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TrackingPoint – “Precision Guided Firearms”

TrackingPoint is an Austin-based start up that designed three “Precision Guided Firearms”. These PGFs are highly modified bolt-action rifles fitted with advanced technologies including a computerized scope, powered by Linux, that features a HUD (heads up display) which, at the press of a button near the trigger, marks the target. It then measures multiple environmental conditions, including range, ambient temperature and humidity, and the age of the rifle’s barrel to plot the perfect shot; just aim at the plotted mark and pull the trigger. An iOS app also allows users to connect their iDevices to the scope’s display, to act as a spotter, and the scope’s video recordings can be uploaded to video sharing sites complete with HUD data. The pricing on the PGFs starts at around 17,000 USD, and you have to buy TrackingPoint’s hand loaded ammunition to insure proper performance, but hey, every rifle also comes with an iPad that includes TrackingPoint’s app preloaded.


Ars Technica – TrackingPoint

Thanks to ‘SW’ for the tip!

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4 Responses to “TrackingPoint – “Precision Guided Firearms””

  1. […] trailer details the function of the TrackingPoint system. The trailer had a production time of 11 months and was written, directed, and produced by […]

  2. […] trailer details the function of the TrackingPoint system. The trailer had a production time of 11 months and was written, directed, and produced by […]

  3. […] TrackingPoint is expanding into the semi-auto realm with the new TrackingPoint 500 Series ARs, announced for 2014. Built upon the Daniel Defense DDM4 V7, the TrackingPoint AR utilizes the same Tag Track Xact technology as the bolt-action rifle scopes, but in a smaller frame. This allows for the user to make marked shots on targets traveling up to 10 mph out to 500 yards and utilize 2-12x magnification. Because of the integrated nature of the TrackingPoint system, it will only be available as a complete rifle w/ scope. […]

  4. […] TrackingPoint is expanding into the semi-auto realm with the new TrackingPoint 500 Series ARs, announced for 2014. Built upon the Daniel Defense DDM4 V7 (an excellent rifle platform that I own), the TrackingPoint AR utilizes the same Tag Track Xact technology as the bolt-action rifle scopes, but in a smaller frame. This allows the shooter to make marked shots on targets while moving at speeds up to 10 mph out to 500 yards and utilize 2-12x magnification. Because of the integrated nature of the TrackingPoint system, it will only be available as a complete rifle w/ scope. […]