This was part of a puchase I made from Optics Planet on Christmas eve. I actually received a call back from Steven at Armasight, who I believe is the owner, on Christmas eve at 4pm following up on a voice mail I left that day. I was very impressed and a little shocked to receive his call, and spent approx 15 minutes on the phone discussing Armasight products, and his recommendation for me based on my uses and needs. I was on the fence about Armasight at that point given the competition for these products, but that sold me. I am very happy I went with his suggestions. He talked me out of the Flag unit (for my purpose) and suggested the Pinnacle 3rd generation unit with manual gain. The 3G Pinnacle monocular is simply amazing. The image quality improvement over my Digisight N750 scope is beyond what I could have imagined. My experience with NV is that the image gets washed out when using IR lighting around trees or brush... Not so with this unit - partly because you don't need IR lighting! The manual gain feature is highly recommended, and provides a great range of brightness to choose from. I live in the country with no street lights, and minimal ambient light, and this thing makes all my friends jealous with the clarity and brightness of the image.
I use this monocular in a few ways: Scanning by hand, mounted on the head mount, and mounted in front of a scope. I use the head mount the most, and combined with a high end IR rifle laser, this is amazing for dealing with hogs. I purchased with the Armasight select accessory kit, and make use of all of the items. I highly recommend.
Pros: Small, Strong, amazing quality of vision
Cons: On board IR light isn't amazing
This review was written in the old system and had content requirements that are different than reviews written today.