PVS-14 - Night Vision Monocular - Tactical AR500 Targets, Inc.
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PVS-14 – Night Vision Monocular

$2,795.00

Lead Time on this product: 2-4 Weeks

Every year night vision and night vision gear becomes more and more commonplace. This is fantastic. Proliferation of modern gear in the hands of regular citizens is a safeguard against future regulations and it helps us change the culture for the better.

The PVS-14 is often the first style of night vision most people will own. Many people will eventually upgrade to BNVD’s or another form of Binocular night vision, but keep the PVS-14 as a spare/backup device. .

*NOTE: Nightvision is currently EXTREMELY volatile. Lead times listed below are approximate and subject to daily changes. Please contact at our contact page with questions about availability.

**Night vision is ITAR regulated and cannot under any circumstance be exported outside of the US. You will be prompted to fill out our ITAR compliance form during the checkout process.

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Description

What is a PVS-14?

The PVS-14 Night Vision Monocular is the current military issue night vision goggle for the US armed forces. It is also the preferred choice of many foreign (NATO) forces. Produced by the hundreds of thousands, the 14 will continue to march on for many years to come.

The PVS-14 is the all around best multi functional night vision monocular available. Head or helmet mounted, the PVS-14 will allow you to retain your night adapted vision in one eye while viewing surroundings through the illuminated eyepiece of the PVS-14. The new battery housing completes the perfect package by allowing the user to power off the unit when in an upright position and power on when flipped down.

Another strength is its ability to be weapon mounted behind most collimated daylight aimers and Reflex sights such as the ACOG, Aimpoint and EO Tech systems. This allows the user the ability to use their PVS-14 both as a night vision monocular for increased mobility and tactical awareness and as a short range weapon sight.

Gain Control and other features:

Gain control gives the user the ability to increase or decrease the tube gain. Under extremely dark conditions, gain control allows the user to adjust the gain upward, giving a better image. Under high light conditions, details can be washed out due to an excess of light. Lowering the system gain can allow those details to be better seen. Additional features of the PVS-14 include an infrared LED with LED indicator and a low battery indicator.

The PVS-14’s we are selling here also feature an industry leading 10 year warranty.

This system complies with MIL-PRF-49324(CR), MIL-PRF-49427(CR) and MIL-STD-810G.

NOTE: Lead times for units shown above is 1-4 weeks. This may change without notice as the market is incredibly volatile. Currently L3 tubes are 6 months or more out. For this reason we are equipping citizens with other high quality and available options.

 

 

Specifications

Warranty

10 Years

Gain Control

Manual

IR Illuminator

Yes

LED IR Indicator

Yes

LED Low Battery Indicator

Yes

Field of View

40°

Magnification

One Power (1X)

Diopter Adjustment

-6 to +2 Diopters

Eye Relief

25mm

Submersible

66 feet for 3 hours

Objective Lens

27mm, f/1.2

Focus Range

9.8″ to Infinity

Power Source

1 AA-Size Battery

Operation Time

50+ hours

Weight (w/o batteries)

307 G (10.8 oz)

Size

4.5″L x 2.5″W x 2.75″H

FAQ’s:

1.) Should I buy BNVD or PVS14? 

That’s a tough one. Really, the PVS14 is the gateway drug into night vision. Most people start with a PVS14 and eventually jump into bino’s. There is nothing wrong with that at all. A PVS14 can provide you awesome capabilities and at the end of the day will help you see more at night than your own eyes. You also will be able to use IR illuminators and lasers with a PVS14. With all that being said, Binoculars do everything better, generally speaking. Depth perception is better with bino’s like the BNVDS. BNVD’s also offer more features and you always have the ability to run the BNVD’s with one channel stowed up if you’re running a handheld thermal scanner. We tend to argue that Bino’s will offer more performance, but if your budget says PVS14, that’s a great option.

2.) Which Image Intensifier is best for me? 

Currently L3 is pretty much off the table. The lead times are often 6 months or more and there could even be further delays until really high quality L3 tubes hit the open market. That is unfortunate, but with the help of NVD we have put together a list of good options that will work for most people.

ELBIT: Usually a phenomenal performer. The downside is currently we only have 1600 FOM green ELBIT tubes available in limited quantities. Once higher spec ELBIT tubes become available with REASONABLE lead times, we will add them to our site. These are 4-6 week lead time as available. Currently we have access to a few dozen.

Photonis ECHO & 4G tubes: Photonis tubes sometimes get slammed in the industry. They are not US made tubes. While they may not perform exactly like the ELBIT or L3, we have quite a few units in house that we have used in content that feature the Photonis tubes. If you are in a more urban environment and there is some light pollution, the Photonis will be amazing. The clarity of the tubes is there, but they will not perform in super dark conditions quite as good as the ELBIT or L3. Will that be a problem for most people? No, most people will find the Photonis tubes to work great. If you need nightvision capability and want a clear tube in white phosphor, the photonis is currently your best option. 1-4 week lead time on Photonis.

  • See below. Currently PVS14 tubes are limited. If you have questions, simply contact us. 

3.) White Phosphor or Green: Which is Better? 

This really is a personal preference. With that being said, we prefer white phosphor as it feels more natural looking through the units. The human eye will naturally see more under white phosphor than green. With that being said, there are still plenty of people that prefer green. Ultimately, find your budget and pick the tube with the best performance within your budget. That is the most important part.

  • Currently the ONLY tube option we have is the Photonis White Phosphor FOM 1800 MIN. This tube is a SOLID option for an entry unit with good clarity and performance, especially considering the price. We eventually hope to gain access to more ELBIT and L3 tubes, but for now, Photonis is your best bet. 1-4 week lead time to build up the units to your order. 

4.) What Sets the PVS14 Apart? 

PVS 14’s are extremely reliable, easily maintained, and are extremely versatile in their uses and function. Manual gain allows you to dial in your image depending on lighting conditions and their lightweight form factor means very little fatigue even when running long periods of time with your PVS14 on a helmet. If you don’t have the budget for Binocular night vision devices, a PVS14 might be the perfect fit for you. At the end of the day, a PVS 14 allows you to see better and shoot better at night. That’s pretty rad.

5.) Does TA Targets build these units in house? 

We partnered up with NVD to provide these units. Night Vision Devices is a leader in the game of night vision and there are few places building night vision that have as much experience and time assembling units. We also choose them for these units because they have been around long enough to be able to advertise their 10 year warranty. Some smaller “pop up” night vision manufacturers might have warranties, but will they be around long enough to stand by them if something goes wrong with your unit prematurely? NVD will.

6.) What about a warranty?

These units are covered under a 10 year warranty by NVD.

7.) Is a helmet mount included in the price above? 

No. You will need to purchase a helmet mount separately. With that being said, a J Arm is included that will clip into most mainstream PVS14 mounts.

Accessories

Standard Accessories: Soft Carry Case, Operator’s Manual, (2) AA Batteries, Demist Shield, Sacrificial Filter for Objective Lens, Head/Helmet Mount Adapter (J-arm), Head-mount Assembly with 3 Brow Pads (Except XLS), Lens Tissue, Neck Cord, Eye-Cup, and Front Lens Cap.

Units feature 10 year warranty through night vision devices. Contact us on our contact page for more information on the warranty on these units.

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