Touring TrackingPoint’s facility, where precision guided firearms are made (VIDEOS)
By Mike Gassaway
Guns.com recently toured TrackingPoint’s Pflugerville, Texas facility where the company’s high tech hardware is assembled and programmed by white-gloved specialists.
Since TrackingPoint launched in 2011, both the company’s Precision Guided Firearms and their applications have evolved. Vice president of manufacturing Nelson Whiting explained that many — including company execs — thought the best avenue for the product was military and law enforcement, but much of the company’s focus has been on hunters.
“We’ve since expanded to the safari enthusiasts, the outdoorsmen … even ranchers, folks that don’t have all day to run the fence line but need to take care of their predator population,” Whiting said. “There’s a lot of use-cases for it in the real world.”
TrackingPoint’s basic product, the PGF, is controlled with a highly specialized scope that locks onto a target and discharges a projectile only when sights re-align. Once a target is tagged, the user depresses the trigger and holds it until re-aligning the sights at which the gun goes boom.
But the rifle systems are expensive — costing some $7,000 to $17,000 — but the company promises premier service for the hefty price tag. The scope is ready to go out of the box, requires little to no adjustments