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Link Posted: 2/22/2017 2:34:55 AM EDT




Link Posted: 2/22/2017 10:51:27 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By MrPlayer:
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Ok what am I lookin at here? PVS-14 and what else?
Link Posted: 2/22/2017 11:29:20 AM EDT
Don't know which pic your talking about but it's probably a PVS-14 and a BAE thermal.
Link Posted: 2/22/2017 12:49:07 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By MrPlayer:
Don't know which pic your talking about but it's probably a PVS-14 and a BAE thermal.
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ohhhh its that small? I didn't know it was a thermal, how is that head mounted.
Link Posted: 2/23/2017 1:55:55 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By ArmedPete:

Is it as good as the manta?
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Far superior, IMHO, for reasons already listed. Manta's easier to change the battery on... and that's about it. S&S... "markets" much better, though.

~Augee
Link Posted: 2/23/2017 8:53:20 PM EDT
ECPrevatte:
Is that a Wilcox mount for a 4-hole drilled AirFrame?
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Link Posted: 2/24/2017 10:37:13 PM EDT
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pictorialgraphs of dark-time viewing thingys:











Link Posted: 2/25/2017 12:01:37 AM EDT
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Autogated 3rd gen Omni VIII's putting  on my face.

Photos taken with just iPad through pvs-14.

0% moon with overcast/cloudy sky:





Storage closet zero ambient light.  On-board ir illuminator only:



Mud room.  No ambient light:



With illuminator on:



ETA photos of outdoors with no NV:



Link Posted: 2/25/2017 4:27:04 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Ahab:
ECPrevatte:
Is that a Wilcox mount for a 4-hole drilled AirFrame?
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Yeah
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Link Posted: 2/26/2017 9:33:50 PM EDT
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Wow. Very nice. Where did you get the pads and how are they compared to others?
Link Posted: 2/26/2017 10:04:59 PM EDT
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Wow. Very nice. Where did you get the pads and how are they compared to others?
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The 4d pads can be bought new off eBay for 57 shipped.

I've had the factory pads, the lux liner and these 4d pads blow all the others out the water.
Link Posted: 2/27/2017 12:48:29 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By brodband8:


The 4d pads can be bought new off eBay for 57 shipped.

I've had the factory pads, the lux liner and these 4d pads blow all the others out the water.
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Any thoughts on the standard vs delux kit though? Looks like the one on eBay is just the standard kit. Also looks like it's $57 + $7 shipping if I'm looking at the same one.
Link Posted: 2/27/2017 1:46:59 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By TinyCrumb:

Any thoughts on the standard vs delux kit though? Looks like the one on eBay is just the standard kit. Also looks like it's $57 + $7 shipping if I'm looking at the same one.
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I've got the standard since I run the ops core pads.

As far as the price it should be 57 or best offer and the guy takes 50 plus shipping
Link Posted: 2/27/2017 3:49:00 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By TinyCrumb:

Any thoughts on the standard vs delux kit though? Looks like the one on eBay is just the standard kit. Also looks like it's $57 + $7 shipping if I'm looking at the same one.
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Deluxe comes with 2x small pads in both thicknesses. This helps make the best fit if you have an oddly shaped nug like me. I think the deluxe kit is a TNVC exclusive, but I'm not sure it comes with the pad for the Ops-core dial band. Might want to call and check first if you need that. 
Link Posted: 2/27/2017 5:48:17 AM EDT
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disregard
Link Posted: 3/3/2017 12:10:03 AM EDT
Bought another PVS 14 because it was stupid cheap I weapon mounted this one at the moment.

Link Posted: 3/3/2017 3:35:54 AM EDT
Anyone else having issues with the Unity Tactical MARK kit with the stock Peltor adapters?

They do not seem to retain the earpieces at all.
Link Posted: 3/5/2017 9:43:39 PM EDT
Anyone use a petzl strix light on their helmet? I need something to mount on my TW helmet and this seems like a decent option, just not sure what it takes to get it mounted up. I'm really open to other suggestions at this point though. Just need something.
Link Posted: 3/6/2017 2:32:31 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By BoxofRox:
Anyone use a petzl strix light on their helmet? I need something to mount on my TW helmet and this seems like a decent option, just not sure what it takes to get it mounted up. I'm really open to other suggestions at this point though. Just need something.
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Jeebus, that thing is huge!

A Princeton Tec Switch and some hardcore Velcro would be what I would do. Much more lo-pro, and waaaaay lighter.
Link Posted: 3/6/2017 2:44:38 AM EDT


Still don't fully understand why Chris Adams severed ties with Act in Black.
Link Posted: 3/6/2017 3:11:19 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By brodband8:
Still don't fully understand why Chris Adams severed ties with Act in Black.
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Did I miss something important?
Link Posted: 3/6/2017 3:32:07 AM EDT
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Did I miss something important?
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Yep, like a week after I got my DTNVG's he made an announcement that was parting ways with them.

As far as I can tell it doesn't look to be anything quality wise as i'd say these things are as robust or moreso than my sentinels.
Link Posted: 3/6/2017 8:48:34 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Darkstar117:
Anyone else having issues with the Unity Tactical MARK kit with the stock Peltor adapters?

They do not seem to retain the earpieces at all.
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They slip up/down and out rather easily, I've already broken one of the Peltor sleeves manipulating the adapters. Be careful. I've reinforced the very top opening of the sleeves with zip ties to hopefully prevent them from breaking in the chance that the adapter arms slip back out when rotating back for stowage.

Link Posted: 3/6/2017 9:53:36 AM EDT
So the adapters need to be rigged so they won't break?
Link Posted: 3/6/2017 10:21:16 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By TATBME:
So the adapters need to be rigged so they won't break?
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The sleeves on my Peltor Sport Tactical 100 are brittle, I performed the swap at room temperature. The sleeves where the headband steel wires enter on other Peltor headsets such as the COMTAC seem more reinforced, but still plastic.

Take note of the MARK's steel wires, they do not have any characteristics to limit travel:



If the adapters slip out at just the right angle, it'll cause the brittle Peltor sleeves to break at the very top.
P.S. the steel wire from the MARK will hurt if they slip out and catch you in the ear/head. Happened to me when I rotated the ear pro rearwards for stowage.
Link Posted: 3/7/2017 9:04:37 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By brodband8:


Yep, like a week after I got my DTNVG's he made an announcement that was parting ways with them.

As far as I can tell it doesn't look to be anything quality wise as i'd say these things are as robust or moreso than my sentinels.
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Originally Posted By Doc_Hurley:


Did I miss something important?


Yep, like a week after I got my DTNVG's he made an announcement that was parting ways with them.

As far as I can tell it doesn't look to be anything quality wise as i'd say these things are as robust or moreso than my sentinels.


Interdasting....
Link Posted: 3/7/2017 9:22:52 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Doc_Hurley:


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Good news I guess is that Glynn is now a dealer for Act In Black.
Link Posted: 3/7/2017 11:00:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/8/2017 12:15:55 AM EDT
looking for some help on here... just got my Unity Mark adapters in the mail and hooked them into my Ops Core... a few observations and problems

1) I feel like the retention of the mark adapters isn't all that great. As I believe I read above, they seem to pop out easier than I would prefer on my set of peltor comtacs... do the 3M helmet adapters have more positive retention? Wasn't expecting them to just slip out

2) I had no issues with my Peltors prior to removing the headband and taking them off the stock mount. I put them on my helmet, turned them on, and have a mad amount of feeback in m right earcup... almost like an unshielded wire is getting electronic interference? I cover the mic with my hand and it is a lot lower but still present

3) weirdest issue is I mount and turn on my BNVDs and my right hear cup explodes with buzzing from the autogating buzz from the goggle.

I am certain I didn't break the peltors and didn't cut any wires or anything, just wondering if any of you all have experienced this before or if I should contact 3M and see what they say. Thanks guys!
Link Posted: 3/8/2017 1:22:25 AM EDT
Well it seems like theres all kind of problems with the unity marks, I think I might just stick with the Peltors.
Link Posted: 3/8/2017 8:17:55 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By TATBME:
Well it seems like theres all kind of problems with the unity marks, I think I might just stick with the Peltors.
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I would go with the Peltor's at this point, they're about $20 cheaper and proven to work. I was originally hooked on Unity because of the REMORA adaptability, but I seriously don't need to attach every gadget onto my bucket.

Link Posted: 3/8/2017 9:36:33 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By contax_shooter:


I would go with the Peltor's at this point, they're about $20 cheaper and proven to work. I was originally hooked on Unity because of the REMORA adaptability, but I seriously don't need to attach every gadget onto my bucket.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3716/33245219056_cee2a37b35_h.jpg
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Originally Posted By TATBME:
Well it seems like theres all kind of problems with the unity marks, I think I might just stick with the Peltors.


I would go with the Peltor's at this point, they're about $20 cheaper and proven to work. I was originally hooked on Unity because of the REMORA adaptability, but I seriously don't need to attach every gadget onto my bucket.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3716/33245219056_cee2a37b35_h.jpg
plate carrier info, please
Link Posted: 3/8/2017 10:03:08 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By lilMAC25:
plate carrier info, please
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Ronin Tactics Assaulter Lite in medium with SKD 10x12 Level IV plates inside (not the best fit, maybe 2" of vertical free space)
Esstac KYWI kydex 5.56 inserts
Grey Ghost Gear slim IFAK (want to replace with BFG Micro Trauma Kit Now pouch)
Spiritus Systems S.A.C.K pouch

The Ronin AL is basically a hopped up version of the Crye JPC 2.0 with the zippered interchangeable rear panels for multiple mission configurations.
http://www.ronintactics.com/store/p54/Ronin_Assaulter_Lite_%28AL%29.html

More cool-guy features than I'll ever really need. The RATS tourniquet is attached up top using some shock cord.
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The rhino II is miles better than the rhino I I had. Very cost effective upgrade.

edited to add details:
VTAC mount with Solarforce L2P with IR drop in
Princeton Tec Charge MPLS red/white
FMA Manta strobe IR/green
EOG style counterweight pouch






Link Posted: 3/12/2017 3:31:49 PM EDT
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Hit it with some rattle can now
Link Posted: 3/15/2017 5:04:17 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/15/2017 11:39:41 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By contax_shooter:

Ronin Tactics Assaulter Lite in medium with SKD 10x12 Level IV plates inside (not the best fit, maybe 2" of vertical free space)
Esstac KYWI kydex 5.56 inserts
Grey Ghost Gear slim IFAK (want to replace with BFG Micro Trauma Kit Now pouch)
Spiritus Systems S.A.C.K pouch

The Ronin AL is basically a hopped up version of the Crye JPC 2.0 with the zippered interchangeable rear panels for multiple mission configurations.
http://www.ronintactics.com/store/p54/Ronin_Assaulter_Lite_%28AL%29.html

More cool-guy features than I'll ever really need. The RATS tourniquet is attached up top using some shock cord.
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Originally Posted By lilMAC25:
plate carrier info, please

Ronin Tactics Assaulter Lite in medium with SKD 10x12 Level IV plates inside (not the best fit, maybe 2" of vertical free space)
Esstac KYWI kydex 5.56 inserts
Grey Ghost Gear slim IFAK (want to replace with BFG Micro Trauma Kit Now pouch)
Spiritus Systems S.A.C.K pouch

The Ronin AL is basically a hopped up version of the Crye JPC 2.0 with the zippered interchangeable rear panels for multiple mission configurations.
http://www.ronintactics.com/store/p54/Ronin_Assaulter_Lite_%28AL%29.html

More cool-guy features than I'll ever really need. The RATS tourniquet is attached up top using some shock cord.


Thanks.

After my upcoming TA33 purchase, a PC and plates are next on the list.
Link Posted: 3/17/2017 10:56:41 AM EDT


Here's my helmet.

I did replace the wiring on the earpro, so now it's not so tight.
Link Posted: 3/17/2017 11:46:08 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By awptickes:
http://i.imgur.com/y7Mbqmt.jpg

Here's my helmet.

I did replace the wiring on the earpro, so now it's not so tight.
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Can you steer me toward the best option for attachments with the Howard Leights?
I'd like to replicate that with my ops core.
Link Posted: 3/17/2017 12:05:14 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TechOps:
Can you steer me toward the best option for attachments with the Howard Leights?
I'd like to replicate that with my ops core.
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There's not really a "best solution" because nothing is designed for them specifically.

I bought some $7 ARC rail adapters from Amazon, and modified the wires by bending them to match the width of the Howard Leight muffs. I then removed the plastic earmuff clips that came with the rail adapters and replaced them with the HL clips. Then used heat shrink tubing with the internal glue liner to keep a little more tension on them so they don't slip around too much. The result is that I have $60 into helmet-mounted muffs that work pretty well.

Here's some better pictures I just took:





(Don't make fun of my helmet bag, it's a quite stylish beach bag that doesn't scream "tactical gear inside, plz steal.")
Link Posted: 3/17/2017 3:34:53 PM EDT
DIY is best IY.

Thanks mate, looks good to me.
I'll get thinking and post whatever I come up with also.
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I got in the shop and started tearing apart my helmet and some Leights.
Cut the metal band and leads and removed all my helmet rails.

Theres about 1.5" of metal band drilled & double bolted under the rail now.
I rewired and tucked the wires back up. Everything function checks and fits tight with no movement.

I think it came out pretty clean.



The only thing I did notice is the chin strap bands do tend to get inbetween the muff and my ear a little.
They are flat against my face so it's not really effecting much.

How do you guys get around this?
Link Posted: 3/18/2017 2:10:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/18/2017 4:44:16 PM EDT
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I got in the shop and started tearing apart my helmet and some Leights.
Cut the metal band and leads and removed all my helmet rails.

Theres about 1.5" of metal band drilled & double bolted under the rail now.
I rewired and tucked the wires back up. Everything function checks and fits tight with no movement.

I think it came out pretty clean.
https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/361596/IMG-6200-168382.JPGhttps://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/361596/IMG-6203-168386.JPG


The only thing I did notice is the chin strap bands do tend to get inbetween the muff and my ear a little.
They are flat against my face so it's not really effecting much.

How do you guys get around this?
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I bought Silynx.
Link Posted: 3/18/2017 7:09:41 PM EDT
Was running this for a bit this last week. Nightcap with a cheap 3-hole mount, G24 and Mod-3Bs w/ the FPRS and playing around with a DRMO 3x magnifier. The high-power DBALs are hawt. Obviously makes you wanna puke if you walk around with the magnifier on your face...

Link Posted: 3/20/2017 10:57:10 AM EDT
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Who makes that helmet cover Augee? I am looking for one just like that
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