Muzzle mounted laser shot analysis

A fellow by the name of Heinz Reinkemeier has a public Facebook Page where he has uploaded a number of fascinating videos to watch, of airgun competitors in Europe. From what I can tell, he appears to be German and is also either a coach or a manufacturer of these muzzle laser devices, but he is certainly a talented videographer. The laser devices I’m talking about are programmed into a computer system that allows someone to view the actual movement of the muzzle, during the course of fire. So even the most minute movement of the rifle by the competitor is sensed up to the point of discharge, wherein the movement marker changes color to purple from the previous green. Thus, you can visually see where the shooter is putting their sights on target, and how they are going through the steps of breathing, aiming, and finally firing the air gun. They look like a fantastic learning tool, for serious competitive shooters in this sort of setting (as opposed to more fluid shooting competitions). It is apart of a start up company/app/contraption called the MEC Shot App and I assume Heinz is a developer of it. Unfortunately my German is as good as my ancient Latin, and can’t research as much about this interesting device as I could, if any of our German readers are willing, it would be great to have some input on this in the comments section!

This is from his webpage

As sportpsychologist and rifle-coach I train international shooters with olympic ambitions. About these experiences and discoveries I write books which are published in different languages. In between I enjoy the construction and design of stocks, sighters and other equipment for shooters. Our latest project is the MEC-Shot App, developed to keep shooters results and to analyse them.





Miles

Infantry Marine, based in the Midwest. Specifically interested in small arms history, development, and usage within the MENA region and Central Asia. To that end, I run Silah Report, a website dedicated to analyzing small arms history and news out of MENA and Central Asia.

Please feel free to get in touch with me about something I can add to a post, an error I’ve made, or if you just want to talk guns. I can be reached at miles@tfb.tv


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  • Bill

    There’s at least one American company that makes a similar product. I used it with shooters who had trigger control issues and it was a great training aid.

  • Mcameron

    i used a version of this called SCATT during college, great way to diagnose problems…..allows you to see your muzzle before, during and after the shot…very good piece of equipment.

    • Michel_T

      Rika and Noptel also make similar systems.

  • buzzman1

    The US Army started mounting mini cameras on the ends of rifle and shotgun barrels in the early 90s to do that.