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This Pistol Accessory Could Be Your Next Shooting Coach

Rolera LLC, a closely held company based in Oswego, Illinois, has released the MantisX, a device designed to attach to the rail of any pistol to track a shooter's movements and sync the data to his or her mobile phone. (courtesy photo)
Rolera LLC, a closely held company based in Oswego, Illinois, has released the MantisX, a device designed to attach to the rail of any pistol to track a shooter's movements and sync the data to his or her mobile phone. (courtesy photo)

Shooting coaches beware: This smartphone-compatible pistol accessory is gunning for your job.

Rolera LLC, a closely held company based in Oswego, Illinois, has released the MantisX, a device designed to attach to the rail of any pistol to track a shooter's movements and sync the data to his or her mobile phone.

In a recently released YouTube video, the firm bills the device as "a unique firearm training system that diagnoses shooting issues and coaches you on where you need improvement."

"While you're practicing, the MantisX is analyzing the movements of your gun before, during and after each shot," the commercial states. "It highlights and helps you avoid errors, like pulling, heeling, anticipating recoil, breaking your wrist up or down, or tightening grip while pulling the trigger."

The wireless device, which provides real-time feedback, is designed for live fire on the range, dry fire, and airsoft, CO2 and other types of pistols, according to the video. The product doesn't require a special target and works at any distance.

Rolera plans to show off the rifle at next month's SHOT Show, the world's largest gun show, set to take place Jan. 23 through Jan. 26 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. Military.com plans to send a three-person reporting team to SHOT, including range day. Let us know what kind of new kit and products we should be testing and looking out for.

Our team will be sure to try to test out Rolera's new digital range partner.

Meantime, check out the video on the product below:

-- Brendan McGarry can be reached at brendan.mcgarry@military.com. Follow him on Twitter at @Brendan_McGarry.

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