A Shooter’s Best Friend


I came across this Pocket Radar gun on Utility Journal and I’m wondering why I don’t already have it in my bag…

If you’ve ever wanted to measure the speed of an object at will, but without lugging around an enormously conspicuous speed gun, this one’s for you. Dubbed as “the world’s smallest radar gun,” the Pocket Radar fits in the palm of your hand, and measures speed of moving objects big and small to an accuracy of +/- 1 mph. Easy one-button operation and memory recall feature make it simple to use. Measures readings from 7 to 375 mph.

Shouldn’t every serious shooter own one of these? Shouldn’t every coach? To me, it seems kind of obvious.

At summer camps, every kid with a little flow gets overly joyous when a coach whips out a radar gun. They instantly want to get their shot analyzed. And when that number isn’t up to par and they’re losing to their friends who play d-pole, they instantly want to get their shot critiqued. So, as a coach, why not make clocking shots part of your weekly fall ball regimen? Players, why not split the cost with a teammate or two and spend your off days ripping the duck to triple digits?

A shooter’s best friend indeed. It’s $199 on Amazon. Or, if you’re looking for something a little more cost-sensitive, there’s always the Bushnell for $75.

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Jeff Brunelle
Founder of Lacrosse All Stars. A West Coast native and product of the MCLA, I moved back East after college where I truly fell in love with the game. I've dedicated my career to LaxAllStars since 2010, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I now live in my hometown of Boise, Idaho, with my wife Zoë, two dogs, and a baby girl expected to arrive around Championship Weekend this May. I'm a technologist at heart, I'm not into snow or the month of January, and one time I kind of stole a football from Gary Gait. Life is crazy busy, but it's worth it when you get to immerse yourself in the medicine of lacrosse every day. We are on a mission to Grow The Game® on a global scale by empowering storytelling by players, for players, and bridging the gap between lacrosse and the mainstream.