I did not realize what a poor
shooter I was until I tried the new Mantis X. The Mantis X is a “Firearm Training System” that gives you
precise motion feedback that will analyze how you are shooting.
The Mantis X will attach
directly to your gun’s rail or magazine. It will sync with their mobile app
that you can download to your cell phone or tablet. It is amazing how it will
give you “Real Time Feedback” as you
are shooting to show you exactly what you are doing wrong. But better than
that, it will show you how to correct the shooting errors that you just made.
There are various screens
that will show you how to correct your shooting but the feature that I liked
the most was the color coded screen that shows you from the point of where you
were aiming. It will show you where your muzzle was pointing prior to the shot,
during the shot and where the muzzle was pointed after the shot. It will show
you if your hand was shaking, if you flinched prior to the shot. Did you anticipate
the recoil prior to the shot? ect.
All of your shooting faults
can be corrected, real time while you are at the range. With a touch of the
screen, it will tell what you did wrong and how to correct what you just did.
The app will store the data of multiple shots through multiple sessions and you
will be able to see the consistency of your shooting and how you have improved.
The Mantis X will store an enormous amount of data that you can refer back to
at a later date. You can improve your trigger pull skills considerably at a
very low cost. You can buy the Mantis X for $149.99
I have to say, I was impressed with the Glock 43X. We
spent a few hours at the range testing out this bad boy. Yes, this handgun was
made specifically for conceal carry protection but the first thing that you will
notice is that the sleek compact design not only handles with ease, it fits
comfortably right in the palm of your Hand.
It was very obvious to me that the 43X sports a shorter
profile than the Glock 43. I also liked the fact that it had a longer ribbed
grip for comfort. The longer grip helps to accommodate the ten round magazine
verses the Glock 43’s 6 rounds. The main thing I noticed when I raised the 43X
in my shooting position was the weight. This is an extremely light gun that
only weighs 18.5 oz and it is a mere 7.28 inches long and 1.10 inch wide. With
the magazine in it is only 5 inches high. When you eject the magazine, you will
notice that it is equipped with witness holes so you will be able to view just
how many rounds you have in mag. We found the 43X extremely easy to handle with
very little kick back and trust me, we put over 100 rounds through it in only a
couple of hours and if we had the time, we probably would have put another 100
rounds through it that day.
Personally, I found the silver PVD finish on the slide
to be a very attractive aesthetic feature. It really makes it stand out from
other models. There are serrations on the front and back of the slide for easy
I would Highly Recommend the 43X. It has quickly become
one of my favorites ~
By Chris Avena
I recently tested the New Fenix PD36R. Fenix thought
of just about everything when they launched this flashlight. This is a
flashlight with some great features. It has a rechargeable 5000mAh li-ion
battery with a fast charging USB port. For your convenience, there is a built
in battery level indicator that lets you know when you should recharge your
flashlight with a red or green indicator light. It is made of a high strength
aluminum body which assures its durability. It measures 5.35”x1.04”x1.0” and
weighs a mere 3.0 oz but this little light packs a big punch.
I found this to be a very unique flash light. With the
touch of a button this light has six light setting, low, medium, high, turbo and
strobe. The PD36R is 1600 lumens and the beam has a range of 928 feet but I was
most impressed with was the illumination of the light. This flashlight has a
very wide range of illumination on each setting but on the turbo setting it is
as if your entire surrounding area is lit up. Your field of vision is
Problem solved! Sometimes the best ideas are the simple ones. I Love My RifleCaddy. The Rifle caddy is easy to install and safe to use. It is made of a tough molded plastic that is built to hold your rifle or bow securely in place so you can drive to your hunting spot without the worry of your bow or rifle bouncing around the vehicle as you drive. It slides right over your vehicles center console. I was even able to secure the RifleCaddy to the front rack of my ATV so I can drive to my stand without having to sling my rifle or bow over my shoulder while I ride through the woods. It is a much safer and convenient alternative! There is even additional storage space to place your binoculars for easy access.