Why use the ST-2
Most of the shotgun
training is done as clay shooting. One problem with this method is the lack
of feedback you get as you try to hit the clay targets. After a miss, all
you know is that you did something wrong. Maybe you used too little forward
allowance, maybe your shot went over the target – all you can do is guess,
you cannot know for sure why you didn't break that
clay. This is where
comes in. The ST-2
give you exact information, not only
about where your shot went in relation to the target, but also how the gun
was moved before the shot was fired. Maybe you stopped the swing, maybe you
lowered the gun momentarily just before firing. With
our simulator you
identify any of these errors and consequently get more out of the time you
spend training. Every shot
including misses gives you valuable information.
The ST-2 (Simulated Targets) simulator is the
indoor system - an environment where you can practice regardless of weather,
time and place.
With our systems
improve quicker as a clay and wing-shooter.
Important characteristics with our systems:
get exact feedback after every shot including hit position and replay
of the aiming movement (the swing);
You can use your own gun;
Results can be saved and
kept in a file as a record of your short and long term progress.
recoil - with no recoil, how realistic is it?
simulator can not be used with live ammunition.
Simulator shooting with the ST-2 simulator is
as close as you can get to reality up to the point when you pull the
trigger. In real life you will feel a recoil after the firing, this is not
good about not being punished with the recoil is that you can practice more
relaxed, which makes it easy to acquire a good technique, particularly for a
novice in the field.
But, it is
also a fact that a surprising number of experienced shooters make erratic
movements just before triggering caused by involuntary muscular activity in
anticipation of the recoil shock.
problems are easily detected in our simulator, but can be difficult to
identify in the field, where you only see the final result (a bad hit).
The simulator practice does not replace live
shooting. In our experience, the best training result is obtained with a
combination of simulator training and live shooting. Also, even if you get
valuable feedback in the simulator, it does not eliminate the need for a
good coach who can instruct how to focus your vision, position your body, et
competitive shooters use the ST-2?
national Russian and the Slovakian clay shooting teams use the ST-2
simulator. This is what they have to say:
Alexander V. Mitrofanov
director of the Russian Shooting Union:
contemporary sport is not only a competition of psychological physical
abilities of the athletes, but, in greater degree, of modern technologies,
used in process of coaching.
Modern technologies created by human being, increases an
athlete’s possibility in achievement of higher result. The analytical
shooting simulator Marksman ST-2 is a good example. The ST-2, without
exaggeration, is the unique optometrist-electronic system, allowing
completely simulated clay shooting in indoor conditions giving a high
grade information feedback to acquire shooting techniques in shorter
Sergei S. Planovskiy
Trainer in Chief of the National Russian
"This is the best simulator existing today
designed for coaching purposes of clay shooters in the trap, double trap
and skeet disciplines.
The ST-2 is an analytical simulator which
allows a shooter to master the basic element in trap and double trap
shooting including education of correct control of target visual
1. sequences in the distribution of central
and peripheral vision;
2. education to sequences of the central
vision moving at moment of waiting for the target release;
3. at moment of target release and in process
of the aiming and, finally, firing a shot.
This is very is important both for beginners
and for those who have already reached a higher qualification in clay
Ivan A. Derevskiy
Senior trainer of the Junior Russian team of
Ex-member of the Russian National team:
"The ST-2 simulator renders the immeasurable
help for acquiring of shooting skill for beginners by showing how it is
necessary to move, look and prepare to shot.
It shows very clearly all mistakes in shooting
technique both of the beginners and of shooters of higher qualification.
It is very suitable for working in “coach &
shooter” situation, since it evaluates all actions of the shooter: the
shotgun lead, time of lead, distance of hit position, moment of pulling
the trigger, action of performing the shot, reaction on clay release,
during making a shot.
The ST-2 simulator represents the
state-of-the-art technology and is an immeasurable facility for preparing
athlete of any level.
Master of Sport in exercise "Trap"
"An analytical shooting simulator like ST-2 is
much needed and useful, especially for shooters of the initial cycle of
the education. Some possibilities of the analytical simulator can be used
and experienced by advanced shooters, in particular, give a work-out to a
moving target. Simulator will help to find mistakes while aiming the
moving clay, see hit positions and gun swing, forward allowance and shot
cloud center in relation of the target position, and a great deal of other
valuable things that cannot be determined on the shooting field.
As a whole, simulator gives that immeasurable
information when training, which can be applicable in real shooting."
Master of Sport in trapshooting.
Member of the Trap Russian national Team
have once tried to shoot on ST-2 simulator. I
liked it very much. I think the difference between simulated and real
shooting is small. One difference I noticed was that it is difficult to
judge the distance to the target at one dash and, accordingly, it is
complicated to make a right forward allowance. This needs time for
adapting. But generally, I consider this simulator to be very useful in
the process of training. Rather engaging thing!"
Trainer, Master of Sport of International
Ex-member of the Trap Russian national team
"The ST-2 analytical shooting simulator is
unique in how it can support acquiring a good trapshooting technique. It
is very useful for initial education and by giving a technical motion
work-out it can vastly save time in setting the basic technique.
Certainly, the simulator requires further improvement.
The video camera that can be used in he
simulated environment indoors by means of which a film of shot performance
can be registered, subsequently gives the shooters a possibility to see
themselves from aside: so more clearly he will be able to correct their
For shooters of the Master of sport range and
higher categories, I do think, simulator will not render a significant
assistance, except drills of perception control, as reasonably asserts
Mr.PLANOVSKIY, that of considerable importance, but beginners receive
powerful support in education of clay shooting, particularly, in their
initial stage. More so, when drill is limited to short light daytime in
Vladimir K. Malahov
The Honoured Trainer of Russian Federation,
Master of sports in trapshooting,
Field Judge of All-Russia category,
First trainer of the Trap Olympic champion Aleksei Alipov
"I ‘m certain to say that having got such an
indoor complex as the ST-2 simulator in arsenal of shooters’ preparation,
the qualitative level of the education process will raise drastically. The
setting of the basic shooting technique, be that in trap, double trap or
skeet, by means of simulator, may be organized more effectively and
qualitative under condition of newly created methodology.
Strong points of the ST-2 analytical simulator
possible to refer to are the following:
The simulator gives the full analysis of the
made shot on clay target including ballistics and shooter movements.
Changing velocity flight of the clay target,
it is possible to obtain the optimum motoric skill.
The simulator enables to work out the
technique of the shot performance, work out the motor skill and muscular
sensation at shooting on moving target;
Simulator enables as well to check the
correct entry in target trajectory;
Simulator makes possible to adjust a stock
of the personal shotgun of the huntsmen.
The simulator weak side possible to refer to
is the fact that background image of the shooting scenario is not light
enough and clay target is perceived not much clearly. But this question
concerns the adaptation.
The Marksman ST-2 is enough interesting and
useful. It is necessary to create a test group and afterwards do a final
Master of sport of the international range on
Member of National team:
"Marksman ST-2 is an excellent simulator for
beginners and advanced shooters. Enables to change the velocity,
trajectory angles and distance range of clay flight, ammo weight, choke
and etc. The main thing to highlight is the fact that a shooter can use
his own gun, approaching greatly the "dry" training to a real drill.
1. to include an additional option of the shot
V0 velocity equal to 440 m/sec for sporting ammo;
2. to develop a “training mode of operation”
in scenario trap which would enable to set optionally parameters of the
But as a whole, Marksman ST-2 is very suitable
Trainer of Russia
Two-times Champion of Russia in Sporting
Tree-times Champion of Europe amongst veterans
Two-times Champion of the World amongst
veterans in sporting
Winner of several Gran Prix "Sporting-
Director of the "Fox Lodge" Complex
"Certainly, the analytical shooting simulator
ST-2 is considered to be the latest technology in the shooting sport
range, for present-day it is the most efficient resource in preparation of
The correct use of simulator allows to raise
to a considerable extent the quality of the practice studies of shooters
of different qualification.
When conducting a practice studies with
beginners, carrying out selection activities (the determination of the
abilities, of their co-ordination rate in shooting on moving target,
reaction to the target release, etc) or in process of their preparation
to run such simulator means not only enormous economy of money and time
savings, but also a higher quality of selection work.
Education work of mature shooters allows
running the simulator to correct the motor actions and look deeper into
mistakes, which are difficult to define in real conditions.
Certainly, for maximum use of the simulator
possibilities it is necessary to manage in a perfect way the installed
program, using a new methodology.
I’d like to advice to developers of the
simulator to make the mounting sensor cordless in order to practice the
simulator in group and make the life of the simulator longer."
Alexander V. Lyublinskiy
The water-fowler hunter of 10 years of
"I’ve never expected that it could be possible
to correct the errors in wing and clay shooting, in such a short time.
Neither instructor on shooting field, where I spent lots of time and money
before going hunting, nor fowling and coursing, did help me to cope with
sloppy shooting. Firstly, simulator helped me to use a perfect forward
allowance and to avoid stopping the swing, but secondly, I learnt to enter
correctly the movable target trajectory . I became a Marksman! Shooting
efficiency increased double. Formerly I spent at the average 8-10
cartridges to bag a wild fowl. Now I need 3-4 ammo to get one. A very good
result for me. "
Read the testimonials from
two of Sweden's most successful target shooters:
the ST-2 simulator both in my shooting school and for my own training.
Before I beat the European record in target shooting at the qualification to
the European mastership this year (400 points), I had practiced extensively
in the simulator.
give shooting lessons, I think the slow motion replay is very useful. The
hit position display shows you how you missed,
the replay shows you why. The replay is helpful both for clay and
rifle shooting, and can quickly help raise your scoring average. This is
true for inexperienced as well as advanced shooters."
Jocke is one of Swedens
most successful clay and rifle target shooters. He runs a highly respected
shooting school, and is a popular exhibition shooter.
"I have been unusually successful at
competitions this season (2006). Yet, in my training I have been shooting
only about 1000 rounds at the shooting range, which is very little compared
to previous years. I have done most of my training in the ST-2 simulator,
about 10 000 rounds. The simulator training is efficient because you get
immediate feedback. If you do something wrong, the simulator will show you
what, and how to correct it. I think the simulator is a very useful training
tool and recommend it to everybody."
Thony Eriksson is an authority in the field of clay
shooting and hunting. Thony has had the position as chief shooting instructor at the
Swedish Association for Hunting and Wildlife Management, and has contributed
to text books used for hunting and wildlife management courses. Thony now works
at the Kjells Vapen gun store in Götene, and runs a shooting school using
Mr. Susanto Chiuman is our representative in
Singapore. This is his impression after having tried the simulator:
"As a New-Comer in sports shooting, I have to admit
that Marksman Training simulator has provided invaluable feedback on my
shooting skill or the lack of it. The simulator is able to generate an
analysis or feedback on my swing path and the position of my misses. With a
touch of a button, I was able to view the result of my shot, many readings
could be derived from this section such as the distance of target when fired
upon, timing, shots pattern etc. I would not have known this if I were to
practice on the range.
It was surprisingly easy to operate the simulator with
most functions assigned to “Hot-keys”. I learned operating the simulator in
half a day. Mr. Andersson has been most helpful and patient in conducting
this lesson besides giving some valuable tips on shooting.
Marksman Training simulator is also a fun machine with
its changeable settings on almost all the shooting disciplines. For example,
on clay shooting, a shooter is able to change the trajectory, speed and
direction of the clay. I believe this puts some fun into the sports where
repetitive practice on standard settings can be monotonous after a while".
Read what James Swan writes about the
simulator after having seen in at the Shot Show in Las Vegas.
(The articel is
published at the following site:
Deer and reloading
in Las Vegas
It's never been easier or safer to go
shooting or hunting,
but let's not forget the roots of our sporting traditions
By James A. Swan, Ph.D.
"In Defense of Hunting"
My feet and
back are still recovering from four days of walking the aisles at the 25th
annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show & Conference staged in Las
Vegas Feb. 12-15.
space was sold out. Seven miles of aisles!
Chris Dolnack of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the sponsor of the
SHOT Show, this year's attendance will top the all-time mark of 32,000.
down into about 10,000 exhibitors and press, and the rest being buyers, as
this show is not open to the general public.
The size of
the show, billed as largest of its kind, and the crowd speaks to the
popularity of shooting sports and hunting.
frankly, after checking out this year's products, one cannot help but feel
it is now easier and safer than ever before for a shooter or a hunter to go
out and have a good time.
manufacturers keep turning out guns that shoot more accurately. The ammo
makers not only constantly refine their products, but they are moving toward
a larger variety of lead alternatives — Hevi-shot, bismuth, tungsten, copper
and a half-dozen others.
wingshooting, unlike any other kind of shooting sport, you do not have any
good form of feedback about where you missed because your shot goes off into
thin air, instead of leaving a mark on a target.
several laser shooting systems out there that let you practice and develop
your skills by shooting a laser beam at a screen. But I was most impressed
by the new Marksman Training System
from Sweden, which seems revolutionary.
large screen the birds fly past and you shoot like all other similar shot
simulators. But after your shot you can pinpoint your shot location, enlarge
the image, see the pattern of shot and where it went and even use an instant
replay to track the path of your swing to see where you lost being on
of feedback is going make people become better shots faster than ever
need a shooting
instructor if you have an ST-2 simulator?
Our training systems do not replace a shooting instructor. At least in the
beginning you will still need somebody to lead you the way to a good
technique. The systems from Marksman Training
are instruments to help you – and the instructor – to
analyze your shooting better and improve your skills.