Digital Counter

Radetec Ammocontrol Digital Counter for an AR 15

Radetec Digital Counter for the AR-15 The Radetec Ammocontrol Digital Counter is an interesting piece of gun gear.  At first I was like, "are you telling me that people can't count and figure out how many shots they have fired or have left available?"  But then I realized that I was coming from the mindset of taking practice shots at the range.  So I thought about it some more and realized that this piece of gear does have some niche uses.  The one that stands out most in my mind is magazine changes.  If you are training for tactical situations, the timing of changing out your magazines could be critical.  The Radetec Ammocontrol Digital Counter will assist you in figuring out the best times and or situations to change out those magazines.  On top of all that, the counter is light weight and super easy to install.  Overall, this a real nice piece of training equipment.

By Glenn Girone

Firearms Insider Reviews - 8 Key Points

Claim to Fame: Digitally track how man shots were fired or are remaining.

Target Market: From tactical trainers to every day shooters.

FNB's: (features and benefits of this product)

  • Displays exact # of rounds left inside the magazine either by digital screen or by manual activation button
  • Displays exact # of shot fired on the digital screen
  • Polymer construction - highly shock and temperature resistant
  • Auto dim feature for low light situations
  • Light weight
  • Uses 1 CR2016/CR2032 battery

What other aesthetic options or finishes are available?:  Currently, Radetec only offers this product in black.

What others are saying:  From great to horrible, the reviews are mixed.  Check out the link and review below.

Price Point:

I need it now!  Availability:  You can readily find this available at Radetec or Amazon.

Our Rating:

+-Not obtrusive +-Easy attachment +-Great for teaching fundamentals and timing of reloading


Score: 7.0 Good70




Radetec Ammo Control Digital Counter for 1911

radetec Have you ever wanted instant feedback from your pistol, just like the interface of a first person shooter video game? In almost every FPS that tries to mimic real gunfire with realistic guns, there is a HUD (heads up display) that gives the player data on how many rounds are left in their character's magazine (or clip!) Now there is a product that brings that interactivity into the realm of real firearms, and its called the Radetec Ammo Control Digital Counter by Radetec, and this particular model is for the 1911.


Designed to enhance firearm control and efficiency, this electronic device provides real-time information about the amount of ammunition left in the magazine, as well as total rounds fired. Radetec's core business deals with research and development for the creation of new products for the international market. They specialize in the integration of electromechanical components and plastic polymers. With their own advanced prototyping machinery, they manufacture electronic circuits and plastic parts into innovative devices that meet specific needs in the medical, military and security sectors.

The Ammo Control Digital Counter didn't necessarily 'float my boat' at first, but after installing it to my Ruger SR1911c and emptying a few magazines instantly saw the draw. It's easy for some to scoff at the inability to perform basic addition (especially for 1911 owners, counting to seven) but after that first trigger pull, its very easy to forget or lose count of rounds fired downrange. Unless you were rigorously trained to maintain good shooting mechanics and count in your head, its surprisingly easy to screw up either while trying to do both. This product takes the counting out of the equation and gives immediate feedback, which not only is a good training aid but would serve well in the field in certain applications. Note that it only reads the capacity of the magazine and not what's in the chamber, so DO NOT rely on the grip's reading of "0" rounds in an empty mag to indicate a safe gun. Always check your chamber, folks.

Another plus is the secondary feature, which displays the total amount of rounds fired through the firearm while the grip has been installed. This allows users to not only keep a log of a gun's history, but keep track of what parts will need maintance after X many of rounds have been fired. For 150-200 dollars this is an investment for certain, however from a civilian/enthusiast's viewpoint I see this as a very interesting addition that gives John Browning's old warhorse a bit more of an edge.


Firearms Insider Reviews - 8 Key Points

Claim to Fame: The Radetec AmmoControl Digital Counter makes the days of worrying about how much ammunition you have left in the magazine a thing of the past.

Target Market: Training, Students/Classes, and Law Enforcement

FNBs (features & benefits of this product):

  • Displays the exact number of rounds left inside the magazine on a digital screen after each shot, or by pressing the manual activation button on the front.
  • Displays the total number of shots discharged while installed on the firearm. Activated by a small button on the top of the left side grip panel.
  • Highly shock- and temperature-resistant polymer body
  • Easy to install.
  • Adds the same weight and mass as a factory grip.
  • Uses one CR2016/CR2032 Battery.
  • Has an auto dim feature for low light situations

What other aesthetic options or finishes are available?: Black Polymer only

What others are saying?: 

  •  "They would also be great for the institutional end of military and law enforcement. While the available round tally is nice, knowing the history of the gun would be great for service history and accountability concerns." Review

Price Point:

I need it now! Availability: or

Our Rating:

+ Slimmer than factory grip, does not interfere with grip. + 1911 model comes with two high quality 7 round magazines with followers installed. + Won't interfere with most holsters (wih combat cut) + Remembers total rounds fired + Covered by limited warranty

- Grip texture could be more unique. - Rubber front strap containing button receptor is a bit fragile/loose, could use reinforcement.

 Score: 8.5  Great!