What is a Precision-Guided Firearm and what does it do?
A Precision-Guided Firearm is a comprehensive, purpose-built weapon system. It incorporates the same tracking and fire-control capabilities found in advanced fighter jets. It ensures never-before-seen precision at extreme distances and high target velocities. Learn more on the How It Works page.
How does a shooter use a Precision-Guided Firearm?
Is skill required to hunt or shoot with a Precision-Guided Firearm?
Yes, absolutely. With a Precision-Guided Firearm, you must identify and stalk your prey. You choose the desired shot placement, and you tag the animal with precision. You’ll develop a new skill: learning to tag a moving animal quickly and swiftly get back on target.
Can I put a TrackingPoint scope on another firearm?
No. Putting the scope from a TrackingPoint Precision-Guided Firearm onto a rifle would result in very poor precision. The technology required to take shooting to the high level of precision of our firearms goes far beyond the scope, and permeates every element of a TrackingPoint Precision-Guided Firearm. The trigger alone contains electro-optics technology usually seen only in advanced weapon systems. In the base firearm—where the laser-based barrel reference system maintains perfect zero from shot to shot—there are more than 200 electronic and mechanical components that don’t exist in any other gun.
Can I use a Precision-Guided Firearm in a traditional way?
Yes. There is a traditional mode on all Precision-Guided Firearms.
How precise are Precision-Guided Firearms?
With a Precision-Guided Firearm, a shooter will always hit within 10 inches of the tag point on a 1,000-yard target.
Is the military using TrackingPoint Precision-Guided Firearms?
TrackingPoint is engaged with the military and is limited in what we can disclose. The Army has thoroughly tested our products, but has not shared the test data. However, shortly after the testing was complete, TrackingPoint company leaders were called to the Pentagon, where we were informed by the Department of Defense and State Department that export of our product would be restricted. For export control purposes, they classified the Precision-Guided Firearm in the same category as an F16 jet. It is the first rifle ever restricted for sale to only friendly nations. From these events, we think it is safe to assume that the Army testing went incredibly well.
Is it fair to hunt with a Precision-Guided Firearm?
Yes. Some consider it more fair than many other techniques used today. Precision-Guided Firearms enable true fair-chase hunting. Hunters no longer need to ambush their prey by baiting animals into point-blank range (within 250 yards). Hunters are no longer required to hide themselves from their prey in order to shoot the prey while the animal is motionless. Hunters may now put away the bait, the blinds, and the gun rests. They can strap on their boots, walk into the wilderness, and hunt in a primal and fair way.
Is it ethical to hunt with a Precision-Guided Firearm?
Yes. Hunting with a Precision-Guided Firearm is ethical, and may even be the most ethical way to hunt. Precision shot placement produces ultra-clean harvests and it dramatically reduces the number of wounded animals.
Does a Precision-Guided Firearm take the fun out of hunting and shooting?
No. According to our customers, it’s even more fun to hunt with a TrackingPoint Precision-Guided Firearm. Some have even reported that hunting and shooting with a Precision-Guided Firearm have been a life-altering experience. They find it thrilling to tag a dark piece of fur on a whitetail, hitting it exactly and bringing the animal down instantly and cleanly. Others have reported exhilarating shots on moving predators at extreme distances—shots they would have never considered attempting with a legacy rifle.
Is a gun rest needed with a Precision-Guided Firearm?
No. The Precision-Guided Firearm image is stabilized using VirtualRest™. It makes off-hand shots as easy as shooting from a stable rest. See more on the How It Works page.
What is Heads-Up Display (HUD)?
When you look into your Precision-Guided Firearm, HUD is the digital display that shows the field of view. See a sample and learn more on the How It Works page, or, if you prefer a more utilitarian explanation, try our terms Glossary.
What is Permanent Zero?
The laser-based barrel reference system of the Precision-Guided Firearm maintains a permanent, factory-set, perfect zero for every shot. Learn more on the How It Works page.
How does a Precision-Guided Firearm track a target?
A Precision-Guided Firearm uses an integrated target tracking system, just like a fighter jet or Predator drone. Learn more on the How It Works page.
How does a Precision-Guided Firearm determine when to release a round?
The firearm uses an electronic connection between the tracking optic and the guided trigger. Learn more about this TriggerLink™ on the How It Works page.
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