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Posted: 3/18/2006 10:29:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2006 10:29:56 PM EDT by whs78]
What is the best way to acquire a target while wearing a head mounted optic? A laser for the pistol, or night sights on the pistol? What about flash suppression, will it be necessary to use a flashhider on the pistol? Would muzzle flash be harmful to the tube, what about the glow from tritium night sights?
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 7:02:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 12:53:53 PM EDT
Thanks Vic!

Well I was considering using a USP Tac with a CCF flashhider (a silencer is out of the question due to state laws), but after experimenting around with my other USP with Merprolights on it, and a sig with Trijicons. I have decided that something needs to be added to cover up or filter part of the light coming off the vials. Or maybe using a set closer to the end of their life cycle. A laser will probably be the best sight to use, could a filter or lens be put over a visible one to cut down on brightness?

I remember reading that some of the nightsight manufactures recommend green because some of the other colors appear dim in comparison with the green vials. Has anyone done any testing with other colors, do they have as much of a halo effect?

Link Posted: 3/23/2006 10:19:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/23/2006 10:21:08 PM EDT by 1001001]
When I shoot with head mounted NV I always run a laser. This is a pic of my Beretta 92 with Crimson trace grips. I've never fired the pistol with NV without the suppressor so muzzle flash isn't a problem I've faced.

This is a fairly old picture I usually use the PVS on a PASGT helmet instead.



Those CT's are one of the very few visible lasers I own. When I order the new model they have for the Glock pistols I'm going back to dedicated IR.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 5:59:06 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 6:31:26 AM EDT
On the NODs I've used it would be impossible to use the pistol sights. If you focus the NOD clearly enough to see the front sight, everything else (the target) is blurred beyond recognition.

You'd almost have to have a Laser of some sort.
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