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Shot timer apps?

Discussion in 'Education & Training' started by BlackRyder, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. BlackRyder

    BlackRyder Edmonds Well-Known Member

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    Anyone tried any of the shot timer apps for iPhone? Are they any good? I'm thinking of trying either Make Ready Lite or Free Shot Timer. Are the pay apps worth the money or should I just pony up for a real shot timer?
     
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  2. BlackRyder

    BlackRyder Edmonds Well-Known Member

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    Oh and I'll be using it at an indoor range, for simple stuff like running casino drills and the like.
     
  3. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Since you are looking at Apple apps - get one that analyzes your video.
    Might not be the same as a shot timer - but they tend to put in many features.
     
  4. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    One thing I didn't think of when I bought my shot timer was that for it to work, you have to be the only one shooting.

    For those of us who belong to club-type ranges, that almost never happens! I've hardly ever used it. :(
     
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    fyrediver Seattle Active Member

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    I had one and it wasn't too bad as long as the range wasn't crowded. It sometimes picked up other shots. I think that would be a problem for a stand alone shot timer as well though. The phone apps are cheap; really can't go too wrong.
     
  6. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    I haven't tried any of the apps at an indoor range though a friend tells me even some of the purpose made shot timers can get it wrong either from the echo or from other shooters.
     
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  7. BlackRyder

    BlackRyder Edmonds Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I was wondering about how effective they would be when there are other shooters around. I think I'm going to download a couple of the free ones and see how it goes. Got nothing to lose by going that route... If I find something good I'll let y'all know.
     
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  8. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    All of the free ones I have tried worked mostly...

    With .22's it often would not pick up the shots.

    I would recommend one of the directional mics that plug into your 1/8" jack. At least that's what I got out of my research but stopped caring about my times before I ordered one so I can't say how much or little they help personally.
     
  9. Koda

    Koda Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I tried the ISPC Shot Time app for Android. It actually works great except one feature, I cant figure out how to get it to reset all the data


    I think all they are good for is to simulate shooting under stress. A friend of mine has a real one and weve used it and it really helps... my score was bad trying to meet the time constraint so I went back to a dot torture drill for a while then tried the defensive drill again and improved a little (I need to stay focused on my front sight).
     
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  10. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    A silver dollar on the back a the hand has.. nevermind (it was a joke). Just be safe.. by observing the fundamentals with a cold gun. knock on wood