Armasight's New Custom Night Vision Program: Your Vision, Your Way

If you’ve ever wanted to get yourself a completely custom pair of Night Vision, Armasight has just introduced its new custom night vision program. With options for the PVS-14, BNVD-40, and BNVD-51 models, customers can select their preferred image intensifier tubes, and more. This customization allows customers to create night vision setups that precisely match their requirements and preferences rather than just going with whatever dealers have on the shelf.

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Armasight Announces Handheld Sidekick 640 Mini Thermal Monocular

Armasight has announced the  Sidekick 640 Mini Thermal Monocular, intended for handheld use or helmet mounting. The thermal sensor is 12 micron, 640 pixels, 60 Hz, which is displayed on a 1024×768 OLED display. The user interface is through a three-button control, and the display can run several color palettes. The unit is light, only 384 grams, and uses a composite body. In terms of connectivity, there’s a USB-C interface for external power. There’s also a compass and an internal video recording and image capture function.

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The Armasight Sidekick 320 Handheld Thermal Imager

Armasight has just announced the launch of their new Sidekick 320 handheld thermal optic. The Sidekick is a lightweight thermal imaging entry that features a great amount of adaptability in that it can be mounted to a headset for hands-free operation, as well as still image, and video capture functions.

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New Night Light: The Armasight Watchman IR Illuminator

Armasight, a manufacturer of night vision optics, thermal imagers, and illumination devices, has just released a new IR illuminator. The Armasight Watchman IR illuminator can be handheld or weapon mounted, runs on either a single 18650 rechargeable battery or two CR123 lithium batteries, and has a high output of 600 mW. The package includes a weapon mount, tape switch, and an 18650 battery.

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[SHOT 2023] Armasight Sidekick, Jockey and Night Vision

Last year Armasight came back from the dead. They had been acquired by FLIR a few years ago and then FLIR shuttered them when they decided to no longer offer weapon-mounted thermal or night vision anymore. Well, Armasight is back and they have even more to offer the nighttime hunter. Their Jockey is a small thermal clip-on. The Armasight Sidekick is a thermal monocular perfect for helmet use and they have analog night vision for those interested.

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New Armasight Contractor Thermal Optic Announced

The premier manufacturer of thermal optic technologies, Armasight, has just announced the introduction of their new Armasight Contractor Thermal Optic weapon sight. The Contractor is a 100% designed and built in the USA series of weapon-mounted thermal optics powered by Armasights new ArmaCORE Thermal core technology which grants the user 12-micron pixels, high-performance imaging, and a dynamic feature set in a compact and durable package.

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Armasight AIM: Rethinking Civilian Night Vision Rifle Systems

I recently picked up an Armasight AIM, which is a novel way of outfitting a rifle with night vision capability. If you’re already intimately familiar with night vision systems (Say, if you know what the pots are and where to find them) and just want to hear about the AIM, scroll down to the first through-the-tube night vision image. Otherwise, read on and lets think together about shooting things in the dark…

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FLIR Micro Thermal Sight Q14B | SHOT 2017

Flir is making a mini thermal sight. It is a triple threat. 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.

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IWA – Optics and Night/Thermal Vision

For some strange reason this article got delayed in the system, but we hope you’ll enjoy it regardless if you’re afraid of the Dark or not.

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Ballistic Mandalorian Armor

Ryan B. Flowers of Galac-Tac has been making Boba Fett inspired cosplay armor for a couple years. Here are some photos of his work that have circulated around the internet. It has garnered massive interest in the Airsoft community.

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Armasight Predator

Armasight introduced a new thermal imaging rifle scope called the Predator. These thermal imaging rifle scopes are designed to be lightweight and compact in addition to being the “most technologically advanced.”

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PSA: Subsonic Squib

Hat tip to Bradley for sending us the link to this video. It is a public service announcement. Many of us have heard of squibs happening. Just like a DQ in a competitive match; there are two kinds of people out there, those that have had it happen and those that will. I only have a .22LR SWR Spectre II suppressor and I shoot standard velocity and high velocity loads out of it. So it never occurred to me that a subsonic load would be more susceptible to being a squib load. The scenario in the video was a stroke of luck for the shooter. Shooters should try to always be vigilant when shooting. Accidents happen when we get complacent. Just like this shooter. He has shot thousands of rounds. He felt something odd but continued loading another round and he kept trying.  Had he been paying more attention, he would have acted on his initial observation and checked for the squib. It is hard though, to divorce yourself from the task at hand. We all do it. We get tunnel visioned into the target and forget to stop and check. Let this video be a warning to stay aware and pay attention to what is happening in your gun.

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Thermal Imaging from Armasight

One of the more interesting technologies available at SHOT was some of the thermal imaging equipment. I had the pleasure of visiting the Armasight booths (they had a couple of locations due to some logistical issues with booth assignment). The main booth had a huge monitor plugged into the “video out” of one of the scopes and was imaging the crowd. It was pretty sharp–I started looking around for the shimmering invisibility of Predators… 🙂

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