B.E. Meyers Announces DAGIR and MILR Laser Devices

B.E. Meyers has just announced two new laser devices. The DAGIR is an infrared illuminator and aiming laser for night vision shooting. Their other new product, the MILR (Miniature Intelligent Laser Rangefinder) incorporates rangefinding capabilities along with visible and IR aiming lasers.

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TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #113: Plunging Into the Dark with Paul B

We’re back again this week with a familiar face and a familiar topic with Paul B and Moons Out Goons Out 2024! Paul B is a seasoned writer with our sister sites OutdoorHub and AllOutdoor.com. This year he was fortunate to gain a slot in the main match at Moons Out Goons Out 2024 and it also just so happened to be his first real test of using night vision with firearms. I wanted to bring Paul on today to demonstrate to the audience just how easy it is to be able to attend the match. In stark opposition to any of our previous guests who attended the match, Paul didn’t bring a lot of expensive equipment save for his single night vision monocular. So join us today as we talk about how his match went, what he enjoyed about it, and what he plans to do differently next year at Moons Out Goons Out 2024.

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TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #112: Bringing Competition to Night Vision Safely with Les from Polaris Logistics

Continuing on with our coverage of the Forgotten Weapons Moons Out Goons Out night vision carbine competition, we’ve brought back an old friend, Les Winner with Polaris Logistics, to talk about his crucial role in the safety of the match. I think it goes without saying that the safety of such a match is paramount not simply because we’re dealing with firearms, but because our ability to navigate and react to any possible accidents in the dead of night would be reduced even with the aid of night vision devices or other illumination sources. Today we get a chance to talk to the man behind the safe planning of Moons Out 2024 – Les Winner of Polaris Logistics. Les has been on the podcast before and we’ve even shot with one another during Finnish Brutality 2024! So please welcome Les Winner of Polaris Logistics back to the show!

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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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TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #111: Moons Out Goons Out w/ Forgotten Weapons

Competitions are one of my favorite ways to enjoy my firearms outside of getting to test and review them. Often I like to combine those two things and test out new or unfamiliar equipment at matches. Moons Out Goons Out 2024 is exactly this type of match which is why I’m excited that over the next couple of weeks, we’ll get to talk to several of the competitors who attended Moons Out 2024. Moons Out Goons Out is a carbine-only match that focuses on shooting under night vision using IR and/or passive aiming methods only – no white light allowed. This particular match is rare and gave all of the competitors a chance to fully experience their night vision devices under a variety of situations and scenarios including shooting from moving vehicles, treating simulated wounds, and even shooting “battlefield pickups” that feature no night vision aiming devices at all. Today we’ll hear from Ian McCollum and Jordan Flayer of Forgotten Weapons as they detail some of their favorite parts of the match for us, and some of the challenges and work they’ve had to go through to make the match such a huge success.

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Holosun Announces DRS-NV Will Be Available At Dealers Soon

Holosun has grown to be an industry leader in optics in recent years. Many of their red dots and reflex sights have become some of the most popular options on the market, following on from more humble reputational beginnings. They have also dabbled in the night vision game, with their product catalog including a selection of infrared laser and illuminator units. Around SHOT Show 2023, Holosun revealed that they were working on getting deeper into the low-light shooting market by virtue of a pair of upcoming digital prototype optics, one thermal and one standard NV. Now a year later, the night vision model is ready and heading to market soon. In a January 11th Instagram post, Holosun announced that their DRS-NV is slated to ship to dealers within a matter of weeks. Check out the text of their post copied below for details.

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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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TFB Review: Aimpoint Duty RDS – T2's More Affordable Cousin

Aimpoint is often a name that is synonymous with the terms “expensive” and “high quality.” While many will more likely know them for just being plain expensive, I’ve come to recognize the Aimpoint series of red dot optics to be some of the best in the business in terms of durability, flexibility, reliability, and features. The Aimpoint Duty RDS was announced at SHOT Show 2023 and was billed as being a more affordable alternative to the more expensive Aimpoint Micro T-2. I’ve had a ton of recent experience with the Micro T2 through a couple of carbine classes I’ve been fortunate enough to take, and today I’m going to use that recent experience to compare it to the newer, and more affordable Aimpoint Duty RDS to see if the reduced price (MSRP of $499) is worth the reduction in performance that this particular optic offers.

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Arken Optics Introduces Zulus Day/Night Digital Scope

Arken Optics is moving into the night vision space with the new Zulus 5-20x digital day/night scope. It features an integrated IR illuminator and 1920×1080 resolution. Let’s take a closer look at the rest of the features.

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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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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: 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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TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #86: What is Multispectral Night Vision? Derick w/ PARD

Thermal and digital night vision is making leaps and bounds within the firearms community when it comes to the capabilities they are now offering end users at much lower pricing than we’ve ever seen before. PARD, a European producer of digital and thermal night vision devices for observation, hunting, and shooting, is attempting to bring more awareness to its efforts to bring affordable and durable devices to the US market. That’s why I’m happy to have Derick from PARD on the podcast today to talk a bit about their current product lineup and what it offers to various users within the shooting community. Derick and I also take a minute to chat about some of the basic terminology of common specifications and features found on digital night vision and thermal devices, to give us a clear definition of what they mean, and how those numbers and figures relate to what you’re buying. Please give a warm welcome to Derick with PARD Technology!

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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: 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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