Mantis X10 Elite Handgun Training System

by Randy Wakeman

I'm calling this a handgun training system, although it can be used on rifles as well, and Mantis refers to their product as a “Shooting Performance System.” The X10 Elite ads several features vs. the already outstandingly good original.

You get:

the Mantis X10 Elite sensor
BR7 Barrel Mount Picatinny Rail for rifles and shotguns.
Universal MagRail adapter for Archery, pistol, rifle, etc.
USB charging cable
Mantis X10 Case + Foam Insert

The Mantis precisely tracks your movement during trigger pull, gives you shot by shot analysis, and lets you know what is going on during initial targeting, firing, and after the shot. The old maxim that “accuracy and consistency are synonyms” couldn't be more true. Now, you can use the Mantis' sophisticated sensor coupled with the CPU of you smartphone to find the areas of your shooting that are inconsistent, whether stance, grip, trigger pull, and work to make them more consistent. Importantly, you can track your personal progress over time. This is a tremendous training tool that's like having your own personal shooting coach with you all the time. Absolutely highly recommended for anyone who wants to improve their handgun shooting: it works just as described, it has been getting better as more features are added through regular application updates, so this is a product of lasting value.

The Mantis X10 Elite runs about $250, about the same as you might spend on a single trip to the range. As ammo prices continue to spiral, the Mantis is becoming a better value all the time. The X10 is part of the Mantis second generation hardware, which Mantis says includes the following features.

  • 40% smaller

  • 50% lighter

  • 3x the battery life

  • 4x the data rate 

  • Quick detach system

The X10 also includes

  • Recoil Analysis

  • Holster Draw Analysis (pistol)

  • Software support for all shooting sports (pistol, rifle, shotgun, archery)

I loved the previous version that I tested back in 2017 on my S&W M&P9 2.0. This X10 is markedly better, with the holster draw analysis as one of the best new features. It is Made in the USA, comes with a 45 day money back guarantee, and ships from Oswego, Illinois: .

It is rare to review a product that everyone agrees will make you a better, more consistent, more confident shot very quickly and very easily. The Mantis X10 Elite is one of those rare products, universally embraced by professional instructors, competitors, and the military. The more you use it, the more you save on ammo and range fees, and one Mantis can be used on essentially all of your arms, by the entire family. It will help anyone and everyone become a better shot.

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