iTARGET VS
G-SIGHT VS
LASERHIT VS
LASER ACADEMY

Laser-based smartphone training apps have become a popular way for shooters to get their dry fire training reps in, thanks in no small part to their versatility, convenience, and, let’s be honest: the entertainment factor. Dry fire training doesn’t need to be dry work, and with the aid of these systems you can sharpen a variety of your shooting skills in a more engaging way; here, we’re going to look at what separates the top contenders in the segment.

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?

LASER ACADEMY iTARGET G-SIGHT LASERHIT
Price $99.00 $99.95 $109.99 $79.00
Additional
Laser
Catridge
$99.00 $99.95 $109.99 $79.00

Though similar in price, there are variances, and in regards to what we’ll call “modes”, all offer the ability to fire at a target, so no surprises there. If you’re looking for more than leisurely popping shots during commercial breaks though, then value will be found in the additional modes and updates for each.

APP FEATURES

LASER ACADEMY iTARGET G-SIGHT LASERHIT
Free Modes 3 1 1 2
Additional
Paid Modes
/Drills
3 1 1 2
Additional
Cost Per
Modes/Drill
$4.99 $4.99 $4.99 $9.99
Frequency of
App Updates
2 1 2 2
Additional
Paid Modes
/Drills
Yes No No No
Additional
Paid Modes
/Drills
Yes No No No

LASER ACADEMY

The three modes that come with your purchase are:

  • Open Training: Basic target shooting with scoring and the ability to store sessions to track your progress.
  • Shot From Guard/Low Ready: Starting from a prompt, this mode times your shot and tracks accuracy.
  • Man on Man: Think “Wild-West quick-draw” where it’s you versus the target.
    Of note: Users can expect more free modes -- as well as paid options -- interspersed within the ongoing monthly update schedule.

      iTarget Pro

      The iTargetPro app comes with a basic target shooting mode that tracks your shots and provides a score for your session. You can download your sessions yourself if you’re interested in tracking your progress, but the app itself does not do this for you.

      G-SIGHT

      As with iTarget, G-Sight comes with a singular mode that allows you to practice target shooting with visual feedback, showing where shots landed.

      LASERHIT

      Two modes are available with your purchase:

      • Black Steel: This is the basic target practice mode, using silhouettes. Progress tracking requires manually taking screenshots.
      • Free Target: Create your own physical target, set it up through the app, and it’ll track where your shots land.

          Support

          LASER ACADEMY iTARGET G-SIGHT LASERHIT
          Price Phone + Email Email Email Email
          Additional
          Laser
          Catridge
          U.S U.S U.S/China U.S/China

          The question of ongoing support will likely only affect those who view their purchase as something more than useful entertainment, but even should you fall into that group, it can still be comforting to know that help is only a phone call away. Whether you’re having an issue or simply a question regarding functionality, it’s preferable to go directly to the source for an answer.



          CONCLUSION

          All the above systems will help you improve your shooting ability, provided you put in the work. Through repetition and the feedback that each delivers, you’ll see improved control and proficiency with your weapon. As far as which one is right for you, from initial bang for your buck to ongoing support and future updates that allow it to stay fresh and grow with you, Mantis’ Laser Academy looks to be the smart buy. 

           

          Don’t just take our word for it though, the opinions of those who have already made their purchase tells more of the story.

          *Updated 5/1/2020 LASER ACADEMY iTARGET G-SIGHT LASERHIT
          Android 4.5 3.3 3.9 3.7
          iOS 4.3 3.4 3.0 3.8