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Wait… 0:06 is that where they make Hot Pockets at lunch?

I wish they would really flex and make a MTV cribs style version.

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I love you I love you I love you NIGHTMAN:

I mean the first half of the video was kinda cool but what’s with the second half?  LOL just a classic always sunny reference for your ass:

nightman-lyricsJust two men sharing the night. I’m glad there was no talk about someone paying a troll toll.

Thoughts? Not sure what the demographic for the tracking point Ad is, but I’ll say it missed the mark on the “cool teens over 30” demographic I put myself in. hehe

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Tracking Point with another promo for their new focus on the military:

If you missed yesterday’s promo video you can check it out here.

TrackingPoint-LogoMehhhhhhhhh 1/5 operational points… I see what they wanted to accomplish with this though.  Due to the style, had me feeling like I was watching one of those anti-gun group’s videos up until the very end.

Isn’t putting out YouTube promos kind of useless if they are focusing on the military now?  Or is this a PR campaign so that the general (pant shitting afraid of scary guns) public goes from being freaked out by “guns which shoot themselves and can hit targets a bajillion miles alway” to being cool with Tracking Point because they are military only now, helping surgically remove those who hate America?

Please also let me know in the comments if they got the operator dad’s insignia, ribbons, and medals correct. I know errors in that drives you veterans crazy! It usually flies under my radar unless it’s really bad.

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All center of mass shots:

5.56 ($10,000) and 7.62 ($16,000) versions.  LOL @ three center of mass 752 yard shots in a row… incredible.  As it says at the end of the video, the odds of an actual sniper doing that according to the Army’s own data is 1 in 37,037.

As usual there are a few comments which are mind-bogglingly stupid.  Here’s my favorite:

“Way to make killing a game. Nice job! Lawsuits will be headed your way I’m sure.” -Adam Smith

TrackingPoint-LogoWow cool story Adam.  Oh and in conclusion SQUAAAAAAA aye.. ayyye.

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A flex / announcement… flexnoucement if you will:

Ooooo the shooting technology game is heating up with Silencerco in the mix now too.  Even though we’ve only seen that one vaporware video from Silencerco I have confidence in them to deliver some awesome stuff eventually. Hopefully it will be a game of leapfrog between them and TrackingPoint and other companies which decide to enter the game.

Our man Richie Ryan as the main guy in the video, in case you didn’t notice.  I’m liking that SUV thing he’s rolling in.. a Local Motors XC2V apparently.

TrackingPoint-LogoI know a lot of you guys aren’t thrilled TrackingPoint exists because it’s dumbing down and electronically over complicating shooting.  I think the company is awesome though, and as long as we still have straight mechanical “not smart” firearms I hope this technology continues to advance.

Here’s the usual PR crap companies put out about why/how they are back and what they are doing if you like to concern yourself with formalities like that and read about people on their team you’ve never heard of make generic obvious statements about the future. Yea as you can tell I’m not a fan of big company politics and putting on shows.

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FPS Russia takes a look:

A marketing promo video from Paradigm SRP, the company who makes the platform:

Looks pretty cool.  I imagine with more programming it could be set up to work like this Arduino AR-15 Sentry Gun.  I hope FPS Russia releases another video where he does something cool with the platform.

I’m not sure if this has “TrackingPoint” style features besides the tagging… but it must make adjustments for windage and elevation too or else that would be pretty useless at any sort of distances.

Hehe Tracking Point released a statement about their rifle software being “hacked”:

Wired Magazine recently reported that information security consultants discovered software vulnerabilities in TrackingPoint guns. We are working with the consultants to verify their assessment and will provide you with a software update if necessary. Until then, please note the following: Since your gun does not have the ability to connect to the internet, the gun can only be compromised if the hacker is actually physically with you. You can continue to use WiFi (to download photos or connect to ShotView) if you are confident no hackers are within 100 feet.

hacker“if you are confident no hackers are within 100 feet.”  It’s just lucky that all hackers wear ninja masks, pound back red bull, and act real shifty so they are easy to spot.

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Gat tip: James

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