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Eric
04-17-2010, 10:18
John Barbieri
President
US Night Vision Corp.

GT User Name: u.s.nightvision

Background
Entered night vision industry in 1993 as VP of Operations for North American Integrated Technologies
Co-founded USNV in 2000
Company develops and manufactures night vision, thermal, and infrared technologies
Gross sales 57 million
Awarded IDIQ contract with US Army in 2010

Personal
Wife Aimee, son Zachary, daughter Macie
Hobbies include hunting, fishing, urban operation and combat training, any
activities with my children.

bcowen22001
05-23-2010, 18:53
Any night vision googles available; preferbly under $5000.00.

lwb
05-25-2010, 20:42
john im looking for a good thermal monocular so i can view wildlife at long range in total darkness. I own a 3x PYTHON NV scope made by NAIT. i think i've had it since the mid 90's and it works ok. I've been trying to research the FLIR HS 307 along with some other thermal imagers but i cant find any product reviews or talk forums about thermal imagers.Can u help

why
07-16-2010, 09:05
Just found this forum and am disappointed to see that its a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time from question to an answer.

themiller
08-09-2010, 21:09
yeah - i have an open question from a few months ago. Oh well.

why
08-10-2010, 17:06
I cant find your question, themiller. I know a bit about NV as a consumer; I'd be glad to pass along what I know. Post here or IM.

u.s.nightvision
08-20-2010, 16:28
Hello All,

We have finally completed the move to a much larger production facility, warehouse & office complex. Please feel free to post NV & thermal questions here or e-mail me at steveg@usnightvision.com

Best Regards,

Steve Gibbons
Tactical Product Specialist
US Night Vision Corporation

why
08-21-2010, 14:10
hi Steve. hope we can get this forum busy. and THANKS for modding!

mpow66m
11-18-2010, 07:27
Hiow many Lumens does it take to blind or disorientate a human?

u.s.nightvision
11-18-2010, 13:55
At close range (just a few feet) you can certainly "distract" a potential threat with a cheap D cell flashlight. For CQB applications 65-70 lumens is the industry standard for encandicent lights. Modern LED tactical lights can obviously provide considerably more than the standard and will temporally blind anyone unlucky enough to be in the way of the beam. Programble lights that feature a stobe mode are particularly effective.

Regards,

Steve Gibbons
US Night Vision Corporation
steveg@usnightvision.com

mpow66m
11-19-2010, 07:59
Thnx.:supergrin:

u.s.nightvision
11-19-2010, 10:18
Hello bcowen22001,

We have a number of refurbished USNV-14 Gen 3 monoculars from a recent DOE trade-in. These carry a full 2-year factory warranty and have seen very little use. (That's you tax dollars at work son!)

The comes complete with all standard accessories including a small arms weapon mount, head mount, AA battery adapter, sac window, demist shield, etc. Check out our website for details or e-mail me for a quote and product specs. This is one of the best refurb deals we have ever offered in the history of our company! www.usnightvision.com (http://www.usnightvision.com)

Best Regards,

Steve Gibbons
US Night Vision Corporoation
steveg@usnightvision.com

u.s.nightvision
11-19-2010, 10:42
Hello lwb,

Thermal systems of all types (viewers, weapon sights, boat mounted, car mounted, etc.) is a relatively new technology in the sence that it has been developed to a degree that both the price and actual size of the equipment have been reduced to a level that civilians can afford and use effectively.

Therefore, you will not see much activity for this product nich other than with the predator hunting crowd. (Pest control of hogs, coyotes, etc.) The best hand-held thermals are still the L-3 mini X series and the FLIR H series. Both systems are used by a multitude of law enforcement agencies and military units across the services. Their primary mission is to "detect and locate" a potential threat (or in search & rescue mode for a lost victim) in all types of weather conditions. Especially when fog or other atmospheric conditions limit the usefull effective range of traditional NV devices.

The key is to deploy thermal or NV devises when the conditions warrant it. One technology supplements the other to successfully complete the mission.

Best Regards,

Steve Gibbons
US Night Vision Corporation
steveg@usnightvision.com

why
12-08-2010, 12:33
a week or so ago i attempted to post a new thead about thermal units that USNV sells. i got an "new thread must be approved before it will appear" or some such message.
OK, thats strange, but it was a good post and gave USNV a chance to tout their products. so i am still waiting to see the new thread and scratching my rear wondering whats up..............?

beatcop
12-09-2010, 18:23
Ok, how long does it take for a question to hit the screen?

beatcop
12-10-2010, 20:12
cricket.................ok, will not bother

Akita
12-12-2010, 09:01
too bad. this is a forum that i think would be of great benefit of us.

beatcop
12-12-2010, 14:28
It would be nice to kick around some ideas. I used to check out "x20" forum or something like that a while back...they were mostly high-end users though.

Anyone use the "new" low-end Bushnell digital night vision?

Akita
12-12-2010, 17:22
ARFCOM used to have a great nv forum but one of the mods there now uses it as his private sales forum. if you are in the business or even sell something with regularity, he will find a way to pick a fight with you. (not me, i am strictly an ignorant consumer)
i'm still hoping we can get something going here and draw in the really knowledgable guys in addition to the support of an industry leader like USNV.

u.s.nightvision
12-13-2010, 11:22
Hello Why,

All members are welcome to contact me directly at our Roseville, CA office. PH: 800-500-4020 or e-mail me at steveg@usnightvision.com.

Best Regards,

Steve Gibbons
US Night Vision Corporation

Akita
12-13-2010, 16:04
Doesnt that kind of defeat the purpose of this forum and your involvement? I mean, if questions are asked and discussed here, a lot larger audience can learn and potentially purchase your NV equipment.

u.s.nightvision
12-13-2010, 16:53
Hello Akita,

Our goal is to now stay on top of post replies (i.e answering in a timely manner from this point forward) and to address technical questions as best we can.

However, there are some occasions when technical oriented posts can't be fully addressed on a forum posting format. (Or I simply do not have the extra time to do a subject justice.) In that vain alone, I offer my personal consultanting services to our members on a direct contact bases. Otherwise I'll do what I can to help members herein.

Best Regards,

Steve Gibbons
US Night Vision Corporation

beatcop
12-15-2010, 18:31
I submitted a question. Where did it go? It says it will be reviewed and subsequently posted....not trying to bust balls...just wondering.

Akita
12-16-2010, 09:03
USNV/Steve,
Thank you for your reply. I certainly understand the problem of explaining highly technical aspects in a forum setting and the time it would take. But if questions are posted, you (or others- we have some pretty smart guys here at GT) can answer to the level you deem appropriate and then refer the poster to a link or urge them to contact you for more details. That way your knowledge reaches Everyone who reads it instead of a single person. You could even post some sticky thread for FAQs and submoderators to take some of the burden off of your shoulders. I have seen this work at other sites and would LOVE to see an active I2/thermal forum here at GT.

(anyone: other than here in this subforum, i have never seen or heard of a forum message that all threads must be approved by moderator here at GT. has anyone else?)

u.s.nightvision
12-17-2010, 14:16
Hello Beatcop,

I'm also scratching my head wondering where my first reply to you went! In the post I talked the ANVIS 6 &9 and about our own production of a digital viewer called the NiteMax (introducted years before the Bushnell unit) and our related market experiences as we attempted to establish the product line. Oh well....

In any event, we do not recommend low end commercial NV units for first responders for obvious reasons. You get what you pay for as they say....

Best Regards,

Steve Gibbons
US Night Vision Corporation

dc1gator
03-06-2011, 17:23
Reference the tactical flashlight: In addition to a reachable weapon during evening hours I keep a 734 lumen LED flashlight by my side. I'm no expert, but one would think that an intruder would be completely blinded by this light. If it were indeed an intruder and not a family member stumbling around, the advantage is yours. The next step should be decided within seconds. One also has to remember that there is likely going to be more than one intruder and you should be prepared for that.

u.s.nightvision
03-07-2011, 14:03
Hello dc1gator,

I've again seen another segment on Defense TV with Clint Smith recommending at least 3 Tac lights be on hand for emergency deployment. (Quote: "One's good, two's better and three's best....)

Of course, most of us are lucky to have just a single Tac light available when the chips are down and we need to move and possibly fight in an enclosed room event. My SureFire is always ready to go on the bedroom nightstand and if I can get to it, my AR carbine has a similar tac light mounted. I guess two out of three aint bad....

Best Regards,

Steve Gibbons
US Night Vision Corporation

Vietboy1st
06-01-2011, 21:28
one of the guy is looking for 3x or 4x magnifier night vision scope to able to use with eotech exps 3-0. Does anybody in here know where he can get a cheap or fair price. Please pm me . thank you

u.s.nightvision
06-02-2011, 10:48
Hello Vietboy1st,

I've played with a PVS-14A Auto-Gated monocular with 3x Mil NV Lens mounted behind an NV compatible EOTech XPS-3 on one of my AR-15 carbines. To my surprise,...it actually worked quite well in the same way an EOTech 3x magnifier would perform during daytime applications. The ghost ring reticle was magnified 3x in NV mode and I actually liked it better than the 1x size. (Guess I'm getting old and need the larger reticle...)

That said, we now only offer military grade NV systems and accessories. These items by their very nature are not cheap unfortunately. While we would apply a discount to forum members this US made equipment commands priding well beyond commercial grade systems. If you already have a compatible PVS-14 series monocular, small arms weapon mount and EOTech XPS-3,...then we would be happy to quote you on the NV 3x magnifier. Just keep in mind that you need an extended rail on your AR to accommodate this setup.

Best Regards,

Steve Gibbons
US Night Vision Corproation

Akita
09-26-2011, 13:06
Hi Steve,
I notice that FLIR has had a significant price breakthru on certain thermal units (PS23/32). What is USNV's delivered (us addy of course) price on those units, or a link to the info?

u.s.nightvision
09-26-2011, 17:42
Hello there,

You are correct in that FLIR has really put its competitors on the defensive with the recent introduction of some truely affordable hand-held thermal viewers. The PS24 & PS32 are standouts; they are small, lightweight systems boasting features that were unheard of just a few years ago.

I've personally played with the PS32 and was shocked how well it functioned. The actual size also surprised me as the promo photos make the unit look much larger than it really is. It was the listed weight of well under a pound that told me everything I needed to know but seeing it in the flesh was still an eye opener. This is the perfect system at add to a bug-out bag or survival kit!

As we have stated in the past, we offer discounts to NV blogers on this site. Please feel free to contact me for price and delivery info.

Best Regards,

Steve Gibbons
US Night Vision Corporation

engineskip
03-17-2013, 20:00
HELP!!! I want to find the finest night vision for the cheapest prices .... any advice?

Jacked Up
04-29-2014, 00:38
HELP!!! I want to find the finest night vision for the cheapest prices .... any advice?

I have found some nice stuff at TNVC, check out their website. Good customer sevice:wavey:

Recon Team Ohio
05-12-2014, 08:57
Thanks for the info on FLIRs. My group is looking at the HS-307 or the HS -324. Between the two which would you prefer for night and day surveillance?

Also is the x2 magnifier worth it for long distance if you were us? I know that you are a specialist when it comes to night vision. My apologies up front for asking.

birda40
05-17-2014, 21:50
Would like to see more response on thermals and NV. I have a Gen 1 NV used for coyote . They love to plunder Ma an Pops chickens. Wanting a Thermal but waiting for prices to come to poor man status. Couple more years should be there.

Recon Team Ohio
05-17-2014, 22:06
Birda40,

same here.

My fault, I should of said the same you have printed above. I too am hooked on Thermal Imaging but the cost is prohibitive to a former public employee.