TrackingPoint, the Austin-based firearms technology company, has released a video from its Labs department that demonstrates the use of wearable technology — such as Google Glass — paired with a Precision Guided Firearm (PGF). At Law Shield, we’re asking ourselves, is this the future of concealed-carry sights?
The video showcases the companies’ R&D testing of the Shotview streaming app for mobile devices, paired with consumer-wearable technology.
When paired with wearable technology, a PGF can provide several benefits to shooters, such as the ability to shoot around corners, from behind low walls, and from other positions that provide cover.
The video demonstrates how wearable technology could enhance a shooter’s ability to engage targets on the battlefield. Similar to a fighter jet’s head’s-up display (HUD), the wearable PGF technology provides the shooter with visual aids to improve the aiming and shooting process.
Through the PGF’s ShotView video stream on the HUD, the shooter can easily see such important variables as range to target, shot angle, rifle cant, compass direction, battery life, and zoom setting.
Our thinking: The inevitable progress of electronics is toward smaller and more powerful. If we apply Moore’s Law to TrackingPoint’s optics, can a similar system for handguns — such as a Trijicon RMR-sized HUD sight — be far behind?