Dirk Williams wrote:
I own four sets of PVS 14s, all gen three auto gyrated etcetc. I also own two sets of PVS-7s, two into one lenses. I purchased two 14s from TNVC, 3500.00 a pop.
I purchased two other sets of 14s, from a small start up company of Army Rangers in Seattle. These sets were Referbished 14s. I think they cost like 2500.00 a pop.
The PVS-7s, came from the ranger company aswell.
I recently inquired about another set for an associate. Was sad to learn their doing SURPLUS stuff, but not NV right now.
Your going to pay 3000.00 plus per set, so be prepared.
I recently hosted a dog and pony show, where’s some friends who are trainers for ATN, brought up some of the new ” White Light” models of night vision. New technology, and pretty slick.
” no green background, it’s white and appeared to be great quality stuff. I was told that the switch to this new generation of NODS, will be slow, due to costs, but that a bunch of the currant Gen III stuff will flood the market.
I’d like to share this, and I said it here before. Night vision is an absolute force multiplier. The ability to see and shoot hundreds of yards accurately in the darkest of nights, is a big deal.
Add a suppressor and an IR laser like the D-BAL-2 to a rifle any your light years ahead of the program.
The PVS14 is 3 k plus. The Suppressor is 1000.00 plus the tax stamp 200.00. The D-bal-2 is 900.00. The package is worth every penny.
I have three rifles with these set ups on them. Two m4-S and a Fn 308. The 308 can be switched to one of my m-14s.
The value added to the package is incredible. I can shoot others from 100s of yards away, leaving almost zero sound signature. Almost zero flash signature, and track my foes movement step for step.
Out of ALL of my preps, these rifle systems are perhaps the most important in terms of protecting our survival package. If you can’t defend it, it ain’t yours for long.
The psychological advantage added by these systems will be worth the costs.
So if you believe bad times are coming, you owe it to your families to be able to protect them, and your preps from raiders or others bent on making your kit, theirs.
I made the choice to scrap with anybody in my turf for my stuff, to include city county state and federal representatives.
Incidentally, the listed agencies at least here, currantly do not possess the abilities I have available. The State and Fed’s, have these items just not locally.
Keep in mind that Bight Vision devices can view other night vision devices. And IR lazer, which leads right back to your D-bal-2 in a firefight. Also the Dbals have green visible Lazers which work much better then red lazer in the sun light.
” personally I don’t see a need for Lazers in light, my sight package is for instant identification and targeting.
In the past 25 years I’ve used nods almost nightly. I actually had a set of PVS-21s hand reciepted to me may last three years as a deputy Sheriff. Most tier one military guys have never seen a set of those, truly remarkable.
I could drive as fast as I wanted 100 mph, on windy curve mountain roads, with zero lights on, with zero perception differences.
Gunns my friend, I guess so,etchings better then nothing. The gen one stuff does work, if it meets your needs, wonderful. In the late 80s, I had that stuff. I was greatful for it, saved my bacon more then once. The gen 3 and now gen 4 stuff is measurably by large margins better and better made, solid.
A 300 y shot with a14 mounted on a good rifle is easy Peasy, I do it all the time.
Should you get a 14 also purchase a mount called a TM14 mount, from TNVC, these mount directly behind your red dots, and co witness, easily.
When you shoulder your rifle and look thru the 14, you pick up the red dot, centered. It’s quick and sturdy.
Hope this helps