TrackingPoint Cooking Up Some Of That Good Shit In The Lab

These guys know how to make a teaser video relevant to my interests:

Mountains, cloudy full moons, avalanches, machining footage, 3D models, precision machine tweaks, majestic landscapes, oscilloscopes, circuit boards, cool looking optics with cables running in and out of them, and last but not least a Wacom Cintiq pen display.  Let me speak on the pen display for a sec… if you haven’t seen or played with that model of Wacom they are incredible.  I’m not even artistic in a traditional sense, but i feel that the Cintiq would have me churning out gallery ready t-shirt artwork on the reg.  That’s how I’ll probably end up justifying the purchase of one of those sometime in the future anyway… then I’ll get pissed off it doesn’t make my stick-figure-esque drawings look any better and will collect tears and dust beside my computers.

Oh yea and after all that they make a boutique rifle that will drop tangos at 1000+ yards as long as you’ve got the cake (starting at around $17,000) for such a thing. Oh Shit, hold the phone… 1:09 it says they are looking to challenge themselves to “3000 plus yards”. Insane… that’s 1.7 miles! Pretty soon Americans will be able to go on African Safaris with TrackingPoint rifles without ever leaving the US… the bullet will travel across the ocean and find that warthog with an attitude you dialed up on the internet, and you’ll have it to your door or favorite taxidermist via FedEx international before the body even cools.


You can follow what TrackingPoint is chef’ing in the lab at their Labs Website.




MakoGroup July 11, 2013 at 07:11 am

IF I had that type of money to spend on a weapons system, I would still prefer to invest that money in long distance marksmanship classes and range trips.


Taylor TX July 11, 2013 at 07:33 am

You dont have to get the most badass pen tablet they make ha, the kind of professional artists. I have a smaller wacom and a bamboo pad that work great, also good to learn on a smaller cheaper pad.


ENDO-Mike July 11, 2013 at 09:30 am

I already have the bamboo too haha


bandroidx July 11, 2013 at 07:46 am

Thanks to this video I have all the info I need to reverse engineer the tracking point and print it on my maker bot and do the electronics ala radio shack. I will be selling my bootlegs for $50.

I plan on using the profits to buy that fucking awesome wacom tablet, god i must have, even though I dont need.

And yeah I agree, if i had $20k id buy a real nice NFA item, perhaps a Registered drop in full auto sear…


lucusloc July 11, 2013 at 08:43 am

What, I have to choose between my door and the taxidermist? I want the meat delivered to my door the the skin delivered to the taxidermist. You obviously have no clue what we consumers demand.

Also what MakoGroup said, but I do really appreciate them working on this technology. It will be a really useful tool when they get the price down to something reasonable.


DocN July 11, 2013 at 10:57 pm

As far as the tablet goes, you might try one of the new Yiynovas. (Check Amazon.)

They’re a 19″ pen-based graphics tablet for $600. I bought one, on the recommendation of another webcomic artist, and I’m pretty happy with it. Yeah, it doesn’t do as many of the cool things a Cintiq does (no tablet-mounted programmable buttons, mainly) but it’s a fifth the cost and still works very well.

Full disclosure, both mine and that of the person who recommended them to me, died within weeks of getting them, but in both cases the seller (Panda City) was very quick to repair or replace them- they have a one year warranty. (In both cases it was supposedly a power surge- they recommend a good surge protector or better yet, a UPS. I have a UPS, I switched the tablet over to that, and it’s been trouble-free ever since.)



ENDO-Mike July 16, 2013 at 07:57 pm

Interesting, I’ll have to look more into those thanks Doc! Kind of sketchy that both of yours died so quickly, but good to hear they replaced them.



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