New Night Vision Monocular from Night Optics

Night Optics

Night Optics formerly announced its latest product: a night vision monocular that is called the Sentry 14 1x 4G.

The non-magnifying monocular can be used hand held or while mounted to a helmet. Additionally, a quick release weapon mount is available for the Sentry 14 1x 4G. The unit uses a 4G autogated Photonis tube and has manual gain control. It claims a “class-leading detection, recognition and identification range” as well as being “100 percent Mil-Spec.”

The optic runs for up to 40 hours on a single AA battery. It has a built in low battery warning indicator. Night Optics states the unit is submersible to 66 feet. It has an operational temperature range of -40˚ F – 125˚ F.

Even though the unit is a 1x optic, it can be customized with a 3x or 5x magnifier. Without a magnifier, its field of view is 40˚.

Other accessories are also available including a long range IR illuminator, camera adaptors and an iPhone adaptor. With the illuminator, the company claims the target identification range of the unit is up to 600 yards.

Night Optics is part of the Vista Outdoor group of companies that includes other industry stalwarts like Federal, Speer, Bushnell and Savage Arms. The monocular comes with a two year warranty and a suggested retail price of $4,549.



Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


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  • Haulin’ Oats

    I’m not buying till i can get a VR style night vision that lets me walk with full 360° 4k HD views of the world around me. An integrated reticle ala trackingpoint style shotglass with built in range finder would be a nice bonus.

  • 22winmag

    Firearms not Politics, binoculars, monoculars, knives, flashlights, Jihad Bentleys, crew-served weapons, grenade launchers, and anything else I forgot.

    • Matt

      Firearms not politics, comment sections filled with whining.

    • Klaus Von Schmitto

      I’ll bet you’re fun at parties.

    • Spencerhut
    • Alex @Sea

      Don’t beat on him guys. He can’t grasp how to change blogs. (born without thumbs?)

    • HSR47

      A wide range of optics, which includes things like NV, spotting scopes, and binoculars, are relevant to a diverse gun blog.

      Not all shooting happens on known-distance ranges, and not all shooting happens during daylight hours. A diverse gun blog doesn’t just focus on guns, but focuses on their practical use.

      Night vision equipment is particularly useful for those looking to hunt nuisance animals that are active at night, such as feral hogs.

  • Ευστάθιος Παλαιολόγος

    It looks very similar to the Theon Sensors Argus line. Theon coorporates with Raytheon in the USA, AFAIR
    Ofcourse, more or less all such devices look similar

    flanker7

  • Samuel Millwright

    So… You’re saving to buy next years model… Gotcha…

    Seriously, there’s already a BUNCH of systems that tick all the boxes but the full 4k 360 part (HUD range finder autoupdating “disturbed reticle” that floats in the HUD showing the range adjusted POI if you’ve put in the required data about the ammo you’re using… Aaaannnddd most of them can pipe the view from your optic to the eye display if you wanna shoot someone behind you or around a corner)

  • int19h

    Is there ever going to be a time when gen3+ NVD is going to cost less than $2K? Or is it some kind of fundamental technological limitation that makes them so expensive?

    • Mark Horning

      There are two manufacturers (3 if you count the french) and the technology is incredibly labor intensive. It really isn’t like wafer tech. Also the quantities made are fairly low (few hundred thousand a year) while the capitol to expand is quite expensive.

    • nova3930

      Probably not unfortunately. I expect thermal to be usefully cheap before low light is….

  • Alex Jay

    I was totally interested until the very last sentence.

  • Esteban Cafe

    The irony here is that I’M giving the English lesson:
    “Night Optics formerly announced its latest product…”

    That would be “formally” as in officially; not “formerly” as in previously.

    A small thing, but when you’ve earned your American citizenship via 8 years in the Corps wherein DI’s mocked your English (“drop and make a lake”) you tend to take these things a bit more seriously and LEARN the language. SempFi. Love the USA.