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I am looking to pick up a shot timer for training on my own (shooting steel). Which model do experienced fellows prefer?

I'm not rich, but not cheap either. Looking for a fully-functional middle-of-the-road option that will last. And, if it happens to download data to a PC (Mac would be better) that would be even better.

Has the day and age of a shot timer smartphone app come to pass yet?
 

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Google: Competition Electronics #: CEI-4710 UPC #: 787735047103

These are probably the most common timers at least in my neighborhood and have been for years. This is important because they are used at nearly every match I've been to in the last several years and everybody knows how to work with them and they're reliable.

Yes, there are shot timer "APPS" for Android products, don't know about other technologies.

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Google: Competition Electronics #: CEI-4710 UPC #: 787735047103

These are probably the most common timers at least in my neighborhood and have been for years. This is important because they are used at nearly every match I've been to in the last several years and everybody knows how to work with them and they're reliable.

Yes, there are shot timer "APPS" for Android products, don't know about other technologies.

Smiles,
Thanks sir. I'll check them out.
 

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I had a Pocket Pro 2 (it is an old design), but switched to a Pact-Club-Shot-Timer-3 (a newer design) because after 10 years of shooting and aging it was starting to get hard to see the font on the PP2 without glasses. The Pact-Club-Timer solves that with much bigger font, and as a bonus the user interface is a lot less "clunky" than the PP2...So if these 2 thing's are important to you, I can recommend the Pact-Club-Timer.
 

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Shot timers.....

As the previous post mentions, the Competitive Edge Dynamics (CED) and Pact timers are very popular and have proved their worth over many years.

I have a CED 6000 shot timer that I have used for over 30 years and it is still going strong.....it uses a 9 volt battery, and if I ever refrain from shooting for any length of time, I remove the battery.....which is very easy to do. My timer came with a nice vinyl zip up carry case when I store it in my range bag.

There is a clip on the back of my CED 6000 so it can be attached to the shooters belt. I prefer to have it closer to my ears, since I am slightly hard of hearing, and wearing hearing protection dampens the sound of the buzzer. What I do to position the shot timer higher...…. I have a large shoelace looped together at each end, that I place over my head, and I then use the clip on the back of the timer to adjust the shoelace loop to hold the shot timer at upper to mid chest level. It does not interfere when drawing and shooting from a stationary position, and it makes me more aware of standing more upright and not hunching my back as I shoot the handgun, often times called the "turtle effect." I have used the shot timer with excellent results to improve my shot to shot reloads, slide lock reloads, and even when trying to determine the best foot movement from one position to another..... However, when running and gunning, I clip the shot timer on my belt, and it is stable enough to stay on the belt and record all shots being fired :)
 

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Pocket Pro II, they are relatively inexpensive and do a good job.
All of the apps I have tried have issues
 

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I'm not rich, but not cheap either. Looking for a fully-functional middle-of-the-road option that will last. And, if it happens to download data to a PC (Mac would be better) that would be even better.
Take a look into Commander from AMG Lab, on top of all expected things from shot timer it also has Bluetooth and the only mic based timer that can detect dry fire click, will be perfect for your steel training.
 

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Google: Competition Electronics #: CEI-4710 UPC #: 787735047103

These are probably the most common timers at least in my neighborhood and have been for years. This is important because they are used at nearly every match I've been to in the last several years and everybody knows how to work with them and they're reliable.

Yes, there are shot timer "APPS" for Android products, don't know about other technologies.

Smiles,
I have this timer and it's perfectly fine. The technology is a bit dated with the display and it's always seemed bulkier than it needs to be...but I have no earthly idea how the tech works inside it so maybe the size is appropriate. But it's held up well. :)
 

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Take a look into Commander from AMG Lab, on top of all expected things from shot timer it also has Bluetooth and the only mic based timer that can detect dry fire click, will be perfect for your steel training.
That looks interesting. The review indicated that it might be a little early in the development process though.

I'll keep an eye on it. Thanks.
 
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