Burris ShotCam

The ShotCam is a new product for 2009 from Burris. It is a rail mounted video camera that includes a flashlight, laser and the ability to take 3.2 megapixel still images.

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The video function can be set to kick in the moment the pistol it is mounted on is unholstered. Additionally it can be configured to take a still shots during recoil (and presumably after the recoil). The primary purpose of the ShotCam is to document self defense shooting by civilians and law enforcement, but it would be great for hunting and plinking to show off your one-hit-wonder shots.

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The device can be mounted on pistols, rifles or shotguns

Midway have it listed for $695.

Thanks to Heath for sending me the link.

Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


  • wvumounties8

    That is just too cool. Too expensive, but too cool!

  • Dom

    Not sure how I feel about it. If the evidence it captures reduces your liability, this is far cheaper than attorney’s fees and damages. If, on the other hand, it contradicts your perception of a self-defense moment, or takes an unflattering image of some sort for the jury, or whatever, this could present a real problem for you.

    As far as use for hunting…a cheaper alternative to the scope cameras, and maybe here you get what you pay for. No zoom, no precise bore alignment, so I’m not sure what kind of images you’ll really get. They have these for mounting where you put a balancer on a bow, to take video when game comes by. Those are pretty cool. I’d imagine for handgun activities, this could be similarly satisfying…rifles? I dunno.

  • Matt Groom

    I came up with this exact idea years ago, but I never got it patented! STUPID! STUPID! STUPID! Worst $5000 I never spent…

    I was gonna call mine “The Snapshot” and market it as an insurance policy for police and civilians in righteous shooting scenarios. “My client clearly could not tell that the victim was reaching for his wallet, as these photographs taken at the moment of the shooting clearly confirm.”

  • Thomas

    Wow thats cool.

    I wonder if the barrel will get in the way when shooting rifles.

    Not shure about self defence.