Like it or not, times are changing. These past 10 years have given way to remarkable technological advances like smart watches and the awe inspiring Tesla Model S. The firearms industry is also making significant leaps and bounds. Who would have ever thought you’d see a 300 Win Mag fired out of an AR platform like with the Nemo rifle? We can thank a recovering economy and the might of American ingenuity for the latest gadgetry from our friends at ATN.
I’ve personally witnessed a huge jump in the amount of people recording themselves shooting at the range. The consensus is pretty much split down the middle as to whether or not that should be allowed or not. Personally I think as long as you follow the four rules of safety and the ranges rules, then knock your socks off! That’s where this neat little product from ATN comes in.
The all new Shot Trak is a gun Youtuber’s best friend offering the user the ability to clip a camera on to any standard 1913 Picatinny rail. Of course they are not the first ones to think about attaching a camera on a gun and in fact a few of the guys at OpticsPlanet have done it before with a Go Pro. I think the Go Pro is great and all but its size makes it really awkward when mounted on a pistol like the Glock I shoot. The ATN Shot Trak isn’t much bigger than the Crimson Trace Rail Master Pro that I own and love. Not only does it make the firearm handle similarly but you have the ability to draw from a universal holster. Try that with a Go Pro on the end.
Remarkably enough, this little power house pumps out 1920x1080p for a true “full HD” at 30 frames per second. You also don’t have to worry about quickly filling up any internal hard drive because the Shot Trak takes removable micro SD cards for quick and easy video storage. Another great feature is both the memory card and the easily replaceable CR123 battery can both be swapped out while the camera is still mounted on the firearm. However much I like that feature you need to remember “TREAT EVERY GUN AS IF IT IS LOADED” , meaning that you need to watch the muzzle of the gun if you’re going to change out the battery and memory card while it’s mounted.
ATN didn’t stop there with the latest and greatest gun gadgets. If you’ve ever felt the disappointment of some of the night vision devices on the market, then pay attention to the X-Sight night vision rifle scope. Keep in mind, to call this a night vision scope would be like calling a Michael Jordan just a basketball player. This wonder scope does things most of us never thought were possible in a scope. Features including perfect crystal clear images in day and night, WIFI, GPS, geo-tagging, a compass, gyroscope and the ability to record video and take still images, have you wondering “is there anything this scope can’t do?”.
All of these features would be pointless if you couldn’t keep them safeguarded from the bumps and bangs while hunting or hiking through your land. That’s why the folks at ATN built the X-Sight with a tough aluminum housing to keep those instruments protected. The included Picatinny mount allows you to attach this scope to most of the firearms on the market today. Offered in either a 3-12x or 5-18x digital zoom, there is something for any rifle or carbine shooter out there.
The Shot Trak and X-Sight from the optic gurus at ATN are pushing the boundaries of what is possible with our weapon accessories. The excitement that I have for these products is miniscule compared to the rush of ideas that these products allow me as a shooter and outdoorsmen to do.
What would you guys mount the Shot Trak or X-Sight on? Let me know in the comments below!