The TrackingPoint NightDragon – .30 Caliber Precision Shooting in the Darkness

NightDragon

TrackingPoint is now selling a 7.62 NATO chambered rifle with a night vision optic that will drop a running hog at 500 yards. Called the NightDragon, this rifle system is the latest AR and optic mashup from the innovative Texas company.

This latest system matches a Lewis Machine & Tool Company 7.62 rifle with the TrackingPoint Night Vision Kit. According to the company, the system is able to achieve precision shots:

  • out to 500 yards
  • on targets moving at up to 15 miles per hour
  • in the dark
  • using the company’s RapidLok fire control system

The optic records the video it displays, and it also records sound. This allows you to narrate a hunt or otherwise add audio notes to the video.

The NightDragon follows the introduction of the NightEagle and the long range model in .338 Lapua earlier this year.

The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $15,490 for the entire system. That includes a single 20 round magazine, a pivoting 6″-9″ bipod with rail adapter, batteries and charger and other assorted goodies. A 10 round magazine will be provided to anyone in an oppressed state that does not allow its citizens to own standard capacity ammunition feeders. A rifle case does not appear to be included.

Right now, the company is offering an introductory price of $12,995 for the first 50 they sell. The company is also offering financing, with terms of up to four years.



Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


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  • My first thought on seeing the headline was that this could be the finest hog destroyer in Texas; then I saw the price tag, and my second thought was that I sure hope it’ll come in handy in the fight against Daesh on the other side of the world, because the Department Of Defense are the only ones who’ll be able to afford it.

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      Uh, we already blew our budget on the F-35.
      The Marines will now be issued ultra quiet tactical sling shots.

    • Uniform223

      At that price for an entire weapon system… I don’t believe the DoD would be interested in it. Also I highly doubt that entire system is SOLDIER PROOF.

  • Ben Loong

    What’s that thing mounted on the barrel in front of the gas block?

    • Tritro29

      The recieving black spot for IR illuminator and laser reference system. In most such systems like the Russian IWT the rifle needs to be zeroed independently, and the sight only gives you the most accurate indicator for trigger pulling.
      With this the laser matches sight zero with rifle ‘automatically’. The French use it with their Felin system, but the size of that thing is a major flaw compared to this.
      Also you can fire this thing without LOS. You have to give it to America. They’re the best when it comes to comfort. 😉

      • Ben Loong

        Ah, I see. I figured it might be something related to the optics, but I’ve never heard of anything like it before.

        Thanks for the explanation.

        • Tritro29

          No problem. It’s a neat little thing. I just don’t know how durable it would be if this was a service rifle.

  • $15000 and they can’t come up with an ad that tells you anything about the gun? I think they need to take some money from one gun sale and spend it with someone that knows how to generate firearms ads instead of some one use to making artsy ads for Apple.

    • Marketing is often the first department to get cut when sales are low. Totally illogical, but a notable pattern in the business world.

  • I bet Mac will be the first to line up to buy one of these things since he has seemingly endless supplies of disposable income