Get the Most Realistic Dry Fire Laser Training with Your AR

With Mantis, you can practice shooting without ammo, thanks to advanced dry fire laser technology. Practice real-world scenarios with your AR using your trigger, your grip, and your sights, with the Blackbeard Auto-resetting Trigger System.

No alteration to your trigger pull and no alteration to the reset equals meaningful dry fire reps that translate directly to your live fire performance. Also important: no more having to run the recharge handle between every shot, so no training scars or development of improper muscle memory.

Blackbeard's optional laser indicator further enhances your training with visual representation of where your "shots" land, as it fires down the barrel with every press of the trigger.

No Training Scars. Easy Installation. Seamless Experience.

Quick and easy to install, the Blackbeard gun laser trainer replaces your bolt carrier and magazine, making for simple transition from work to play and back again. The magazine battery pack is good for 50,000 shots per charge; we'll let you do the math on the obvious cost savings versus your favorite ammo. Finally, the Blackbeard is rated to reset as quick as 10 shots per second, so once you're ready to rock so too will be your gear.

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Blackbeard Laser Options

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Blackbeard's variety of AR training laser options provide an extra layer of feedback during your training.

Not only does this allow you to see where your shots land on your own, it can also pair with our Laser Academy training system for deeper interactivity and performance assessment. Laser Academy's practice modes and targets add movement, timing, and scoring to the equation for dynamic sessions that greatly enhance the quality of your trigger time, every time.

Unleash [Even] more with BlackbeardX

Looking for even more?  The all-new BlackbeardX shooting trainer system combines the two most powerful training platforms available - the MantisX and the Mantis Blackbeard.

What’s more, it unleashes a completely new capability that the world has never seen before: in-depth dynamic shooting analysis.

BlackbeardX goes far beyond a shot timer - it includes motion-based analysis of your efficiency in a high-speed, multi-target engagement. It analyzes your economy of motion across multiple dimensions, giving you real-time feedback on where and how you can improve your dynamic shooting.

Find out all the details on the Mantis BlackbeardX here.


How do I improve AR-15 shooting?

Dry fire laser training with Blackbeard is an effective and safe way to improve your accuracy, aim, speed, and overall marksmanship skills whether shooting an AR-15 or other guns.

Is dry fire training effective?

Yes. Dry fire training is an extremely effective method of improving your shooting skills. Specifically, it can enhance muscle memory, improve accuracy, increase confidence, and more.

What comes with the Blackbeard dry fire training system?

The Mantis Blackbeard dry fire training system comes with the Blackbeard Bolt Carrier Group (for DI and Piston driven AR-15) and the Blackbeard AR15 Magazine Powerbank. These are a drop-in Bolt Carrier Group + magazine that works with your existing trigger, NOT a drop-in trigger kit that you can swap with your trigger.

How do I make the most out of dry fire training?

There are a number of ways to get more out of every dry fire training system. Some tips include:

  • Set clear goals
  • Create a routine
  • Use realistic targets
  • Incorporate movement
  • Track progress
  • Always follow gun safety best-practices

How do I get better at shooting a rifle?

The Blackbeard laser dry fire training system is designed for use with AR-15 guns. The MantisX is designed for use with all guns. If you’re looking to improve your pistol and rifle-shooting performance, we recommend the MantisX.