disappearing target

disappearing target

[′dis·ə‚pir·iŋ ′tär·gət]
(ordnance)
Target that is exposed to the firer's view for a short time; for example, bobbing targets or targets raised from target pits for short periods of time.
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The first stage involved grabbing the gun from a box, loading it, and shooting through a small window at several paper targets and a steel popper, which triggered a briefly-exposed disappearing target.
45 slug put the Popper down quick, and by the time I got on the disappearing target it was already, well, disappearing, and I got only one of the two requisite hits before it was back behind cover.
If you are required to identify a threat before engaging or shooting disappearing targets, you still need to think about what it is you are looking at.