This is the tip of the spear for remote aiming.  And it’s worth it. Here’s what Remote aiming with RAS-R accomplishes:

  1. Normal aim 2RAS-R engages the operator’s current and motor-memorized weapon/aiming optic solution. The rifle and aiming optic remain the same, and can be used absolutely normally, even with RAS-R on and ready.
  2. OverheadRAS-R shows the operator the aiming solution he has with his rifle, without any requirement to orient his head to the weapon or the optic. He becomes truly free of this time-consuming physical step in alignment of the scope and the rifle to his eye.
  3. Backwards 2RAS-R eliminates the restriction of weapon orientation from target to aiming optic to eye, completely. Shooting facing completely away from the weapon is not only possible, it accelerates aim and provides “FASTEST GUN IN THE WEST” performance.

REMOTE AIMING with RAS-R: Comparing your options…

There are at least two other products out there that claim to deliver remote aiming. These are an optical attachment to a rifle scope, or a weapon set up to shoot around corners,. RAS-R is the solution that responds to the limitations these two products present to the operator.

Optical Attachment: This kit is a small optical attachment that mounts to the rifle optic’s rear objective, and “bends” the view sideways so that the operator can see and engage remotely, by holding the weapon away from his torso. The effect is useful, but there is a very important limitation; The operator now has to orient the weapon so that the target lines up in the scope, and then the scope and its new “elbow” has to align with the operator’s view, his vision.  This unhinges the alignment that is natural to the operator (Motor Memory), and presents two alignments for aiming instead of one. It’s not that this is not possible.  It’s that it takes time. and the recovery for a double  tap is really difficult.

How does RAS-R compare?

VAB8With the Video Capture Unit (VCU), RAS-R shares the operator’s cheek-weld view with the Near Eye Display, hands free, and because there is no need to orient to the weapon sight or optical attachment, the whole concept of REMOTE is taken to a new level of freedom.  As the images here show, the operator’s orientation to either the target or the weapon is no longer required.  VAB8This makes the shot orientation extremely rapid. The operator does not have to move his head, or re-orient the weapon to achieve that two-line aiming alignment: Target to weapon, weapon to eye. With RAS-R, the aiming is virtually the same,  but even faster than shouldering and cheek weld, because the entire process of aiming is in the operator’s view without having to move his head at all.

Remote Aiming with a bendable weapon

The other remote aiming solution is a weapon system that actually bends around a corner. This system requires the operator to re-learn his motor memory to an entirely new shooting system. The weapon must be “bent”, and then the operator must learn to aim  a bent weapon. Once this is accomplished, the actual use of the system requires the same limitations that are present in the optical accessory. The operator has to aim the bent weapon to “find” the target, then orient his view to the display on the weapon. The same two-line alignment is required, and that takes time.

How does RAS-R compare?

Normal aimRAS-R adapts to the operator’s weapon, eliminating the familiarization process entirely. The operator’s normal use and normal aim is preserved  without touching any of the RAS-R kit,  either on the weapon or  on his torso or at his eye. When the kit is in play, the orientation is as we describe, only target to weapon. The extra alignment line is an extra step in aiming, and that takes time.   East Lansing RAS-R in action crop

RAS-R eliminates that step, and renders the operator an almost unlimited new number of viable, effective shooting positions.  And here’s the key that disrupts all previous remote aiming solutions: RAS-R shows the operator the exact target he has aimed at, no matter where the weapon is oriented, no matter where he is facing.