[NRA 2019] Tactical Night Vision Company

Richard L.
by Richard L.

Tactical Night Vision Company came to NRA in full form, offering nearly anything the green-eyed shooter could dream of. From Enhanced Clip-On Thermal Imager (E-COTI) to a PVS-31A, many high end goggles were available for attendees to see. However there are also some new options available with a Powered Bridge Mount and a Non-Powered Bridge Mount to help provide an easier transition for those wanting to get a monocular or move up from a monocular to a dual tube setup.

TNVC had an ECOTI and RNVG on display.

Powered Bridge Mount

At SHOT Show 2019, TNVC released a powered bridge mount (PBM) to bridge 2 PVS-14s and run them both on a single AA cell on the bridge. This enables the ability to use 2 PVS-14s in a BNVD configuration without any modifications to the PVS-14s. With the powered bridge mount, both tubes are activated in a central location. The PBM also allows for the use of auxiliary battery packs, such as the Low Profile Battery Pack (LPBM) used with ANVIS night vision systems. With the added weight of 2 PVS-14s, a battery pack can be beneficial when used as a counterweight. For those attending NRA, Powered Bridge Mounts are on sale for $765.

The Powered Bridge Mount provides a low cost option for those wanting to mount up two PVS-14s.

Non-Powered Bridge Mount

New to NRA 2019 is a Non-Powered Bridge Mount with a dovetail mounting option. While this does not offer the same power features, it does provide a mount that provides two points of contact for pairing 2 PVS-14s. Like the PBM, the Non-Powered Bridge Mount has independently articulating arms to adjust for Interpupulary Distance or to allow the user to readily switch between dual or monocular use. It also comes in at half the price of a Powered Bridge Mount with an NRA special price of $305.

The Non-Powered Bridge Mount offers an affordable option for those with 2 PVS-14s to enjoy the benefits of a dual tube goggle.

With the popularity of the PVS-14 across civilains and law enforcement units, having a bridge provides a lower price option that still allows for BNVD capabilities. Whether for a department that already has a collection of PVS-14s or a private user wanting to take the next step up from a PVS-14 to dual tubes, the mount can bridge the gap. Adding powered and Non-powered bridge options further helps bridge the price gap based on user’s needs.

Richard L.
Richard L.

Richard lives in southern Indiana and has a strong interest in training, modified pistols, optics, and low profile gear/tactics. Some may consider it hoarding or some form of addiction, but he never tires in his pursuits as a stamp and lumen collector!For any corrections, input, or interest in posts, you can reach him at rlidelldsg@gmail.com.

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  • Ian Fidel Ian Fidel on Apr 30, 2019

    Just wondering?
    IF our second amendment right is being threatened, IF, we are do close to Not being able to own firearms, WHY are all these companies spending So Much to produce gear we may Not be able to use?
    How about this, Take Most or All that monies, “donate” to NRA(cause they NEVER have enough), so that our 2nd can be Set In Stone without worry AND then PUSH overpriced gear that I may NOT be able to use ‘cause I have NO guns.
    stop the BS, think!

  • TFB TFB on May 02, 2019

    I read an article about dual VS using a mono tube, and they laid out a very good point.
    Point was, you are in a pretty dark area using your NV, and things get hairy, or a failure happens and you have to take them off. If you are wearing dual, you are now night blind until your eyes adjust, if you were wearing a mono, you have one eye that is already adjusted to darkness, and stand a better chance of seeing a threat right away.