RangeTech Shot Timer Review

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RangeTech Shot Timer Review

April 28th, 2023

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If you’re looking to improve your shooting skills, then you might want to consider investing in a shot timer. In this RangeTech Shot Timer review, GunSpot introduces us to an affordable option that can help you get better in just about every way. The RangeTech timer is a two-part system that consists of a timer and an app that connects to your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth. It seems much easier to use than some alternatives and can store all your scores online, making it an ideal training tool for both individuals and groups. 

rangetech shot timer review
The RangeTech timer is less expensive and relatively small compared to other timers. GunSpot evaluates it on the range to determine how it performs.

If you don’t have a shot timer, you’ve probably told yourself you don’t need one. Or, you might ask yourself, “Why would I need to have a shot timer?” The truth is, you most likely do. Why? It’s going to make you better. It’s going to make you faster. It’s going to make you more consistent. It’s going to make you better in just about every way.

The shot timer adds stress to your shooting, not as much as a literal fight, but it puts you under pressure. Racing the clock and being forced to meet that demand will challenge you. If you find yourself just “shooting” at the range, plinking away with your gun, then you need a shot timer to hold yourself accountable.

setting up the rangetech shot timer
Setting up the RangeTech is relatively straightforward. Getting the app to work is simple on both a tablet and a cell phone.

With one, there would be no more guessing if you are fast — you’d have the cold, hard facts on whether you were fast or not, and if you were improving in your ability. Practicing with a shot timer is the best way to force growth, and using timers can also introduce some friendly competition with your range buddies.

Getting Focus

The shot timer that we wanted to show you today is one that we were sent to use on our range here. The truth is, we quickly learned to love it. It is the RangeTech Shot Timer, and it has an MSRP of just $79.99.

carrying the shot timer while training
The author carries the shot timer on his person while his tablet is set up nearby to display and record the information.

In our experience, most shot timers cost in the $120 to $150 range. In fact, we usually use one that costs in that range. Grant was a little bit apprehensive and reluctant to give it a shot. But, we are glad we did.

The RangeTech Bluetooth Shot Timer consists of two parts. The first is the timer itself which makes a noise and connects to your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth. The second is the RangeTech app which is compatible with both Android and iOS operating systems. The app is on the Google Play, the Apple App Store and Amazon Appstore.

I have to admit, as soon as someone starts talking about outdoor equipment that requires connectivity, especially range gear, I almost instantly become reluctant to give it a try. But, we were pleasantly surprised. So far, this device has never lost connection. Your smartphone or tablet will be your screen to see your times, and the actual timer from RangeTech will have buttons to start and stop the timer and be your noisemaker.

Hands-On with the RangeTech Shot Timer

In application, this system works really well. Grant is a firearms instructor who uses his experience and training from his U.S.M.C. and S.W.A.T. background as well as his work in private security, to teach his students. Now in his classes, he prefers to use this shot timer over his more expensive one. The reason is that it works well, and he synchronizes it to his tablet and puts it on a tripod for the whole class to see. Grant can then run the shot timer for his students and have the tablet set up so that they can view it after their drill.

evaluating the rangetech shot timer on the range
The author runs the shot timer for his students with a tablet set up so that they can view it easily after their drill.

Another reason to go with the RangeTech shot timer is its cost. This puppy comes in at $79.99, which is more than affordable. The RangeTech also has the advantage of letting you store all your scores. For a long time, shooters have been carrying around little notepads and writing down their personal records and dating them, trying to keep track of that information.

In this digital world we live in, you can now store your scores online with the RangeTech Shot Timer. They have a login interface where you can create an account save your scores and log in on any device to see your scores or past training sessions — which kind of fortifies the whole point of a shot timer getting you better over time. Now you can track it more easily.

pistol shooting with the rangetech timer
Running industry-standard drills and setting par times is what helps you grow as a shooter. Race the clock to see if you can improve.

Training with a partner is easier because now you don’t have to have an RO follow you around with the shot timer so that you can hear the audible beep. Now you can clip the RangeTech to the student with the built-in clip, and then the instructor or RO can keep the mobile device and actually start the timer from there. This is a very flexible training tool that can fit any need you may have.

The RangeTech is also much smaller than other timers on the market. It is smaller than most smartphones, measuring 4” by 1.5” by 1.75” and weighing only 3.8 oz. On the flip side, since your phone has a bigger screen, it makes it easier than ever to see your results and gauge your training effectiveness.

Review Conclusion

The RangeTech Shot Timer is a two-part system that includes a timer and an app that connects to your smartphone or tablet using a Bluetooth connection. It is an affordable option that can help improve shooting skills by adding stress to shooting, forcing growth, and introducing friendly competition. 

training with a shot timer to improve efficiency
You can manage all the settings for your timer as well as save and track scores from a connected Bluetooth device. You can also start the timer remotely from the smart device.

The device never loses connection and lets you store all your scores online, making it easy to track your progress over time. Accessible through your phone or tablet, the developer provides an easy way to display your shooting information while still protecting your privacy.

The timer is smaller than most smartphones and has a built-in clip, making it a flexible training tool that can fit any need. Overall, the RangeTech Shot Timer is an excellent option for anyone looking to improve their shooting skills.

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