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.
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.
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.
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.