In late 2012, John of MWTS started experimenting with a laser pointer, a webcam, and a computer. Through a local gun forum, he got in contact with Jason of Centrolutions, a software developer, and they turned John's idea into a piece of software. After a bit of development and polishing, LASR: Laser Activated Shot Reporter Version 1.0 was released in early 2013.
Both John and Jason continue to work as partners on the software as they develop more features and functions. LASR has had a number of minor and major version upgrades. Most recently LASR 4.0 was released, and just like all updates, was free for all users. The software has been featured in a number of magazines, blogs, video channels, and John and Jason can be found at most major events in the firearms industry, including SHOT show and the NRA Annual Member's Meeting.
LASR Team LLC is the sole manufacturer of LASR. It was formed in 2014 and is jointly owned by MWTS LLC and Centrolutions LLC.
In developing the software, we have also developed some key tenants. We strive to always keep LASR:
Co-Creator / Marketing / Operations
John served more than 6 years in the United States Army as an Infantry Fire Team Leader, and also has experience as a Small Kill Team Leader, and Squad Leader. He completed one 15 month tour in Iraq and a 12 month tour in Afghanistan. John is an occasional competition shooter, certified NRA and law enforcement firearms instructor, has previously been a certified EMT, and worked for the Army Reserves as a Combat Trainer and Small Group Instructor.
After leaving active duty in 2011, John started providing firearms and tactics training through his business; MWTS, LLC. His dedication to both learning and teaching is what brought about the foundational idea for LASR, as well as many of the features and modes within the software. John enjoys providing a useful training tool to shooters of all disciplines.
Co-Creator/ Senior Developer / Operations
Jason discovered a love for software development at a very young age. Throughout his schooling he created small games and taught himself different programming languages. Later, his hobby became his profession. He has created custom software for various industries, including insurance, retail, wholesale, distribution, accounting, and many more.
As a side project, Jason created his own company, Centrolutions, and in 2012 it became his full time job. When John asked Jason if he could develop the software for his idea, Jason was excited to work on a project that combined his love of writing software and his interest in firearms...and L.A.S.R. was born. It has since become a major part of what Centrolutions does and Jason enjoys it very much.
Junior Developer / Sales and Service
Brandon grew up around firearms and acquired a keen interest in computers and software at an early age, and continues to be active in the shooting community. He is currently pursuing a degree in computer programming, and has become an integral part of LASR Team LLC.
Jon "Rusty" Nielson
Hardware Engineer / Sales and Service
Rusty grew up around hunting and the shooting sports, and now regularly competes in action shooting matches. He is currently pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering, and lends those skills to LASR Team LLC, as well as having a strong background in customer service.
Shipping and Receiving / Sales and Service
Kelly has enjoyed firearms and the shooting sports from a young age, so naturally LASR was a good fit. After graduating college, Kelly started working at LASR Team LLC as a customer service representative and has is now in a full-time sales position.
Manufacturing / Sales and Service
Sam served 6 1/2 years in the U.S Army on Active Duty and deployed once to Afghanistan. After being discharged from the military, Sam started working at LASR Team LLC as a product manufacturing associate and customer service representative, and is developing his skills and knowledge in the shooting community.