The iTarget Pro app is designed to work with the iTarget firearm training system available from our website. Be sure to check out the instructional video on our website.
The app allows you to use your phone to monitor a paper target for hits from the iTarget laser bullet. The iTarget system allows you to safely practice dry-fire training while perfecting the fundamentals of firearm shooting and marksmanship.
The iTarget Pro app makes dry-fire training more fun by keeping score and displaying your shot placement while you are shooting. It also allows you to save your final results to your camera roll for sharing with your friends or friendly competition.
Dry fire practice is used by the FBI, the US military, police departments and competitive shooters.
Dry-fire practice is recommend by most firearm instructors and is used extensively by professional marksman because it allows you to get more practice time in without the expense of range time.
To use the app, select the game mode you wish to play. At this time, only Bullseye is available. Next, you need to agree to the safety precautions. Please read and follow these precautions for your safety and those around you.
Adjust the sled so that the image of the target fills the screen of the phone.
Better results may be achieved by moving the target further away and using
the zoom. Do not allow the camera to see off the edge of the target.
Use two fingers to scale the red scoring overlay and drag it over the image
of the target. If your scoring is off, this is where the adjustment is made.
Go to settings to adjust the sensitivity. Different lighting conditions require different sensitivity adjustments. Adjust the sensitivity until the target area is black. Test with the laser to see how the app responds.
Pressing the green play button will start the practice session. If the app registers false hits, lower the sensitivity and make sure the camera is not seeing off the target. If the app doesn’t register the hits, raise the sensitivity.
Changing the lighting conditions in the practice area may require a change in the sensitivity adjustment. When done practicing, you can save the target image by pressing thumbs up and the download button.
Better sensitivity in low light.
More accurate laser detection.
This version adds the in-app purchase of QuickDraw.
You can download the target image from here:
QuickDraw will let you test your speed and accuracy at drawing and shooting.
This update also allows the use of the silhouette target overlay for Bullseye.
Ratings and Reviews
Decent training aid, but needs work
Bought the setup a couple of months ago and by and large it works pretty well. It registers the hits and you get instant feedback, which is positive. On the negative side, trying to stop false hits is a challenge at best. Often I have to place the target holder in a dark corner of the room. Have a adjusted the sensitivity settings numerous ways with moderate success. Just when I think I have it set, false shots start to register. Finally, there is a feature that allows you to save the target image to your photos. This only works about half of the time. That is a pain because you lose a target and you cannot analyze you shots. That said, the app is free and the expectation should be commensurate.
Great system for the money
I heard about this system on a podcast so I checked it out. Looked like it would work and was substantially less expensive than the high end trainers. Got it today and spent a few hours with it. Although it’s not perfect, I doubt it can be beat for the cost which is why I’m giving it 5 stars. In my living room, there are 6 can lights and the target reflects those pretty easily so I had a few tries to get the settings right to stop the fake hits, however, I was able to adjust it out and spent an hour or so working with it. My groups weren’t bad to start but in that short time, I was able to really separate trigger movement from barrel movement and improve. I moved it to a few rooms with other types of lights and had no fake hit problems, so I’m fairly certain the bright spot directly under one of the can lights was the reason for my initial adjustment needs and would likely be a worst case scenario. The adjustments for my iPhone 6 in the cradle were also not perfect but did work with a little fine tuning. Also, with a little tinkering to get the wires to get to the phone, I think I can hook my phone via HDMI and put the screen up on the TV so that I can see the display from far away. This will make a great training tool for the off season and I like it so much I just bought one for my father for Christmas.
Works really well
So I just got the set up yesterday and messed around with it for an hour. I started in the living room with relatively low light since my wife was watching tv. No real issues with false readings. Main issue with accuracy was due to movement on my part when depressing the trigger. It actually was nice to visually see how much movement I had when firing. After a few shots I was seeing less and less movement of the laser and more accurate readings. After a few minutes my wife wanted to try it out but she wanted more light on so she could see the target rings more clearly. I turned on the overhead fan light and started getting false readings from the reflection on the target. After maybe 2 min tops of adjustments, it was working perfectly again. Only issue then was after I pushed the start button my shadow went over the target and I got a false reading. I just needed to watch where my shadow was as I backed away. Having a 5 sec starter delay for you to get into position would solve that issue. Overall I give it 5 stars. It was fun, informative, and easy to troubleshoot when the lighting changed and false readings showed up. An app like this will require some fine tuning on the user end before it works perfectly so I would recommend this system to everyone. Thanks.
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- 7.4 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Frequent/Intense Realistic Violence
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- In-App Purchases
- Quick Draw $4.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.