Who is this product for?
Our product is for any shooter, or firearms training entity, looking to increase the efficiency and realism of their training. Whether a valued member of our armed forces, law enforcement, a recreational shooter, or a shooting range looking for an affordable way to draw more customers, our system offers a variety of options aimed at improving shooter marksmanship skills at any experience level.
What is unique about our system?
Our patented technology uses a modular system of wireless Smart Target Attachments that separate the interactive electronics from proprietary targets. The benefits of traditional steel targets can now be combined with an advanced training system to offer dynamic training scenarios, and allows the end-user to select the size, shape, and cost of their own steel targets.
What is meant by a "modular" and "expandable" system?
Users can purchase a base system to get started, then, at any time, add in additional devices to expand the size and capabilities of their system.
What are the minimum components required for a system to operate?
One (1) Control Hub and one (1) Smart Target Attachment.
How many Smart Target Attachments and Signal Repeaters can I pair to a system/Control Hub?
A system can have any combination of Smart Target Attachments and Signal Repeaters paired to a Control Hub as long as the total number of devices does not exceed 10.
Having more than this number of devices powered on will cause network instability. We are currently working on firmware updates that will increase this maximum device limit.
What is the range of the system?
Each device will relay signals to other devices. Each Smart Target Attachment can relay signals up to 175 yards each while Signal Repeaters can relay signals up to 500 yards each. You can stack various combinations of devices together to reach distances over 1,000 yards. See our Mesh Network explanation under the System tab for more information.
How is the system controlled?
A system is controlled by the Trigger Interactive app which is free to download to your Android device. We currently do not have an IOS app at this time, but we have it planned for future development.
What software versions are compatible with the Trigger Interactive app?
Your device must have Android Version 9 (or higher) and Bluetooth 5 (or higher) to work with this app. A good rule of thumb is anything manufactured before 2018 is probably not compatible. You can verify your device’s software version by selecting “settings – about this device – Android or software version”.
Does the phone need to be connected to the internet for the system to work?
No. The phone operates as a stand-alone controller.
Do I need to use any special weapons or ammunition?
No. You shoot your own weapons, with live ammunition, at steel targets of your choosing.
What calibers can I use?
.22 to 7.62mm X 51mm.
Are bullet impacts hard on Smart Target Attachments?
No. A steel target will dissipate the majority of a bullet’s energy when it fragments apart upon impact. The hook and loop mounting pads further cushion the Smart Target Attachment from any harsh vibration fatigue.
How long will a Smart Target Attachment last?
Our testing has shown that Smart Target Attachments can last 30,000+ bullet impacts (varies with caliber) and up to 300,000 activations. Proper care and the addition of more Smart Target Attachments into your system (to help to spread out the use) can further the life expectancy of your devices.
What type of targets can I use?
Trigger Interactive Smart Target Attachments will work with most steel firearm targets that are large enough to shield the devices from incoming bullets. Targets that are 6 inches in diameter, or larger, are recommended. Be sure you are using plate thicknesses that are rated for the caliber of firearm being utilized.
Do the system packs come with targets?
No. Trigger Interactive is comprised of electronic devices only. Steel firearm targets are sold separately since it allows the user to select the type, size, and price of their own targets.
How far away do I need to be from the targets?
This varies by target type and weapon caliber. Please consult your steel target manufacturer’s safe distance recommendations.
What is the minimum distance targets need to be from each other?
Targets need to be a MINIMUM of 15 yards from each other. We also highly recommend that they are placed in a staggered pattern on the range. This will minimize the risk of shrapnel damage caused by bullets hitting other targets. Staggering and placing targets further apart will also add to the challenge of the shooting scenarios.
How do I know when to shoot a specific target?
Each Smart Target Attachment holds an Active Target Indicator which will signal the shooter to engage a specific target. When a target is inactive, the Active Target Indicator will sit at the 6 o’clock position and is hidden out of view behind the steel target. When a target is active, the Active Target Indicator will rotate to the 12 o’clock position, out from behind the target, and into the shooter’s line of sight.
Do I shoot the Active Target Indicator?
No. You shoot the steel target. The active target indicator is just there to designate which target to engage.
What happens if I shoot an Active Target Indicator?
Nothing. Active Target Indicators can take multiple hits before needing to be replaced.
How do I replace an Active Target Indicator?
To remove an Active Target Indicator, grab it by the outer edges and squeeze so that it “bows” upward slightly. This “bow” will cause the slots in the Active Target Indicator to align with the fingers of the Smart Target Attachment mount. Once aligned, simply pull the Active Target Indicator off the mount. To add a new one, slip one slot on the Active Target Indicator over one finger on the mount, and press down near the second slot. It should snap into place. No tools required.
Can I get different colored Active Target Indicators?
Trigger Interactive will initially offer orange active target indicators. Additional colors and patterns will be released as we go!
What type of batteries does the system use?
All components have built-in rechargeable lithium ion batteries.
What is the battery life?
A system can last up to 8 hours on a single charge.
What type of charger does it use?
All components feature a waterproof USB-C charging port and use standard USB-C charging cables; the same as most cell phones. All system packs come with a USB wall adapter and a charging cable. Trigger Interactive cables and adapters are rated for 2 amps to help speed up charging times.
Where can I use the system?
This system can be physically operated in any environment. You should ensure that you are in a location that is safe and legally allows firearm shooting.
Are the components weather proof?
Yes. All components are weather and dust proof.
How much does it cost?
Our systems are priced in the range of most pistols in the industry. Visit our store check out the prices and place an order!
How Trigger Interactive systems/Control Hubs can be on a range at one time?
At this time, only one Trigger Interactive system/Control Hub can operate on a range at a time. Multiple system use is currently under development and will be available with a future firmware download!