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Looking to improve your shooting skills? The Mantis X10 Elite Shooting System makes improvement safe, fun, and educational — inside your home.

I was just about to break the shot when my husband walked in front of me with a towel around his waist. “Hey babe, do we have any more shampoo… what the!!!!”, he exclaimed. Unfortunately for me, he caused me to look up and pull the trigger on the shot. “Dammit, John, you ruined my score,” I muttered back. “Yes, we have plenty in the closet.”

I was a novice+ shooter when I first received the X10 Elite Shooting Performance system from Mantis. I was invited to be on Outdoor Channel’s, American Airgunner Season 3, and without a shooting range nearby, let alone enough acreage to practice outdoors, I knew I needed to get creative to become a better shot.

What was going to help me become better at basics like sight picture, my grip, trigger control, and shot placement — all from ambiguous positions? I mean, it is a competition show! What might ultimately help me become a better shot and feel 100% comfortable behind the trigger? 

Enter, the X10 Elite Shooting Performance by Mantis. 

Mantis X10 Elite Shooting System Review

About the X10 Elite System

mantis x10 shooting performance system

When home training, the X10 Elite Shooting Performance by Mantis is the perfect solution to not only improve your accuracy, but to also train safely with distractions (like stray naked husbands downrange!)

What I love about this system is that it gives you a daily challenge to compete in. Once you finish that, you can’t help but go down the rabbit hole of the other training options, or drills as they call them, to compete with yourself from the day prior.

Drills include Open Training, Shot Timer, Endurance, Primary Hand Only, Support Hand Only, Hostage Rescue, Cadence Drills, and more. And with Courses like Basic to Elite Marksmanship, and Basic to Elite Combat, I knew I was destined to get better — and all this from a dry fire system that I was able to use in my home. 

Sharpening Skills with the Mantis X10 Elite System

mantis x10 shooting performance system review

Whether you’re a seasoned shooter looking to improve accuracy or a beginner eager to build a solid foundation, this advanced system offers a comprehensive solution. In this review, I explore the features, performance, and overall value of the Mantis X10 Elite to see how it can elevate our shooting abilities.

Unboxing and Setup of the System

The Mantis X10 Elite arrives neatly packaged with the device, mount, charging cable, and quick start guide. Setting up the system is a breeze; simply attach the mount to your firearm of choice and connect the device. The system is compatible with various pistols, rifles, and shotguns, making it versatile for both personal defense and competitive shooting enthusiasts.

Performance Tracking and Analysis

The true strength of the Mantis X10 Elite lies in its precise performance tracking and analysis capabilities. Equipped with advanced accelerometers and gyroscope sensors, it captures valuable data during each shot, including muzzle movement, recoil control, and trigger pull. The data is wirelessly transmitted to the Mantis X app on your smartphone or tablet, allowing for real-time feedback and post-session analysis.

Intuitive Mobile App

The Mantis X app is the heart of the system, providing a user-friendly interface and comprehensive insights. Compatible with iOS and Android devices, the app offers a vast array of features, including shot analysis, skill-building drills, and personalized coaching. The ability to visualize your shooting progress over time fosters motivation and helps identify areas for improvement.

Skill Building

For beginners, the Mantis X10 Elite serves as a virtual shooting instructor, guiding you through various skill-building drills. These drills focus on essential aspects such as sight alignment, trigger control, and follow-through. With instant feedback and visual aids, users can correct mistakes and develop muscle memory faster, leading to more consistent and accurate shooting.

Competitive Challenges

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For more experienced shooters, the system offers competitive challenges to put skills to the test. Engaging in timed drills and friendly competitions with friends adds an element of excitement while pushing your skills. The app’s leaderboard allows you to compare your performance with other shooters globally, fostering a sense of community and camaraderie.

Versatility and Portability

The Mantis X10 Elite is also a versatile companion that adapts to different shooting scenarios seamlessly. From dry firing drills at home to live-fire sessions at the range, the system caters to all shooting styles. Its compact and lightweight design ensures easy portability, making it a valuable tool for frequent travelers and instructors conducting shooting classes.

Precision and Reliability

One of the most notable aspects of the Mantis X10 Elite is its unmatched precision and reliability. The system accurately captures even the subtlest movements during shooting, delivering invaluable data for analysis. Furthermore, the device’s battery life is equally impressive, lasting multiple range sessions on a single charge.

Final Thoughts on the Entire System

Note that if you want to use the Mantis X10 system, your gun must have a picatinny or accessory rail.

All in all, this is an incredible system. This system does track the muzzle however. So when re-racking your gun, you have to maintain awareness to keep your scores intact. This is the only thing we noted during testing that could (perhaps?) be improved.

Aside from that, the Mantis X10 Elite Shooting Performance System is a must-have for shooters of all levels, combining cutting-edge technology with an intuitive app interface. Its ability to provide real-time feedback, analyze shooting data, and offer personalized coaching sets it apart from traditional shooting accessories.

Whether you’re aiming to boost accuracy, speed, or overall shooting proficiency, the Mantis X10 Elite is an indispensable tool for any shooting enthusiast or professional. Embrace this innovative system, and watch your shooting skills soar to new heights.

Just watch out for your husband, unless you want to see him scamper away in only what his mamma gave him. Then again, don’t, maybe it’s time he knows you mean business. 

Happy shooting. 

PS. I came in 3rd place on the show! 


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