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Re: Night vision rookie

Post by Ron g on Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:16 am

Is there any shoppes in the Dallas ftworth area of Texas that carrys them ,for me to hold and look at?

Re: Night vision rookie

Post by Trevor_B on Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:47 am

the Thor is a great new unit that I have had the opportunity to use. The major difference is the resolution. You will have a better and clearer image with a gen 3 unit out to 250+/- yards. The thermal unit will give you a much further range and allow further shots. You will also have a greater dectection range overall with a thermal being that you will see very distant heat blooms and can track them from far distances.

Re: Night vision rookie

Post by Ron g on Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:21 am

What do you think about the atn Thor thermal,I would have to buy the entry level unit,being its 5,400 dollars ?would you purchase a gen 3 or thermal unit if you had the choice? Again it for security and night time fun.

Re: Night vision rookie

Post by Trevor_B on Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:15 am

Ron, Thermal units do not give you better recognition then a gen 3. What they will do is give you a much further detection range. Thermal can detect a heat signature sometime over 1000 yards away depending on the model. A gen 3 tube will give you better resolution and recognition within 300 yards though. Thermal usually starts at $4000 and goes up for a decent unit. If you want to go thermal, its best to invest in a nice unit. The entry units give you a very slow refresh rate and do not have the clearest images.

Re: Night vision rookie

Post by Ron g on Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:26 pm

Where can I go to put my Hans on one,to look at,also what options are there for thermal FLIR at the 2900 price point,it seems like thermal has a better view than the green gen 3, what do you think?
Ron g

Re: Night vision rookie

Post by Trevor_B on Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:56 am

Hey Ron,

Immediately the OPMOD PVS-14 comes to mind. A PVS14 is designed for that exact use. you can use it on a helmet with that optic setup or mount it on the rifle. The OPMOD PVS14 uses a Gen 3 pinnacle tube, one of the best intensifier tubes on the market. It's a true spec PVS14, so you can use any Mil spec mounts with its as well. This unit should allow you to see and shot up to and around the 300 yards mark. We have this listed for under $2900. You never see a PVS14 for that price let alone a Pinnacle tube PVS14. It would be the perfect match for you. If you read the forums or talk to people with NV units, they'll tell you you may start with a gen 1 or gen 2, but you will quickly trade up to a Gen 3. Its definitely worth the investment.

Night vision rookie

Post by Ron g on Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:38 pm

I am a rookie to NV technology and have a AR 15 223-556 rock river with a eotech 512 scope and a 3x magnifier ,I have never used or seen NV technology.i would like to have a day and night NV technology to be used with my eotech 512,I would use NV for fun and possible hunting up to 200 yds. I want to learn this technology and purchase the best NV possible,there is a budget but it depends on what options there are with my eotech.i live in the Dallas ftworth tx and would like to get my hands on the scopes if possible.
Thank you
Ron g