Advanced Night Vision Goggles like the AN/PVS-21 show that night vision technology just keeps getting better and better.
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Fusion Night Vision Goggles

Night Vision Goggles (NVGs) are game-changing tactical gear and in 2019 the prices are coming down and capabilities are better than ever. But at the same time there is some really cool new high-end gear coming out. Advanced Night Vision Goggles include low-profile night vision goggles and those that combine thermal imagery with light amplification – so called fused or [READ MORE…]

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Night Vision Trail Cameras for Hunting

Game trail cameras have come a long way – there’s a ton of new, high-tech options you can get for cheap. We’ll take a look at those here. Here’s the gear we are going to review. Basic Features of Trail Cameras Here’s some things that are “table stakes” in trail cameras today. It’s gotta have night vision – of course. [READ MORE…]

Visible light green chemlight being spun for high visibility
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IR Strobes, Beacons, and Chemlights

Got Night Vision? Then you might need an IR beacon, IR Strobe, or IR Chemlight. What are these things and what are they used for? That’s what we’ll talk about here. Why IR is used with Night Vision First of all, let’s talk about IR (Infrared) and why it is related to night vision. The “near infra-red” (NIR) spectrum of [READ MORE…]

Propper's Multicam OCP Scorpion Combat Uniform Coat is an example of NIR compliant clothing.
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NIR Compliant Clothing

When researching tactical gear you will run across garments (clothing) claiming to be NIR Compliant. What does that mean? NIR stands for Near InfraRed. It is the wavelength of light from 780 nm to 2500 nm. It is not visible with the naked eye. But, it is visible with various kinds of night vision devices (NVDs), including tactical night vision [READ MORE…]

Thermal imaging devices have many tactical uses
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Thermal Imaging for Night Vision

Let’s talk about thermal imaging for night vision, sometimes called thermal vision devices. What is thermal imaging? Thermal imaging lets you use an electronic device to “see” temperature differences. Infrared radiation (IR), sometimes called infrared light, is electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths longer than that of visible light. That means you can’t see it with the naked eye. It is invisible. [READ MORE…]

A tactical headlamp with a red lens being used to preserve night vision.
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Best Tactical Headlamp

Let’s look at the best tactical headlamp. Why a tactical headlamp? Because it gives you bright light, when you need it, in a hands free fashion. It is a lot more convenient than a flashlight – because you don’t have to hold it. What’s more, today’s models with LED bulbs are incredibly bright, lightweight, and have great battery life. There’s [READ MORE…]

Best Tactical Flashlight 2019
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Best Tactical Flashlight 2019

Every man needs a good flashlight – it’s a basic piece of gear with immense practicality. Let’s look at the best tactical flashlights you can buy in 2019. Do you need an ultra-bright and dependable flashlight for self defense, home defense, or patrol duty? Or maybe you just want a practical Every Day Carry (EDC) flashlight that can also be [READ MORE…]

Ground Panoramic Night Vision Goggles (GPNVG) from EOTech
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Best Night Vision Googles (NVG) for 2019

Let’s look at the best night vision goggles available in 2019. There are mainly three types – monocular (one tube), binocular (two tubes), and panoramic (four tubes). There’s also “biocular” which is one tube with two eyepieces. These are often referred to as NODs (Night Optics/Observation Devices) or NVGs (Night Vision Goggles.) We’ll review all these options. Shown here is [READ MORE…]