Tracking Point Smart Rifle AR-15’s at CES Showstoppers

TPLogoTodd Cochrane interviewed Oren from Tracking point about their new AR-15 based smart rifle.

TrackingPoint™, creator of the world’s first  Precision Guided Firearm (PGF) system, announced the debut of the TrackingPoint 500 Series ARs for the modern sporting rifle market.

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The three PGF rifles are offered in 7.62, .300 BLK and 5.56 calibers, incorporate the company’s Tag Track Xact technology, accurately locking onto and hitting moving targets at distances up to 500 yards.

TP AR Networked TrackingScope Specs

  • Max Target Velocity – 10 mph
  • Magnification – 2-12x
  • Objective lens – 25mm
  • Laser Range Finder – 750 yards
  • WIFi – 802.11g
  • Display – 800×600 LCD
  • Image Sensor – 14.6 Mpixel CMOS
  • TTX Range – 500 yards
  • Operating Temperature Range –  -20C to 50C
  • Barrel Reference System Laser – 650 nm
  • Microphone Sensitivity – Whisper
  • Battery Type –  Li Ion

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Introductory pricing of the 500 Series models begin at $9,950. Orders are currently being taken for TrackingPoint AR products, with delivery starting in October, 2014.   You can apply to purchase the new product at tracking-point.com/apply-now

Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network.

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Guns, Guns, Guns

When I discovered that there was an app  for the iPhone in the AppStore that allows snipers to work out bullet trajectories based on the round used, distance, environmental conditions and so on, I was frankly amazed.

Given all the spurious reasons that Apple give for denying software developers entry into the AppStore, you’d have thought that killing someone or something might have been a criteria that made some sense.

I’m not anti-gun per se.  I’ve been to the range with rifles, pistols and semis but it’s just the contrast between what Apple allows and doesn’t that got me in this instance.

By the way, it’s called BulletFlight if you want to have a look.

This app also looked fun but it’s only a training system and it isn’t in the AppStore – Patriot Crew Drill by Raytheon.