How It Works
How It Works
Make shots that were once considered impossible. Learn how a TrackingPoint Precision-Guided Firearm is capable of making beyond belief shots.
Fire control technology is at the core of Precision-Guided Firearms. It is what allows the average shooter to make shots beyond what the best marksmen in the world can make with any other firearm.
- The TrackingPoint Precision-Guided Firearm is the first and only rifle to have a fire control system.
- Fire control systems are basically computers that guide the release of ordnance. They virtually eliminate human error caused by misaiming, mistiming, and central nervous system jitter.
- Almost all advanced weapon systems use fire control systems, including F35 fighter jets, M1 Abrams tanks, and precision-guided cruise missiles.
The TrackingPoint fire control system has a connection from the tracking optic to a state-of-the-art guided trigger.
- The optic and trigger collaborate to precisely release your shot within 0.5 inches of your designated aim point at 0.57 miles. In comparison: Elite marksmen release shots within 4 inches of an aim point at 0.57 miles. Your shots are 8 times more accurate than those of an elite marksman when you use a TrackingPoint Precision-Guided Firearm and he doesn’t.
- The tracking optic uses computer vision and the same advanced target-tracking technology found in drones, fighter jets, and other weapon systems. Once you tag a target, the tracking optic then knows what you want to shoot and the desired point of impact.
- The guided trigger contains dozens of microprocessors and electronic, electro-optic, and electro-mechanical components.
- The connection between the tracking optic and the guided trigger is called TriggerLink™.
When you pull the guided trigger, if the sight is not perfectly aligned with your tag point, the tracking optic sends a signal to the guided trigger that prevents the launch of the round. As soon as you perfectly intersect your designation point, the guided trigger is released and you finish your trigger pull, launching a perfect shot. The fire control system won’t let misaim, jerk, or jitter affect your shot.
Heads-Up Display (HUD)
HUD is what you see when you look into your Precision-Guided Firearm. It’s the digital display that shows the field of view. The key user-interface between the shooter and the Precision-Guided Firearm, the HUD displays your target, along with vital pieces of data including range-to-target, target velocity, shot angle, compass heading, gun cant, battery status, WiFi status, wind velocity and direction, kill zone size, ammunition type, temperature, barometric pressure, and time of day.
The shooter never again has to worry about whether his gun is properly zeroed. The laser-based barrel reference system of the Precision-Guided Firearm maintains a permanent, factory-set, perfect zero for every shot. It’s unaffected by shock, vibration, or other environmental factors.
Tag-and-Shoot is how a shooter actually uses a Precision-Guided Firearm. The shooter puts the reticle on the intended point of impact, presses the tag button, and then pulls the trigger when he has moved onto the designated point of impact. The Precision-Guided Firearm does the rest.
Precision-Guided Firearms have an integrated target tracking system, just like a fighter jet or Predator drone. Once a target is tagged, the Precision-Guided Firearm tracks the target's exact location and velocity so that the shot is perfectly launched to ensure precise impact.
TriggerLink is an electronic connection between the tracking optic and the guided trigger. The tracking optic communicates with the guided trigger to ensure that the round is released at the precise moment required to make an extraordinary shot.
The ShotView™ app streams real-time video from the Precision-Guided Firearm to a ShotGlass™ on the Recon Jet™ wearable, smart phone, or tablet. It’s ideal for communication in hunting and target shooting applications. Friends, colleagues, or fellow soldiers can see what the shooter sees in his tracking optic.
VirtualRest™ makes off-hand shots as easy as shooting from a stable rest. The Precision-Guided Firearm image is stabilized, so you can Tag-and-Shoot™ moving or stationary targets at extreme distances from an off-hand position.
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