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Posted: 12/7/2002 10:03:25 AM EDT
I can imagine it would be scary expensive, but just wondering.
Link Posted: 12/7/2002 10:17:11 AM EDT
Yes - around $2500 IIRC
Link Posted: 12/7/2002 10:20:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/7/2002 10:21:47 AM EDT by Winston_Wolf]
... I just did. AN/PVS-4B with the IR illuminator to be specific, got it with the Kevlar helmet & mount too. ... Loads-O-Fun
Link Posted: 12/7/2002 11:01:50 AM EDT
I never liked firing my SAW with the AN/PVS-4 on it but I imagine if one did not have to deal with wearing a Kevlar, FLAK vest, etc in the prone the AN/PVS-4 by itself is much more user friendly. I'd like to save up money for an AN/PVS-14 or PVS-17/18 if they become available - but the PVS-4 isn't too unGodly heavy. I think I saw PVS-4's for around $1500. Its a couple thousand LESS then the newer fourth generation night vision out though. Just don't get a TVS-5 or something that matches the weight of the weapon.
Link Posted: 12/7/2002 11:11:56 AM EDT
Yes, a civilian can buy/own any type of night vision under federal law. A few states have some restrictions though. You're better off right now sticking to 2nd and 3rd gen American made. 1st gen is too bulky and heavy and nowhere near as good. 2nd gen and 3rd gen are near identical in size, weight, and quality. 3rd gen tubes last longer than 2nd gen usually by 4 fold. 5th gen is near impossible to find on the civilian market and costs WAYYYY too much right now. 4th gen was extremely short lived because 5th gen came out within a year of 4th gen. So 4th gen stuff is extremely rare and offers very little over 3rd gen. A 3rd gen scope can be had for under 5K. http://www.nait.com/main.html http://www.usnightvision.com./US%20Night%20Vision2.htm Karl.
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