5 Must-Have Apps for Gun Owners
If you’re at least an intermediate shooter, you’ve probably given some thought to what kind of upgrades you want, and hardware tools you need to carry around with you for range day; but what about software tools? Your smartphone is always with you, why not put it to work at the range? Here at My First AR15 we have come up with 5 must-have apps for gun owners.
1. Make Ready-The Shot Timer With A Voice
Make Ready is like having a range officer in your pocket. An dedicated hardware shot timer can cost well-over $150; and from our experience with this app, we can say that for less than the cost of an upscale burger and fries, it does a darn good job. You’ll need to make some adjustments to compensate for echo, but once you have it dialed in, it performs pretty well. This is a great tool if you’re thinking of wading into competitive shooting, or just looking to improve your draw time on your carry gun. There is also a “lite” version of this app with a few less features that you can download for free. This particular product is only available for iPhone, but there is an app on GooglePlay that seems to have similar functionality.
If long distance is your poison, iSnipe is going to be your new best friend. Almost every imaginable factor from bullet type, weight to wind angle and velocity is factored in to help you hit your mark. It could probably benefit from an update to its user interface, but it’s quite effective nonetheless. Once again, this is for apple users only, but an android equivalent can be found here.
3. CCW: Concealed Carry 50 State
If you have your concealed carry permit and spend time traveling for work, or are planning your next family vacation, this is a great resource to have in your pocket to know where/when you can legally carry your pistol. The laws are confusing and it’s impossible to remember what states have reciprocity where, which makes this one of the indispensable apps for gun owners to make sure you operate within the law.
This is a really sweet app. If you’re wanting to flesh out some ideas for your next AR build, this has thousands of possible combinations featuring real parts from top manufacturers. It allows you to see a 3D rendering of your gun and offers a chance to plan out your build before you start purchasing. It’s a lot of fun, and cheaper than building real guns! This app is free for iPhone and Android but does offer in-app purchases if you want a wider range of parts to choose from.
AmmoSeek is a popular website that searches over 100 retailers to show you the best deals on the specific ammunition you’re looking for. They have over 260,000 products in their directory. If you’re shopping for the best price on ammo to keep your lead-slinging toys fed, we highly recommend this app.
There you have it, 5 must-have apps for gun owners. What are your thoughts on the apps we chose? Is there a favorite app that you have that we should add to our list? Drop a comment below.