Rifle Scopes and White Phosphor Products from Night Vision Depot

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Night Vision Depot is one of the largest stocking distributors and manufacturers of night vision systems, image intensifiers and parts.  They are also now working with Knight’s Armament for some of their products, namely their PVS-22, BNS-LR-30, UNS-A2 and the UNS-SR.  It seems like the most effective use of the UNS models are to seat them in front of your existing optic.

The PVS-22 is meant for rifles like the M4 Carbine, M16A2/A4, M249, and M14 (or daysights <= 10x magnification):

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  • Power Source:  Two Standard AA Batteries
  • Battery Life: > 48 hours
  • Mount: KAC Mount or Quick Attach/Detach to picatinny rail
  • Focus Range: 20 meters out
  • Recognition Range: 700 meters (human)
  • Magnification: Unity
  • Bore Sight: Within .5 MOA
  • Waterproof:  3 ft for 4 hours, (66 ft optional)
  • Finish: Corrosion Resistant Flat Black Matte, Desert Sand Brown
  • Controls: Pull on/off gain knob, focus knob
  • Weight: 1.75 lbs
  • Size:  7.3″

The BNS-LR-30 is appropriate for front-line, long-range rifles (obviously staged forward of your scope):

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  • Power Source:  One AA Battery or One CR123 Battery
  • Battery Life: AA > 24 hours; CR123 > 36 hours
  • Mount: KAC Mount or Quick Attach/Detach to picatinny rail
  • Focus Range: 20 meters out
  • Recognition Range: 1000 meters (human)
  • Magnification: Unity
  • Field of View: 9 degrees
  • Bore Sight: Within .5 MOA
  • Waterproof:  3 ft for 4 hours
  • Finish: Corrosion Resistant Flat Black Matte or Desert Sand Brown
  • Controls: on/off gain knob, focus ring
  • Weight: 2.9 lbs
  • Size:  9.6″

The UNS-SR is a clip on night vision scope with 10x magnification:

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  • Power Source:  One AA Battery
  • Battery Life: > 24 hours
  • Mount: KAC Mount or Quick Attach/Detach to picatinny rail
  • Focus Range: 20 meters out
  • Recognition Range: 450 meters (human)
  • Magnification: Unity (up to 10x)
  • Bore Sight: Within .5 MOA
  • Waterproof:  3 ft for 4 hours, (66 ft optional)
  • Finish: Corrosion Resistant Flat Black Matte
  • Controls: On/Off & Display Brightness
  • Weight: 20 oz
  • Size:  5.6″

The UNS-A2 is a clip on night vision scope that can use an AA or CR123 Battery.

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  • Power Source: One AA Battery or One CR123 Battery
  • Battery Life: AA > 24 hours; CR123 > 36 hours
  • Mount:  KAC Mount or Quick Attach/Detach to picatinny rail
  • Focus Range: 15 meters out
  • Field of View: 9 degrees
  • Recognition Range: 700 meters (human)
  • Magnification: Unity
  • Waterproof:  3 ft for 4 hours
  • Finish: Corrosion Resistant Flat Black Matte or Desert Sand Brown
  • Controls: Pull on/off gain knob, focus knob
  • Weight: 1.75 lbs
  • Size: 6.2″

The IR Hunter MKII is an updated version that doubles the resolution from 320×240 to 640×480, all other features remaining the same.  It can act as either a standalone or a clip on thermal mount.  It comes in a 19mm and 35mm lens, both with a frame rate of 60Hz at 12 microns and the ability to switch polarity (from white = hot or black = hot).

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  • Power Source: Two CR123 Batteries
  • Battery Life: 3.5 hours
  • Mount:  KAC Mount or Quick Attach/Detach to picatinny rail
  • Magnification: 1.5-12x/2.5-20x
  • Weight: 29 oz/35 oz
  • Dimensions: 6.5″x3.1″x2.9″/7.4″x3.1″x2.9″

Finally, they are offering a number of their Gen III devices in “White Phosphor”, which I have to say, is a lot cleaner looking than the traditional green.  There seems to be a little more contrast and I just plain like the color better.  This can be an upgrade to an existing system or you can buy them stock.  They have a number of models as scopes, monocles, or binocs. I have some pics from their media kit coming and will update with some sample images (until then you can see examples on their site).

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They look just like the regular models–the important change is the tube inside.

 

All NVD products come with a 10 year warranty.

 



Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he has embraced his inner “Warrior Hippie” and assaults 14er in his sandals and beard, or engages in rucking adventure challenges while consuming craft beer. To fund these adventures, he writes medical software and builds websites and mobile apps. His latest venture is as one of the founders of IronSights.com; a search engine for all things gun related. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.


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