Friday Night Lights: Understanding Night Vision Specs And Generations

When getting into night vision a lot of people focus on the specs of the image intensifier tube.  In this week’s episode of Friday Night Lights, I will go over night vision specs and try to explain the different generations of night vision. Hopefully, this will help inform and guide you to getting some night vision.

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Night Vision Buyer's Guide: NODs
Boxer Tactical Releases OMNI Sling for The Attachment OCD Shooter

Not just a couple of decades ago slings were utterly simple affairs. Often with only a buckle or just an attachment point to a rifle, slings were decidedly non-tactical. I, for one, have lamented the various “innovations” in slings, where the webbing can have more options than M-LOK and can be just as complicated to use.

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Gun Review: ATI Omni Gen2 Hybrid Polymer AR15 Lower

ATI has been competing with a number of other companies to create a true polymer lower for over a year now.  ATI had created the first OMNI polymer lower, which was reviewed here at TheFirearmBlog in February of 2013.  While the reviewer here had no problems with the lower, there are many cases described online of those lowers failing at the buffer tube collar and rear take down pin.  In response ATI created a second generation of the OMNI Lower, which has an aluminum block around the buffer tube collar and rear take down pin. While these changes appear to solve those earlier problems with polymer lowers, the new Gen2 Omni Hybrid rifles I received exhibited more serious problems.

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ATI Omni AR 15 Polymer Lower

There have been many advances in polymer technology in recent years. These advances have been primarily in the area of accessories as far as AR15’s are concerned. ATI is moving ahead with a new major component for the AR15 constructed of polymer.The lower is called the “Omni” and is 100% made in the USA.

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