The Creation Process
At a young age Daniel Tanner’s interest and fascination with special effects was fostered by his grandfather in his workshop. After many years of encouragement when Dan turned 21, and was granted an ATF federal license he began earnestly experimenting to create safe binary exploding target. He successfully formulated Tannerite® in 1996 and obtained design and utility patents.

Now greatly expanded, Tannerite® is a small business, and is legal in all 50 states. Tannerite® makes the safest and most stable binary exploding targets on the market. To achieve this level of quality, all targets are made in the U.S.A. with the finest materials available.

The Use
Tannerite® was specifically designed to be safe and non-flammable, whether it’s sitting on a shelf, being mixed or used. When shot with a high-power rifle it produces a water vapor and a thunderous boom.

Broad Reach
Tannerite® is the shot indicator target of choice for hunters, law enforcement, and U.S. armed services. Our company ships product across the United States and to many other countries around the world. It can be purchased online at, or over the phone. Tannerite® is also sold by respected dealers in most states.

Tannerite® is continually developing new and exciting products. Our goal is to provide firearm enthusiasts a safe, user friendly shot indicator for target practice using a variety of firearms.  Providing unparalleled customer service and product guarantee is, and will always be, at the forefront of our day to day work.