Mantis Laser Training

Now that the dust has settled, what do we think of it?

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yeah

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How much does it cost? How much does a good airsoft copy of your gun cost? There's your answer

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The whole point of using Mantis instead of airshit is that you can train with your real gun’s trigger, optics, furniture, etc.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      moron

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Cool to shoot gun and laser comes out

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Any way to get the simulator to work with a big TV or do I really have to set up a projector and screen

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It should work on a TV just fine. Don't let the gaya bring you down.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Unless it shoots an IR laser you can develop a lot of bad habits by looking for the laser. I have the none laser model and use it like I would doing basic Dryfire with my par timers.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I have the pistol version and noticed this happening, stopped aiming and just walked the laser in, need to pick up the IR

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah that’s a problem but I’ve heard some laser targets that are out there only like red lasers and won’t work with IR.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Waste of money. Probably only the dumbest motherfrickers on the planet would buy this

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      kino

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have the pistol one and the app fricking sucks. For whatever reason it doesn't always register shots, so it runs the drills most of the time.

    However the targets and laser cartridge are very useful for dry fire. Would recommend picking up cheaper equivalents from someone else though.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      *ruins the drills most of the time

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah I read some review of it that said the app can register double taps as single shots and other stuff like that. Anything that can make dry fire less boring is tempting though. The only other one I've looked into is Coolfire, which is only for handguns.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        IIRC the ar-15 one resets the trigger for you, so it may be worth it just for that. Although see if you can just buy that and not the whole kit.

        I need to get the lighting in the room perfect or it registers ghost shots

        I think I had that issue as well, although it's been a while since I've used the app.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah they sell their Blackbeard for AR-15 without the app connectivity for $100 less than their fully-featured model with motion tracking and all that. Another problem with it is that I read people on Arfcom claiming that it doesn't fit in certain lowers and uppers like Radian and LMT. If your receiver set is anything but milspec then you might not even be able to use the thing.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It fits in my radian and adm.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I need to get the lighting in the room perfect or it registers ghost shots

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I want this and the upcoming model for AKs so my gf and I can play laser tag with real guns.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I get more use out of a gas blowback airsoft rifle for which I don't have any pellets, and it was cheaper.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    broke inside of 2 months, many such cases

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      oh yea and protip, none of the high level pro shooters actually use the meme dryfire stuff for rifles or handguns. Not the laser stuff, not the CO2 stuff, not the mantis stuff. They use something to put the gun out of battery slightly(ex. piece of cardstock for a handgun, chapstick for an AR) and just run trigger presses while focusing on form and what the dot/sights are doing. Its unironically good enough, especially once your past the baby tier level of "how do i pull the trigger decently" and dryfire becomes more about coordinating draw, press, sight alignment, press, swap target, press.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Meme garbage, just buy ammo. .22 conversion kit for AR if you’re poor

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >.22 conversion kit for AR
      Are these actually worth it or will they clog your gas port and muzzle device with lead fouling?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >conversion kits are cheap

      >.22 conversion kit for AR
      Are these actually worth it or will they clog your gas port and muzzle device with lead fouling?

      just blast some 5.56 afterwards

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >just blast some 5.56 afterwards
        I've also heard that but supposedly shooting .22lr through your nonserviceable 5.56 silencer will eventually ruin it unless you use some kind of lead-dissolving solvent or an ultrasonic cleaner.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          So buy a serviceable silencer? I use a CMMG Bravo with a SilencerCo Sparrow. If you’re really worried just get a dedicated upper and who gives a shit it’s a training rifle. One is none and all that.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >just buy a conversion kit with another upper and silencer bro
            Literally no point when a S&W M&P 15-22 is like $500. Most people want to shoot 22lr to save money.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You shout 22lr at home or are you like Mike Glover and think Dryfire is bad?

      I’m about to move out of the city and am thinking of getting a 22lr upper until I build a proper range. But in my current liberal city life the Mantis has been a great.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    unless it works like the Starship Troopers one I aint interested

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I want the AK model, but I have no idea how they're gonna make it fit in most existing makes of AKs that exist on the US market.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I have the non-laser one. (You basically shoot at your iPad) It works with anything that has a pic rail. They also, have barrel adapters and clamps.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >buy mantis
    >training now consists of putting on socks
    >(black thigh high for late night concealment factor)
    >sprinting and sliding on hardwood
    >shooting at objects with gun canted like im a titanfall pilot
    speed is life

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They're fine if you're new to pistols and rifles and are trying to perfect your trigger pull. Once you get those fundamentals down then you've basically grown out of the need for a Mantis. At that point a shot timer and dry fire will take you further. High level shooters don't train with a Mantis because relying on the algorithm builds bad habits if you want to improve speed.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      but you can literally use it as a dry fire shot timer (if the damn thing actually registered your shots correctly)

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You might need to set the sensitivity to a lower threshold. I have no problem with the mantis on my striker fired handgun, but I found an empty magazine with the mantis at the bottom of the magazine works the best.

        As for the Blackbeard, it is very inconsistent and I see no need buying the new magazine with the built in mantis, even with the 50 dollar trade in. I simply use my shot timer set to par time.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why is this so much more expensive?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ppl pay good money for scat

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Probably due to validation in academic sports journals, greater precision, and algorithms.

      For example, in sleep research you used to be able to buy a philips actigraphy sleep tracking watch for 2k when a Fitbit did pretty much the same thing. However, Fitbit was not validated against EEG and Fitbit did not publish the algorithm.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Never heard of it

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