Straight Shooter Laser Training Setup Instructions

Please watch the full video below. It highlights setup instructions and common mistakes made. 


General Questions:

Q: Will it work with my phone?
A: Standard mode (shooting the stationary paper targets) should work with any smartphone purchased in the last 5 years. However Arcade mode (moving targets on a projector screen) requires some more features. Click here to take a quiz to see if it's compatible with your phone: Compatibility Quiz

Q: Will it work with my TV?
A: Unfortunately, a TV is too bright for the phone to pickup the laser shots so a TV will not work.

Q: Will my existing projector work?
A: We recommend you get a projector with at least 3,000 lumens. However, we recommend even more. The more lumens you get, the brighter the room can be when you practice. At 3,000 lumens, the room needs to be fairly dark for the camera to track the targets. At 8,000 lumens you can see your gun sights bright and clear.

Q: Can the Yankee Thunder Straight Shooter laser hurt eyes?
A: Yes! Please don’t ever point the laser at anyone’s eyes.

Q: My laser cartridge won’t slide into the chamber. How can I get it to go in?
A: You can use a small amount of gun oil to lubricate the O rings and then it should load in smoothly.

Q: Can I load the Yankee Thunder Straight Shooter laser cartridge from a magazine?
A: No-o. DO NOT load the laser cartridge from a magazine. That may result in damage to your firearm and the laser cartridge. (This will void the warranty.)

Q: I just loaded a brand new Yankee Thunder laser cartridge, and it won’t work.
A: Usually removing the cartridge and rotating it ⅛-¼ turn will solve the problem. Make sure it is pushed completely into the chamber.

Q: How can I remove the Yankee Thunder laser cartridge from the chamber?
A: Easy! Push the Straight Shooter laser cartridge out with the included laser cartridge removal rod. Or use a cleaning rod, the eraser-end of your favorite pencil or a handy screwdriver.

Q: Will this laser cartridge damage my firearm’s firing pin?
A: No. The cartridge has a soft rubber button on the end that absorbs the firing pin impact so the firing pin doesn’t get damaged. The Yankee Thunder Straight Shooter laser cartridge will not damage your firearm.

Q: How long will the Yankee Thunder Straight Shooter laser cartridge batteries last?
A: You should get at least 1500 - 2000 shots from 3 full (LR626) batteries. We completely understand if you lose track of your shot count!

Q: What batteries does the Yankee Thunder Straight Shooter laser cartridge use?
A: It uses (3) LR626 batteries. For how much energy they provide, they are tiny little things! If you’d rather not replace them… give us a holler! We’ll give you a great deal on a replacement cartridge.

Q: What size guns do you sell the laser cartridges for?
A: 9mm, 40, .45, 380.

Q: How do I track my package?
A: Check your email for the “Yankee Thunder Order Shipped” subject line. In that email you can find tracking information, and a link to follow.

Q: Where do you ship to?
A: Shipping is currently available to customers in the USA. If you live outside of the USA and would like to purchase our products, you will need to pay the additional shipping charges (contact us directly for more info). All packages shipped will include a tracking number. For international customers, any import customs, duties or fees are the responsibility of the customer.

Q: How long does it take to ship my Yankee Thunder Straight Shooter laser cartridge order?
A: We almost always ship within 4 business days. High demand may increase order processing time up to another 72 hours.

Q: When will I get my order?
A: Once we ship… it should take 5-8 business days for your order to arrive. Shipping times are approximate, and depend on the shipping method selected.

Q: Can I return the laser cartridge?
A: If you received a cartridge that is damaged or defective, we will cheerfully replace that item at no additional cost to you. Please email us the details and pictures at to get your replacement. We may request you return the original for quality control inspections.