TrackingPoint AR Series Overview Video

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This video demonstrates how the TrackingPoint AR functions in default mode (‘red dot’), free fire (range adjusted mode) and the advanced mode where the operator can tag moving targets. This product looks absolutely phenomenal.

Three new precision guided firearms allow the novice shooter to engage long range targets with semi-automatic rifle speed.

TrackingPoint™, creator of the world’s first Precision Guided Firearm (PGF) system, today announced the debut of the TrackingPoint 500 Series ARs for the modern sporting rifle market at ShowStoppers @ CES 2014 in Las Vegas. The three PGF rifles, offered in 7.62, .300 BLK and 5.56 calibers, incorporate the company’s ground breaking Tag Track Xact technology, accurately locking onto and hitting moving targets at distances up to 500 yards.

With stabilized target selection, target tracking and guided firing the 500 Series semi-automatic AR products enable anyone to be an expert marksman out to the 500 yard effective range of the firearm, even from difficult firing positions, such as kneeling, standing or even lying beneath an automobile.

“TrackingPoint is excited to be able to expand and adapt its TTX technology for the AR semi-automatic market. For the first time, AR enthusiasts will be able to make fast and accurate shots on moving targets out to five football fields away,” said John Lupher, TrackingPoint CEO. “We expect not only strong demand for the 500 Series AR products, but also a growing demand for our technology across the industry.”

Introductory pricing of the 500 Series models begin at $9,950. Orders are currently being taken for TrackingPoint AR products, with delivery starting in October, 2014. You can apply to purchase the new product at tracking-point.com/apply-now

A tactical beard is not included.



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.


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  • Bilbo

    Paint the target, hit the target.

  • ColaBox

    Im so glad they first tested this on a sniper rifle or the taunts from the AK-lovers would never stop. Cant be AR tacticool if it wasn’t first demonstrated on an AR.

  • DougieR

    Battery operated, hackable rifles that cost $10k…I would also like a phased plasma rifle in the 40 watt range!

    • st4

      “Hey, just what you see, pal.”

  • iksnilol

    10k for a 500 meter rifle?

    That is 20 dollars per meter.

  • Phil Hsueh

    While I like the idea this tech is definitely not for everybody, esp. not at the prices they’re asking. I really don’t see any of the Tracking Point rifles really selling well amongst the general civilian shooting populace outside of the few wealthy shooters looking for a new toy, where I do see these doing well is with the military and LE even then I have to wonder if they’d be able to sell enough to really make any money.

    • iksnilol

      I don’t see the LE aspect. Most sniper shots for LE happen at less than 100 metres, at that distance you don’t even need a scope.

  • Mark

    This is legitimately very cool.

    Countdown to banning of these “terminator” high tech sniper devices has begun.

  • Avery

    There. At 1:01. “AR-series smart rifle”. There. There it is. That’s the moment we entered the future.

  • guest

    If and when it gets smaller, cheaper, and much more automated (like automatically recognizing targets + IFF), then it will probably be more practical. This is still too much at the infancy stage with an absurd price tag.

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  • Jim Jones

    It will be interesting to see the progression of Tracking Point’s technology. Although I never witnessed them, I know that computers used to take up entire wharehouses, and they had less computing powers that my home thermometer’s processing power. It will be interesting to see how Moore’s law applies to this technology. The antis will have their panties in a wad on this one, but then again, they do about anything firearm related. If it is taken up by the military, then this will make its way down to the civilian market. Too bulky and expensive for now, but it won’t stay that way.

  • kev

    I will love to see the evolution of the tracking point system. Every since I heard they were working on pushing the technology to 3000 yards and mounting it on a 50bmg as well as the capability to mount on existing systems such as the M2010, Barrett etc (they havent yet but say they are working on it) I would love to see a test against this and the trijicon CCAS or the Israeli Meslas scope.

    • seans

      Dude you know they already got computed controlled 50cals right. Called the crowes and RWS, used them in the stan they are amazing. And the Barret 50 is a piece of crap.

  • commonsense23

    God they really just are doing everything they can to keep this thing alive. As a military trained sniper this thing doesn’t look much better than the sniper version. The only part that looked semi useful was the free fire mode, and it probably doesn’t work any where as well as they are trying to pawn off. Again same problems arise with the whole tracking point sniper system. It doesn’t account for wind. What happens when you tag a target and he pops behind cover. Is the system good enough to remember him when he pops back up? I mean have these guys ever actually been in a tic at 300+yards. Its hard enough to follow a guy running at three hundred yards through a magnified optic, and now I got to tag him, reacquire him to hit him.

  • ChrisK

    I got to shoot one of these a few weeks ago, the .300 WinMag version. First shot on a 4″ shotgun clay at 750 yards in a 9 MPH crosswind was a hit – no zeroing, no training, no nothing. Yeah, I could have done the same with decent optics and a bit of practice with the rifle, but this was a cold shot. I was pretty amazed. Their .338 Lapua runs on a Surgeon rifle (already well over 6 grand) and I’ve held – but not fired – the AR version. With a 35x scope, laser rangefinder, electronic compass, and ballistic calculator matched to the exact ammo, this thing is impressively precise at the indicated ranges. Past that, it gets less reliable, which is why they limit the maximum range. With any luck, prices will eventually come down enough to be affordable, and calculations will improve to stretch these rifles out to a more distant maximum range. In any event, don’t expect to see an inexpensive knockoff (this kind of tech isn’t cheap anywhere) nor find it in the hands of unfriendlies (it’s way too expensive, requires some technical knowledge to maintain, and you can definitely get a self-immolating vest or a couple of dozen AKs for your suicide squad much more easily since this is a controlled item). Gotta say, I am keeping an eye on this. And I’ll go back and shoot them again anytime I get a chance. 🙂

  • gbailey814

    Looks like people who spend years practicing to be proficient with their rifles will now be getting out shot by 8 year olds. I definitely see why this system is get great reviews, but for me, all the skill and knowing your weapon is out the window.

    • commonsense23

      Cause a 8 year old is going to be able to make accurate wind calls at 800 yards. This thing can compute for wind but you still got to know how to read it and that is the hard part.

      • Evan Ferguson

        I imagine that they will eventually be able to track the shots, and compare it to time of firing, load specifics such as velocity & weight, environmental conditions, etc, and adjust for windage off of the initial reading. Maybe if it was shooting IR tracers or something….

        • commonsense23

          Well you are talking about tech that would be around 40 pounds in ten years. Considering Darpa already has a device that can make a wind call and easily fits on a rail, Tracking point doesn’t have long. Tracking point is a straight gimmick. All it does is compute the easy part of long distance shooting. Iphones can do that. It still relies on the operator to make a wind call. Which was the hardest part of sniper school as I remember. People talk about how they just make 800 yard shots after being walked through by a trained sniper. That’s easy. I can hand the average shooter a .338 rifle after I dialed it in and made a wind call and have them hitting steel at 1000 yards. Thats not hard. But it all comes down to the wind call.

  • Evan Ferguson

    So… instead of hitting the tag button when on target, why not just pull the trigger?

    • ChrisK

      When you hit the tag button, it does all of the calculations and resets your scope so that it’s ballistically accurate. You then bring the crosshairs back on target to actually allow the rifle to fire. The video doesn’t show that “jump” well, where it moves the reticle away from the target to compensate, it makes it look like the same shot, which it’s not.

      • Evan Ferguson

        Ah, gotcha, like the XM25. Seems like a good idea, but doesn’t really have a place on an AR or other intermediate cartridge weapon, where typical engagements are within 200 meters. At that range, wind and distance have a negligible effect of ballistic trajectory. Additionally, the general assault rifle template has been lauded for it’s light weight and high maneuverability. On that type of platform it adds unnecessary weight and complication. However, a .308 or greater precision platform, this would be excellent.

  • LCON

    I question a .223 Cal but the scailed up .308 I like

  • JT

    THE ENEMY CANNOT PUSH A BUTTON IF YOU DISABLE HIS HAND