World Champion sharpshooter Kirsten Joy Weiss’ latest video reviews CornerShot, an Israeli-developed device that allows gun owners to shoot around corners, over the top of a wall or clear a room without exposing the body to incoming fire.
The CornerShot system tested by Weiss is the version available only to military and law enforcement. A simpler version for civilians will be available in the U.S. soon. According to Weiss, the pistol used in CornerShot has to be registered as a short barreled rifle (SBR).
The system features an adjustable frame capable of housing a variety of firearms. According to Weiss, the CornerShot can handle pistols from Glock Beretta, Sig Sauer, H&K, CZ, Gilboa as well as an AK-47 or M4. The weapons are anchored into the frame using hexagonal Allen screws.
At the end of the CornerShot frame sits a camera and light, which mounts under the muzzle of the firearm. When activated, the battery-powered camera sends a live image to the viewfinder. When shooting straight ahead, the operator can use the sights on the pistol.
In her video, Weiss demonstrates how quickly and easily the CornerShot can change, permitting the operator to look around a corner, over a wall or under a car — without putting the operator in the line of fire.
A simple lever allows the shooter to turn the gun to the left or right, up to sixty degrees. The same mechanism can also quickly snap the pistol back to the forward-facing position with very little effort.
The triggering system uses a wire to simultaneously pull the trigger on the weapon mounted at the end of the frame. Weiss refers to the trigger as “heavy” stating, “it’s effectively 4 1/2 pounds.”
The fully loaded CornerShot system (without a weapon) weighs 8.5 pounds and measures almost 33 inches in length.
The ease of changing the angle of the weapon from center to left or right and then back to center was something Weiss likened to shifting gears on a car with a manual transmission. “I’m sure with time, the necessary movement becomes second nature,” said Weiss.
Weiss’ talks about the CornerShot’s “pros and cons” on the video, while also calling it “kind of addicting.”
The system’s ability to allow the user to clear a room, look over a wall, under a car or shoot around a corner are the primary positives.
According to Weiss, an area needing improvement on the device would be the screen on the electronic viewfinder. Daylight can be troublesome for the LCD screen. Using the flip-down sun shade makes it impossible to shoot below eye level while holding the weapon parallel to the ground.
The one major issue with CornerShot, according to Weiss, is the safety system. A press of a button near the trigger at the back of the device easily prevents accidental firings. However, the trigger on the weapon mounted on the front half can still be access and pulled.
Weiss stresses, “You have to make sure you clear the gun, as well as putting it on safety.”
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