IR.Tools, a provider of infrared (IR) equipment to the military and law enforcement community since 2006, has introduced a new line of powered targets for use with thermal imaging weapon accessories. Though previously limited to DoD and .gov type buyers, the company is now making its products available to the public at large. Most recently this has been a powered thermal target line.
Tom Boyer, IR.Tools owner and lead designer, says, “We now provide our optics customers a one-stop-shop for all their thermal targets. Passive or Powered, we will service them with a premium thermal target.”
The powered targets are heated with what is called “Fabroc technology” (q.v.). IR.Tools describes it as “nearly indestructible”. They’re constructed of a rubber-like material that requires no wires and thus obviates any worries of a short-circuit from bullet damage.
The lightweight, heat-efficient targets power up on a 12- or 24-volt battery and remain, avers the manufacturer, for over 500 rounds, maintaining a consistent thermal image and no flaring to disrupt training.
Their description continues,
What makes this thermal shooting target so unique is its durability. Fort Bragg, NC, has been shooting at the same Fabroc™ targets for 9-years.
And IR.Tools aims to provide this stand-out IR target to the military, special forces, law enforcement, hunters, and recreational sportsmen alike.
Not only are these powered thermal targets necessary for training, but they are easy to use. Their longevity means they are cost-effective. Now you can have a safe powered thermal target that lasts during some of the more complex training options, such as shoot, no-shoot scenarios.
An unnamed “Range Manager” at Ft. Bragg reportedly said, “The unmatched number of shots [the target] takes while maintaining a clear, realistic image to shoot is incredible.”
You can purchase the powered thermal shooting target, should you be so inclined, for an MSRP that ranges from $60.00 – $90.00 at INV PRO TECH Tools.
|POWERED TARGET SPECS (12V/24V) DC|
|Current Draw at 12V =||1.15A|
|Power Consumption at 12V =||14W|
|5590 mAh Battery (12V Battery Life) =||13h|
|Current Draw at 24V =||2.3A|
|Power Consumption at 24V =||56W|
|5590 mAh Battery (24V Battery Life) =||3.25h|
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