Night Vision Goggles To Stop An Ambush

Discussion in 'Functional Gear & Equipment' started by Yard Dart, Aug 30, 2017.

  1. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    King County deputies were able to escape being ambushed after responding to a report of a domestic disturbance, thanks to one deputy’s night vision goggles.

    The incident occurred on Tuesday morning, August 29, about 4 AM, at a residence on SE 472nd Street, according to KOMO News. Deputies responded to the home, and upon arrival ‘heard a noise and saw a light go on and off’ in the back of the house.

    One deputy, who was not identified, was wearing night vision goggles and saw a man trying to sneak up on them. He could see that the man had a rifle, and had it pointed at the deputies.

    The deputy made the other deputies aware, and they commanded the man to drop the rifle several times but he refused. One deputy, also unidentified, shot the man, who was seriously injured.

    Cindi West, spokeswoman for the King County Sheriff’s Office, said that the deputy is an 18-year veteran of the agency, and “is a well-respected senior deputy.”

    The suspect was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and is expected to survive. His name was not released but he is believed to be 39-years-old.

    The female victim of the domestic disturbance and two children were able to get out of the house safely. She suffered a back injury and a leg injury during the disturbance, prior to the deputies’ arrival.

    None of the King County deputies were hurt. The investigation is ongoing.

    Night vision goggles are extremely useful to police officers, but often cost-prohibitive to most agencies. They take existing ambient life, whether it’s starlight, moonlight, or infra-red light, through the lens, making objects visible which would not be able to be seen with the naked eye.

    Often agencies will apply for grants just to have one or two pairs for their officers to share.

    Good job, deputy.

    Deputy Wearing Night Vision Goggles Stops Ambush

    Do you have the capability or is this something still to be addressed in your tool box? Any recommendations on a good product, for those searching for this resource?
  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    With Washington (D.C.) loosening the strings on Military gear for police, they may get a few more....
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  3. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    Maybe we who now owe over $60,000 each because of government spending should get a few surplus ones, even if it's older generation systems that have been upgraded.
  4. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Dreamer... No disrespect intended. :censored:
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  5. M118LR

    M118LR Caution: Does not play well with others.

    I prefer the use of a Night Vision Monocular, which allows rapid shouldering of a Night Vision Scoped Rifle. ATN makes many outstanding NV Monocular, but they are a bit pricey. If all your looking for is 2X, check out Bushnell. JMHO.
  6. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    Now I'm gunna get deported...:(
  7. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    There's a really nice gen lll monocular with helmet and mount, switches off when raised, and a rifle mount on the local craigslist for $2200.00. the guy bought it about six months ago, intending to do some nocturnal hogging but decided he just couldn't get used to ambient light in one eye and night vision in the other. I saw the receipt where he paid $3800.00, truth be told, his wife probably called him out on being a couch commando. Wish I had the bucks to spare, my couch could use some see in the dark.
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  8. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    I could use a sweet night vision scope!
  9. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    ...even $2200 is a bit steep for something that one honestly would get little use from; however, having said that, it is one of those items that if you do need it then it is priceless. In the Deputy's case, he needed it and had it and its possibly saved his life and lives of those he was with.
  10. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    I got a Gen1 Russian Binoc Night Vision setup that runs on AA Batteries.... I put in set of Li Ion AAs last winter and they are just right for spotting Vessels Running Lights, far out in Icy Straights.... even the little ones on small skiffs.... Nobody is putting the Sneak on this Old Fart SnowMonkey....
  11. M118LR

    M118LR Caution: Does not play well with others.

    Is this the time to add some NVS porn?
  12. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Yes sir. [chopper]
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  13. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Is that code for "I have 5 units"?! :lol:
  14. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    By Golly, I'm jealous you old pirate!
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  15. M118LR

    M118LR Caution: Does not play well with others.

    On the 7.62 x 51 mm systems or larger, the ATN ANPS-22 mounts forward of the day scope. The eye relief on those Old Gen 3 NVS just isn't long enough to stop scope eye on anything over 5.56 - 7.62 x 39 mm. JMHO.
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  16. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    On the subject of NV stuff I'm of the some is better than none camp. Current NV can run 7k pretty quick and therefore is out of most folk's reach. The rooskie stuff has come along way since it was first introduced in this country. My first piece of NV gear was an old vietnam era starlight weapon scope. LOL, weighed as much as the M14!! The next piece was a Russian 1st gen monocular. It used a AA battery for the built in infra red, but it wasn't needed on a clear Colorado night. The unit itself was powered by squeezing a lever built in the unit just under the carry strap. Worked pretty well for under 100 bucks. I used it to cheat when playing hide n go seek with my daughters on camping trips. Stuff we have now is 2nd and 3rd gen. I still prefer the monocular but it can take awhile to get used to it for some folks. I only have one weapon mounted unit and that is similar to the one pictured in an above post.
    I have to put NV in the "nice to have" category. There are many things a survivalist/prepper should have on their list above NV, but when one is ready by all means "git some." The cheaper stuff will still give a person an advantage over 80% of the herd out there. Make sure whatever you purchase uses batteries that are easy to find/rechargeable.
  17. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    There is a lot of Gen 1 - Gen 2+ NV out there in the low hundreds. It gives you an edge over those without, but paints you up like a tree on fire for others with NV.Prices are falling and in a few years I expect to see some Gen 3 systems on the low end

    Cheap monocular:

    Cheap scope - forget just once to leave the cap off in the daylight and it's fried...
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  18. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Night vision is one of this things almost any body can get, if their goal is to raid or defend the BOL.
    The military has it, and uses it as well as the police force ,they are every where.
    So like the gun, those with them have the upper hand, over those that don't .
    When there is a war, those with the most sophisticated advanced technology ,will have the upper hand till it is all spent ,which could be a long time into the event .
    For $150.00 I got from "Big 5" a XGenPRO, 3X magnification to 6X Zoom.

    Being my first ,it's taking time to learn it ,( It;s loaded with controls) but from what I can tell, I think i got a good deal .
    I wish it were a scope mount, but this will work for defensive strategies.
    Having it is one thing, knowing all it's functions and using it; .but secondly, to see if others are using something similar possibly against you is another .
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  19. M118LR

    M118LR Caution: Does not play well with others.

    Just remember that the systems are totally passive if you don't fire up the IR Iluminator.
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  20. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    After talking about it , I took mine out last night just to play a bit, and the dumb thing came on but I got no picture, so I changed batteries and it still didn't work. I was getting frustrated. then I looked to see the lens cover was still on .
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