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Night vision goggles

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by dmv9, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. dmv9

    dmv9 Seattle, WA Member

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    Anyone know where to find these? Ones that actually work?

    Military surplus?

    Actually, night vision binoculars or monoculars would be just as good!
     
  2. mattdomes

    mattdomes Newberg Active Member

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  3. TapRackNGo

    TapRackNGo PNW Well-Known Member

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    3.5k -4k and worth every penny.
     
  4. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    I've owned a pair of Russian gen1 goggles, a handheld gen1 monocular and a 1pn34 Russian AK scope. All worked and provided good views. I found that 1.) the goggles restricted peripheral vision too severely, 2.) the handheld was awkward to use when trying to accomplish another task, and 3.) the AK-dedicated scope would not allow its use on a non-AK platform. I've sold them all over the years and am thinking a headgear-mounted monocular would be best. It would retain peripheral vision, the use of both hands, and work with all of the red dots on my various rifles. Gen1 units look to start around $300 to $400. Optics Planet, Kalinka, etc have them.

    Keith
     
  5. dmv9

    dmv9 Seattle, WA Member

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    thx, i'll check them out
     
  6. speeddemon94

    speeddemon94 The Rogue Well-Known Member

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    If you are gonna go the AN/PVS-14 route, make sure you get it with all of the parts and pieces. It should come with an eye cup, and a collapsible eyepiece with a weapon mount. They also come with a strap for the older style Kevlar, and it can be modified to be worn on the head, but it's not terribly comfy. They have a neat feature that shuts the monocular off if it's flipped up on the helmet...and the battery life is great.

    Whatever you do, don't go for a binocular, or 2 eye system, it kills any night vision you have naturally.
     
  7. da3bous

    da3bous Portland, OR Member

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    Id contact jason at JC weaponry if you need anything from TNVC plus he is wealth of knowledge on the subject and can point you in the right direction