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1,000 Yards Made Easy: TrackingPoint™ Launches World's First Precision-Guided Firearms at SHOT Show

Fighter-Jet 'Lock and Launch' Tech System in a Rifle Delivers Breakthrough Long-Range Shooting Accuracy

AUSTIN, Texas and LAS VEGAS, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TrackingPoint™ today unveiled the world's first Precision-Guided Firearm (PGF) system that puts fighter-jet style "lock and launch" target tracking technology in a rifle system to create the most accurate long-range shooting system in the world. TrackingPoint debuted and will demonstrate its PGF system at the 2013 SHOT Show® at the Sands Expo & Convention Center at Booth #12451 January 15-18.

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The TrackingPoint groundbreaking PGF system is based on patent-pending innovations in optics and fire control that enables anyone to instantly become an elite long-range marksman. In just seconds, even a novice shooter will effectively and accurately engage targets out to 1,200 yards. "Precision Guided Firearms completely change the way we hunt, compete and defend," said TrackingPoint President Jason Schauble.

Moving Beyond Point-Blank Hunting
Precision Guided Firearms enable extended range fair-chase hunting. The PGF allows hunters to get out of the blind and away from the feeder to create a truly active and dynamic hunting experience.

"Imagine taking out a coyote on the move at 1,200 yards," said Schauble. "With TrackingPoint, this is now possible for anyone." The PGF delivers extended range capability for safari hunting, western hunting, Texas hunting, wildlife management and predator control.

Hitting Steel at 1,200 Yards
With the PGF, any shooter at any level can now experience the thrill of hearing the impact-echo on a metal e-silhouette at unprecedented distances of up to 1,200 yards – static or moving. "The PGF will completely change the game for traditional long range shooting competitions," said Schauble. "In fact, because of its exceptional long-range accuracy, we plan to develop a whole new set of competitions and championships to challenge the PGF-enabled shooter."

Every Soldier Becomes an Elite Marksman
For military applications, the PGF enables any enlistee to become as effective as the best military marksmen in minutes, at ranges longer than he currently qualifies. The PGF reduces training time, enables mastery persistence (follow-up training is minimal), collapses target engagement times from minutes to seconds, and increases success rates dramatically. The PGF creates substantial squad overmatch capability and delivers asymmetric battle stand-off ranges. "We expect the TrackingPoint PGF innovation to change doctrine and tactics, and it has the potential to act as a deterrent to war," Schauble added.

How A PGF Works -Tag-Track-Xact TTX™ Technology
To execute the perfect shot with TrackingPoint's exclusive Tag-Track-Xact technology, the shooter tags a target with a simple point-and-click, automatically setting up the shot and persistently tracking the static or moving target. Over 20 ballistic variables including range, wind, target velocity, shot angle, rifle cant, temperature, pressure, and coriolis are instantly calculated into a perfect firing solution. The shooter simply realigns the reticle with the tag point and pulls the trigger.  The PGF's guided trigger is connected to the tracking optics, and if the shooter is misaligned, the PGF-guided trigger increases in weight, pushing back on the shooter to defer firing until the shooter is perfectly aligned.

Share the Shot with ShotView™ Streaming Video Smartphone App
TrackingPoint's line of PGF systems are equipped with a Wi-Fi hotspot allowing friends and family to connect to the shooter's scope and see what the shooter sees in real time by way of a smartphone or tablet device, and each TrackingPoint PGF comes with an iPad mini. "ShotView creates a rich hunting experience allowing others to participate in the hunt," according to Schauble. "For instance, a father can mentor his son's first deer hunt by way of his iPhone or a guide can assist a client in making the ethical harvest shot on that once-in-a-lifetime trophy."

Prove The Shot on Social Networks
The TrackingPoint PGF also records each shot taken and includes a microphone to capture voice recordings. Recorded shots are downloaded to the shooter's iPhone or Android smartphone for sharing via social media such as Facebook and Twitter or SMS and email.

Extending PGF Capabilities with Software Applications 
Much like a smartphone, PGFs are functionally extensible through software applications and upgrades with new PGF capabilities purchased on the iPhone App Store or Google Play Store. Designed as "evergreen" and open systems, PGFs support the introduction of new capabilities for the life of the firearm through software applications and enhancements developed by PGF manufacturers or third-party developers. Capabilities such as prey scoring, prey identification, reticle packages, post-hunt mapping, night vision, and proximity warning systems (to indicate other hunters in vicinity) are all feasible on an open-platform PGF.

Models and Features
All TrackingPoint PGFs are fully integrated matched systems that include a networked tracking scope, rifle and advanced precision loaded ammunition, as well as a companion iPad mini. Available in May 2013, TrackingPoint is introducing three PGF models:

  • The TrackingPoint XS1, a 338 Lapua Magnum with 27" barrel, AAC muzzle brake, 6-35X zoom and Tag, Track, Xact™ precision up to 1,200 yards firing 300 grain Sierra Match King ammunition.
  • The TrackingPoint XS2, 300 Win Magnum with 22" barrel, AAC muzzle brake, 6-30X zoom and Tag, Track, Xact™ precision up to 1,000 yards firing 220 grain Sierra Match King ammunition.
  • The TrackingPoint XS3, also a 300 Win Magnum, is a McMillan A5 with adjustable cheek piece and 22" barrel, 6-30X zoom and Tag, Track, Xact™ precision up to 750 yards with 190 grain Barnes LRX™ ammunition.

Stop by Booth #12451 during the 2013 SHOT Show to experience a demo of TrackingPoint's exclusive PGF system, or for more information, visit www.tracking-point.com.

About TrackingPoint
TrackingPoint is an Austin, Texas-based applied technology company that created the first Precision Guided Firearm, a revolutionary new long-range shooting system that puts jet fighter "lock and launch" technology in a rifle, enabling anyone to accurately hit targets at extended range. www.tracking-point.com

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