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FAQs

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Where do I get the SharpShot EZ-Trainer phone app?

Feb 17, 2018

For Android the app is available for free on the Google Play store. For iPhones the app is available for free on Apple’s App store.  Search for SharpShot EZ-Trainer.  Or, scan the QR code on the website home page.

Where can I place my phone or tablet?

May 20, 2018

Your phone or tablet may be placed anywhere within Bluetooth range of the SharpShot unit. Potentially up to 100 meters depending on the surroundings

Can I use my own target?

Feb 16, 2018

The SharpShot EZ-Trainer can use standard NRA targets 10.5”x12” in size (or other targets that size) or you can print any image (no laser color) on regular 8.5”x11” paper targets and use that. In that case, the target displayed in the app is limited to the targets include with the app so won't match your image.  A future feature will allow for importing images for use in the app.

Why practice dry-fire training?

May 14, 2018

Dry-firing training with your firearm allows you to improve your shooting skills.  For more info on dry-fire training see why-dry-fire-part-1 or effective-dry-fire-practice. Combine with a laser target like the SharpShot and get even more benefit.

What hit information is reported by the app?

Feb 16, 2018

As each shot is made a visual hit indicator is displayed on the virtual target on your phone. In addition, a verbal report is made giving the exact hit location in inches or centimeters.

Can multiple shooters use the system?

Feb 16, 2018

While each box can only connect to one phone/tablet at a time the app supports adding and selecting different shooters. The shooter name is stored with the shooting session for later review.

How do I use multiple boxes at once?

Feb 15, 2018

Using the Connect page in the app, select and connect to each active box. After that just use the app like normal, but now each box will be used as part of the selected training exercise.

What history data is saved?

May 12, 2018

Each shooting session can be saved to the app history for later review. When reviewing a visual representation of your target showing all hits is the first page. The second review page includes a list of all hits with their exact hit location and timing of the shot. The shooter name, shooting mode, date and an optional comment are included with the session information.

What session statistics are shown?

May 13, 2018

Statistics include total group size, three shot group sizes, distance to bullseye, average shot time plus others.

How far can the box be from my phone?

Feb 14, 2018

The SharpShot system uses Bluetooth LE to connect to your phone, so your phone can be as far as Bluetooth lets you be. Bluetooth LE has a specified range of up to 100 meters, but it is likely to vary depending on location of the device and box.

How does the box work with airsoft?

May 09, 2018

To use an airsoft gun with the target unit select Airsoft for the shot mode in the app. Special target paper is needed when using airsoft.  We hope to eventually provide packets of these targets, but in the meantime you can make your own.

Take a NRA target and spray the back with contact glue.  Press a sheet of regular aluminum foil to the back of the target being sure it is smooth and fully glued down.  Trim the excess and use the target just like a regular target. The foil will make sure the holes punched by the airsoft pellet stay open allowing the box to detect the hit.

Do I need a PC or webcam?

Feb 16, 2018

No, the EZ-Trainer is a self-contained unit that requires no other equipment besides your phone and laser trainer.

Will the app run on my device?

Feb 14, 2018

Both an Android and iPhone/iPad app are available and should run on any phones from the last few years. The app is a free download so you can verify it runs correctly before purchasing a SharpShot unit.

What laser trainer devices will the system work with?

Feb 15, 2018

It will work with virtually any brand of red or green laser trainer device including Laser-Ammo, LaserLyte, SIRT and Laser Shot.

Does it work with IR laser trainers?

Feb 15, 2018

We are planning on providing an IR laser version at a later date.

Where is the SharpShot made?

Aug 23, 2018

The SharpShot EZ-Trainer is assembled in the USA using a mix of US and imported parts.  The unit's shell and wiring harness are manufactured in the US and the electronics are imported.

What warranty is offered for the SharpShot?

May 10, 2018

A one year parts and labor warranty is provided. In addition, for the first 30 days a no questions asked return policy for a full refund is offered. Any units with manufacturer defect will be repaired or replaced for free.  After 30 days contact us for refund options.

How is the box powered?

May 09, 2018

A 110v AC power block is included with the target unit. An optional battery pack may also be used to make the unit cordless.  For example, the ROMOSS Battery Pack.

What are the physical specifications of the box?

May 09, 2018

The box is 15.5"Lx12.25"Wx14"H (39x31x36 cm) in size, around 4.9 lbs (2.22 kg). Constructed primarily of aluminum composite for a solid build. A handle attached to the top makes the box easy to carry.