Mantis X Coming Soon

Of all the thousands of products at the recent SHOT Show one product really impressed me.  Something that might help to understand what happens during and after trigger press and something that would likely sharpen skills or diagnose problems. And as Rod Leatham says "Aiming is meaningless"  (if you move the gun during the shot). Called MANTISX it's a laser training aid that records your aim, trigger press, shot break and displays the movement during each 3.  Additionally it shows you (on the free App connected by Bluetooth) where the shot hit and and gives you a score out of 100 for each shot in a string.  It also provides suggestions to improve your score.

MANTISX can be used in live fire and dry fire with the tiny unit mounted on your pistol's integrated rail, or mounted on your magazine base with an adapter. 

MantisX will be available form our website soon at $275.  Adapters $20

For more info have a look at this review 

February 12, 2019 by Steve Hoy

Pistol Australia Lifts Restrictions on Ammunition

After much thought and testing Pistol Australia have relaxed requirements that only lead ammunition was allowed and all forms of jacketed and copper coated ammunition were banned (August 2017 NRC Newsletter).  This was reinforced in PA's written advice (June 2018) where the National Referee's council reiterated that “All projectiles used must be made only of lead or similar soft material. Jacketed projectiles are not permitted.” (specifically referring to Centre Fire and Service Matches). Further, they said that they provide a "simple" scrape test to assist clubs to determine the style of bullet used.  This test was not so simple and some club officials often felt it was easier to ban anything on appearance rather than on fact.  In the meantime competitors were moving away from lead ammunition in favour of copper coated bullets and putting pressure on the association to update their position. At PA's late 2018 AGM evidence was presented and the decision was made to relax the rules. 

PA's position now lifts the blanket restriction banning copper and FMJ ammunition and allow individual ranges/clubs to decide what ammunition is permitted according to their local rules and approvals. Specifically:  "All projectiles must comply with local range approved conditions and club regulations" 

OK, so this doesn't immediately help those who are members of clubs that ban FMJ's or anything that "looks like" an FMJ (to the untrained eye) but it's a strong argument supporting your push to have your club rules updated in line with PA's rules.  If you need any help convincing your club to update or understand the difference between FMJ's and copper please let me know.  I am happy to provide supporting documentation.

February 12, 2019 by Steve Hoy

New Shipment Arriving Early March

Another shipment of Tigershark's are on their way and expected to land first week of March.  This shipment will include some new lines such as 158HP in .356 for those crazy SIG shooters, more stock of .358 180's, 124GN 9MM FMJ (just a few to try) and re-stock of all lines including the ever popular .356 123HP's.


February 12, 2019 by Steve Hoy