Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

Any questions please email him at nicholas.c@staff.thefirearmblog.com


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  • Mystick

    Do they make a Picatinny mount for these yet? I would rather have it there than on a barrel… provided the firearm has a spare rail.

    • vidaliaps

      I have one from the company called “capture your hunt” which is a decent picatinny rail mount, and it held position under fully automatic firing. The instructions that came with it were lacking, but wasn’t too hard to figure out how to mount everything securely. Cost was like $40.

    • gunslinger

      even if the rail was used, there may be enough room for the camera to sit in front or behind the other device.

      is it weird to trust a picatinny mount over the barrel friction fit? i guess the good thing is that items that don’t have a spare rail (bows/crossbows, fishing poles, shotguns, etc) can still have this mounted w/o permanent modification

      • Mystick

        Coming from the long-range background I do, as far as shooting is concerned, I’m a “purist” when it comes to “barrel freedom”. Anything (especially something with mass) coming into contact with a (properly) constructed and (properly) floated barrel can mean inches or even feet downrange… with random scatter.

        With a few exceptions, this ideal of functional purity is maintained in all my long guns. Even the good old Ruger 10/22 is capable of accurate fire at distances exceeding 400 yards… when it’s tuned in.

        Almost any stock can be fitted with a coaxial rail of some kind, somewhere. That being said, I think a lot of AR rail systems go overboard with it, as they are not very comfortable to use as a grip and the covers add bulk.

  • What is interesting is that if you attach it to a bow in WA for hunting, you are committing a game violation. The way the silly laws are written here ANY electronic attached to the bow is against the law, even if it doesn’t aid in the hunt whatsoever. I know several guys that have been dinged for having a gopro/cell phone (for video) mounted to their bows for capturing footage.

    Best to check local laws before hunting with something attached to your rifle or bow.

    • gunslinger

      so attach the camera to your jacket? is that legal?

      i wonder if they fought it and won in court. arguing the intent of the law was not broken? unless somehow video footage after the hunt aids by capturing firing positions, locations, etc?

      • Its been argued several times actually… You can have a camera on your person (head, chest) to capture your hunt, but as soon as you attach it to your bow you are committing a crime. Never agreed with it myself but wanted to pass the info. There was also debate over lighted reticles a few years back, several guys still refuse to use them because they believe it isn’t legal. I use one all the time for both my deer rifle and coyote rifles, never had any problems.

        But that also goes back to the guys that are heavy into the fair chase thing as well. I know I have run into a few of them who have berated me for having bino’s and a scope that magnifies over 10x because they don’t agree with it. To each their own.

  • floppyscience

    Cool, but I’m pretty sure there are already several good aftermarket mounts that do the same thing for a fraction of the price.

    Also… there always has to be that one asshole in the Youtube comments.

    “Rhett Hookham
    1 day ago
    Just what we need, more encouragement to Americans to use more guns. Perhaps we soon see Gopro footage on YouTube of another US gun massacre”

  • Steve Porchet

    We had Tim Bradley test this mount, and it doesn’t stay in place…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CmnVPnq6V4&list=UU_PLjcjuE8X41-WQYbhLZoQ

    • Kenny

      Im pretty sure noone is going to shoot an animal 12 times