My Legs Was Like Linguine When I Saw The TrackingPoint News

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Did tracking point even go out with a fight like Rick James?  I feel like they could have got government contracts, or slashed prices even more, stopped R&D and just let the products breathe for a while.  What do I know about anything though *shrug*… Hopefully there aren’t too many people out of jobs, and too many people with rifles who are left without support if need be.

Rick-James-Dave-ChappelleDudes with Tracking Point rifles be like “What imma do with the warranty if something goes wrong Eddie Murphaaaaaay?”

“They should have never gave you ni….” LOL you knew that was coming.

On a more serious note, I hope someone who works there decides to pull the greatest move of all time and open sources everything. That would be such a gangster gesture which would be much appreciated by several industries, and HUGELY piss off lawmakers.

Thoughts?

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Jim Jones May 19, 2015 at 07:38 am

First mover doesn’t always end up being the market share leader. Too bulky, too costly. Personally, I’d rather spend 10 Gs on a Barret, a couple Gs on ammo, and a couple of Gs on proper instruction. Open sourcing their work could be interesting, but I’m sure they patented their tech. Who buys that patent in bankruptcy, now THAT will be interesting.

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skip11b May 21, 2015 at 03:04 pm

Barretts are piles of shit.

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derpmaster May 19, 2015 at 08:20 am

Well there goes $33.2mil in venture funding down the drain.

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rjack May 19, 2015 at 09:50 am

A shame, be nice if they released it as an Android app.

i would have wanted one if it wasn’t super fucking expensive, you’re dropping 8k on an AR.

that’s a lot of other toys.

or hookers.

or blow

or a night of hookers and blow.

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Vitsaus May 19, 2015 at 10:07 am

…. or ammo…

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rjack May 20, 2015 at 09:37 am

yeah, I like mine better.

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jim bob May 19, 2015 at 07:17 pm

or high class call girls bringing over enough bricks of .22lr to build a house. to do blow in.

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lol May 20, 2015 at 09:39 am

I was wondering about the market popularity of using ONLY tracking point trigger mechanisms, lowers, etc. (The whole system requires it) So you basically can’t customize it at all without throwing something off.

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Yourmacroismymicro May 21, 2015 at 09:23 am

Out of business, or reappropriated to DOD ownership.

Can’t have civvies running around with these…amirite?

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Patrick May 27, 2015 at 10:47 am

Sorry, no open source. If anyone is owed money, then the intellectual property will be sold to pay the bills. I’ve collected from bankrupted companies that way, myself. I think the reason these guys couldn’t make it was because their business got ahead of their sales, and just about every weenie who can speak Arduino and Raspberry Pi thinks they can do a better job for about $100 of parts and a weekend with a bottle of Tequila.

In other words, I don’t think their product was all that awesome. There will be an open source version coming along in due time, using 3D printers, some garage smithing and Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

Because no man who drinks Tequila should be allowed near guns.

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Sledgecrowbar June 4, 2015 at 07:33 pm

I get that they had to make it expensive at least initially to pay for the development, and why not because they’re the first and only game in town, but when the inventor left the company not long ago I was like “wut?”. Guns are an almost uniquely analog machine in a profoundly digital world where every toaster and egg timer has wifi, but it’s not that strange because of their need for ultimate reliability considering their use as life-saving tools, so I wondered how this would affect the industry over the long term. I guess we’ll still find out, but I was hoping it would burgeon sooner into a new category of guns or at least gun options, like night vision. I equated this technology to the first electronic fuel injection, mechanical fuel injection has been around almost since the modern engine has but it was reserved for special purposes like racing which is maintenance- and tuning-intensive with entire teams of mechanics keeping a single machine running, when it first appeared on production cars it was extremely finicky compared to then-matured carburetion technology. Now, fuel injection is practically bulletproof and matured enough to be considered a non-service item for the life of the vehicle. Wondering what the future will be like with this, imagine mounting a scope and trigger in your Remington 700 or AR for the current equivalent of $500 that charges its battery with recoil and never lets you miss.

I’m not worried that it will supplant analog systems, after all, the stickshift will never die, either. There’s something to be said for a firearm that isn’t affected by EMP weapons.

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