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Tracking Point

Very cool system to ensure long range accuracy for anyone:

I do wonder, though, about the safety of such a thing if one decides at the last minute not to take a shot.

9 Responses to “Tracking Point”

  1. Bobby Says:

    WHAT?

    Hold on, lemme get my hearing aid…

  2. Lyle Says:

    “I do wonder, though, about the safety of such a thing if one decides at the last minute not to take a shot.”
    You release the trigger I guess.

  3. mikee Says:

    Missed the 2012 Christmas season, releases in January.

    A corporate head should roll over that.

  4. Will Brown Says:

    If I follwed along correctly, the gun won’t fire until you achieve the determined sight/target alignment. Elevate the muzzle off target and no firing solution should be possible so no shot fired.

    I’m guessing that if your finger comes off the trigger and the bolt gets opened the gun’s not going off no matter what the super-sight does. An interesting technology app, but I think I’ll stick to the old school and actually learn how to shoot my guns.

  5. Jake Says:

    From the video, it looks like you still have to hold it steady with the crosshairs centered on the point you want to hit to mark the right spot on the target when you push the button. Why not just pull the trigger, instead?

    The only advantage I can see is that it might automatically adjust for the proper holdover at varying ranges. Still, I agree with Will Brown: Rather than spending $XXX for a fancy computerized scope, I’ll just learn how to properly shoot my guns.

  6. Phelps Says:

    I would be happy with the firing solution part (adjusting the reticule for range automatically) without the whole lock-on multi-step firing thing.

  7. xpo172 Says:

    This might have some interesting applications when shooting from a moving platform. Trucks, Helos, Zebras.

  8. FormerFlyer Says:

    Looks like a modern analog to the old Naval Gunfire system (from the 1930’s). You’d program in all the pertinent data (by setting cams and switches, etc., because these were mechanical, analog computers) for weather, type of shell, etc. Then you’d input your desired impact point (distance, azimuth, elevation) and aim the guns.

    When the ship’s roll and pitch were right (not level, necessarily, just matching what was needed to place the shell on target) it would fire the guns automatically.

    Nice to see we’ve been able to digitize and deploy a system that was state of the art when “The Greatest Generation” was in elementary school.

    Now, where can I get one?

    FormerFlyer

  9. Doug Says:

    This is a commercial civilian model of the Navy Gyro Aimer the SEALS used on the Maersk Alabama in 2009. Only problem is you don’t know when it will go off until you move the muzzle over the locked target.

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