We got a chance to see the new firearms training system by Mantis X at the 2017 SHOT Show.
MantisX is a revolutionary patent-pending handgun attachment system that has a wide-ranging application for firearms enthusiasts, professionals, firearms instructors, Law Enforcement and Military personnel alike to assist you train more efficiently. Best of all, MantisX works in both live and dry fire settings and is easily configurable via a smartphone application that is available for both IOS and Android platforms. Adjustments can be made for the aforementioned live and dry fire applications, including a setting for handgun or long-gun.
MantisX attaches via the accessory rail on the weapon. Next, download and install the smartphone app, then turn on the MantisX and being pairing it with the smartphone using Bluetooth technology. Finally, begin your live or dry fire session and the Mantis X collects the data, allowing you to evaluate your performance while also identifying areas of improvement.
By using shot tracking technology, MantisX detects each shot made, analyzes firearm movement during trigger pull and assigns a score to each shot which signifies deviation from the aiming position. Based on those movement patterns, MantisX helps you identify areas of improvement and provides coaching that will help to improve mechanics, score and precision.
On Duty Gear will be doing our own review and analysis in the coming months and will post our findings once complete. Expect retail for the MantisX is $150 and will be available through a dealer network and on the MantisX website.