By Sam Hoober, Alien Gear Holsters
Something that a growing number of civilians are starting to buy and start fooling around with is night vision systems such as night vision scopes on rifles and carbines (Night Optic Devices or NODs) or full-on night vision goggles (NVGs) replete with helmet and everything.
Formerly a proposition only for the rich, a lot more civilians are starting to add NODs or NVGs to their personal inventory as they have become more affordable.
Granted, plenty are still not “affordable” in the sense that Wonderbread is affordable. The cheap night vision scopes are several hundred dollars; the good ones are easily close to if not well more than a thousand dollars. Dave Ramsey probably wouldn’t recommend it.
Now, if you don’t own any, and were wondering whether or not you should, here’s a modest proposal:
They’re a lot less practical than you’d think. In fact, there’s good reason to believe that they won’t actually do you much good. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get them if you want to or that you’ll never get any use out of them, of course, but instead to say that you’ll get a lot less use