Burris ShotCam

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

The ShotCam is a new product for 2009 from Burris. It is a rail mounted video camera that includes a flashlight, laser and the ability to take 3.2 megapixel still images.

The video function can be set to kick in the moment the pistol it is mounted on is unholstered. Additionally it can be configured to take a still shots during recoil (and presumably after the recoil). The primary purpose of the ShotCam is to document self defense shooting by civilians and law enforcement, but it would be great for hunting and plinking to show off your one-hit-wonder shots.

The device can be mounted on pistols, rifles or shotguns

Midway have it listed for $695.

Thanks to Heath for sending me the link.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Matt Groom Matt Groom on Mar 22, 2009

    I came up with this exact idea years ago, but I never got it patented! STUPID! STUPID! STUPID! Worst $5000 I never spent...

    I was gonna call mine "The Snapshot" and market it as an insurance policy for police and civilians in righteous shooting scenarios. "My client clearly could not tell that the victim was reaching for his wallet, as these photographs taken at the moment of the shooting clearly confirm."

  • Thomas Thomas on Nov 13, 2009

    Wow thats cool.

    I wonder if the barrel will get in the way when shooting rifles.

    Not shure about self defence.