I have original Mantis for my rifle. I don’t use it with the targets at all, but I can definitely see how. those can be great for instant feedback.
I have mine zeroed for about 15/20 feet with my home defense AR. I find it to be most useful in my house for basic drills such as ready-ups, and smaller drills such as the 3,2,1 drill. I. haven’t done it yet, but I could also see value in setting up 2 targets and practicing going from one target to another.
What will the rifle you use your Mantis on be used for?
I have both the Mantis Blackbeard for AR’s and then the Laser Academy with laser bullet for handguns. I really like them both a lot. The laser academy seems to really just be set up for handguns as far as the targets and drills go but I have used it with the Blackbeard and AR’s a bit as well. Even if I am not using the laser academy to track anything, I have 5 of the small targets set up on a bookshelf that I use for dry fire with both handguns and rifles and it is nice to have a target other than a light switch, outlet, doorknob etc. I am hoping that they will work in some rifle drills with the Laser Academy but unfortunately not sure that will happen with the Blackbeard X out now. For those wondering, as a USCCA member you do in fact have a discount for Mantis products on your Member Dashboard as well!