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Whether you’re buying your very first gun or adding to your collection, buying online is often the best choice. There’s a much wider selection available since you’re not limiting yourself to whatever’s in stock at your local gun stores, and you can shop around for the best deals, which means you may save some money. Buying a gun online is also very convenient.

How To Buy a Gun Online in 2019 (Its Easier Than You Think)

How To Buy a Gun Online in 2019 (Its Easier Than You Think)Whether you’re buying your very first gun or adding to your collection, buying online is often the best choice. There’s a much wider selection available since you’re not limiting yourself to whatever’s in stock at your local gun stores, and you can shop around for the best deals, which means you may save some money. Buying a gun online is also very convenient. Now, don’t be fooled by what politicians have said in the past – you can’t just buy a gun as easily as you’d buy a book or a vacuum cleaner. There are specific laws in place , including federal laws that apply to all purchases and state-specific laws. 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Dealers usually have their own online stores where you can browse all the guns they have available. There are also sites that facilitate purchases through private parties. A private party may simply offer a gun at a certain price, or they could set up an auction where the gun goes to the highest bidder. It’s important to keep your state’s laws in mind with any gun-related online purchase. If your state has banned a gun or a gun-related accessory, you’re not legally able to purchase that item online. The "Gun Shipping Process" After you complete the transaction and buy your gun online, the seller must ship it to a dealer in your area with a federal firearms license (FFL). It’s illegal to ship a gun to anyone but a licensed dealer, except in rare cases with antique guns. Forget anything you’ve heard about how in the United States you can get guns delivered to your door, as that couldn’t be further from the truth. If you purchase the gun from an online dealer that has a store in your area, you can pick up the gun at that store. Otherwise, you’ll need to find a licensed dealer where the seller can ship the gun. Many sellers already have licensed dealers they work with, but you can also visit an FFL database to find a licensed dealer in your area. Contact the dealer to confirm that they can help you, and then provide the dealer’s information to your seller. Picking Up Your Gun There’s always a background check when you purchase a gun online. The dealer where you pick up the gun typically processes this background check. After you pass your background check, you can take possession of the gun, although the pickup process varies depending on your state’s laws. For example, in California, you need to fill out the necessary paperwork at the dealer when your gun arrives, and then wait 10 days before you can take possession. Online Classified Ads There is another option if you’re shopping for a gun online. Instead of having the seller ship you the gun, you can meet up with the seller and purchase the gun as a private sale. There are gun classified sites where sellers post listings specifically for this purpose. If you had a specific gun you were interested in, you could also make a post in the wanted section and wait for sellers in your area to respond. Laws aren’t as strict for private sales as they are for standard gun sales. The federal government requires background checks for gun sales, but not private gun sales. Again though, this depends on your state as well as the type of gun you’re purchasing. Some states require background checks even for private sales, and others require them for private handgun sales. Paying for Your Purchase It’s no secret that a gun hobby can get expensive. While there are plenty of guns available for under $500, there are also those that cost well over $1,000. You don’t want to go broke buying a gun when you also need to get ammunition and possibly extra magazines. Fortunately, there are other payment options available. If you need help purchasing your gun, consider firearms financing . The first is a gun financing program. You fill out a form with some basic information, including your current job and income. If you’re approved, you can order your gun and then make a series of payments to cover the cost. There are extra fees for this, but it’s a convenient way to get the gun you want without waiting. The second is a 90-day gun layaway program. You choose the gun you want, pay a portion of its total cost upfront and an account setup fee. After that, you have 90 days to pay the total cost of the gun, and you can either make one lump sum payment or spread it out over multiple payments. When you’ve paid off the full amount, you’ll get your gun. This option is less expensive than a gun financing program. Even though you don’t get the gun until the cost is paid in full, gun layaway works well if you want to make sure a gun doesn’t go out of stock before you’re able to buy it. Starting the Gun "Purchasing Process Online" When you’re interested in getting a gun online, the first thing to do is verify that it’s legal to own that gun in your state. Every state has this information readily available and you can find it with an online search. Three things could happen if you tried to purchase a gun or accessory online that’s illegal in your state. The most likely outcome is the seller simply declines the transaction. The dealer could refuse to let you pick up the gun and send it back to the seller. In the very unlikely event that the dealer allowed you to take possession of the gun, you’ll have committed a felony. Provided you follow your state’s laws, the online purchase process will be quick and easy. Just choose the gun you want, figure out how you’re going to pay for it and you’ll have your new gun before you know it. 5/5 (1 Review) Chris Browning Hey everyone I'm Chris. Founder and editor at Gun News Daily. This site was originally started by my father who passed it on to me. "Gun News Daily" has been reporting on gun news and conservative politics since 2001. We are the original gun news source. Life-long Second Amendment Supporter. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply

Survival Gear Review: Truckers Friend

Survival Gear Review: Truckers Friend

It’s curious a specialty tool like this would be called the Trucker’s Friend .   For certain it is a tool a trucker would want to have in their tool box, but its usefulness goes way beyond that limited functional area.  I would say this tool is by all regards a prepper’s friend as well. Quick Navigation Trucker’s Friend, A Serious Prepper Tool Features SHTF Tool Field Use Conclusion Trucker’s Friend, A "Serious Prepper Tool" The Trucker’s Friend is available from Innovation Factory.  To be honest, the package the tool is attached to actually lists fields in which the tool would be useful including trucking, rescue work, job sites, which I take to mean construction, etc., general outdoors and prepping.  I would add to that list ranching, farming, plumbing, demolition, logging, and such.  It is a heavy duty tool meant for heavy duty work. Features For a rather compact hand tool its features are many.  It is useful for hacking, prying, pulling and pounding.  The design features built into the tool include a hammer, nail puller, tire chain hook, wire twist for removing safety seals, ice/debris remover, axe, and pry bar.  Given all those features one can easily see its application for preppers during any kind of a SHTF event, natural or otherwise.  Imagine in the aftermath of a storm like a tornado the Trucker’s Friend could be used to pry your way out of the downfall from inside, or as a rescuer work your way into a fallen structure.  It’s also very useful for the clearing and clean up afterwards.  This tool is as good for destruction as it would be for construction. SHTF Tool This is the tool for worst case scenarios like a catastrophic social collapse , dirty bomb, attack, extended power grid failure, EBT card’s go down, or other event that precipitates the necessary move to Bug-Out .  Have this tool in the vehicle as part of the escape package. Other characteristics of the Trucker’s Friend include a super user friendly handle.  It is a rubberized covering with finger grooves molded into the handle cover.  The manufacturer calls it a “shock absorbing Powergrip.”  Indeed it is.  You can get a really solid hold on this tool and as I noted when using it in a swinging or chopping action, the grip does not slip.  Some of the tools on the market today have slick plastic grips to which I have to add double-sided sticky tape in order to get a firm grip.  You don’t need that with this tool. Also important to long term use and reliability is not only the cast alloy tool-steel blade, but the shank which has been heat treated for added strength.  The fiberglass handle then is inserted up into the shank.  The handle is non-conducting, which is a nice feature for many working applications. The finish on the metal is a rust resistant matte black finish.  It does scratch and mar, but is not damaged in the classic sense.  It holds up well outdoors.  Rust can be easily taken off with some steel wool.  There is a leather cover available from the manufacturer, too, which I would recommend purchasing along with the tool not only for safety sake, but also to offer a measure of tool protection from the elements. Trucker's Friend All Purpose Survival Tool-Made in the USA Handy all-purpose hand tool designed for professional truck drivers Cut branches, pry loose nails, chip away hard-packed ice, and more See Price on Amazon Last update on 2020-08-14 at 09:18 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API Field Use Barring the absence of hunting season where I could really put this tool through some practical paces, and as I intend to do this fall, I did manage to work out several exercises to test the tool’s practical use.  First, I dragged a wooden pallet out of the garage.  I proceeded to nail a big nail with the Trucker’s Friend . Cool.  The hammer head is not particularly large, but it is rectangular in shape and has a slight radius on it.  I tried short swings and the weight of the tool sent the spike thrusting into the hard oak wood.  With the full use of the tang and handle, this baby can really pound a nail.  Just use care and remain mindful when using a hammering action that the axe blade is coming toward you during the swing. The next trick was to extract the nail.  The nail puller does work, but the nail head groove could be a little deeper or something.  The big nail head I was using managed to slip out of the Trucker’s Friend's extractor claw several times.   There is another pry bar on the head end of the tool with an insert groove and a hole at its terminal end.  I used that too, and with the nail shank and head fitted into that hole, the extraction power is positive. Though I did not have any wood to chop or a tree to cut down (the wife frowns on that in the yard), I did have several over-sized roots to sever from a water willow growing its way toward the house foundation.  The Trucker’s Friend made short order of that chopping task.  I have not yet sharpened the factory edge, as I wanted to see how it would chop fresh from the package.  It “done” good as they say here in the Deep South.  The handle on the Trucker’s Friend is super. Conclusion How else can the Trucker’s Friend be used?  Imagine its multiple uses around a Bug-Out base camp either a fixed location on rural property or even out in the wilderness somewhere.  Add to the task list, clearing a camp area for tent set up , hammering tent stakes, chopping small limb firewood and kindling wood, clearing trekking lanes or shooting lanes, nailing together a lean-to, lashing wire around post ends for structures, prying up rocks for the fire ring, harvesting edible plants, heavy bone and joint cutting on harvested game, and many other things.  I suspect, as well, the Trucker’s Friend could be used to bust a zombie’s brain or any other unwanted guest in camp for that matter. The Innovation Factory’s Trucker’s Friend is made in the U.S.A and is backed by a “hassle free” lifetime replacement guarantee.  If this Trucker’s Friend does not make it through the usual rigors of a SHTF, then you are in much worse deep doo-doo than you might suspect.  Keep the Trucker’s Friend close and buy more than one. Trucker's Friend All "Purpose Survival Tool" -Made in the USA Handy all-purpose hand tool designed for professional truck drivers Cut branches, pry loose nails, chip away hard-packed ice, and more See Price on Amazon Last update on 2020-08-14 at 09:18 / Affiliate links / Images from "Amazon Product Advertising" API All Photos by Dr. John J. Woods Other interesting articles: Gransfors Bruks Outdoor Axe Review in 2020 CRKT Chogan T-Hawk Review for 2020: Survival Tomahawk Axe The Parry Blade: Survival Gear Review for 2020 "Survival Gear Review" : Stihl Pro Splitting Hatchet

Reloading: Why is the .270 Winchester Still Around?

Reloading: Why is the .270 Winchester Still Around?

/* custom css */.td_uid_2_5f379d8d89a4d_rand.td-a-rec-img { text-align: left; } .td_uid_2_5f379d8d89a4d_rand.td-a-rec-img img { margin: 0 auto 0 0; } Though the author never warmed to it, the .270 Winchester has plenty of reasons to prove its worth, not the least of which is its popularity. The .270 is one of those strange and wonderful cartridges that perform on game far better than paper ballistics would have us believe. I don’t know why, but with the right bullet it simply kills game all out of proportion to its paper trail. If there was ever a cartridge that made no sense, it’s the .270 Winchester. The .30/06 was, like it or not, born to be king. After two years of development, in 1925 Winchester brought out “the ultimate big game cartridge.” That quote is from original Winchester literature. Based loosely on the ’06 case and using a unique .277” diameter bullet, the cartridge became the darling of noted outdoor writer Jack O’Connor. We shooters are a fickle bunch. Why one chambering is accepted and another is not will forever befuddle me. I guess I’m not smart enough to figure it out, but the die-hard fans of the .270 are legion and fierce in their defense of their chosen round. O’Connor trumpeted the virtues of the .270 to anyone who would listen. After a slow start, it rocketed to fame and today is in the top three of all-time best-selling rifle calibers. I’ve owned exactly one .270-chambered rifle — a Browning BAR I traded for because I wanted the scope. Out of curiosity, I bought a couple of boxes of shells in 130- and 150-grain weights and had at the target board. I hated it. It was loud, it kicked like a mule, heated the barrel something fierce, and couldn’t put three rounds in a coffee can at 100 yards. I restocked it, sold it and never regretted it. Related GunDigest Articles Reloading Ammo: The Precise Business of Reloading AR Cartridges Reloading Ammo: Dangerous Game Loads — Part II Reloading Ammo: "Dangerous Game Loads" — Part I I have friends who bought a .270 and were so happy with it they promptly sold all their other rifles. I have seen caribou, black bear, elk, and many, many deer killed with the .270. Some of those rifles were as accurate as any you can find, and some of them were beautiful works of art. The .270 may be a good all-around North American chambering in the minds of some, but to me it fell short because of the limited bullet weights available (now that has been corrected). The .270 is a high-pressure round, higher by a considerable margin than other standard-length, non-magnum chamberings. The careless handloader can get into trouble with the .270, burning out barrels and treading dangerously on the maximum pressure curve to get full performance from the round. That’s why I have always preferred the .280 Remington or the 6.5/06 over it; both rounds kick the .270’s butt when it comes to ballistics with like-weight bullets, and do it with lower pressure and less recoil and noise. But the .270 is one of those strange and wonderful cartridges that perform on game far better than paper ballistics would have us believe. I don’t know why, but with the right bullet it simply kills game all out of proportion to its paper trail. A long-time friend and .270 fanatic provided some research on the old cartridge, including some of his favorite handloads for his six rifles chambered for O’Connor’s favorite round. I was curious to again try shooting a .270.

6 Best Night Vision Binoculars [Own the Night]

6 Best Night Vision Binoculars [Own the Night]

Trending: Best Places to Buy Ammo Online and [Buyer's Guide] 7 Best AR-15s Life is different after dark. Don’t believe me? Take a look. Of course, to really see it you’ll have to have some form of night vision. Targets at Night, ATN PVS14-3 A flashlight doesn’t work, it just casts artificial daylight wherever you point the thing. Nope, night vision is the least intrusive way to see the world and to really see how it exists and moves. There are tons of night vision devices, but today we are going to talk about night vision binoculars specifically. This is how most of us feel as soon as we put on NVGs… Like any binocular set, you’ll get magnification on top of your night vision device. This allows you to keep your distance and let the world carry on without your intrusion. Just your watchful eye. Table of Contents Loading... Inside Night Vision Binoculars. Night vision binoculars are powerful tools for observation and before we get into our favorites we need to talk about Generations . Not the fact that millennials are better than boomers, but night vision generations. Night Vision Side by Side Gen 1 – The first generation to be a serious night vision contender. This is the most affordable and common type of night vision. Gen 1 devices provide a decent image at closer ranges, but nothing too brilliant. Gen 2 – Here is where we start getting serious. Gen 2 clarity is a massive leap and is where we see professional use start. The addition of a microchannel plate allows you to have a clearer and brighter image than anything a gen 1 can do. There are several Gen 2 types including Gen 2+ and Gen 2 HD that feature even better and more vivid picture but aren’t gen 3 devices. Gen 3 – Generation 3 devices are the current crop used by combat arms forces in the United States military. These have a better picture, better low light performance, and will last longer. Night Vision Cat though Gen 3 NVG Gen 4 – Gen 4 devices are the current cream of the crop and the most expensive units out there, and they generally provide the clearest picture possible. A Gen 4 device is extremely clear and their performance in low light is unbeatable. Gen 4 devices are a little hard to find, with their price making them in very low demand. More detail on how Night Vision works and our top picks for non-magnified night vision goggles can be found in our Best Night Vision Goggles guide! ATN NVM14-3 with Hard Head Veterans Helmet Magnification Magnification with these devices is tricky and if you’ve used day vision binoculars you’ll likely be curious as to why the magnification seems so low. High magnification on these devices is tricky, and that’s due to the sensitive nature of night vision devices. A higher magnification would wipe out the picture, and even Generation 4 devices are not capable of seeing as far as normal binoculars during the day. A high magnification simply isn’t useful or needed with night vision devices. Getting the Most out of Your Night Vision Binos Night vision devices do require some form of ambient light to provide you a picture. They amplify that light, as well as infrared light, to deliver a brightened visual picture. The most common form of the ambient light night comes from the moon and the stars. Night Sky, zero light pollution. The amount of moon and starlight you have will greatly influence the picture you have. This light affects the clarity of an image as well as how far you can see with your night vision binocular. When you sue night vision binoculars you need to know that they aren’t magic and do require some light to function. If the light is low you can use an infrared illuminator . This device can be built into the night vision binoculars or can be handheld. Most night vision binoculars will have them and you can always find more powerful models separate from the device for longer range viewing. When you first turn the device on you’ll need to set about focusing it. Different night vision binoculars will have different means to focus the picture. Typically you’ll have to focus two separate pieces. Start in a low light area, or if you have a protected lens cover an illuminated area. Focus the eyepiece until the image in front of becomes sharp. The focus is typically reserved to a rotating ring. The rotation of the ring will focus the optic to your eyes. The objective lens or lenses will also need to be adjusted for whatever you are looking at. You’ll need to change the focus to see items near and far from you. Manual brightness control may also be on the optic. Believe it or not, some nights are quite bright and dimming the picture makes things a little more comfortable. If you have variable magnification, you may need to refocus as you change the magnification. Although most binoculars in the night vision realm have fixed magnification. Once focused and ready you can scan, observe and hopefully see the world with new eyes. Now…our picks of the best night vision binoculars! 1. Sightmark Ghost Hunter 2×24 Binoculars Sightmark is a budget optics company that produces a variety of optics for firearms, and daylight use. Most people are surprised they’ve dived into the night vision realm. Their Ghost Hunter line is made up of a few different night time optics, and of course, there is a set of binoculars in that line. The "Sightmark Ghost Hunter" binoculars are low powered with only a 2x magnification. They are also remarkably compact for night vision binoculars. They weigh just 14.1 ounces, and the body is made from glass-filled nylon that keeps things light but sturdy. Best Budget " "Night Vision Binocular" s" Sightmark Ghost Hunter 2x24 Night Vision Binocular 300 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 300 at Amazon Compare prices (2 found) Amazon (See Price) Optics Planet (See Price) Prices accurate at time of writing You get a resolution of 36 lp/mm, which is appropriate for a generation 1 device. Your detection range is going to be well under 150 yards, and Sightmark lists it as 120 yards. 120 yards would be with a clear night with awesome moon and star coverage. The Ghost Hunters do have a built-in IR illuminator that will help a bit on those darker nights. The battery life is only 72 hours without the IR. You turn that IR on, and it’ll start draining even faster. The good news is the Ghost Hunters use common Triple A batteries. "The Ghost Hunters" are quite cheap, and they have a good warranty in case something does go wrong. 2. Bushnell Equinox Z 4×50 We all know Bushnell right? They make an absolute ton of different optics. This includes night vision devices. The Equinox line is made up of both binoculars and monoculars and does offer a higher level of magnification than the Ghost Hunters. The Bushnell Equinox is a four-power set of lenses with big 50mm objective lenses. These are digital night vision devices and are great because they can be used as both day and night vision devices. One of the best things about digital night vision is the ability to use them during the day. Bushnell Nightvision, 4x50 Equinox Z Digital Binoculars 390 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 390 at Amazon Compare prices (2 found) Amazon (See Price) Optics Planet (See Price) Prices accurate at time of writing The Equinox Z series does feature two built-in color LCD displays, which gives you a higher definition than a single screen. The devices can also function as a camera, which makes them perfect for nature watching. They can accept a MicroSD card and captures JPEG images. They even have a video output so you could connect them to a monitor. Again, all great reasons to go digital if you have a video monitor there. Digital Night Vision isn’t the best for long-range observation, and you are going to top out on detection range at around 150 yards. The four power magnification will give you a much closer picture. The Equinox Z binoculars are quite affordable and perfect for beginners. Hunting Binoculars Hunting at night is a highly regulated activity, but if you are serious enough about it to be looking at night vision binoculars, you are likely familiar with that. Hunting invasive species like hogs is legal in a ton of different states and has become quite the hunting hobby. Also, while it’s not technically hunting pest removal is a valid reason for night vision binoculars. Hunting binoculars need to be both clearer than the hobbyist binoculars and should give you a more unobstructed view of the world in front of you. There is also a need for higher magnification, but not at the cost of picture quality. Hunting binoculars do not need to be world class because any shooting done at night will be done at relatively close range. They do need to provide a clear enough picture to allow a hunter to see the difference between a hog and a large dog, or even a rock or something else. They also need to be tough since hunting at night can be rough, especially if you factor in moisture, dust, and the elements in general. 3. Night Owl NOBX3 The Night Owl NOBX3 is an excellent little set of gen 1-night vision binoculars. The NOBX3 series does provide a lower 35 lp/mm resolution, but the resolution is consistent, and when you factor in the magnification you do get one of the best sub-1k sets of night vision binoculars. They provide a clear enough picture to easily differentiate between animals and objects at around 150 yards on a beautiful clear night. If you’ve never hunted at night that might not sound like much of a distance to you. With that being said, I wouldn’t take a night shot at 150 yards. Night Own Optics NOB3X with Infrared 700 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 700 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing Anything over a hundred yards is pushing it in my opinion. If you can’t tell by the name the NOB3X has a three power magnification, which again is perfect inside that 150-yard recognition range. The lenses are made from an impact resistant molded thermoplastic housing for increased strength and rigidity. One feature hunters will like is the lightweight and small design. They are quite compact and very convenient and easy to carry. They can be worn around the neck with comfort and are far from bulky. The NOBX3 runs off of a single CR123 battery and can last 40 to 80 hours depending on infrared use. Oh speaking of infrared, the NOB3X comes with an included IR illuminator for those extremely dark nights. 4. ATN BinoX HD 4-16X ATN is a famed night vision company the BinoX HD models are designed for civilian use, especially for hunting. These digital night vision binoculars are incredibly high tech and very affordable. The BinoX HD binoculars are more than just binoculars but an entire heads-up display. They do have both day and night time use, and the magnification is rather odd. It’s 4x optical, but up to 16x image zoom. 4X is an original magnification and up to 16x is like zooming in on your phone. Best Bang-For-Buck Night Vision Binoculars ATN BinoX-HD 4-16X 480 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 480 at Amazon Compare prices (3 found) Amazon (See Price) ATN (See Price) Optics Planet (See Price) Prices accurate at time of writing The night vision compatibility allows users to switch between green and black and white depending on the user’s preference. The image is clear and because its digital you can quickly hook them to a monitor and watch via the monitor. In fact, through an app, you can broadcast to a cell phone or tablet. The ATN BinoX system can shoot pictures and video, which makes them perfect for animal watchers and observers. You can even record your shot if you were technologically savvy. It even comes with an E-Compass built into the screen and a gyroscope for image stabilization. Maybe coolest of all, these binos come with an ability to Geo-Tag an area to make it easy to find once more. This is a very high tech set of binoculars that are perfect for hunting, and if you like gadgets, it’s hard to get more gadgety than this. What’s your take on the ATNs? Readers' Ratings 4.98/5 (240) Your Rating? Professional Grade Who needs professional grade night vision binoculars? Cops, soldiers, private investigators, security personnel, and others in those fun jobs, but let’s be serious, need isn’t the real issue. I don’t need a Browe Combat optic in my day to day life, but I have one. Need is boring, want is king. If you want a professional set of night vision binoculars, I won’t hold that against you. Professional grade is just the best, and when it comes to night vision, that means a lot of things. I could just put a list of 7k optics here and call it a day. Nice, GPNVG Let’s be real though, you can get pro-grade optics for around 3K, and from there you can get a little better for sure. To keep the list realistic I chose two optics you can find on the market and are priced right around 3K. These binoculars will provide you with a very clear picture, with an intense magnification. They often are clear enough to easily recognize facial features at ranges where some optics create green blurbs. You have a number of options out there, and Gen 2 and Gen 3 is the way to go for professional grade night vision. 5. Armasight Discovery Gen 2+ The Armasight Discovery is our first pick for professional night vision binoculars and is some of the highest end Gen 2 models out there. This Gen 2+ technology gives you a solid 45-51 lp/mm resolution. This delivers a crisp and clear picture. More importantly, the use of high-quality glass and a large 108mm lens gives you a clear picture with 5x magnification. Magnification is always tricky when it comes to a good sight picture, but a massive lens helps. You could probably read lips at the right range. Armasight Discovery 5x Gen 2+ 1800 at Optics Planet Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 1800 at Optics Planet Prices accurate at time of writing "The Armasight Discovery" comes in a variety of different configurations with standard definition, improved definition, and high definition. Apparently the higher the definition, the higher the price tag. Each comes with a powerful, long-range infrared illuminator that attaches to the optic, or can be used detached if you choose. The Discovery is a big optic but can be tripod mounted for comfortable observation. At 2.8 pounds they are rather light for their size though. They Discovery binoculars use a bi-ocular design. This means one large lens feeding into two viewing lenses. This design makes focusing a bit easier and doesn’t require two-night vision devices attached at the middle. This is a very common design choice for pro grade optic and does make things simpler. Although you end up looking like a cyberpunk cyclops. (I call CyberPunk Cyclops as a band name.) 6. ATN NVB3X-3 Binoculars So ignoring the confusing name, these are a great set of Generation 3 binoculars that are affordable for a gen three device. Affordable being relative of course. With an affordable gen three binocular you do have to settle with a 3x magnification. However, that’s not all bad since the picture is brilliant and the design is very compact. This is another bi-ocular design that I’m going to call the NVB3 for brevity’s sake. The NVB3 has a 64 lp/mm resolution for the most clarity you can get with a Gen 3 device. ATN NVB3X-3 Binoculars 3000 at Optics Planet Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 3000 at Optics Planet Prices accurate at time of writing This design is lighter and sleeker with a 70mm lens and a weight of only 1.8 pounds. It’s very Splinter Cellish in design and appearance. The system is chock full of useful features that include a bright light cut off, an IR indicator, low battery indicator, automatic shut off system, and auto brightness control. Te NVB3s is quite high tech and do come with an infrared illuminator, are waterproof and will last 60 hours on a single CR123A battery. The NVB3 are without a doubt the best set of night vision binoculars on this list. They’ll see a clearer picture in lower light and be smaller and lighter than most of the competition. If you want a robust set of night vision great, get these. If you need a high-end set, I won’t hesitate to grab the NVB3s from ATN. The crisp and clear picture in a compact package with all the tech you need to keep it running. Do Nots Do Not Expose Night Vision to Bright sources of light. Bright light shut-offs can only do so much and pointing your night vision directly at a bright source of light will damage you and the optic. Do not try and use your device during the day. Some will have a daylight cover but some will not. If you have a daylight cover use it when checking the operation of the unit in an illuminated environment. Do Not leave batteries in the system for more than three days without using it. Do not, in any situation, ever take a night vision device apart. EVER! You after trying to disassemble your night vision gear (2018, colorized) Hobbyist Grade Night Vision Binoculars Hobbyist grade represents the cheapest of the night vision world. These binoculars typically aren’t used for severe applications. These more affordable and easier to find optics are perfect for a variety of less serious roles. You can observe nature at night with ease and see the world around you. These are also perfect for someone just dipping their toes into the night vision world. Outside of that you also have a robust set of night vision for airsoft and paintball games. Hobbyist night vision usually runs in the low 100s in terms of price and anything cheaper would be suspect to me. The good news is quite a few companies make some very lovely hobby grade night vision binoculars. Owning the Night Nightvision binoculars aren’t magical devices, but they can often feel like it. Especially the first time you use one. They change how you see the world. They take a veil of darkness and show you what’s behind it. My experience with night vision has mostly involved my military time, but on the civilian side, I’ve seen a real rise in popularity and a drop in price. Targets at Night, ATN PVS14-3 Don’t forget to pair your new night vision with proper optics on your rifle! Best AR-15 Scopes & Optics will get you started off right! Now an exciting time in night vision technology, and we want to know what you have to say about it. If you’re not ready for the jump to night vision, make you have the best Pistol Lights and Rifle Lights . Best Pistol Lights

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The Cimarron Firearms Doc Holliday combo says Im Your Huckleberry!

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