The MantisX is a device that connects to the accessory rail of any firearm. It works the same as many other firearm attachments and can be used with live fire, dry fire, airsoft, and CO2. The device evaluates your shooting performance and identifies any areas of improvement and even tracks progress over time.
How It Works
Purchase the MantisX at your local firearms store – like On Target Training (we have plenty in stock!)
Download the app on your smartphone; it is available from the Apple App Store as well as Google Play
Safely attach the Mantis sensor to your gun
Open up the app, press “connect”, and then leave your weapon on a flat surface for a couple seconds to calibrate
After the calibration is complete, press the “start” button to start collecting data
Once you’re done shooting, press “stop” and analyze the data
Be sure to press “reset” between rounds of shooting so it stores your data properly
The best way to use the MantisX is to look at aggregate shooting session data rather than individual shots alone. Start your session, take about 10-15 shots, then stop the session and analyze. Once you get enough data, you’ll be able to notice patterns and areas of improvement within your shooting.
So what type of data does the MantisX actually provide you with?
Each shot is scored based on how much you move away from your sighted position during the trigger pull. A perfect score of 100 means that you did not move at all, although it is almost impossible due to the natural arc of movement.
During each shot, the device detects the direction of the barrel movement during the trigger pull. If you shoot more to the left, then the left sector will light up on the wheel. Once the system gathers more info the device will be able to show you more of a pattern.
Analyzing one shot or a group of shots provides you with a suggestion of what may be the cause of your movement – you can click on it to read about what you should focus on to improve on your next round.
For more information, visit our store and check out the MantisX for yourself, or give us a call if you have any questions or concerns. This is one of the best range partners you can have!