January 19, 2016 at 5:31 pm #23920texasfredericbastiatParticipant
$600 model – not quite as big as the FLIR Scout II.
I’ve got the PS24, the predecessor to the Scout 2. it’s awesome. For folks who are on the fence for NODs kit – this might be a good add-on for your tribe.January 19, 2016 at 5:57 pm #23923TParticipant
Have it in Texas G?
TommyJanuary 19, 2016 at 6:34 pm #23930texasfredericbastiatParticipant
Have it in Texas G?
Yes I’ll bring my FLIR handheld to the Texas CTT/CP class for NODF
I’m not sure when the new FLIR tk will hit shelves/online storesJanuary 19, 2016 at 7:24 pm #23932EricParticipant
It’s on my list…
Have you seen this?
"I have sworn upon the altar of god eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man"
Thomas JeffersonJanuary 19, 2016 at 7:56 pm #23933HiDesertRatParticipant
Might wish to put a shout out to Robert on the forum, of jrh enterprises. I would suspect he is the resident expert on such equipment.January 20, 2016 at 10:23 am #23948D CloseModerator
Good link. Tempting…
The only easy day was yesterdayJanuary 20, 2016 at 12:07 pm #23949janeParticipant
I second the utility of the Flir Scout. I caught Max trying to sneak into our patrol base from 150+ yards away at 1:30 am!January 21, 2016 at 1:06 pm #23961RobertParticipant
HiD- thanks for the plug.
The new little Scout- “Scout Junior” basically :) is a nice cute little unit. It’s priced right, but honestly DON’T expect a helluva lot for the price.
Pluses- it isn’t much bigger than some “tacticool” flashlights. So it would be more conveniently stowed in your gear for quick scans here and there while patrolling, after a button hook to check the back trail, and related work. Of course the price point is the BIG plus.
Minuses- once again, don’t expect a lot…. If your used to higher dollar thermal, this one isn’t going to truly compare. And while I would expect a Scout II 240 or 320 to realistically make it through most drops to the ground, I would definitely NOT expect this new little Scout Junior to survive a serious drop.
In thermal, you get what you pay for, with refresh rates, resolution, etc. going up as the price increases.
I’m not knocking this new unit, just trying to give realistic feedback. It’s an entry level unit and I’d rather be upfront about what it is, and what is ISN’T, versus have people purchase and be disappointed.
At the price point of being less than the price of most rifles, it will revolutionize the thermal game in that it will be within everyone’s price range. So the big takeaway from this is be sure to get your MVT Thermal Shield when they are back in production! As it won’t just be “da man’s” thermal to worry about, but Bubba having thermal here soon….
Now the key point to remember-
The way new products like this typically work is that they are debuted at SHOT long long before they are actually available to ship. I would estimate that in reality these won’t probably start shipping in quantity till SUMMER TIME. Oh they might say less but they did the same a few years previous with the Thermosight line, and it was six months before they started shipping them. So be careful placing pre-orders for this as some retailers love to hit your card immediately on you will in all likelihood be waiting a long time for this new product. Eotech and many other manufacturers are the same- debut a new product, everyone gets excited about it, wants to pre-order one thinking it will be there in two weeks and then it’s six months before the MANUFACTURER gets them actually moving.
Lots of new products at SHOT, but in reality it will be a while before most of them start shipping in relatively short order.
We will offer MVT discounts on these as we do other items when they do begin actually shipping the products. Feel free to call or email if you have any other questions.
Robert- JRH Enterprises
RMP, TC3, NODF, CRCD 6/14, CP 9/14. NODF, Land Nav, 6/15. Rifleman Challenge 9/15- Vanguard. FOFtactics 3/16, 10/16, 11/16, 6/17,11/17 CTT, 6/15, 11/16, , LRMC-1 9/17 GA Mobile CTT and DA 10/16, GA mobile DCH 3/18, HEAT1 3/18 Alum weekend 8/18, Opfor CLC 10/18, DA 11/18 CQBC 12/18, 5/19January 21, 2016 at 11:05 pm #23967Joe (G.W.N.S.)Moderator
Excellent points Robert.January 25, 2016 at 8:36 pm #24076HiDesertRatParticipant
To All others Who are ‘Rebating”,
I have received my rebate from the FLIR company. The secret seems to be…follow their instructions, not unlike cooking with a recipe. I wasn’t a decent cook til I listened, then learned…then you can improvise, but not before. So to all, if you have issues, email the company, and they will direct you accordingly. No issues of not getting back to me or obscure directions and so forth. They were on top of it. No worries.
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