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Offline larry8061

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Night Vision
« on: September 19, 2020, 10:29:23 AM »
I just to a weekend with the TNVC crew and what an experience! VERY good instructors they were all extremely experienced at using Night Vision to get a job done...no wannabees. 

The main problem with getting into Night vision is the cost of the equipment. $42,000 is typically a tad more than most want to spend but, then again who really needs a 4 tube NV goggle set?  PVS-14's Gen 3, monocle is current general army issue, new even those aren't going to be inexpensive....at least approaching $3,000. 

So I spent a GREAT deal of time tracking down other sources and finally found NIVISYS, a big time player in the NV world. If you go to their website and fish around long enough you'll find the "demo/used" gear. Currently they have 3 tubes listed for $1700 each (in mum format not PVS) which  is a hell of a deal EXCEPT they don't exist any more
Turns out you have to contact them and get the CURRENT spreadsheet with what is available. The spreadsheet provides a cosmetic evaluation, gen #, lines per inch, for resolution, a noise #,  and if there are any spots on the lense and where they are and then the price.  You can buy just the tube or, add $500.00 to get it in some hardware or, $700.00 to get it ready to attach to a headpiece one of which is included.

The. Cheapest tube on the current list was $275.00 which is going to be pretty funky but, there were a number under $1,000.

Larry

Offline dr_bund

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Re: Night Vision
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2020, 12:05:21 PM »
I believe TNVC also rents out optics for you to try before you decide to commit to buy them. Pretty neat stuff

Offline dr_bund

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Re: Night Vision
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2020, 12:07:12 PM »
Alternatively for someone looking to get into NVG on a budget, the Sionyx Aurora is digital NV thats not quite as good as a set of traditional pvs-14's but at $599, its a good way to get your foot in the door on a budget before deciding to spend a few grand on an optical nv device

 

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