PG25 Night Vision Monocular
The PG25 Night Vision Monocular is arguably the smallest and lightest night vision monocular available on the market. Don’t let its size fool you: This NV monocular is strong and capable and a perfect fit for the person just getting into night vision devices. One thing we will make abundantly clear: This will NOT be the most potent/high-performance unit on the market. We are offering this unit specifically for people who need NV capabilities without spending too much money on the unit.
Strength Coupled with Lightweight Form.
The PG25 is manufactured from an aluminum cast housing and features a mil spec dovetail. Inside the unit is a Gen 2 image intensifier tube. One thing to note: Rating a tube based solely off the “generation” is not a good metric. We will discuss minimum specs of these units below. The aluminum housing is rugged and durable. Because of this construction, we are are confident to descend into harsh environments with this unit on tap.
Low entry point, mid-range performance.
We aren’t offering the PG25 Night Vision Monocular for the hardcore person who needs the best of the best. Because of that fact, you should consider this unit with realistic expectations. The intensifier tube is not going to perform as well as our PVS-14’s with Photonis or Elbit tubes. It DOES still perform well, and gives you a capability in the darkness you otherwise would not have had. We just don’t want to mistake our intentions here: This is a VERY inexpensive unit that is PERFECT to get SOME people into the darkness. If you are new to night vision and/or you are on a tighter budget this might be a perfect fit for you.
Lightweight, Small, Portable.
One of the greatest strengths of the PG25 is the form factor. It is about half the size and weight of a PVS-14 monocular. When mounting units on your head, ounces equal pounds. Because of this reality, it is CRITICALLY important that you balance your load out on your helmet to limit fatigue. The PG25 is a No-Frills unit that has one function control knob, houses one CR123A battery, has a milspect dovetail and includes onboard illumination. That’s it. No frills, just a unit that gives you capabilities.
Perfect to couple with a bridged thermal monocular.
If you are looking to run a dual band setup (a NV monocular bridged with a thermal), this might be the perfect unit. For folks who need thermal more than NV, there is little reason to drop $4-5K on a high-spec PVS14. For the predator hunter, the PG25 is a perfect companion to a thermal. Having a quality thermal is the best way to scan, the PG25 coupled with said thermal just gives even more information to process while hunting.
Budget price, still a clear image.
Due to the size of the glass on the PG25, there is a LITTLE distortion around the edges of the glass. Overall, the tubes offered in the PG25 are very clear. We have been very happy with the performance of each PG25 we have purchased. Minimum specs are 1400 FOM, 22 SNR, & 64 lp/mm are the minimum specs for these units. The only downside: We do not receive specifications of the image intensifier with these units. Therefore, we do not supply specifications or guarantee specific metrics with each unit.