Thursday, January 9, 2014

CES: TrackingPoint's computer-guided smart rifle can make every hunter a sharpshooter

PCWorld - LAS VEGAS—The TrackingPoint AR Smart Rifle is powerful and deadly—even in the “wrong” hands. 

Geared toward sport hunters, this Precision Guided Firearm is a closed-loop system, not just a high-tech scope. The system includes a custom rifle manufactured by Surgeon, a Networked Tracking Scope by TrackingPoint, and a guided trigger, all of which work in tandem to ensure a more accurate shot from as much as 500 yards away. 

Basically, this rifle helps less-experienced hunters become skilled marksmen in a second, all thanks to technology. 

Here’s how it works: The TrackingPoint AR Smart Rifle features TrackingPoint’s Tag Track Xact system, which lets hunters tag multiple targets from far away. Once a target has been tagged through the TTX system, all the hunter has to do is pull the trigger—the system does the rest. It lines up the shot, electronically controls for external variables, and only then does it actual fire the shot, once everything is in place.  Read More