Mon. Oct 21st, 2019

Spotter Up

In Depth Tactical Solutions

Picture: Setting up the initial calibration of the transmitter. Rifle: Primary Weapon Systems MK114 Mod 2

Steiner D-Ball A3, Surefire M300 Scout, Rail Scales, American Defense Manufacturing Recon Mount, Leopold MK6

Intro

Smart accessories have been the rage in most recent times. Between smart watches, T.V.s, refrigerator, laundry machines, cars, and guns. Some are a blessing and are truly useful and others I fear because of Skynet. ADS INC and Secubit have made more of a diagnostic tool and not just another appliance that sends you email, Weapon Logic.

It can diagnose issues within a rifle and its parts to better keep it serviceable, long-term.  Weapon Logic also counts rounds and alerts you when the rifle needs cleaning or maintenance among a few other things. This can be a huge money saver for the owner or agency using Weapon Logic.

Picture: A more detailed look at the transmitter that is installed into the grip.

Features

I received a prototype unit that came in a rigid case with foam cut outs. It came with three transmitters, the Data Collection Device (DCD) reader, the reader dock and, a bullet shaped flash drive with all the needed software. The transmitters are designed around the A2 AR15 grip and mount using the bolt attach the grip.

The Data Collection Device (DCD) reader has a few buttons for simple operation and can be used to read out the weapon specs on the fly without having to sync it. The dock connects to the computer via USB. The software is an easy install once you change some permissions on the computer. All the components to Weapon Logic are very simple and easy to use, which is good for most of its users. Once the transmitter is attached to the grip of the firearm and the program is installed you are good to go.

Picture: A screen shot of the Weapon Logic dashboard to the program

Weapon Logic can count rounds, time stamp round counts, differentiate between live, blank, semi, full auto, and dry fire. It can alert the user of a slowing cycle rate due to being dirty and alert you if certain parts have met their expected life span. For a military unit’s or Law Enforcement agencies this may be the product that can keep accountability and maintenance schedules up to par.

Testing

For my testing – my favorite part – I used a PWS Mk114 Mod 2 complete upper. Unfortunately, I found that during the installation of the transmitter did not fit in my beloved BCM Mod 0 grip. However, I have other options and used a Magpul MIAD grip.

Once installed I shot 60 rounds and synchronized it to the program for calibration. Once that was complete, I began my regular training session to see what it would capture.

I brought a certain number of loaded magazines that way I could see if there were any uncounted rounds throughout my training. I was happy to find that the transmitter captured all of them. It was even accurate in differentiating between dry fire and live fire shots. It was very impressive to say the least.

Picture: A view of the transmitter installed.

I went out to train a few times with Weapon Logic to see how it held up to the different shooting sessions. Each time I made sure to maintain accountability of how much I shot and others shot through it. I was very pleased to find that every time I synced the transmitter it was correct. I did try some different weights of .223/5.56 to see if it was picking up the difference.

I found that to the transmitter, live rounds were all counted the same. This may be because this is still a prototype or it just could not tell the difference. As for any maintenance uses I didn’t get to shoot enough for it to alert me. I also wasn’t able to test the bursts or shooting with blanks due to not having access to either at the time of this review.

Conclusion

Weapon Logic was awesome to test. One of the ways I believe they can improve the product would be to make the transmitters form factor much thinner to better battle the different grips available. A tubular design would help this tremendously. I could easily see the capabilities of Weapon Logic for the military and law enforcement.

On the Battalion level, it can manage the accountability of weapons and ammo expenditure. It has the potential for command teams to submit trends info and support material solutions or ID trends. The uses are endless with this type of technology. I look forward to testing the mobile app that will certainly be more useful for the civilian user. Keep an eye out for that.

Read more: The Latest Round Counter Tech From Secubit

Functionality: 4/5

Weight: 5/5

Durability: 5/5

Overall Total: 14/15

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received Weapon Logic via Spotter Up/ADS. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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