“So let me start with this. WOW I really feel like I am shooting for real!
I love the X when I miss that shows where I missed (POI). I little jarring at first with the pausing (freeze frame), but wow super helpful.”
“The tracking and the lead is perfect. This feels very real.”
“All of the leads in sporting clays appear correct, except for the rabbit, which is more like skeet station 4 near the ground.”
(Note – the rabbit is in fact Skeet Station 4 is a few inches off the ground, because we were unable to drone video a rabbit at the National Shooting Complex. We are going to slow it way down.
” . . .after an hour of playing I am very impressed. This game/training program exceeded my expectations.”
My first observation is that the scale of everything looks correct. This was something I was concerned about as so many VR games everything looks to big or to small. After my first game, I got a 19 and it felt perfect. The shots I missed were the shots I miss most times when rusty on stations 3,4, and 5. Over the next few games, I got my scores up to the low 20’s – 21 22 etc. – the leads felt correct the speed felt correct and I am impressed. Even the gun sound was correct – as so few guns in games sound like real guns. The echo of the shot is a small thing but adds so much to the experience.
I love that I can go to station 3 for example and just shoot doubles as long as I want. This could help my game a huge amount because if I miss, I miss on stations 3, 4 and 5. I also gave Trap a try and it felt correct although I shoot Trap very rarely. I got my butt kicked in 5 Stand but I have very little experience in 5 Stand.”
CLAZER was a big hit with competitive trap shooters, including state champion, Mike Smith, shown below.
Some consensus conclusions from the Grand American:
- All the shooters want to be able to fit the controller onto their own gun – check – in the works.
- The virtual gun shoots flat 50/50, and their trap guns shoot from 70/30 to 100% high
- Multi player should (will be a feature) which will allow for remote coaching – the coach can see in VR what a shooter is doing in VR from afar
- “When is it available ? I want one now”
- “If I get this, I will be in my den all winter.”
Jerry Selan was an instructor for Remington for decades until his retirement, when he promptly bought a Perazzi. He took to CLAZER in a jiffy:
“If I get this rig, I’d never get anything done around the house!”
CLAZER reviews on Steam VR
“I shoot a lot, but in the winter it is not as easy. Each part of this game is fun and hopefully makes me a better shooter! The ability to see where you missed is so nice. The features are great and I can only see better and better things from this game and company.”
“This game for me has been a lot of fun and a big help to my clay shooting ability from my testing. I love how you can show leads and pick a station you struggle with and just shoot until you get it right. You can also play a full game and get your score at the end. The game is still in the early stages but is see signs of leader boards and other features.” (Leader board has been added)
“If you shoot any of the clay sports or want to shoot any of them this is a must-buy no questions asked. I hope to push myself up to consistent 25’s over the winter and see if my real shooting follows along. I hope to get out once a month for a few non virtual rounds.”
“I am a true sporting clay/skeet enthusiast and have just recently acquired Clazer. When I got my Vive online the very first thing I looked for was a clay simulator but could only find arcade type target games. Then came Clazer! I found it very realistic and found teaching mode (shows an X where you missed the clay) very helpful. It may be a bit easier than actual clay shooting, but it is close enough for good practice around site picture, lead, stance, holding point, breaking point etc.
I cannot wait until I get the gun mounted controller and can use my real shotgun. I think with a weight of the real shotgun the difficulty level should definitely rise to realistic levels as well as cause fatigue from holding the weight of the gun like in real life. If we could only emulate the Kick 😉
Both opposing thumbs up on this simulator!!! Whether you are already an enthusiast and love clay shooting or just want to learn Clazer is for you!”