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Wall Padding ideas?

Postby Brockman » Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:00 pm

Hello everyone!

I live in an apartment building in NYC. Airsoft guns are technically illegal to have outside and there's nowhere for me to practice, so I bought this target trap (http://www.amazon.com/UTG-AccuShot-Airg ... B0053EQO1W). This works pretty well, as I place it at the end of my apt hallway and fire from my living room. However, when doing different exercises (quick draw, moving/shooting) people tend to miss, and bb's + walls = bad news...

Right now I just tape a towel to the wall behind the target, which isn't optimal and still leaves faint dents in the wall. So, for more active practice, where misfires and ricochet's are more common, can anyone think of a generally cheap method for padding the end walls of a hallway?

I have an old foam mattress cover that I've considered utilizing that somehow, maybe cutting it up and adhering it to a folding room divider... Anyway, I figured asking and seeing if you guys could come up with something brilliant!

Ideas?
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Re: Wall Padding ideas?

Postby Airsoft Gi Darren » Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:29 pm

A few layers of cardboard and carpet padding hotglued onto a wood backboard?
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Re: Wall Padding ideas?

Postby Brockman » Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:16 pm

Not a bad idea. Actually I never considered carpet...

Perhaps if I incrementally installed hooks along the wall(s), then I could string up some carpet pretty easily, and If I do it in a way that the carpet isn't right up against the wall, maybe a quarter inch or so in between, then most of the energy would be diffused! At least that's the way the physics work in my mind, which could just be wishful thinking... Even so, if the carpet is thick/tough enough, then it probably wouldn't be an issue anyway. Also, since it's carpet, it should be relatively easy to roll up and store when I'm not shooting like a madman. Thanks, I'll definitely ponder this idea.
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Re: Wall Padding ideas?

Postby timbuktoo » Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:58 am

as a fencer (modern sword fighting) common practice is to make a "wall target" it is basically a sheet of plywood, covered on one side with some sort of dampening material- fluff insulation stuff/rolled up plastic bags/squishy foam/and then covered with some sort of (durable) fabric like canvas or nylon. this way we can stab our walls without dammaging them, same should work for airsoft bb's which carry much less energy then a steel blade propelled continuoulsly by a person.
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Re: Wall Padding ideas?

Postby Johnny SCARface » Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:24 pm

Find a cheap, ugly painting at a yard sale. hang it up when practicing. take it down when youre done. Voila! you kept your swag, and your wall. for a grand total of 5 USD :mrgreen:
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