The guys at TrackingPoint have just realized that their tethered iPad feature will basically allow them to “remote operate” one of their guns. Your finger still needs to be on the trigger, but much like the periscope rifle of yesteryear you can fire from behind cover. A nifty trick, but the thing still weighs more than a boat anchor. Oh, and about that online survey to figure out which caliber will be next for them to scopify? . . .
Apparently, according to my contact in the company, .300 BLK took the cake. And no, I didn’t script a bot to stuff the ballot box. Not that I didn’t think about it, I was just too lazy. Also in the mix for the next caliber was 5.56, by the way.
And yes, those are both semi-auto AR-15 cartridges. Which means that we might soon see a TrackingPoint AR. Jason, TP’s el jefe, had said previously that he wants to be able to tag and track multiple targets, and a semi-auto gun would make that much easier to engage quickly. We’ll be watching to see what direction they go with this design challenge.