Corner Shot For Canadians

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The star of mid-2000’s SWAT team promos and action movies is making its way to the civilian market of the great white north.

Tactical Imports is now offering access to the handgun line of Corner Shot products.

If you’ve never seen this particular gizmo before, the idea is that the shooter stays in cover viewing the screen, while the gun barrel and camera go round the corner. It’s usually marketed to police units as part of an orchestrated entry and take-down. The idea being that it’s not a “gunfight gun” but a very niche tool to be deployed.

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But that’s no reason that an ambitious civilian can’t turn their favorite Glock into something so much . . . weirder.

Corner Shot actually supports a number of firearms beyond the standard Glock 17/19 that you’ll see in almost every photo. Alternate chassis systems support handguns like the Sig Sauer P226, FN Five-Seven, and Beretta 92.

The basic model is retailing for $3500 CAD ($2650 USD as of writing) but the system you’ve probably seen in the movies is the advanced model. That unit comes with a folding stock, integral flashlight, and supports the visible and IR laser module. That one sports a $5100 price tag.

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So clearly we’re not aiming for the sporting and plinking market here. But it’s there if you’re the type to own everything. Have any readers spent some hands on time with this system and can comment on how it works? I’ve seen videos in the past that looked impressive, and some that were less impressive. It seems like proper zeroing and a familiarity with the system make a big difference when shooting (who’d have thought?) Additionally, why aren’t these sold to the commercial market in the USA? Manufacturer choice or some silly legal issues?

Additional fun fact: Did you know that Corner Shot makes 40mm and 5.56 versions of their platform? I didn’t, but now I do.

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So, who’ll be the first lucky Canuck to take this baby to the range and show off? I’m going to be the negative-nancy on this, but is corner shot still relevant in the world of TrackingPoint and widely available minicameras? How hard would it be for a decently skilled engineer to build something equivalent for a few hundred bucks? The questions that keep me awake at night…



Edward O

Edward is a Canadian gun owner and target shooter with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. Crawling over mountains with tactical gear is his idea of fun. He blogs at TV-Presspass and tweets @TV_PressPass.


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  • Martin Grønsdal

    by tomorrow China will have its line of similar weapons

    • Barry

      Yup, they will have one that won’t hold zero and breaks after the 2nd attempt to use it. But hey, it will be a tenth of the cost, so it’s totally worth it.

      • whodywei

        The Chinese version should be more reliable than Corner Shot since it uses
        periscope instead of video camera.

        • Tassiebush

          Kind of like the old NASA space pen vs the cosmonaut pencil.

          • Cymond

            Sorry, urban legend. The pen was developed privately, without government funding. NASA eventually bought the pens because they worked, and were non-flammable.
            http://www.snopes.com/business/genius/spacepen.asp
            http://www.thespacereview.com/article/613/1

          • Tassiebush

            Interesting articles there! It’s a pleasure to be shown that you’re wrong with this type of thing. I’m not surprised to hear it’s a myth. People love a story of a stupid bureaucrat, engineer, politician or scientist.

  • USMC03Vet

    I’ll take one in 40mm please.

    • Tassiebush

      Hehe that’d be a very alarming thing to see pointing around a corner at you!

      • Anton Gray Basson

        It is thats why the IDF has been putting fake cats on them.

        • Tassiebush

          Haha that’s fantastic!

          • Anton Gray Basson

            It is because cats are pop up everywhere, nobody thinks twice about a cat sticking its face out of a random gap in a wall or just spend minutes standing in a door way looking around.

          • Tassiebush

            That makes a lot of sense. It’s just about the only thing that can poke around a corner without looking suspicious.

  • Hmm. I see these new ones are a little sleeker than the old model.

  • Tassiebush

    It definitely seems like a diy version of this would be relatively cheap and easy to make.

    • Badwolf

      an interesting and fun diy project. not sure how to make the bendy thing, but small cameras paired with smartphones already exist. and you can remote fire with a syringe like i saw in one of those muzzle brake tests.

      • Tassiebush

        Yeah I reckon the trigger transfer system might be like a bike hydraulic brake line including a return spring. For the bendy bit make a hinge out of a fat plank. Round off a rear facing part of the front piece and drill multiple holes into it as the set positions and use a sliding doorbolt to lock in place. Mount the front camera in a way that pivots to the side when you want to just use it as a carbine but swing it up to see sights when you want to use it shooting round corners.

  • Anonymoose

    If I lived in Canadia (or any unfree state for that matter), with the 10 round limits on handgun magazines, I’d try to go with an M&P 45 or maybe one of those full-size Para-Ordnance 1911s that use 10-round mags. Alternatively, do they make a version that could use the Beretta PX4 in .45?

  • Bal256

    How much is the kitten attachment?

  • mechamaster

    Additionally information, there are AK pistol 7,62x39mm variant and Panzerfaust-cornershot model, and paintball version.

    But the information are very scarce ( mainly the Panzerfaust version ).

  • whamprod

    It seems to me from the bottom picture that, unless the 5.56 version uses some alternative means of charging the rifle, it can only fire a single pre-chambered round as there is no receiver extension for the buffer to accommodate the BCG’s rearward movement to chamber a new round. Absent a different charging system, the attached magazine is totally unnecessary.