FLIR Micro Thermal Sight Q14B | SHOT 2017

Flir is making a mini thermal sight. It is a triple thread. It can be used simply as a handheld and since it is so small and light, it is easy to put in a pocket for hiking or outdoor activities. It can be clipped onto an optic or worn on a helmet like a monocular. It can also be rail mounted on a gun.

Here is a video of what it looks like.


The Q14B has a built in USB-C port to download images. Oh yeah it can film or take still pictures and stores it internally.

The best part? It will retail for about $1899. That is rather cheap for this level of thermal and this size. I was expecting it to be as expensive as 3rd gen night vision. Very interesting. It has a digital zoom and you can change color palette just like their regular thermal sights.

Now for the bad news, this is the only one made. They are getting a lot of orders and the demand is high for this little optic. It will be awhile before we can get one.

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  • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

    Did you mean Triple Threat? I’m unfamiliar with the term “Triple Thread” 🙂

  • bobsolla

    Hopefully the on screen display will rotate with the device in the final versions!I definitely want one!

  • BattleshipGrey

    That’s actually a great price considering it’s weapons mountable. FLIR has really been working hard to bring some affordable thermal optics to market. I urged our department grant writer to apply for funds to get one of their patrol models ~$2000 and we got it.

  • BeoBear

    Dang I would love to have one of those. Even at that price it’s out of my budget but it’s good to see the technology getting closer to everyday folks.

    • jcitizen

      FLIR technology is widely available now, and in several generations and price ranges. I wouldn’t mind trying some of the cheaper rifle mount types myself!

  • J.W. Ramp

    Is that the same optic in your hand as mounted on those rifles? They look much bigger on the guns. I’d be very surprised if the handheld one has the optics to be able to use as a clipon while maintaining zero.

    • Nicholas C

      I don’t think so. They only had one unit at Shot and one non functioning unit in the new products display case. He was showing me something similar to explain how it can mount to a gun.

  • I would like to see the image it generates at longer range.

  • guest

    where are the specs??? this is pointless. No FPS, no resolution no nothing.

  • jcitizen

    I was watching on the national news that a lost boater was found in pitch dark, so they could guide them to safety using a mini drone with a similar but Go Pro sized FLIR pod.