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Old July 8, 2001, 09:26 AM   #1
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night vision, military, law enforcement

how come night vision companies don't sell civilians the same night vision devices that they sell law enforcement or the military? anybody know?
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Old July 8, 2001, 10:13 AM   #2
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Don't they?

I've been out of the military for a few years, but I was pretty impressed by the PVS7B's we got to play with. Those seem readily available on the civilian market (if excessively expensive).
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Old July 8, 2001, 10:15 AM   #3
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I don't know the answer to your question but you can buy second generation military NV scopes like the AN/PVS-4. Also, the civilian third generation NV stuff I have looked through works very well IMHO.
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Old July 8, 2001, 08:14 PM   #4
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do you know where I could get these latter generation night scopes at?
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Old July 8, 2001, 09:30 PM   #5
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http://www.ittnightvision.com/
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Old July 9, 2001, 08:24 AM   #6
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wow.

thanks for the link ktmhk53
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Old July 9, 2001, 05:19 PM   #7
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Old July 9, 2001, 05:21 PM   #8
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Old July 10, 2001, 08:41 AM   #9
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i've got to get me a thermal imaging camera
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Old July 14, 2001, 06:46 PM   #10
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Like anything else, it's just a matter of having the right amount of money.
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Old July 14, 2001, 07:01 PM   #11
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Does anyone sell the AN/PVS-1?
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Old July 18, 2001, 04:26 AM   #12
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Justin,

If that is a GEN0 or I (I've never seen one), I don't believe ITT, Litton, or any of the other U.S NV manufacturers make GENI, never mind GEN0. With some looking you may be able to find one used, but GEN0/I isn't known for long tube life, so the chances of finding one in working condition is probably not too great.

If anyone has a link to vintage NV please post it. I'd certainly be interested.

Too bad U.S manufacturers no longer make GENI. My father used U.S. GENI? in Vietnam (Recon) and remembers it being much better than the Russian monocular I have now. We were wondering if it was actually GENII since he doesn't recall the "coke bottle" distortion in those scopes. Does anyone know when GenII came out? (My dad was there in 1969 and '70.)
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Old July 18, 2001, 05:00 AM   #13
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Greetings,

Look at this forum for answers to all your night vision questions,

http://www.x20.org/nvforum_toc.htm#0000006d
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Old May 6, 2005, 01:28 PM   #14
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Meade/ Weaver digital night vision

Anyone familiar with the Meade/Weaver digital night vision scope/monocular? They claim it's new technology resulting in superior performance at reasonable prices. Sounds great but haven't seen one yet.
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