Nightvision guide.

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whiskeyjackz
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Nightvision guide.

Post by whiskeyjackz » Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:38 am

I will be providing explanations of gear as well as pictures and various tactics employed. We will provide a hypothetical scenario of SHTF or you are in the business of doing bad things to bad people. I will be starting from the Head down.
When it comes to night fighting its not cheap nor is it easy therefore we will not be taking expense as the main consideration.
We will start with head gear. People tend to want to cheap out and buy cheap. Read this great explanation on the difference of night vision generations done by TNVC "great company to get gear from"
http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_6_18/32995 ... Guide.html

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^READ ABOVE BEFORE CONTINUING^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
the answer is you want to go with Gen 3 minimum and optimal auto gated units with the best possible stats list.

If you are looking to go cheaper or do exclusively close quarters combat that we recommend a single tube such as the pvs 14 or pvs 18 "Made for SOCOM due to waterproof capabilities" What this setup lacks is depth perception Imagine looking thru a single toilet paper roll with the other eye shut.
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For those wanting every advantage we recommend a dual tube setup such as the pvs 15 or the MUM dual pvs 14's from TNVC. Now imagine looking thru two toilet paper rolls it provides wider field of view as well as depth perception.
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Now lets talk about mounting the system. A lot of people want to mount the system on a weapon this is a terrible idea unless used on a Designated Marksmen Rifle or a Precision Rifle. Do you really want to have to point your weapon any thing you want to observe? Just as we don't use our weapon lights as flashlights we should not use night vision to observe and scan. We would be effectively handicapping the advantage we gain from wearing Night Vision Devices. Most units come with a crush harness system that not only is unstable but gives one heck of a headache. USE A HELMET be it a ballistic or a bump helmet you can get them for under 70$ for a bump to 500$ for a ballistic. Now the question is how do we aim our weapons since putting your helmet mounted system behind your red dot on your rifle is virtually impossible and extremely uncomfortable, the answer is to use an InfraRed laser mounted on the weapon generally combined with IR illumination as well. For civilians you can purchase IR lasers that are 0.7 mW in strength while the military uses 0.6 mW to 30.0 mW. "this is for designating targets for Air Support.


People think more is better but we know when dealing with low light no light this is not the case This is a PEQ-15 on high power notice you cant see anything due to the overwhelming amount of IR light.
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Now lets talk about accessories.
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On the helmet you will see Crye Precision rails Contour HD camera Wilcox NVD mount with bungee. You see a visable and IR vlite from S&S Precision for IFF "Identify Friend or Foe, EoG counterweight to balance the helmet due to weight of nightvision. Princeton Tech Charge MPLS light that gives me red,blue,white and IR light modes.

IR Flag when interrogated with an IR source
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Fully passive
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IR laser and with IR illumination.
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Night fighting setup.
M4.

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MK 16 build Suppressors are almost a must due to reduction in muzzle flash.

Feel free to ask any questions.

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Re: Nightvision guide.

Post by Ryan » Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:28 am

Nice overview mate. :)
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