most of his peers and colleagues would describe Brooks as intense, genuine, and weird. Nevertheless, he hopes people remember him as being dedicated to his family, his business savviness, and his honesty. Brooks is a proud advocate for his community and is specifically concerned about supporting Wounded Veterans, his children’s school, and the Tampa Bay Estuary.
Brooks went to the University of Georgia where he received a degree in Economics. Later, he attended Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. As a passionate reader, Brooks believes you should never stop learning or trying to be the best version of yourself. If he’s not reading books on the great outdoors or economic strategy, you will most likely catch him flipping through the Florida Sportsman Magazine or The Economist.