By Mark V. Lonsdale
For those who are intimidated by technology, here is a shooting range Quick Start guide to the LabRadar. Once you become familiar with the functionality, you will find the LabRadar to be quick and easy to use.
The LabRadar does not come with the white numbers on the left. These were added to make the text easier to follow
Once you have loaded the batteries and have the LabRadar aimed at the target, push button #1 to turn it on – you will see a blue light. Push #2 and it will ask if you want to start a new series. Push #3 to accept the new series. Push the Arm button (#4) twice – the light will turn orange. Begin shooting. Each MV will show up on the screen. When you are finished with the series, push and hold the Arm button (#4), 2-3 secs, and a summary will come up on the screen. You will see average MV, highest, lowest, ES and SD, etc. Push #2 when you are ready to begin a new series and follow above instructions.
Be sure to read the instructions that come with the LabRadar, but I have found this placement works well. Once I became familiar with the operating parameters, the only time I miss a reading is when I forget to hit the Arm button.
When running a muzzle brake, position the LabRadar so that it is not in the muzzle blast zone