Kirsten Joy Weiss got a chance to play with and review the Israeli CornerShot. The CornerShot has been around for over 10 years. It has been used in such movies as Wanted, Red, and The Expendables 3. It was even used in Season 3 of Top Shot. For those not familiar with the system, it is a giant stock for a pistol with a hinge. The front end holds the gun and has a laser, light and camera array. The camera feeds video back to the stock portion and you can view it via folding screen. This gives the shooter the ability to shoot from complete cover. Compared to traditional shooting from cover or using some sort of prism device like the Accutact Anglesight where some part of the shooter is exposed like the shooting hand and forearm.
Kirsten explains the operation of the CornerShot and covers some of the cons with the CornerShot. One thing she did not mention is the camouflage used for the CornerShot. There are units that will put on a stuffed toy cat to camouflage the front end of the CornerShot.
In the video, she mentions that the recoil is awkward when using the cornershot to shoot around corners. With a weight of 8.5 lbs I am surprised it moves as much as it does. She was using a Glock 23 which is chambered in .40S&W. I wonder if she shot a Glock 17 or a Glock 35 long slide if that would have helped with the recoil? I personally have noticed a significant difference in recoil and muzzle climb between my Glock 35 and Glock 22. A Glock 23 is even shorter and muzzle rise might be greater. She could game it and get a threaded barrel and an effective muzzle brake to keep that gun down. Why didn’t she put a suppressor on it? That is what I would have done.
Anyone want to send a CornerShot to TFB for us to try? LOL. Although wouldn’t this make the Glock into an SBR? I suppose you could just not attach the stock. Maybe fabricate an adapter for an arm brace. Then it would remain a “pistol”. I don’t really see the need for the stock since the benefit of using this is to shoot around corners and I don’t see it being necessary to shoulder it that often for that specific task.
For those who want something for your kids or the office Nerf War, Nerf is coming out with a simpler version of the CornerShot but stays true to the design. Nerf Rebelle CornerSight. It does not have the fancy lever nor the camera and screen. It has mirrors on either side of the blaster. Also this is a pump action blaster with a small capacity of only 4 shots. It is much cheaper though. It should cost like $20 compared to the CornerShot’s $3500 price tag. However performance matches the price.