10 Useful Shooting Apps Too Have

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Let’s face it. Technology is an integral┬ápart of our everyday lives. Most people have a smartphone of some type, be it Android or Apple, but┬áleaving the house without our phone is like leaving the house without our gun for most of us. Unthinkable.

Just as a gun is a tool for self defense, our smartphone is also a tool for our self defense. At least training wise. There are a ton of apps out there that can help augment our training it’s mind blowing. Why not put that technology to a good use?

So here I decided to list some of my favorite apps for the phone/tablet that I have discovered over the years that are great for our hobby. So here we go, in no particular order:

Where To Shoot - NSSFAndroid | iTunesWhere To Shoot – NSSF
Price: Free
Android | iTunes
Developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), Where to Shoot is a handy little app to find ranges in your area. Whether you are looking for a new range near your home, or are out traveling and want to get some trigger time in, this app shows you local ranges by distance based on your location. Your can even filter down for specific services a range offers.
reloadingassistantReloading Assistant
Price: Free
Android
For the reloaders out there, Reloading Assistant is a great handy tool to keep track of load data. It’s database comes pre-loaded with the common load data from most reloading manuals, but you are able to load your own data to help track your custom loads as well. This app gives you a quick reference for all your load data, whether you are sitting at your bench or out in the field.
ipscstIPSC Shot Timer
Price: Free
(In App Purchases)
Android
The IPSC Shot Timer is shot activated timer for IPSC/USPSA/IDPA shooters. The timer can be activated with live or dry gunfire (depends on sensitivity). This is a beta Version. (Taken from the description in Google Play)
fstFree Shot Timer
Price: Free
iTunes
Free Shot Timer, developed by Innovative Applications, is an equivalent shot timer app for iPhone like the IPSC Shot Timer App for Android. I have used both these apps and they work pretty well for both Dry fire and live fire, if you can get the sensitivity set right. I like them both for par time practice in dry-fire. Free Shot Timer works better on iPhone then iPad.
practiscorePractiscore
Price: Free
Android | iTunes
PractiScore is a complete scoring system supporting several types of competitions, including USPSA/IPSC, Steel Challenge, 3Gun, and IDPA matches. PractiScore has been extensively used for club matches as well as state and area matches with several hundred competitors. (From Google Play Store Description)
azcalc.jogAZS Calc
Price: Free
Android
This app helps USPSA competition shooters to determine their estimated classifier rating on the range, immediately after shooting, without waiting for official monthly processing. Simply select the classifier stage shot and the division used, and optionally enter your hit factor scored on the stage (points divided by time). (Taken from the Google PLay Store Description)
makereadyliteMake Ready Lite
Price: Free
(9.99 for full version)
iTunes
Make Ready Lite is free version of the Make Ready App. Make Ready helps you in dry fire and live fire by providing you with commands when you want them. The lite version doesn;t have the range commands, but will record shots and show you results. This is a “Shot Timer” to use for dry fire.
drpdDR Performance Practice Deck
Price: Free
(Pro Version: 4.99 in app Purchase for all 52 Cards)
iTunes
The DR Performance Practice Deck represents a new way to practice for practical shooting sports. Consisting of 52 basic shooting drills superimposed on a normal deck of playing cards, the deck allows you to have a thorough, fun, and effective practice session while avoiding the inevitable question of “Well, what do I do now?”.The original Practice Deck is a real physical deck of cards. The DR Performance Practice Deck for iOS provides features beyond what a physical deck can do. Since you’re already taking your iPhone with you to the range, having the DR Performance Practice Deck on your mobile device is a convenient way to ensure you never forget your practice deck. No need to worry about cards dropping, wind blowing, or forgetting your deck in your other bag. (From iTunes Store Description)
mmshotcoachMax Michel Shot Coach
Price: 4.99
iTunes
This is a video analysis tool that is VERY nice to have. You can see exactly where you can shave seconds of your time in training, it will analyse your shots and times and you can overlay them right on the video. You can step through the video to see what you are doing. It really is like having a professional coach with you on the range. Works best on iPad during analysis.
goproGoPro Remote App
Price: Free
Android | iTunes
So many shooters are using cameras to capture their shooting anymore, being able to easily remote control your camera is nice. If you have a GoPro like I do, this is the app for you. It allows you to completely control the camera from changing all the settings to previewing the video to turning the power off and on to recording. This is a very handy app to have on your phone to remote start the camera if you don’t have the wireless remote from GoPro. I use it on my phone all the time.


And there you have it. What are some of your must have apps? Please comment and let me know. I would love to share them with others.

 

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