Gear Review: MantisX

As a firearm instructor, I often run across gadgets that claim to improve your shooting skills. There’s usually a lot of hype to get you to buy, but then once you do, you realize you’d have been better off spending your money on a private lesson with a professional.

So I usually look at new products fairly skeptically, as I did when I received an email late last year, telling me that the new MantisX Firearms Training System would be debuting at the 2017 SHOT Show.

I visited the MantisX booth at the show, and found that it was certainly was one of the most innovative and interesting products I ran across there. I asked for a sample to test, and found that it truly is a game-changer.

Read the rest of my review here:

Range365 Gear Review: The MantisX

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Adjusting the sights..

I finally made it out to the range last weekend! While it’s finally spring and we’ve had some really nice days, I’ve been torn between wanting to shoot but not wanting to use up the ammunition that I’ve stored.

I took along “Gus” my Springfield Armory XD-9, purchased last year. I only ran 100 rounds through it, but he worked flawlessly. I am, however, having an issue with his sights.

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There appears to be no easy way to adjust them. I know I can add aftermarket sights, and frankly I’m thinking I might want to put night sights on him, but for now I need to figure out how to adjust what I have.

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A quick Google left me the suggestion of oiling my sight then taking a hammer to the sight to adjust it..not exactly what I was hoping for!

I guess until I have some spare time to dig out the book and/or contact Springfield, I’ll just have to aim high and right, because he shoots low and left..

Anyone else had a similar issue? I’m open for suggestions! At least my husband liked shooting it as much as I do!

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