Mantis Laser Academy is a dry-fire laser training system, built around smart targets that support automatic hit detection, scoring, and shot time in the Laser Academy app from data provided by the camera on your smartphone.

Mantis Laser Academy enables you to set up a dry fire laser range that is powerful, safe, convenient, and very inexpensive. Laser Academy drills are built to enhance your shooting performance, in both marksmanship and speed. Test your skills against your friends using dueling drills that allow you to shoot side by side.

- Automatic target detection
- Automatic shot detection
- Automatic scoring
- Marksmanship, speed, and reaction time drills
- Shooter-to-shooter dueling drills
- Save to history

- The Mantis Laser Academy app, available for free from the app store.
- Smart Targets, which you can purchase or download for free at
- A laser cartridge for your firearm or a laser enabled firearm.
- A tripod with a phone mount.

You can purchase any of these items, or a full training kit, at

Once you have your gear, you are ready to train. Before getting started check the training area and all firearms for safety. Ensure any firearms are unloaded and remove live ammunition from the training area.
- Place the smart targets in the desired location. Avoid areas where glare from lights and windows may the affect detection of shots on the targets.
- Place your smartphone on the tripod and point the rear camera at the target(s) you have placed.
- If you are using a laser cartridge, load the laser cartridge into the chamber of your firearm.
- Launch the Mantis Laser Academy app on your phone, select a drill, and proceed to train.

The Mantis Laser Academy app has a variety of drills focused on different aspects of shooting. Some drills require specific smart targets. Other drills work with any smart target. Several drills support multiple targets and allow local competition between shooters.

Smart targets are automatically detected and scored by Mantis Laser Academy. Using smart targets provides the most enjoyable and valuable training experience. The Control Target allows you to Start, Stop, Clear, and Close in the app by shooting specific regions on the Control Target.

Mantis Laser Academy has a selection of free drills and a selection of drills that can be purchased or unlocked. If you purchase a Mantis Laser Academy training kit, or Blackbeard AR-15 trigger reset system, a Full Access code is included with your kit to unlock all drills in the Laser Academy app. You can also purchase a single drill or Full Access in the app.

Our mission is to help every shooter improve their accuracy and confidence. Mantis Laser Academy is the latest innovation in our next-level shooting systems designed to help you achieve a higher level of proficiency.

Train smarter, train better, train with Mantis.

What’s New

Version 1.1

• Camera focus and brightness improvements
• Manage Account flow
• Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Alex Chesterlee ,

Another incredible product from Mantis

I’ve been a MantisX user for years, got one of the first Blackbeards this summer and recently participated in the beta for this app. I have used several other laser training apps/subscriptions the last few years in combination with a SIRT pistol, and was often frustrated by technical issues, software limitations, etc. My time using this app has gone flawlessly, it is the best laser training app I have used. Very quick and easy setup, reliable shot detection, drills that make sense, and recording training history are all fantastic features that set Mantis apart. I’m excited to see where they take this from here. Highly recommended for anyone serious about improving their shooting during these times of scarce ammo.

Aceyboogie ,

Amazing dryfire app

With all the chaos happening in this world and ammo prices being at an all time high laser academy is a breath of fresh air. It compliments the mantis X10. I like laser academy when it comes to holster draws and actually being able to see shots on the targets that you can print out on the mantis website. Although, mantis x10 is much more refined when it comes down to the logistics of pulling the trigger and how accurate you can get, laser academy is a bit easier to use and I wish both apps would have a way to be both integrated together. That’s the only reason for 4/5 stars, but so far so good. Wish I could afford the Blackbeard, but I’ll have to just use my mantis x10 on my rifles for now.

AZBowelkhunter ,

Over all Pretty Good, looking forward to updates, some issues

Used it for several hours with friends and family. Great way to introduce new shooters and teaching technique.

Using the printable targets from Maxis website was the way to go. It detects them and does a pretty good job of detecting shot placement. However, detection of the target happens after each shot and sometimes is looses one of them. The slightest change of lighting can loose it. (I.e people walking around many yards away (even away from main lighting source). Manually setting targets “remembers” where it was, but doesn’t score as nice. Shout be a way to lock the targets for while and then force detect as needed (if tripod set up gets bumped).

Pro version is insanely expensive and makes not sense as you could buy all the upgrades for cheaper (at least for now).

I could not buy any upgrades however when I tried. Not sure if that was an Apple problem or a Manis problem.

Great Tool... Not quite there yet, but I think they will get it there.

App Privacy

The developer, Mantis Tech LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


Mantis Tech LLC
43 MB

Requires iOS 10 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE (1st generation), iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad (6th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch), iPad Pro (11‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (4th generation), iPad Air (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (8th generation), iPad (8th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Frequent/Intense Realistic Violence
In-App Purchases
  1. Lifetime Membership $49.99
  2. Holster Draw $4.99
  3. Shot From Guard/Low Ready $4.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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