ATN ThOR – Thermal Vision from the USA!

Jun 26, 2012 • News4 Comments

Ah, the day has arrived.  Can you feel the excitement in the air?  That’s from the ATN ThOR.  Since we first took a look at the fantastic new technology behind these Thermal Imagers by ATN at SHOT Show we have wanted to get our hands on them, and we finally have.  Oh boy!  They are truly something else.  I haven’t had this much fun with a thermal imaging device in quite a while.

First things first though.  Check out the video and the top of the page.  You’ll get a better idea of the various modes available with ATN ThOR Thermal Imager Riflescopes.  You have different color options for both the image and the reticle, which really helps you pick our your target and make a perfect shot when in the field.  Coupled with the various powers of the ATN ThOR (from the 1X ThOR to the 4.5X ThOR) you get the exact performance you want and need.  You can also change the shape of the reticle with the push of a button, so it’s easy and convenient.  I had a chance to try it out, and within just a few minutes switching views and reticles was second nature.  I can’t imagine anyone would struggle with the ThOR Rifle Scope with just a bit of practice.

ATN ThOR Rifle Scope

ATN ThOR Rifle Scope

It’s hard to describe the usefulness of changing the colors of the background and the color/shape of the reticle so be sure to take another look at the video above for a better idea.

But there are two more things I really like about the ThOR.  First, it’s tough.  I didn’t put it through an incredible amount of punishment myself, but just from holding it in my hands I could tell it wasn’t going to fall apart at the first bit of recoil.  That’s incredibly important for any rifle scope, but thermal imaging systems are especially delicate and temperamental.  You need an especially tough thermal imager if you’re going to mount it on a rifle, and the ATN ThOR did NOT disappoint.  I was really impressed by how sturdy and capable it felt in my hands, and I feel very confident that it can not only withstand recoil but also all the other banging around scopes and rifles go through in the field.

ATN-Facility Featured Image

ATN Facility Featured Image

But it’s the final thing about the ATN ThOR that I love the most.  It’s made in the U.S.A.  We just recently received the above photo from ATN that comes straight from their US factory, and even from this single image you can tell a lot of time, effort and love goes into developing these thermal rifle scopes.  I wouldn’t have it any other way.

There are a TON of great reasons to choose the ATN ThOR Rifle Scope for your low-light shooting needs.  From the incredibly clear image you’ll see in whatever color you choose to the sturdy construction done right here in the U.S.A., the ThOR is the scope for me.  And I’m sure you’ll love it too.

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4 Responses to ATN ThOR – Thermal Vision from the USA!

  1. DUDLEY. FIELD says:

    I WOULD PURCHASE THIS IF IT ALSO HAD A RAIL SYSTEM SO i COULD ADD OTHER LIGHTS, OR A LASER TARGETING LIGHT.

  2. Shawn Bayles says:

    Ok what is new Surefire has been making replacement forearms with lights for year for both Remington and Mossberg, problem is the cost low in being 300.00. You can get a replacement forearm with a rail and attach a 1 inch mount with a tac light a do the same thing. I set up 3 shotguns for what one would cost if I did a surefire replacement forearm.

  3. Brian says:

    That’s a great idea, and one we hope SureFire looks into as well! I will say this particular light is so ergonomic that an additional rail might make it too bulky, but there does seem to be room on the end for a rail. Maybe next years model will have further customization options.

  4. Brian says:

    This particular model and the intuitive and ergonomic design is what’s really new with the SureFire Mossberg Forend light. You certainly can buy a regular replacement forearm with a rail, but the great design on this light makes it much easier to turn on without changing your grip.

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