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TNVC is Excited to Announce the RNVG from AB NightVision Inc

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018


The RNVG is designed as the most rugged night vision goggle available. While most NVG’s are built with molded polymer housings, the RNVG features a 7075 aluminum chassis for unsurpassed rigidity and structural strength. All articulation points have been beefed up to increase impact resistance, giving users one tough goggle. Designed and machined at AB NightVision, and finished / assembled at TNVC, the Ruggedized Night Vision Goggle is ready to face the toughest customers and harshest environments!


Traditionally, the weakest point in a night vision goggle is the joint between the optic pods and the bridge. This point accounts for the majority of catastrophic breakage when a NVG is dropped or hit. Part of this reason is that these joints are either polymer on polymer or metal on polymer interfaces. While there are some seriously impact resistant polymers out there, it’s hard to beat aluminum for strength to weight ratios. Both the optic pods and bridge in the RNVG are machined from solid billet 7075 (a material that is 36% stronger than most common steel), to give end users the strongest NVG on the market (not to mention a little piece of mind). Careful design and advanced machining keep the weight down to 20 oz. with a battery installed.

More info available on the TNVC website.

Visit TNVC at NRA Annual Meeting

Monday, April 30th, 2018

SHOT Show 18 – TNVC

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018


TNVC has introduced Remote Battery Case for the FLIR PTS 233, PTS 536 and PTS 736. It mounts to a Pic Rail and will offer an additional 13 hours of operational time.

TNVC giving out one of their highy sought after patches at Show Show 2018

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

TNVC owner, Vic DiCosola sent me this note:

“We’re giving out a limited number of these new patches at Shot Show in addition to showing off some of the newest NV gear releases. Come by TNVC’s booth #6502, say hi and talk NVD’s! But do get this new patch before it ends up on FleaBay as we will not be producing it again!”


Here’s their details:


ColorTAC Provides Clip-On Color Night Vision For The PVS-14

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Night Vision technology has exponentially increased the capabilities of warfighters, law enforcement professionals, and hunters. Being able to see in the dark provides a marked advantage in hunting terrorists, criminals, hogs, coyotes, and other vermin. But even the most cutting edge technology has its limitations. Image intensification devices have always been monochromatic, making the ability to decipher contrast between colors an impossibility… until now. Chromatra LLC was founded by a group of innovative thinkers with experience in electro-mechanical design and military optics. After years of development, their patented Gemini technology is changing everything we thought we knew about night vision systems.


The ColorTAC CVA-14 is a rugged device that clips onto a standard PVS-14 night vision monocular (sold separately). It contains two filter wheels that rotate in sync fore and aft of the NVG. The two color channels are viewed normally through the PVS-14 and the user’s brain perceives the encoded color information in near-true color.


Unlike previous attempts to broaden the color spectrum for image intensifiers, ColorTAC represents the night in near-true color. Earlier attempts to filter color on existing night vision systems failed because they would arbitrarily assign colors to surfaces. ColorTAC represents objects, surfaces, and patterns in near-true colors for increased identification ability. The product is “near-true” color because certain lighting conditions may cause certain colors to appear slightly off their actual. Colors will still appear in the correct hue, but their shade may be just to the right or left of the actual color if it was viewed in daylight.


The CVA-14 works in conjunction with a legacy PVS-14 or MOD-3B monocular. Due to its size, the CVA-14+PVS-14 is not recommended for head mount. Though head mounting it is possible, hand held application like a thermal imager is better. The CVA-14 increases the users’ detection capability by allowing them to better see people or objects that might otherwise blend together in a monochromatic image. This is especially useful in Surveillance and Search & Rescue operations. Color capability also greatly enhances identification of targets. An individual target in a group of people can quickly and easily be PID’d by the color of his/her clothing. The same can be done with vehicles and buildings. The CVA-14 also features a quick swap ability that allows the user to turn off the color and view the scene through the legacy night vision only. This facilitates communication with other team members who may not be using a ColorTAC device, because it allows the observer to see what their teammates see. Tracking (and medical triage) is also easier when blood trails actually show up as red stains. Fast information processing is critical in the defense and security communities. Time is life, and the ability to quickly make sense of what you see can greatly impact the safety of you and your team. It can mean the difference between mission success and mission failure, proactively neutralizing a threat or reactively dealing with the fallout.


ColorTAC works with both green and white phosphor image intensification tubes, as well as infrared lasers and illuminators. While the image is incredible with a standard green thin-filmed tube, it is even better and clearer with an un-filmed white phosphor tube. IR lasers and illuminators show up clear as day. They have a white-ish hue under the CVA-14.


The CVA-14 is a rugged, duty-ready system. The housing is a durable impact-resistant polymer that is engineered and manufactured by Wilcox Industries, a leader in defense industry production. It easily collapses for storage when not in use and installs in seconds without tools. The CVA-14 is powered by two AA lithium batteries and produces a quiet hum while in operation. The hum cannot be heard from more than a few feet away. Operation is simple with a single push button controlling power and pallet swap. A small Color Enhancer lever can increase or decrease color saturation in the image to aid the user in detection and identification.


The CVA-14 marks a revolution in nighttime operations for professionals and civilians alike. Warfighters, law enforcement, and hunters can now see in the dark… in color. The exponential increase in safety, target discrimination, and combat effectiveness cannot even be measured. The world is in color: see what you’ve been missing.

TNVC – Mohawk Mk3

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

The TNVC Mohawk Mk3 is a full spectrum counterweight / storage system for the modern combat helmet. Incorporating operator feedback as well as our staff’s own battlefield experience, we designed the Mohawk Mk3 to be a highly functional, modular accessory for all modern warriors. It provides useful storage and retention of mission-essential gear and will attach to any currently-fielded ballistic or bump helmet with Velcro. Building on the feature-rich Mk1 and Mk2, the Mk3 variant is designed for operators running the L-3 Insight AN/PVS-31(A) Battery Pack. This would include goggles such as the AN/PVS-31(A), GPNVG-18, AN/PSQ-36, etc.

The Mohawk Mk3 is packed full of useful features for Armed Professionals. No other helmet accessory system offers this level of versatility. Shipping now and already in the hands of US SOF operators.



Night Goggles Inc – Night Stalker Shooting Platform

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Night Goggles Inc is the sister company to TNVC and focuses on distributing and developing products for the night hunting market.


The all-new Night Goggles Inc “Night Stalker” Shooting Platform is the most portable, affordable, and universal tripod and rifle rest combo to date.  With lightweight, durable carbon fiber legs, camouflage pads, leveling ball-head, and state of the art innovation, the Night Stalker is perfect for nearly any shooting situation.  Whether you prefer standing, kneeling, sitting, or prone, the Night Stalker does it all.  You can even remove one leg for use as a monopod or walking stick.  We offer the Night Stalker as a standalone tripod or with the Shadow Tech “Pig Saddle” Rest.  The Pig Saddle will hold virtually any semi-auto or bolt action rifle on the market, making the Night Stalker truly universal.  Night Goggles Inc also offers the CRETAC Picatinny to Arca-Swiss Adapter.  This adapter attaches directly to the rifle and drops into the Night Stalker Tripod for quick setup and less bulk.


·         High quality carbon fiber legs for lightweight durability
·         180 degree foldable (approx. 18.5″ collapsed)
·         Three sections of height adjustment (68″ max height)
·         7.75″ lowest height (center stalk removed)
·         Monopod capable (extendable 15-55″)
·         Quick Lock legs
·         Foam padded legs
·         Spring Hook to hang packs and other materials
·         Non-slip rubber feet and steel spike feet for terrain versatility
·         36mm rotational ball plate allows shooting from all angles
·         Level adjustment knob and 360 degree dial for panoramic shooting
·         QR plate with anti-slide
·         Three built-in bubble vials

While the Night Stalker is developed with the hunter in mind, the features combined with value make it a perfect addition to Law Enforcement and Military Sniper’s kits.  For more information, visit the NGI website at

Night Stalker Shooting Tripod: Tripod Only $138.00

Night Stalker Shooting Tripod: With Pig Saddle $270.00

TNVC Featured In Premiere Issue Of UN12 Magazine

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

TNVC is excited to be included in the premier issue of UN12, a new publication focusing on the customization of guns and gear. The UN12 creative team is responsible for launching one of the most successful industry publications to date and is bringing their A Game to this new venture. UN12 is the shipping code for “Dangerous Goods,” most notably – firearms and munitions. Their goal is to talk about customizing products to improve function and increase the warrior’s capabilities. You will not find straight up reviews of stock production items here. UN12 is all about how professional warriors, competitive shooters, and everyday freedom-loving folks use and adapt gear to achieve success.


UN12 will run a very limited number of collectible morale patches for each issue. They will team up with a specific industry partner to create these patches and include them with specially marked copies of the magazine. The industry partner will also get a number of them to sell in case you miss the issue. TNVC is excited to be the first industry partner for UN12’s patch series. The patch is an exclusive version of the legendary TNVC “Lights Out MotherF**ker” design.

TNVC’s Director of Operations, Chip Lasky, has contributed a feature article to the premier issue of UN12. It focuses on night vision helmet setups for various applications and end-users. Chip will continue to contribute to UN12 with articles about gear setup for professionals.

The first issue will be available shortly through Rainier Arms, with wider distribution coming to a newsstand near you. Congrats to the UN12 creative team on an awesome new product.