Johanna Chastek, David Dickinson and others played live, featuring loop tech in their pieces, at the end of March, 2017 -
Posted this over at Primary & Secondary -
Related to my previous post with the comped G17 under NVGs, I figured I'd test for myself how much the compensator was affecting my recoil with a G19 and G17. The Texas Black Rifle Co Micro Comp lends itself to being able to easily go on and off at will, so we shot some slow-mo of each setup to compare where the muzzle was going while firing at maximum speed.
These were just 10-rd mags shot at the beginning of a casual range trip, not a serious shakedown after rehearsing a bunch and burning it down at lightning speed - I'm not that fast and don't have monster grip strength or anything.
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I've seen guys ask about comped guns through NVGs. Took a quick video through my Mod3s this evening, fired a few shots through a RMRed G17 w/ the TBRCI micro comp that I just put on it. As you can see in the "slow-mo" at the end, the nods autogate down immediately after the flash, then come back up to normal brightness.
It happens faster than I brought the gun back on target, so is not affecting my usage of the gun. I'll let the experts comment on whether this is bad for the tubes or not - my uneducated opinion is that it's perfectly fine and not hurting a thing. Same sort of thing happens without a comp, but probably to a bit lesser extent.
I'd be interested in filming the same thing through my iPhone on the actual slow-mo setting to see a more granular view of how the nods are stepping down and back up in brightness and/or refresh rate - maybe this weekend.
**note the blown out triji front and rears - 3 dots. def not the best option if you don't have a bunch of extra light to be able to close down a tarsier or front cap to give you better depth of field. They wash the sight picture area out pretty bad.
It's quite challenging to get good video content through traditional military-grade night vision systems. A few options have come to market that make it easier, including the FPRS from Night Combat Solutions. Here's a handful of videos I put together showing the view through NVGs using various illumination and laser systems, all recorded with the FPRS: