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Real-life Call of Duty shooting? This ‘smart rifle’ uses Android-enabled goggles to fire crazy accurate shots without looking (video)

Image Credit: TrackingPoint

What’s more accurate than a “smart rifle” that only fires a bullet when you line the scope up with the intended target? Well, a smart rifle with a pair of Android-powered ski goggles, of course — one that makes shooting a weapon feel more like a video game than ever before.

The smart rifle comes from Austin, Texas-based startup TrackingPoint, which specializes in what it refers to as “precision guided firearms” — and these will only set you back about $10,000.

And as you can see in the video, TrackingPoint decided to improve upon the firing experience by incorporating a wearable gadget (the ski goggles) that runs the startup’s Shotview app. Basically, the team decided to stream a live video feed from the scope into the goggles to make a “no look” shot at 500 yards. Yes, that means you don’t even need to look into the scope to get an accurate shot.

It looks like a first-person shooter video game — except it’s real, which is frightening. Check out the video embedded below for a closer look.

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34 comments
Ron Ryder
Ron Ryder

I look forward to picking one up at the gun store.  Who are you people who just think every technology should advantage the government over the people?  The technology revolution is fundamentally changing the balance of power.

Zach Petersen
Zach Petersen

Agreed. Regulation certainly has a place so I agree with you there. It's doubtful that this product will sell much in the private market due to its high cost as well as the fact that most states have statues in their hunting regulations which would render this type of gear illegal for use during hunting due to its use of video.

Dave Luke
Dave Luke

i think all i was trying to say is that while people jump to the conclusion that we must regulate something, there is a whole other crowd of crazies who fear regulation as like this freedom-suffocating evil

Dave Luke
Dave Luke

i don't know man.. i give not a shit really, but i do think with firearms, there is "enough" to protect yourself.. and then there is stepping beyond that limit to retardation

Kevin Hansen
Kevin Hansen

Someone kick this guy from the server...

Zach Petersen
Zach Petersen

I'm not talking about tyranny so I'll ignore that. Tell me how regulation against this because some people think its "scary and looks like an FPS" is legit? Dont forget, the primary products here are optics and consumer grade HUD. Any associated firearm purchases are subject to federally mandated background checks at the time of purchase.

Dave Luke
Dave Luke

yeah but also people who jump to the conclusion that regulation will strangle business or allow tyrany to reign.. so it's all about balance

Zach Petersen
Zach Petersen

Whats actually scary is how fast people jump to conclusions and desire regulation. "omgosh that looks scary please gov come regulate for me!"

Marc Witteveen
Marc Witteveen

Now put this on a drone and we have a crazy killer that can be anywhere.

Matt Slatner
Matt Slatner

Scary indeed when the push of a button is all it takes to kill someone.

Alex Danzberger
Alex Danzberger

Great tech for our military-should never be seen in a gun store.

David Tran
David Tran

I want that built into a paintball gun

Kip Steele
Kip Steele

Woah! I want to go toe to toe with these guys in the snow and rain :) A nice sunny day is great and all but show me it in the rain after 2 weeks in the field with low power :)

patrick mcmaster
patrick mcmaster

Oh yes,  we definitely need this as a 2nd amendment device that everyone can own!!??   How can people not see that technology will always require more regulation?  Any time technology gives you more power, you will be required to have more responsibility.  You are free to choose less technology and thus less regulation.  You cannot take on more responsibility and not expect more requirements from your government.  This is a natural progression.  It is not rocket science.  If what you are capable of doing can cause more harm to more people in less time, then you will need to be more closely monitored by your government.  This is common sense not some authoritarian governmental plot.  

Ron Ryder
Ron Ryder

@patrick mcmaster I hear you and respect your viewpoint, but totally disagree.  Its a feral world getting more so every day.  Just turn on the news.   Citizens being left behind in technological advancements in body armor and small arms developments means there is no effective check on the government by the people.  It is not a natural progression.  At the time the constitution was written the arms covered by the 2nd amendment were state of the art.  Unless we all just say to scrap the constitution as a rusty old thing.  Which is another conversation, which would be difficult to respect.