Night Shoot at Iron City Gun Club

A buddy and I visited the Iron City Gun Club in the evening this last weekend and stuck around after dark. We wanted to try using a Knight's Armament AN/PVS-30 clipped onto a 6.5 Creedmoor bold-action and a MK-12 Mod 1 5.56mm AR-15. We also used helmet-mounted Mod-3 night vision goggle tubes (from Nightlong Industries) firing an HK MR-556 SBR with an aiming laser.

Here's a couple clips, shot through one of the Mod-3 tubes and an ATN Thor thermal optic:

Compensators on Handguns

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.

Compensator Through NVGs

Posted from Primary & Secondary -

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.