Gadgets and gizmos for guns can always be fun, as long as they work and are useful. For people in my line of work, the CAA Shot Counter is quite handy. As a gun reviewer, I try to write down just how many rounds I’ve used with a gun, a magazine, scope, or other accessories. Sometimes I’m wise enough to write it down, and sometimes I’m not. The CAA Shot Counter has the potential to be pretty damn handy in my line of work. I’d also imagine it’d be handy for rental ranges, police and military forces, and those who are superbly strict about their maintenance schedules. Being able to track how many rounds your gun has fired allows you to commit to regular maintenance and parts replacement.
What is the CAA Shot counter?
CAA has two different shot counters, one made for the Glock pistol that acts as a grip plug and the other is a universal picatinny rail made for rifles. My model is for rifles since I don’t Glock. It’s a very small device that is designed to attach to the top rail of a rifle. It’s genuinely small and light enough to be ignored.
The rifle model comes with a wire to connect via mini USB to phone, and mini usb to computer. The device has a sealed gate to protect the output for a micro USB. The kit, of course, comes with a single CR2032 battery and an allen wrench.
Once installed to retrieve the data you simply install the app to either an Android or a Computer. Plug the CAA Shot Counter into your phone or computer and the app will retrieve the data. You can set profiles for different guns, monitor battery life, and delete and edit files. The device will even give the location and exact time when it detects a shot. It will also give you split times when firing in one session.
You can also configure the sensitivity to different guns, and to different sensitivities. The low setting is what I’m using right now. It can be configured for handguns as well, and I plan to see how accurate that exactly is. I’m sure the settings remain the same for the Glock version and rifle version, but it’s worth testing, right?
Does the CAA Shot Counter Work?
Good question. This is a first look and an overview of the gear included. Its worked with ten shots I put through it the first day, and it will be heavily tested.
I got some serious testing coming up for rifles, handguns, scopes, etc and at the same time review this bad boy. We’ll see how it holds up over time. My only complaint so far is trying to find the app. If you came here looking for said app. BTW it’s called Gun Shot Counter, and says nothing about CAA or the parent company and manufacturer Secubit. The PC app is also pretty robust, but I’ve barely had time to mess with it. So I’ll be doing that shortly as well.
Stay tuned, though, I’m going to be using this device with most of my testing and will give a full report when I can. Check Secubit out here.