TNVC ‘Goes Hot’ With The IRD Patrol XR Spotter

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They say the night vision disease is just as bad, if not worse, than the suppressor affliction – almost impossible to kick. So as I stand on the ledge contemplating the jump into the infrared world, the guys over at Tactical Night Vision Company (TNVC) aren’t really helping the situation. They just posted up a really sharp video of an IR Defense Patrol XR in use during a coyote hunt.

It has been years since I’ve had the pleasure of using night vision in a professional setting. But I have two very vivid mother nature memories related to standing post on the midnight rotation:

The first was when a mother Bobcat and three kittens came running out of a woodline and stopped nearly at my feet. Watching those kits through a thermal imager was like watching electrons bounce around inside a super-charged atom. The second memory comes from a bitter cold night when I watched a wolf (not a coyote) sprint down the side of a mountain using a thermal monocular. It stopped no more than 15 yards away from me.

It seems that technology has advanced a bit in recent years – the video shot with the Patrol XR is pretty amazing. The detail on small objects out to 200+ yards is very impressive.

In case you aren’t a fan of semi-graphic kill shots, I took a few screen grabs from TNVC’s video.

TFB: TNVC 'Goes Hot' With The IRD Patrol XR Spotter

TFB: TNVC ‘Goes Hot’ With The IRD Patrol XR Spotter

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TFB: TNVC ‘Goes Hot’ With The IRD Patrol XR Spotter

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TFB: TNVC ‘Goes Hot’ With The IRD Patrol XR Spotter

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TFB: TNVC ‘Goes Hot’ With The IRD Patrol XR Spotter

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TFB: TNVC ‘Goes Hot’ With The IRD Patrol XR Spotter

IR Defense MKIII 60mm Thermal Long Range Patrol XR Monocular

Specifications:

Sensor: Vanadium Oxide, Uncooled Microbolometer
Detector: 640 x 480 BAE Systems MicroIR
Sensor Pitch: 12µm Micron
Sensitivity: <50mk
Spectral Response: 8 – 12µm
Start-Up: >4 Seconds
Display: eMagin VGA Digital 640×480 OLED
FOV: 7° Optical
Focus: Manual
Frame Rate: 60Hz (30Hz Power Save Mode)
Objective Lens: 60mm f/1.25
Polarity: Black hot/white hot
Analog Video: RS-170
Image Capture: Still Image and Video Out
Zoom: 4.5x (Optical), 8X (Digital)
Eye Relief: 27mm
Diopter Adjustment: – 6 to +4

Full TNVC video here:

 

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At $8,499.00, the Patrol XR from IRD is not exactly inexpensive; It doesn’t fit into my budget, but it could fit into yours.

On a side note, I’m working on a multi-part night vision series for beginners. Stay tuned.


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TNVC – https://tnvc.com/

909-796-7000
25612 Barton Road #328
Loma Linda, CA 92354-3110
sales@tnvc.com



Pete

LE – Science – OSINT.
On a mission to make all of my guns as quiet as possible.
Pete.M@staff.thefirearmblog.com


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  • Henry Reed

    Yeah, screw my tuition

    • Martin M

      Who needs tuition? Library cards are free!

      • Sasquatch

        Until you lose them 😕

        • Martin M

          Just remember to pay your fines.

      • Joseph Goins

        “You dropped 150 grand on a fuçkin’ education you could have got for a dollar fifty in late charges at the public library!”
        Good Will Hunting

        • iksnilol

          but that free education isn’t accepted by any places.

          • Joseph Goins

            It worked out well for Will Hunting.

          • iksnilol

            Yeah, but he’s a fictional character.

          • Joseph Goins

            From the same movie as the original quote.

          • iksnilol

            I know, doesn’t make it any less fictional :/

          • Joseph Goins

            Get a grip, dude. This is obviously not meant to be a serious comment.

          • iksnilol

            I can’t get a grip, my tires are worn out. The threads are for decoration at this point.

  • Sasquatch

    One day…… When I hit the lotto.

  • JumpIf NotZero

    Comments are disabled for this video.

    Yeeeaaa…. Here is a pro tip… If you need to disable comments on a promotional video – you’ve already messed up.

    THREE QUARTERS OF A SECOND shorter editing of the video would have been fine. There is no reason to SHOW the thrashing and crying… FFS gun owners/companies are their own worst enemies.

  • nova3930

    I long for the day useful thermal is a reasonable price….My champagne taste and beer budget puts me right in ATN x-sight territory when it comes to NV…..