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  1. The Tech Zone
    It seems like every day there’s new, cheaper, better night vision on the market. With Black Friday coming I wanted to see if anyone has tried anything new I should look at. I’m interested in a no magnification monocular that won’t get ruined by daylight, also a rifle scope with lower...
  2. Firearms General Discussion
    Not sure if this is the right place to put this, but I've been playing with different Night Vision stuff for a while and wanted to start sharing some videos and information stuff since so much of what's out there is more sales plugs and hype than anything else. Anyway here's the link to my...
  3. Firearms General Discussion
    Been thinking about this one for at least *some* NV capability. I'm not prepared to go out & slap down a whole bunch for FLIR or Gen 3 NV. Thought it might be a good start. Seen some youtube videos that pretty fairly spell out some pros & cons, but wanted some input from the group. Here is the...
  4. Firearms General Discussion
    I'm looking into buying and setting up a rifle for nighttime combat. Does anyone have suggestions for what kind of rifle I should choose? Bigger calibers? Smaller Calibers? I'd imagine that in a night combat situation the combat is going to be closer than daytime, but I do plan on putting a...
  5. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I'm posting this in the DIY forum to see if anybody: 1 - Has any first hand experience with the new DBAL-D2 2 - Has tried prototyping something similar Being a serious DIYer, and reading several article on the new DBAL-D2, I had to wonder if a DIY version was possible. I've worked with small...
  6. General Discussion
    Hello, looking at doing a self install of a video security set up on the exterior of my house, mounted under the eaves. If you guys can help out with any advice or links please let me know, I would really appreciate it! I have looked on the web and seen stuff at best buy/sams club... but want...
  7. Urban Survival
    I've heard mention here in a couple of threads but have seen no info on the net. I also have no prior military experience. I've purchased a Yukon Gen 1 night vision headset. I've heard that you want it over your left eye to shoot with your right. Is there any info you can share about using...
  8. General Discussion
    There has been a lot of discussion on the various generations of night vision technology, but not so much regarding whether it is best to get NV mounted on rifle or use a head-mounted set. They are very expensive, so I want to be sure that I get it right the first time. Does a rifle-mounted NV...
  9. Urban Survival
    I know gen3 or 2 is so much better than generation 1. However for those on a budget there are some half decent gen1 sets out there for under $300.00. Soldiers in ww1 or 2 would have loved a basic gen1 set, and been much more efficient killers at night than soldiers without. So for an urban...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I apologize if this sounds stupid, but is a night vision a useful/cost effective tool? I am talking about monocular or binocular type, not weapon mounted. I have no practical experience with them, and the limit of my knowledge is that the costs span from cheap to very expensive, depending on...
  11. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    Ok , just thought it would be good to have one single thread to discuss Night vision gear. Admins I am new here so if you thing a pre-existing thread will be better please advise me and delete this thread. I don't really know all that much about Night Vision and hope to hear from people that...
  12. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    There are a few cheap units around. Usually russian made sure, but they look sound. Was wondering what you guys had to offer. I am basically looking for as cheap as I can go in a legitimate head worn system. I like the look of googles, but a monocular is acceptable if the price is right. While I...
  13. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    http://news.discovery.com/tech/night-vision-cell-phone-eyeglasses.html Article also says could be repurposed - looking for heat loss in homes, medical, etc. Uses IR, so need IR source.
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Looking for a good night vision solution. Not sure if scope or binoculars. Budget $500. Thanks for your comments.
  15. The Tech Zone
    Hey all, this mentioned by me in a post some time ago and requested in PM: VERY important to have nightvision to protect your BOL in the dark.
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have written before about night vision goggles and many people agreed and many asked, why do I need these? Well beyond the obvious such as to see in total darkness if anyone is coming your way, to your BOV or BOL. But one of the best reasons is IF you need to move by BOV at night, headlights...
  17. Urban Survival
    I have been considering getting some type of night vision that I can put in my pack. I would like to spend less than 300 for it as its not something really needed but will be nice. I am wanting something with batteries that I can recharge with my little solar panel that I carry in my b.o.b...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I was wondering if anyone includes some type of night vision device in their preparations? Many times in disasters electrical power is the first thing to go. I think its a good tool to have to survey your AO for intruders when the power is out. I picked up a fairly inexpensive Russian ($90.00)...
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