Texas company shows off top of the line firearm in Berkeley County

Texas company shows off top of the line firearm in Berkeley County

It's called the Precision Guided Firearm, combining computer and jet-fighter technology helping a shooter hit a target 5 times more accurately.
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- There's a new firearm that manufacturers say can help soldiers and police officers on the front lines. On Wednesday, company officials were in Berkeley County showing off the new rifle.

It's considered the world's first smart rifle. It's called the Precision Guided Firearm, combining computer and jet-fighter technology while helping a shooter hit a target 5 times more accurately. It's manufactured by TrackingPoint, based out of Austin, Texas. Company officials were in the Eastern Panhandle showing off the weapon to local law enforcement.

"Shooting this rifle at 150 to 200 hundred yards," said Darren Jones of TrackingPoint. "It will do it all day long. It's really not a challenge, the challenge comes past 300 yards between going out to 400, 800 to 1000 yards."

It's all part of the Cross-Country Shotmade Tour where TrackingPoint is showing police departments around the country.  The benefits of the new rifle. The PGF has the ability to upload real-time video of the shooter's experience to an iPad, saving the video, which help can police and military with liability issues.

"The scope will stream wirelessly to the iPad so you had a command and control element there," said Jones. "Your incident commander can see exactly what is going on the iPad in real time and actually sees what the shooter sees."

Officials said they're trying to sell this weapon to U-S military. Jones say the weapon can help US troops on the front line, by giving the troop longer distance to hit the enemy.

"What our scope does, it does all that ballistic math for you," said Jones. "You make the wind call on miles per hour on the scope so you are able to make a first round hit much quicker than you would fire on a traditional optic."

The firearms range from $22,000 to $28,000 dollars.

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