Jedburgh Target Systems was founded by former Green Beret Scott Watson. After more than 11 years of service, including four tours in Iraq, he began developing a new approach for targets to bridge the gap between range training and armed combat.

Jedburgh targets are designed to leverage the lessons hard learned during combat and prepare shooters for an armed encounter.

At the core of all Jedburgh targets is randomization. This change from traditional targets forces a significant shift in the training paradigm. Shooters are unable to predict which target will appear as a threat and are likewise unable to predict how many rounds are required before a target will fall. This randomization is applied to each iteration so that training scenarios cannot be memorized. Shooters are forced to properly apply all the necessary fundamentals of firearms handling during each engagement.

Training against either Jedburgh steel or polymer targets places a premium on accurate, well placed shots. Firearms training powered by Jedburgh targets becomes less about counting holes in a paper target, and more about preparing for a gunfight.

Power Of Uncertainty

A revolutionary Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) is the heart of our targets and is designed to mirror the variability of a human attacker. The primary variable for Jedburgh targets is the number of hits required to "win" each training engagement. The PLC also determines which target will appear as a threat, and can even randomize the number of threats facing the shooter. On each iteration, the PLC selects the required number of hits for each target and the target order, within parameters selected by the firearms instructor.

This randomization of the targets forces shooters into a continuous cycle of properly identifying the threat, accurately engaging the threat, and then quickly assessing the threat to determine if additional shots are required. This loop of identify, engage, and assess mirrors the process necessary to be successful in a gunfight.


Jedburgh targets emphasize to shooters that they cannot control an attacker. It also reinforces the only way to end the fight - you must put accurate shots into the attacker until the threat is neutralized.
The targets are controlled through a proprietary program installed on an Apple iPod Touch™, included with the system. This unique interface allows an instructor to move freely on the range and also enables real time shooter feedback including shot times and split times.


Electrically Powered—no pneumatic hoses or air compressors

  1. 3/8" AR500 steel plates rated for pistol and rifle OR
  2. Self-Healing Polymer targets—NEW!
  3. AR500 steel bases—no need to protect the targets with a berm
  4. 24v Actuator - raises and lowers the target in less than a second
  5. 500 feet of cable in multiple lengths
  6. 5 pin connector
  7. All weather capable
  8. Multiple leg heights available

Custom waterproof case - designed for easy storage and transport

  1. 110v/220v input - the system is up and running anywhere you have power or mobile generator
  2. 24v outputs for the targets
  3. Wireless network to interface with system remote (Apple iPod Touch™)
  4. Multiple training scenarios, custom programming available

Self-healing polymer targets are now available!

  1. Great for carbine training
  2. Eliminate splatter
  3. Train safely from any engagement distance
  4. No auditory feedback


Powerful programming tools are integrated into the system. Instructors are able to change nearly any parameter on the fly from the iPod Touch (included with the system).

  1. Number of hits per target—the minimum number of hits and the maximum number of hits can be changed to suit the training objectives. Each target has separate inputs, i.e. one target can be set to fall randomly between two and four hits, while another is set for five to eight hits.
  2. Base Program—all targets are activated together. This scenario is perfect for training multiple shooters on individual targets.
  3. Single Threat Program—a single target is randomly selected and presented to the shooter (with a random number of hits assigned through the PLC).
  4. Dual Threat Program—a pair of targets are randomly selected and presented to the shooter at the same time (with individual random hits assigned).
  5. Single/Double—the PLC randomly selects either a single threat or a pair of threats for the shooter to engage.
  6. Number of iterations—the number of times to execute the selected program, for example “Single Threat Program” with three iterations will present three total threats to the shooter, one at a time, in a random order.


Jedburgh targets include a 1-year warranty for all components. During the warranty period, we will travel to your location and repair/replace the defective component. Extended warranties are available.


Jedburgh offers several purchasing options. Full systems come complete with six targets, but systems with fewer targets are available and can be upgraded over time. Please contact us for price list and options—

  1. JTS Black—AR500 steel targets for ultimate durability. Full features including random number of threats, random target order, and random round count for each threat. Includes shoot and no-shoot scenarios.
  2. JTS Green—All of the features of JTS Black, but with self-healing polymer targets. These targets are ideal for training with rifles or for training at close range. Targets are available in multiple colors and replacement targets and target sticks are available through Jedburgh.
  3. Jedburgh Instructor Training—this 1 day course teaches firearms instructors to set up the targets, program training scenarios, and execute training using Jedburgh targets. The course includes all the tools necessary to maintain the targets and is available to customers who purchase systems.


​We welcome the opportunity to demonstrate the enhanced training possible using our reactive targets. Jedburgh will bring the targets to your local range for a demonstration free of charge. We also support professional conferences, law enforcement training days, and shooting matches. Please contact us for scheduling—

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Contact Us Today: 480-261-5662