I reckon a thermal sight would solve all those gun-mounted flashlight problems we identified in the Gear Review of Insight’s M3 TI (Tactical Illuminator). A tad bulky for a handgun perhaps, but needs must. Press release:
American Technologies Network, makers of military, law enforcement, security and outdoor night vision and thermal applications, is proud to announce a new advanced family of thermal sights for light, medium and heavy weapon applications.
The ThOR series of thermal imaging scopes are based upon a proven 320 x 240 microbolometer core, which is coupled with a high resolution OLED Color Microdisplay Assembly that provides exceptional resolution and clarity. To achieve superior accuracy and precision the ThOR scopes utilize a rear projected optical precision windage and elevation system that allows for ¾” MOA (2X) and ½” MOA (3x) reticle adjustments.
This is a significant improvement over systems that use digital windage and elevation. The ThORs are the only thermal weapon sights with ATN’s new proprietary feature – Two Color Manual Brightness control of the aiming reticle. This feature allows for a choice of color (red or amber) of the projected reticle depending on the operator’s preference and tactical situation. The ThOR line is built with either a 2x or 3x optical magnifications. This provides is increased resolution benefits over digital zoom models.
The ThOR is an ideal product for force protection, border patrol officers, police SWAT and special operations forces providing them the tools they need to be successful in all field conditions both day and night.
UPDATE [sorry for the delay]: The MSRPs are $9995.00 for the 2x and $12,195.00 for the 3x. Non-civilian use.