Taking the fun and difficulty out of shooting.  WANT!:

I’d like to own that setup just for the pure novelty of it, even though I probably wouldn’t use it all that much.  I have so many questions about this… Does it work on moving targets?  Is wind somehow accounted for? How big is the entire system? Can it be programmed to say “HEAAAAAAD shot!” when the bullet impacts the target?

Not much info on this system out there yet, but here’s what we know:

  • 50x zoom digital tracking optic and smart trigger
  • Integrated with .300 Winchester Magnum XM2010
  • Using 220 gr. Mk248 Mod 1 Ammunition
  • Streaming video from heads up display

This video leaked, so it might disappear soon if they didn’t want the world to see it.  You can sign up for updates at the TrackingPoint website though and they will likely let you know when they come out with something they want you to see.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: TC

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10-11-2012

A MrColionNoir Q&A:

Not so sure I like this format of video.  Reminds me too much of Buck Yeager / Gun Store Guys style… MrColionNoir is normally king of the funny observational humor vids, so this one kind of took me by surprise.  Can’t fault the guy for trying to interact more with his audience though.

You can’t really see it until the end, but MrColionNoir is wearing the Run Guns t-shirt from ENDO Apparel.

As far as my answer to the question, the last time I called the cops on something I thought didn’t look right I ended up feeling like the one that was doing something wrong because of the massive amount of questions I had to go answer and the personal info I had to give.  I just felt like saying “Are you going to send a car or not?  Because I’m just about to leave and I really don’t give two shits, but I figured calling you was the right thing to do… anyway I have to go.”

Thoughts?

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10-11-2012

*eye roll* what a surprise:

Anyone watch the full show last night?  Was it better than expected?

Fitting that the show would feature at least one bleeding zombie Obama shooting target, considering how much Ted doesn’t like Obama.  Stay classy Discovery Channel…

If you missed Episode #1 and want to see what Ted Nugent’s Gun Country is about you can check out the trailer.

Thoughts?

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10-11-2012

Haters gonna hate, and apparently plot terrorism:

Not sure if THAT incredibly stupid.. or just trolling.  ShutDownH&K is seeking crowd funding on indiegogo to fly helicopters over the factory of HK and drop a sand cement mixture over it to seal it up.  Maybe the definition of terrorism is different in Germany, but that sounds like a clear cut threat to me.  I’m sure we will see the indiogogo campaign go *poof* any day now.

All else aside, I don’t think they really thought through the logistics.  Can you imagine how much cement it would take to cover a factory?  The quantity of cement a helicopter could carry?  That would be 10s of thousands of helicopter trips.  My guess is if this actually did end up going down, they would be on helicopter trip #2 and an employee would walk out of the HK factory with one of their snazzy 40mm grenade launchers, line the helicopter up in the sights, pull the trigger, helicopter goes down in flames, employee dusts his hands off and clocks out for lunch.

You might remember ShutDownH&K from their witty “Not In Nottingham” H&K x Robin Hood spoof.  Maybe ShutDownH&K is just bitter because H&K thinks they suck and they hate them.

Thoughts?

Note to self: In the future pronounce Sarcophagus as Sa-ga-fag-us.

Hat tip: Olly

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10-10-2012

Interesting idea, but I think it will make gameplay more difficult.  Skip to 1:30 to see it in use:

As cool as it would be to hold a realistic looking rifle in front of your TV, use a scope, grenade launcher etc.. I think it would only slow you down.  If you want to hold a rifle in your hands and play an FPS I think it’s more suited for the 360 degree Battlefield 3 Simulator I posted about a while back.

Engadget reports this controller will be available soon and is targeted to cost $89 USD.

Thoughts? Many of you gamer/gun lovers throwing money at the screen right now?

Hat tip: Elvis

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10-10-2012

Brownells beating an undead zombie horse:

DERP levels at maximum both in the video and over on the Zombie Elimination Crew website.  I tired of the zombie product/branding craze as soon as it began.  Not to say I won’t still watch The Walking Dead… I’m simply just sick of every company under the sun adding zombie crap into their lineup.

I bet whoever came up with this idea over at Brownells marketing dept was hailed a genius, when in my opinion they should have been laughed at and told to come up with something original.

Thoughts?

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10-10-2012