Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights: Nocturn Industries UANVB-R, All-Metal Katana

The sun is about to set on this Friday and you know what that brings, Friday Night Lights. Your source for night vision and thermal-related content. Tonight we take a close look at the Nocturn Industries UANVB-R, the metal ruggedized Katana dual tube night vision housing.

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Friday Night Lights: Rheinmetall/Oerlikon LLM01 (Laser Light Module 01)

You are here so you know what tonight means, esoteric night vision content! We started this year’s Friday Night Lights looking at the B2 Spirit with cooled MWIR thermal imaging. Tonight we look at the Rheinmetall/Oerlikon LLM01 (Laser Light Module 01) which various European militaries use on their service rifles.

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Friday Night Lights: B2 Spirit Stealth Bomber Thermal Image

Happy New Year TFB readers! And welcome to the first Friday Night Lights article of 2024. Here I write about night vision and thermal-related content. Well, today I will share with you my attempt to capture the B2 Spirit Stealth Bomber’s image using long-range thermal and my Sony digital camera.

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Friday Night Lights: Laser Devices DBAL-Compact & GLIS

Welcome nocturnal enthusiasts. Do you crave esoteric night vision-related content? Then you have come to the right place. Last week we took a peek at the Insight ISM-IR. Well, we end this year with some even more obscure weapon-mounted lasers. Specifically, the Laser Devices DBAL-Compact and GLIS.

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Friday Night Lights: Insight ISM-IR, Integrated Sighting Module

Thirsty for more night vision-related content? Well, drink up here at Friday Night Lights. Last week we took a look at EOTech’s premium thermal clip-on. Well, this week we take a look at a discontinued product from Insight. The ISM-IR is the integrated sighting module. It is a red dot with an integrated multi-function aiming laser (MFAL), basically a PEQ-15. Let’s take a closer look.

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Friday Night Lights: EOTech ClipIR ELR, Long Range Thermal Clip-On

Welcome back to another Friday Night Lights. Last week we had a new kid on the block, the InfiRay J-31 binocular night vision goggles. Today we take a look at a long-range thermal clip-on, the EOTech ClipIR ELR aka XELR. It is their flagship premium thermal clip-on let’s see how it does.

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Friday Night Lights: InfiRay J-31 Binocular Night Vision Device

Welcome back to another weekly Friday Night Lights. Last week we took a look at some interesting grips from Wilcox but today we take a look at the new night vision housing from InfiRay called the J-31 or Jerry-31. Big thanks to Custom Night Vision for letting me borrow this unit for this review.

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Friday Night Lights: Wilcox Grips – Nightstalker PowerGrip & Ultimate Control Grip

It is Friday night and you know what that means here at The Firearm Blog, it is FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS! Earlier we took a look at an obsolete weapon-mounted laser that has gained notoriety in Hollywood sci-fi films. Well, today we look at some more antiquated and obsolete technology from Wilcox Industries. Specifically, Wilcox Grips like the Nightstalker PowerGrip and their Ultimate Control Grip.

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Friday Night Lights: ECNS 4 – Bigger And Longer Than Before

Last week was a holiday so we skipped a week of Friday Night Lights. Need your fix of night vision and thermal content? Well, today is a big one. I went to the ECNS 4 (East Coast Night Shoot 4) in Ohio. It was bigger and longer than before. Two days and nights of firearms and night vision related goodies with more vendors and attendees than ever before. So let’s see what the hubbub was all about.

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Friday Night Lights: iMatronic LS45 Lasersight – Peak 80's Drip

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Friday Night Lights: Hollywood Night Vision Myths Part 6

Welcome back to another weekly edition of Friday Night Lights. Last week we took a look at the FLIR RECON M24, a thermal monocular used by Alejandro in the movie Sicario. Well, this week we continue to look at Hollywood night vision myths part 6. We will take a look at the use of night vision and thermal devices in The Covenant (2023), The Contractor (2022), Predator (1987) and Predator 2 (1990) movies.

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Friday Night Lights: FLIR RECON M24 – The Sicario Thermal

Welcome back to another Friday Night Lights where I review night vision, thermal and related accessories. Last week we took a look at one of the latest digital night vision devices coming out of the commercial market from DuskEagle. Well, today we take a look at a thermal monocular that was seen used in the movie Sicario. Alejandro dons a FLIR RECON M24 thermal monocular near the end of the movie when they go into the tunnels. I got my hands on one so we can take a closer look at it.

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Friday Night Lights: DuskEagle DE916 Digital Night Vision Scope

Welcome back to Friday Night Lights. Last week I wrote about the AGM TB75, a thermal biocular with digital night vision fusion. Well, digital night vision seems to be getting better and tonight I will show you something new from DuskEagle. The DE916 is a digital night vision scope that is lightweight and can see in the dark better than expected.

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Friday Night Lights: AGM Voyage LRF TB75-640 Thermal Fusion Biocular

Do you hunt? Are you looking for that all-in-one device that doesn’t suck? Well, on tonight’s Friday Night Lights, the AGM Voyage LRF TB75-640 may be the device you are looking for. It is a thermal biocular with a built-in laser rangefinder and a digital night vision channel that can be fused with the thermal for thermal fusion! To my surprise, this device works better than expected. Let’s take a closer look.

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Friday Night Lights: PVS-21 Revisited, STS Bridged Monoculars & More

Hello there, are you a fan of low-profile night vision goggles? Well, today on Friday Night Lights it is PVS-21 revisited. I have written about the PVS-21 before but I was not satisfied with that article. The subsequent articles about the accessories and monocular version of the PVS-21 are better. Well, new information has come to light that I thought was worth sharing. You can bridge two LPNVM Monocles into a functioning bridge! Plus we will take a close look at some other PVS-21 accessories not previously mentioned in my other articles.

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Friday Night Lights: Lindu Optics LD-NVM1440, A PVS-14 Clone

Is it Friday Night Lights already? Lucky you! Last week we took a look at my Frankensteined hacked JIM LR which allows me to see farther than ever before with cooled thermal. We switch gears today and take a look at a Chinese copy of a PVS-14 by Lindu Optics. Their LD-NVM1440 has some unique features both good and bad so let’s take a closer look.

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Friday Night Lights: Hacked JIM LR – Thermal Magnifier, See More Farther Away

If you have been following along with my Friday Night Lights series of articles, you will know I have been using cooled MWIR thermal to help spot long-range and even ELR shots at a mile and further away. Well, thanks to the recent August Blue Super Moon, I managed to unlock even more capabilities out of my hacked JIM LR thermal spotter.

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Friday Night Lights: Phantom Ghillie Vs Drone Part 3 of 3 – Thermal Camo 5.0

What a wonderful Friday night and you chose to spend your time reading this article. Thank you! Today we talk about our third thermal camo test of the Phantom Defence ghillie. We pit the Phantom Ghillie vs drone, specifically a thermal drone. How did it do? Well, you need to read to find out.

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Friday Night Lights: Phantom Ghillie Revisited Part 2 of 3 – Thermal Camo 4.0

Welcome back. Are you thirsty for more Thermal Camo? Last week I started a 3-part review of the Phantom Defense Phantom Ghillie as part of my Thermal Camo series of Friday Night Lights. I resume my review in Phantom Ghillie Revisited and continue testing this legit thermal camouflage.

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Friday Night Lights: Phantom Defense Phantom Ghillie. Part 1 of 3 – Thermal Camo 3.0

If you clicked on this article, then I hope you have been following along with my Thermal Camo series. With the help of my friends, I tested various materials to see if they could work as makeshift thermal camouflage. This time I was invited to test out actual thermal camouflage – the Phantom Ghillie by Phantom Defense.

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Friday Night Lights: BelOMO NV/G-14 Low Profile Biocular

You are back again? Just can’t stay away, can you? That is ok. We love night vision here and if you love night vision like we do, then you are welcome. Last week we looked at the Thales Sophie a cooled LWIR thermal biocular. Well, today we look at another night vision biocular by BelOMO in Belarus. It is called the NV/G-14 and it resembles something I reviewed before. Let’s take a closer look.

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Friday Night Lights: Thales Sophie – Cooled LWIR Thermal Biocular

Back again? Can’t get enough Friday Night Lights? Have you looked at all of our night vision and thermal-related articles? If not click here to see all the articles I have written. Well, today we take a look at another rare thermal device, a Thales Sophie thermal binocular. It is cooled thermal but what makes it very unique is that this is cooled Long Wave Infrared (LWIR). Most cooled thermal is usually middle wavelength infrared (MWIR).

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Friday Night Lights: Theon Sensors MIKRON-D Lightweight Binocular NVG

Hello nocturnal enthusiasts and welcome back to another Friday Night Lights. Last week we took a look at some alternative ANVIS systems. Well, this week we look at something you might consider unique, for the US market. The Theon Sensors MIKRON-D is their lightweight binocular night vision goggle. Let’s take a close look at this Greek goggle.

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Friday Night Lights: ANVIS Alternatives – AVS-6 (V2) & PVS-23

Hello readers. Did you enjoy reading last week’s article about Gibbous Outfitters’ MP5K upgrades? This week we take a look at ANVIS alternatives. Specifically, the AVS-6 (V2) and PVS-23. These are goggles based on the ANVIS design but have very specific use cases. Let’s take a closer look at these dual-tube systems.

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Friday Night Lights: Gibbous Outfitters Upgrade The MP5K, Briefcase And More

Welcome back to this week’s Friday Night Lights. Last week we took a look at the Tracer Tactical Head Harness. Well, this week we revisit our friends at Gibbous Outfitters and see what they have come up with now. Gibbous Outfitters upgrade the MP5K, the infamous MP5 briefcase, along with some unexpected upgrades for other weapon systems.

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Friday Night Lights: Tracer Tactical Head Harness & Nightcap Mods
Friday Night Lights: OPTICS 1 ECOSI – I Can See SWIR

Friday night is here and you know what that means, Friday Night Lights! Last week we took a look at a very rare and obscure thermal spotter, the Elbit CORAL-SD. Well, today might be even more rare and obscure. The Optics 1 ECOSI (Enhanced Clip-On SWIR Imager) is a device that some have heard of but very few have seen in person let alone seen what it can do. The ECOSI can see a wavelength of light that is very difficult to see, it can see SWIR.

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Friday Night Lights: El-Op (Elbit) CORAL-SD MWIR Thermal Spotter

Hello and how are you on this Friday night? Did you enjoy reading about the Thermal Camo 2.0 test last Friday? Well, today we have a very rare and obscure thermal spotter, there CORAL-SD by El-Op which is a division of Elbit Systems.

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Friday Night Lights: Thermal Camo 2.0 – Testing Resumed

Thank you for joining us here at TFB and specifically my Friday Night Lights series. Last week I wrote about the Nocturn Daisho bridge that combines two Nocturn Tanto monoculars into an articulating dual-tube binocular goggle. This week I will be showcasing some results from my Thermal Camo 2.0 tests where my friends and I resume testing off-the-shelf products as thermal camouflage.

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Friday Night Lights: Nocturn Daisho – Bridged Tanto Monoculars

Salutations and a warm welcome on this Friday night. Last week we took a look at the Wilcox RAPTAR S. Well, today we have something that has been long awaited from Nocturn Industries, their TAPB (Tanto Articulating Powered Bridge) aka Daisho bridge.

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