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‘Smart Rifle’ Debuts, Lets An Inexperience Shooter Kill You From 1,000 Yards Away

Smart Rifle At 1000 yards

A new “smart rifle” has debuted, and the precision weapon allows even an inexperienced shooter to kill a target from 1,000 yards away.

Killing someone without the training of a sniper doesn’t come cheap with the weapon running a crazy $27,500.

According to gun manufacturer Tracking Point, the weapon is a smartgun with a trigger wired to the scope so it won’t fire until the shooter has the perfect lock on their target. The smart rifle automatically accounts for distance, gravity, wind speed, humidity, the rotation of the Earth, and other variables that influence a bullet’s path.

Company CEO Jason Schauble says of his company’s deadly technology: “There are a number of people who say the gun shoots itself. It doesn’t. The shooter is always in the loop.”

The Tracking Point smart rifle has all the amenities technology lovers expect these days, including Wi-Fi capabilities, a color display, and the ability to post kills videos to Facebook and YouTube.

The company is on track to sell 500 of the weapons this year alone, with most of the buyers deemed “high net worth hunters” who “want to kill big game at long range.”

The smart rifle has already been used to kill a South African wildebeest from 1,103 yards out. In fact, Tracking Point brags about the guns ability to take down big game from a far distance. Score one point for poachers who want to kill from a hard-to-detect distance and then run in quickly to claim their illegal prize.

Tracking Point is already preparing a less expensive version of the smart rifle, which will be sold under the Remington name at a cost of $5,000 each.

Company founder and chairman John McHale came up with the idea for the smart rifle when he lacked the natural ability to kill a gazelle from 300 yards away during an African safari trip.

At this time, only a handful of snipers can hit a target from 1,000 yards.The Tracking Point smart rifle changes that fact, yet the company says US agencies are not worried about the implications. In fact, they say that security agencies say the gun is no more dangerous in the wrong hands than a regular hunting rifle.

Do you think handing citizens a rifle that can easily kill someone from 1,000 yards away with very little effort is a bad idea?

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7 Responses to “‘Smart Rifle’ Debuts, Lets An Inexperience Shooter Kill You From 1,000 Yards Away”

  1. Wendy Kostora

    Not a good idea. Why can't they make gun that can identify the shooter, and lock out that shooter if not registered to that person, that person being, say, a child?

  2. Anonymous

    At this time only a handful of snipers can hit a target from 1,000 yards, the Tracking Point smart rifle changes that fact, yet the company says US agencies are not worried about the implications. In fact they say that security agencies say the gun is no more dangerous in the wrong hands than a regular hunting rifle. Why shoot a deer at 1000 yards and then carry it back? This rifle is for hunting people only. And now anyone can kill at 1000 yards. Not good. Not good at all.

  3. Fritz Oxley

    oh…joy…a new tech toy, Geesh what ever happend to actually learning a "skill"..going to the range and learning to actually Shoot with some accuracy…more like one of the video games. I can hear it now….why didn't he just re-spawn?
    We just need to teach them gun safety, RESPECT, and KNOW what you are shooting at, and that firearms are NOT toys. I can recall getting out of school (excused) for opening day of deer season, and many of the trucks in the school parking lot with a gun rack with 2 guns in it in the back glass of the trucks heck we had enough respect for each other 99% of us left our windows down during the summer, let alone considered rolling them up & locking the doors, most even left the keys in them…we NEVER had a theft of guns or trucks…

  4. Fritz Oxley

    oh, I just "love" the "headline" what a moron !!! wonder if they would care to try a dual so to say, the tech gun vs old school – you load your batteries, load the round, let the "computers" make the calculations, aim & fire. I will load my round adjust for windage, elevation, bullet drop & fire. Im No Sniper, but I do enjoy long range accuracy shooting…

  5. Guillermo Roberto

    a gun is merely a tool.
    the person is the weapon.

    I can hit a man size target with my Remington 700 at 800 yards with regularity.

    This is not unique.