by Max Slowik Guns.com
Previously by Max Slowik: LaRue Tactical To Restrict Law Enforcement Sales in Response to GunControlLaws
TrackingPoint – the company that makes scopes so smart they compensate for bullet drop, air density, windage and rifle cant, making long-range shooting possible with the push of a button – is expanding their Austin, Texas facilities and looking for experts in all fields to come work for them, including rifle testers.
We were amazed when we saw them working in-person. The way it works is you put your crosshairs over your target, and tag it with a button next to the trigger. The scope, pre-programmed with ballistics data specific to your rifle and cartridge, then projects a dot at the corrected point of aim. Pulling the trigger doesn’t fire the gun, it’s more of a safety selector. With the trigger depressed, when you move the reticle to the adjusted point of aim, the gun fires automatically.
TrackingPoint’s smart scope is simultaneously terrific and terrifying. It completely changes the shooting experience, making even the most novice shooters experts – out to 1,200 yards, anyway. Past that and you’re working outside the operating range of their longest-range u201CIntelligent Digital Tracking Scope,” or IDTS for short.
Now they’re giving us a glimpse at what goes on behind the scenes making these advanced shooting platforms with a short video on their ballistic data-mining and reliability testing:
The demand for their custom PGRs will be high, even priced around $15,000 for the base model. We’re not surprised they’re looking to hire new people. SHOT Show was cold and windy, with the 1,000-yard range practically deserted for the first time in, well, ever. Except for the TrackingPoint section. Even with a cutting, icy wind, they drew a large crowd all day.