Thursday, May 16, 2013

Have you seen this?

 I wonder how long before civilian sales are banned?

A Computer-based Smart Rifle With Incredible Accuracy, Now On Sale

A new rifle goes on sale on Wednesday, and it's not like any other. It uses lasers and computers to make shooters very accurate. A startup gun company in Texas developed the rifle, which is so effective that some in the shooting community say it should not be sold to the public.
It's called the TrackingPoint rifle. On a firing range just outside Austin in the city of Liberty Hill, a novice shooter holds one and takes aim at a target 500 yards away. Normally it takes years of practice to hit something at that distance. But this shooter nails it on the first try.
The rifle's scope features a sophisticated . The shooter locks a laser on the target by pushing a small button by the trigger. It's like a video game. But here's where it's different: You pull the trigger but the gun decides when to shoot. It fires only when the weapon has been pointed in exactly the right place, taking into account dozens of variables, including wind, shake and distance to the target.


I wonder how well it works on moving targets. At $25,000 a copy, I won't be finding out soon.


  1. Years of practice to hit something at 500 yards? Pfft. Took me 5 days of snapping in.

  2. Wow.
    First I've heard of it.
    Way the heck out of my price range but if it is electronic, the price will come down eventually as the technology spreads, just like VCR's and computers .

    Nice find.

    500 yards on the first try. That is just amazing.

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