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.
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.
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.
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.
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…