Want to keep up your gun training and fun using Gun Apps for the iPhone and Android? Good for Zombie Shooters Association (ZSA), NRA, IDPA and USPSA skill building. Listed are a number of the top Gun Apps and we want you to rate them in the comments area. Games listed at bottom.
In all cases use good judgment and we promote Gun SAFETY first, second and always.
RANGE LOGS and SCORING:
RangeLog.com “offers an App for Android and soon for the iPhone that is is used by shooters for tracking performance details related to live-fire training, competition scores, dry-fire practice and firearm maintenance. They have a free version you can download and test out as well as an advanced feature paid version.” Their website www.RangeLog.com , Twitter: http://twitter.com/rangelog
IPSCore – IPSC / USPSA Scoring Application for iPhone: “This is a scoring program for IPSC and USPSA. But trust us when we say it is light-years ahead of anything else out there! The iPhone interface is just so cool and easy to use, and we put it to good use in this applications. You can create stages and matches in seconds, score shooters, remove shooters, deactivate stages or shooters. ” Cost $19.99 Link to iPhone store:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ipscore-pro/id420392995?mt=8 and the “Light version” that is free at: http://www.doublealpha.biz/daa-iphone-applications/ipscore-lite
Range Buddy by Simone Grignola for iPhone: “Range Buddy is the perfect app for gun enthusiasts to track both their collection of firearms and their performance at the range. This app allows you to maintain a detailed list of all your firearms including alerts for necessary maintenance on either a date or rounds-fired schedule.” Recommended by “Shooter Guru”.
Shot Timer PRO for Android and iPhone by Mobile Software/SiSi Phone Apps - Android: trial version and paid (Full) version, cost $9.63. See iPhone app here. “Shooting timer with state of the art shot detection algorithm that WORKS in any condition with any calibre. Mainly designed for IPSC shooters but works great for other disciplines such as: IDPA, IASC, SAS. Test yourself how fast can you shoot! Tested by professionals for professionals. Works like no other timer.” See their website for details http://www.sis.si/shot-timer/ and Video of calibrating it: http://youtu.be/OJkSDK2POnw
Shot Timer by Futurewise Technology for Android and FREE “Shot Timer is a gun training aid for dry fire practice or take it to the range for live fire practice. Works for all caliber rifles, pistols, shotguns, and even air rifles. This is not for competition and it’s not perfect so please be kind on your feedback. I’ll be spending a great deal of time testing and adjusting Shot Timer so please send me constructive feedback and look for updates soon.”
Shot Timer by Mike Marzigliano – free for Android “Competition style shot activated timer. Unlike the other shot timer apps out there, this will not double count your shots. This has been thoroughly tested and is MUCH better than what is currently out there.”
IPSC Shot Timer by Stoliarov Ivan Free: “The IPSC Shot Timer is shot activated timer for IPSC/IDPA shooters. The timer can be activated with live or dry gunfire (depends on sensitivity). On some devices sensitivity is very high because of very sensitive mic. This application is for training purposes only. Works on: HTC Hero HTC Desire Z HTC HD HTC Desire Motorolla Milestone (very sensitive hardware) Nexus S Nexus One LG GT540 Sony Erricson Xperia X10 mini.”
Shooter by Seankndy for the Android - “Shooter is a highly accurate ballistics calculator for the Android™ mobile platform (v1.6 and higher) and is currently for sale in the Android Market for $9.99. ”
Ballistic: Field Tactical Edition By Jonathan Zdziarski for iPhone: “Ballistic FTE is the field firing version of Ballistic: a fast, highly-accurate ballistic trajectory calculator for the iPhone. The ballistic computer calculates trajectory, windage, velocity, energy, and flight time for a projectile at any valid range, and can compensate for atmospheric conditions such as temperature, barometric pressure, humidity, and altitude. It’s also much more than a basic trajectory calculator.” Thanks to My Gun Culture for contributing this: http://www.mygunculture.com
Strelok by Igor Borisov is a ballistic trajectory calculator that works on the Android. Small, handy and accurate. Field-proven accuracy since 2001. Found here: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.borisov.strelok Recommended by Linoge - linoge_wotc on Twitter
Reticle Ranger by seankndy for Android: “Simple calculator for shooters to estimate distance to target in yards, feet or meters by entering actual target size (in, ft, cm, m) and size in scope reticle (Mils, MOA, IPHY).” Learn more: http://www.androidzoom.com/android_applications/tools/reticle-ranger_icgx.html Recommended by Linoge - linoge_wotc on Twitter
Winchester Ballistics Calculator By Winchester Ammunition for iPhone: “Winchester has taken all of the features and functionality from its web (Silverlight) version of the Ballistics Calculator and developed a user-friendly interface for the iPhone. Recommended by “Shooter Guru“.
Target Practice and Target Shooting Practice by Kevin W. Smith “Android smartphone or tablet application for practicing your target shooting skills in real-world conditions virtually. Features a manual mode or a random condition mode with changes between shots.” Home page: http://akev.org/
Perfect Practice for the iPhone “This application is an advanced IPSC shooting training aid, which allows you to use your iPhone or iPod to select from dozens of practice drills (currently over 60, and more coming).” Cost $19.95 in the iPhone store:
ENCYCLOPEDIA / DIRECTORIES :
Modern Weapons Small Arms (Encyclopedia of Guns) for the iPhone By DAVA ConsultingView : The first AppStore encyclopedia of modern weapons. The information will be useful for both military men and hobbyists:
[Thanks "SierraLima1" from http://www.ncgunowners.com ]
TheWOPE The Weapons of Planet Earth Handguns Edition: “Now you can find up to 47 fields of information and search TheWOPE database by 37 different criteria, using The Weapons of Planet Earth Handguns Edition. This is a modern handgun encyclopedia application, offering 1,866 records from 21 countries and 79 manufacturers.” Recommended by “Shooter Guru“.
JUST FUN AND GAMES:
Kim Rhode’s Outdoor Shooting for iPhone “Join two-time gold medalist shooter Kim Rhode in hunting animals like deer, bears, and wild turkeys in this fully 3D free-roaming hunting game. Earn points to unlock additional weapons and locations by completing tasks such as killing two animals with one shot or killing twenty animals in a row without missing a single shot.” We hope in the future this game will take on the serious topic of including Zombies. We want to hear from you on the best Phone Zombie Shoot App. This was recommended from http://GirlsGuideToGuns.com, thanks!
Point of Impact by Guns & Ammo: For Apple® iPhone®, iPod Touch® and iPad™ or play online “Guns & Ammo Point of Impact is designed to provide fun entertainment for a variety of players. Players will be treated to a nearly life-like experience with 3D guns in a variety of shooting experiences and challenges. New content and virtual items will be added regularly to challenge players shooting skills.” http://www.upandatom.com/poi.htm
Stupid Zombies – for Android: “Stupid zombies are back and you are humanity’s last hope to keep them brainless. Those stupid zombies are back, and you are humanity’s last hope to keep them brainless. But beware, ammo is limited so you will have to get crafty and use the straight bullets, grenades, split- and buckshots in the most effective way possible to survive the 480 levels.” https://market.android.com/details?id=com.gameresort.stupidzombies
POST A COMMENT BELOW!
We have listed the ones we found and now we want YOUR review of these Apps as well as ones we should add! Check back for we will be adding to this list based on your feedbpack Post below, all posts are moderated to reduce SPAM and will be posted soon. Thanks! List compiled by:
Special thanks to: ‘Eyes Never Closed’ http://www.eyesneverclosed.com on Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/EyesNeverClosed; New Shooter Podcast http://NewShooterPodcast.com/ on Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/newshootercast; USPSA Shooter on Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/USPSA_Shooting; My Gun Culture on Twitte http://twitter.com/#!/mygunculture and Girls Guide To Guns on Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/GirlsGuide2Guns for input on this post.