Has anyone used seen Gun Log for iPad/ iPhone? I think it is great!


February 20, 2012, 08:04 PM
I found a app called "Gun Log" for iPad and iPhone. It lets you track your firearms, reloaded ammunition, range sessions, and can even store pictures of target results. It helps keep all information organized and helps determine a lot of factors affecting firing sets. I would suggest anyone who shoots and has an iPhone or iPad check it out in the ap store it is only 99 cents and is well worth it! I am going to try and get some screen print examples to add to this post.

Here is the basic layout:

Here is an entry for a firearm:

Here is what the ammunition layout looks like:

Here is a typical hand-load ammo entry:

Here is the firing sessions where you can link rifles to ammo used:

Here is the session information where stance, firearm, ammo, conditions and many other factors can be recorded:

Here is a target linked to the firing set:

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February 20, 2012, 08:14 PM
Some iphone software snoops and puts your phone data on their servers. No thank you.


February 20, 2012, 08:28 PM
Yes some iPhone software does snoop, but this does not so I do not see your point? That article was only taking about one specfic company that was snooping, that is spreading fear and propaganda, nice.

February 20, 2012, 10:35 PM
Consolidates your firearm information into one place!

February 20, 2012, 11:25 PM
There is no way in !@#$ anything made by Apple is getting anywhere near any of my guns.

Nico Testosteros
February 20, 2012, 11:29 PM
This is pretty cool. Can you print out the info?

February 21, 2012, 01:26 AM
Yes the Gun Log +P version ($1.99) lets you e-mail reports that can be printed.

February 21, 2012, 07:52 AM
There are lots of apps that have access to all parts of your phone.

February 21, 2012, 07:54 AM
This is exactly what I've been looking for, and I appreciate your post!

One question, if I may: Can it store photographs of one's firearms?

February 21, 2012, 08:24 AM
That looks cool, it is almost exactly what I have made in Excel but not all fancy looking.

February 21, 2012, 11:52 AM
Yeah I am going to put all my information about all my guns in one spot that can easily be accessed by some agency that might one day want to take them away from me. Call me paranoid if you like but that's not for me.

I will use my notebook and a pen thank you.

February 21, 2012, 01:43 PM
Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean someone isn't out to get you. ;)
It is a cool app, but no thanks.

February 21, 2012, 01:47 PM
I downloaded it for my ipad2. Seems like a great app. Thanks!

February 21, 2012, 02:05 PM
SleazyRider - yes it can store photos of weapons as well as different configurations, example - you have a rifle that you have a scope on but also shoot with iron sights.

February 21, 2012, 02:06 PM
If anybody wants just an excel spreadsheet for this let me know I can send mine out to ya.

February 21, 2012, 02:33 PM
I was using a spreadsheet before I found this! So much better.

February 21, 2012, 02:49 PM
I forgot to post pictures of some of the reporting functions which is one of our best features:

Here is a failure report for my Rugar 10/22:

Here is a weapon configuration photo for my 10/22:

Really a neat tool for information management especially if you have a large amount of firearms.

It also has a section to catalog accessories purchased for your firearms but I have not begun to start to gather that info yet!

February 21, 2012, 04:55 PM
Coolness. I'm actually working on a Windows program that is similar to this myself. Once that is finished I may tackle the Android platform if no one has that as it appears somebody beat me to it on iOS :).

February 21, 2012, 05:02 PM
The developer is also working on an android based version of the app as well, but I do nt know of a eta.

February 21, 2012, 05:19 PM
So if you lost or have your phone stolen, not only can they find out where you live but have an inventory of what you have and how well it shoots.

February 21, 2012, 05:21 PM
Jmorris - if you do not have a lock/password on your phone than look into it!

February 21, 2012, 05:30 PM
A childs diary is more secure than the lock on most phones. There would be a lot of useless phones that were locked up if it were hard to bypass.

February 21, 2012, 05:45 PM
So how many phones that are locked have you salvaged data from?

February 21, 2012, 07:02 PM
A childs diary is more secure than the lock on most phones. There would be a lot of useless phones that were locked up if it were hard to bypass.

Recovering the phone to a usable state from a lock isn't hard - but getting data back can be - particularly so with the iPhone which has no easily removable MicroSD card. The simple way to recover from most locks is to do a complete factory reset back to stock.

Besides - though they're more marketed towards businesses rather than consumers, if you're that concerned about it you can configure the phone so that you can do a remote wipe on the unit in the event that its lost or stolen. I manage all of our organization's smartphones (traditionally we used BlackBerrys with a BES, though we're now moving to Android based phones), and we've done this several times for either lost phones, or for employees who were terminated and we wanted to immediately destroy the data they had on their phone.

Besides if that's the holdup just put in a feature request that the author offer an option to encrypt the locally stored copy of the data.

February 21, 2012, 07:17 PM
Mgmorden - I love it when people talk about something they actually have some knowledge on besides newspaper headline depth! Awesome thanks for posting!

Four Knives
February 21, 2012, 07:39 PM
Looks like a cool app.

If it were on Android, I'd check it out


February 21, 2012, 08:29 PM
Yeah it would also be more convienat for me as the iPad is a little hefty to lug to the range as opposed to a cell hone I have anyway. Hoping for android version soon but until then I will be taking the iPad with me.

February 22, 2012, 11:52 AM
Thanks for looking!

Kevin Rohrer
February 22, 2012, 02:22 PM
What format does it save the data file to, and can it be backed up to Dropbox or other device?

February 22, 2012, 02:38 PM
Kevin - from what i know, the file database is named "Shooting_Buddy.sqlite" and it can be manually backed up and I believe that the Gun Log +P version allows for icloud sync of the database as well on wifi (if icloud is enabled on your device). The regular Gun Log version does not have the icloud backup, but it can be easily manually backed up for either version by going to the "App" section when you sync your device, scroll to "Gun Log" and just select the "Shooting_Buddy.sqlite" file and click copy than you can just paste the file to your desktop or anywhere you want. I just had to do that to transfer my info from "Gun Log" to "Gun Log +P" when I purchased that new version. Their is also a walkthrough article on the process at the developers website which can be reached through the app store.

February 23, 2012, 04:27 PM
bump ttt

February 23, 2012, 05:21 PM
Thanks again, Mookiie, for making me aware of this app. I installed it on my iPad and iPhone, then spent the morning logging in my collection. Despite the fact that I'm iCloud equipped, the data I entered in the iPod wasn't shared with the iPhone. I assumed the data I logged in would be shared by both devices.

Excellent, user-friendly program that is very intuitive, even for an obsolete ol' dinosaur like me!

February 23, 2012, 05:48 PM
SleazyRider - I do not know about the sync feature, but you can manually copy the database as explained above. I am asking the developer if it will sync between the two devicies and will get back to you. Are you sure you purchased Gun Log +P and not the original Gun Log as Gun Log +P supports Icloud and original Gun Log does not.

February 23, 2012, 07:34 PM
I appreciate your help! Yes, I'm certain it's the Gun Log +P.

February 23, 2012, 10:42 PM
SleazyRider - the dev just responded the below:
"iPod touch with iCloud turned on for both devices, it should sync. Sometimes it takes up to a minute for the data to round trip."

also you can try this link if you want to manually transfer, but you might just want to wait and check your settings:


February 26, 2012, 06:27 PM

February 28, 2012, 11:36 AM
Cool app!

February 28, 2012, 01:39 PM
I have a similiar app on my Iphone called "Range Buddy". You log all your guns in to it with a picture if you like. You can load in sessions with targets. I started thinking about it. If I were to lose my phone..or as some of you have said...the info goes to a data base somewhere...I would possibly be targeted in some way by authorities if the laws were to change. Needless to say..it's been deleted from the phone. I got a little paranoid...and just figured it wasn't worth having it on the phone. Plus..I never used it that much anyway. Most people download apps...think they're great for a minute..and they remain untouched on their phones til they sell them.

I do have a cool app called "Hand Load" which you input your favorite loads and the cost of the componets and it gives you a breakdown on cost per unit of loads. You load in separate costs of components such as brass, powder, primers, bullets...then when you calculate..it gives you the cost per 25-50-100 and up. Neat application.

February 29, 2012, 09:26 AM
There are some here worried about privacy. Look at your drivers license and credit cards. See that magnetic strip? Case closed.

February 29, 2012, 12:32 PM
lizziedog1 - good point!

Derek Zeanah
February 29, 2012, 12:35 PM
To the top?


Originally this looked to me like commercial spam, but nobody reported it as such and I let it go. At this point it's pretty clear the reason for this thread is to drive potential users to your app.

Sorry, but that's not what THR is for.

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