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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by typhun, Jul 5, 2019.

  1. typhun

    typhun Member

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    I'm in the market for a shot timer and looking for recommendations. I saw a wrist based unit online the SHOTMAXX-2. Anyone use this model and if so what are your thoughts? If you have another brand\model what do you like about it and why?
     
  2. Corpral_Agarn

    Corpral_Agarn Member

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    I just use a pocket pro.

    Its inexpensive, does everything I need it to do.

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  3. ATLDave

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    Pocket Pro fan here, too.

    Way easier to share with a training buddy or to use in a match versus a SHOTMAXX. Louder buzzer for cutting through double-plugs. Readout visible to a pad-runner if you're the RO and someone else is scoring. Easier to change batteries (which are just regular 9v). Bigger buttons for when your hands are sweaty and covered in Pro-Grip or range dust.

    SHOTMAXX's are kind of a cool niche item. If you don't already have a conventional shot timer (Pocket Pro, Pocket Pro II, or the Pact Club Timer), get one of those first.
     
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  4. Lyle Wyatt

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    I use an app on my phone, it's called Splits, it was free and works fine for me.
     
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  5. DustyGmt

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    Is it glitchy at all? I am kind if interested in this app and was wondering if it accurately records your splits...
     
  6. GarySTL

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    Another vote for Pocket Pro. I've used one for years and my local IDPA/USPSA folks use them as well. Cheap batteries, easy to operate, easy to set a delay or Par Time as well.
     
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  7. Chuck R.

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    I use a PACT3.

    Big, loud, picks up shots easily, simple user interface.
     
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  8. Lyle Wyatt

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    So far Splits has worked as advertised. If I'm shooting under a cover I have to adjust some of the settings but that's pretty easy to do.
     
  9. rodinal220

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    PACT MKIV for training by yourself. The smaller units are good for running matches or if you have a regular training partner. Use both and you will see the PACT MK IV/XP(current version) is nicer/easier to use.
     
  10. peeplwtchr

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    I just received a Shotmaxx 2. Initially I was regretting buying the black screened model, because the white screen is a bit easier to see in low light. Then I realised that 99% of my training is done in the daytime, so I actually like the black screen better because it looks much better.
    I have only used ut for dry fire practice in my house, and it works every time on microphine mode. The Par timer is awesome, very accurate. I tested it by dry firing as soon as the beeper went off, and it would read .20 seconds etc.. I love the fact it's on my wrist too, less to worry about losing, I can change settings during cease fire without leaving it on the bench by accident, etc.. I can change all settings one handed easily. It's got a very loud beep, should you mbv need it, but I set mine to 4 of 10, that is easily loud enough if you have active ear muffs. I really like this, I am thinking this may be the only timer I'll ever need to buy if it lasts. So far it's definetely worth the pricetag.
     
  11. DairyVet

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    Another pocket pro vote. It’s what they use at the local USPSA competition, and does everything I need it to do.
     
  12. mcb

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    I like the CED 7000. Small, light battery lasts a long time and is rechargable. Stores the previous 10 runs so you can go back and look.
     
  13. jr_watkins

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    Yet another Pocket Pro vote. Easy and reliable.
     
  14. Destructo6

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    I've had a Shotmaxx (1) for quite a while and don't like it.

    Much easier to use the Pocket Pro 1 or 2. Easier to change times and easier to review shot strings.

    The CED 7000 is even better, IMO and about the same price. Small, easy to use and if you get the flip up belt attachment, you can review or change times without dismounting it from your belt. Also, it has a rechargeable battery.

    My favorite is the PACT II.
     
  15. JR24

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    I do have to spend some time adjusting the settings depending on where I'm shooting, but once I dial it in I find it quite accurate and reliable.

    I even shelled out for the $.99 upgrade to the paid version.
     
  16. jmorris

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    Depends on what I am doing but my Favorite for matches and practice is the loud PACT. Simple to use and shows the time, last split, first shot and number of shots, without pressing any buttons. Does the time not seem right?, how many shots were recorded, instantly without any fiddling.

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    Slightly less info but can be adjusted to work perfectly in ranges with echos, suppressed, etc, is the R-U-Ready.

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    For steel I like the CED 8000, with the big board everyone can see the times. It can also activate things at the buzzer as well. It’s also good for matches if you have score keepers that don’t keep up writing down the times because it has a memory of past runs.

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    I had others, the CED 7000 has a display that I can’t read wearing polarized glasses, so I have to lift them all the time to read it, it also has a buzzer frequency that makes it very hard to hear if you have tinnitus and unlike all the others, doesn’t have a battery you can swap out for a fresh one. So if you forgot to charge it, you don’t have a timer, the others, just pop in a new one.
     
  17. peeplwtchr

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    The 7000 has no accelerometer capability, older technology.
     
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