I’m considering buying the MantisX training tool to improve my handgun shooting accuracy. Product reviews seem to indicate the device is simple to use and offers excellent feedback to improve the grip and trigger press. I would like to hear from anyone in the USCCA community that has had experience with this product.
My wife surprised me with the MantisX system for Christmas. I have used it daily in my dry fire practice (what Front Sight calls dry practice). It gives you a really interesting read on how much wiggle and bounce you may have getting on target, how long it takes you to press the trigger, and how much movement takes place during each of those steps. While it obviously doesn’t know how great a shot I am (I blame any errors on arthritis)… it is a really good device to help you refine your trigger control.
I have tried it at the range and it measures your timing from the initial press through additional shots; plus with the external stick-on adapter for a magazine, you can get timing on your holster work. Well worth the cost.
I’ve been using one for about 6mos. It definitely helps with the trigger press and grip pressure. But beware, it is very aggravating also. The Mantis is very sensitive. And scoring well can get a bit frustrating. I Think it has improved my trigger prep and press. Working on a consistent grip.
@Jeffrey14 , use the search option on the top and look for “Mantis”.
You will find few threads we have discussed this tool.
Thanks for the feedback.
I appreciate the information.
Thanks for the tip. I have not used this forum very much.
They’ve put it out there pretty clearly. MantisX works. Mantis X10 is significantly better. However, Mantis offers a trade-in program which can allow you to start with their less expensive format and get the package that suits your interests. Last, not only do you have access to your data in the application, pointing you directly at what you need to learn or improve, they’ve also hosted a ‘training’ website for users which gives you another way of looking at your accomplishment, what you want to work on, and details short and long term.
Hook this up with a Coolfire trainer (CO2 actuator), a course of fire, or three located around the house, and you can up your skill set by seeing the improvements as you go. It’s not a substitute for instruction with NRA and or USCCA Instuctutors but it’s loads better than drilling a static piece of paper downrange the same way over and over again!
This is what I was asking for. A picture is with a 100 words. I wonder how many words are in a video b
That’s cool I thought it was just for AR’s. I wouldn’t mind having this for my EDC because no range in town allows live fire draw from appendix. I do dry fire practice but it’s not the same as also pulling a shot in the process and seeing the result.
buy it. Combine it with a laser snap cap for dry fire.
Very useful tool.
It will improve your shooting if you’re diligent with it.
That’s my go to dry fire practice as well. I use the wife’s iPad for the laser and itarget app. Mantis x3 with my phone. Great amount of feedback short of live fire, and the X3 works for that also, if ammo ever returns to everyman’s affordability.
I currently use an ELMS (expert laser marksman system) with my iPhone for dry fire practice. Could I use the MantisX product at the same time? The ELMS to show where the shots land on the target, the MantisX for the feedback on the grip and trigger press.
The best thing about MantisX is that this tool is completely independent from any other tool. So it can be use the same time, giving their own analysis.
The only trick is that MantisX app cannot be run on the same mobile device with the other app in the same time. But using 2 phones or phone and PC or phone and tablet will do the job.
Thanks. I’ll probably continue using the iPhone with the ELMS and use the iPad with the MantisX.
Here you have a video about using MantisX to check your shots at home.
This video has been recorded by one the best shooters I know on CZ Forum. (unfortunately not personally)
Thanks for the information.