AR15.com News Letter -> Night Vision Goggles – NVG – Mounting

AR15.com Newsletter at Hoax and Change.Com

AR15.com News Letter -> Night Vision Goggles – NVG – Mounting

AR15.com Newsletter at Hoax and Change.Com

AR15.com Newsletter at Hoax and Change.Com

AR15.com News

September 2017

This year is flying by, and here we are in September already.

ARFCOM Grand Prix
While it’s still getting defined and molded, next month we will be holding our first ARFCOM Grand Prix- a day of kart racing and guns.

There will be racing, prizes, raffles, vendors, food and displays.

DATE:

    •  October 21, 2017

LOCATION:

     Dallas Karting Complex, Caddo Mills, TX

The goal is to have a fun event where we can participate in some head to head racing with ARFCOM members from near and far with a large prize table. Any funds raised will go to a Hurricane Harvey veteran or first responder charity.

We will have lots more going on including having vendors from the firearms community, some static displays with military vehicles and fast cars, as well as participating in some special events like racing at night under night vision!

While we’re planning, feel free to jump in and make some suggestions and provide some input in the official thread: 1st ANNUAL ARFCOM GRAND PRIX.

Sponsors and vendors who want to participate can contact us via email. Attendance will be limited and will open up shortly. Follow the thread for more details.

PRODUCTS
The first batch of aluminum BFL spinners is in, and they are limited to 100 pieces! Because of the delays in sourcing these, this may be a one-time offer.

As previously noted we’ve also closed down the store in Canton and will be clearancing products that were available there in the online store.

This month we’ve listed several more products including Targetvision cameras and SonicBoom targets at discounted prices.

VIDEOS
We have a new ammo gel testing video from Andrew at The Chopping Block for you this month.

M855A1 Reduced Velocity Ballistic Gel Test:


Canton First Monday Trade Days

REMINDER: the Canton store has been closed permanently.


Gunstruction

If you haven’t planned a future build with us, swing by and give it a try!

Or if you are more of a mobile fan, we have mobile apps available for iOS and Android users.

We thank you for your continued support, and don’t forget that we can only make this possible through you-the firearms community, and the support of our partnered companies!

Please feel free to give us feedback in our forum or visit us at our Facebook page.

If you make an AR15 or AR308 or Remington 700 rifle and would like to get your rifles or parts into GUNSTRUCTION, please feel free to contact us at: [email protected].


TNVC
NVG Mounting
Charles Lasky, Tactical Night Vision Company

I’ve always pictured the guys who write military operator manuals to be like Will Ferrell’s character, Allen Gamble in “The Other Guys.”

If you don’t understand the reference, go watch the movie. Basically, they turn the drill of powering on your NVG’s into an administrative 20-step operation. Do they really expect us to go through all that crap in real life? Sadly, they probably do. But, let’s get something straight: Operator’s Manuals are meant to teach a five-year-old how to use a piece of equipment. They do not reflect realistic use of gear.

One of the questions/complaints we get a lot at TNVC is how certain mounts and adapters do not allow people to get the goggle all the way back to their eye(s) as it states they should in the NVG Operator Manual. This is usually because the user has purchased one of the Wilcox or Norotos mounts such as the INVG, L4 G24, and Wilcox PVS-14 Adapter Arm. The Operator Manual states that the goggle should be situated so it is fully seated against the face with the rubber eyecup forming a seal around the ocular socket and the mount adjusted so the user sees a perfect circular image. This is great in the lab, but in real life, it’s complete bullsh*t.

Remember that NVG’s and their accessories are designed for real-world use by Warfighters and Law Enforcement Professionals first. These jobs are rugged and require a ton of physical exertion. I have never been in the field and had my gear stay exactly where I put it. My helmet moves slightly on my head when running, climbing, etc. My body armor moves on my torso, etc. I don’t want to tighten it all down so much that it stays exactly where I put it because then I would not be able to breathe.

So, imperfect situations are something you just have to deal with in the field. This is true of professionals and hunters alike. Basically, you may set your goggle up on your helmet so that you get a perfect circle image and it is all the way back at your eye while you are standing in the comfort of your home or the team room, but it won’t stay that way in the field.

On top of that, you do not want to have the goggle all the way back against your eye as it suggests in the operator manual. Sure, it gives you an ideal image, but run around in the field for a bit and you won’t see sh*t anyway. Why? Because all that physical exertion will cause your head and face to get so hot that your eyepiece will fog up and be covered in sweat. This is compounded when you are wearing armor. The body aspirates from the head and upper chest/back. This means you give off the most heat from these areas. The high-end mounts and adapter arms mentioned above are favored by operators in SOF units for many reasons. But, one of the reasons is because they stand the goggle off the face so air flow can get between the skin and the lens. Sure, this sacrifices a bit of your perfect circle image, but you still have plenty to work with.

The real world ain’t perfect. But, you should use your gear according to the laws of physics and not the laws of the operator’s manual.


Direct from Modern-Musket / NRA-ILA Updates
National Reciprocity Bill Nears Goal Line in the House but Needs Your Support to Reach the End Zone

Gun owners received good news this week with the passage of the SHARE Act by the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources (see related story). Meanwhile, progress continued to be made on another NRA legislative priority, as Congressman Rob Goodlatte (R-VA) – chairman of the House Judiciary Committee – signed on to co-sponsor H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. The latter bill now has 212 co-sponsors, and its prospects in the House are looking better with each passing week.

Full Story


“What Happened”: Clinton Recognizes NRA’s Power, Rewrites History, and Urges Dems to Double-down on Gun Control

This week, twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton released her new book, “What Happened,” which chiefly serves to assign blame to the myriad politicians, journalists, organizations, countries, prejudices, and technologies she claims caused her defeat. Gun rights supporters will be happy to know that NRA is featured prominently.

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House Committee Passes SHARE Act by Wide Margin

On Tuesday, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a hearing on the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act, which had been introduced on Sept. 1 by Congressman Jeff Duncan (R-SC). Following the subcommittee hearing, the full Committee on Natural Resources marked up and passed the SHARE Act by a vote of 22-13. All amendments offered in an attempt to weaken the bill were soundly defeated. The bill now awaits floor action in the U.S. House.

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NRA Applauds Reintroduction and Expansion of SHARE Act

On Sept. 1, U.S. Congressman Jeff Duncan introduced H.R. 3668, the Sportsman’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act (SHARE Act), a wide-ranging package of legislation aimed at promoting Second Amendment rights and America’s outdoor sporting traditions.

Different versions of the SHARE Act have been pending for a number of years, and the legislation has passed the U.S. House of Representatives during each of the last three sessions of Congress, most recently in February 2016. Few, however, expected that then-President Obama would have signed the bill into law.

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Wall Street Journal/NBC News Poll Throws Wrench in Anti-gun Agenda

This week, the Wall Street Journal, and NBC News released the results of a 1200 person survey that measured Americans’ opinions on a host of political issues. Included were a handful of questions that gauged Americans’ attitudes on gun rights and gun control. The results should serve to bolster the position of gun rights advocates and prompt bouts of anxiety among anti-gun activists and politicians.

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