The UNS-SR clip on night vision optic is purpose built for closer range engagements.
Running a night vision clip on has its advantages in the darkness. A quality unit like the UNS-SR will allow users to run their daytime optic and zero with no adjustments needed. Simply run your daytime scope like always. The UNS-SR shown here is a refurbished unit that has been manufactured by Knights Armament. The footprint of this unit is much smaller than a PVS30, which makes it ideal for standard or shorter length AR15’s/M4’s and similar platforms. While the unit does have a fair amount of weight, it is light and small in comparison to some other clip on options on the market.
Quality GEN III image intensifier tube for solid performance.
These units are built with either ELBIT or L3 1600 FOM Minimum Green Phosphor image intensifier tubes. Users can expect to gain the ability to engage targets at short to medium distances in darkness.
The Purpose behind this night vision clip on:
The UNS-SR was designed to be a lighter weight option to units like the PVS30. It was purpose built for shorter range engagements. Larger units like the PVS30 are most definitely higher performance, but they come at a size and weight cost. If your primary objective is keeping your night rifle light and nimble, but you still want the capability to shoot in darkness, this unit might be a good fit for you.
Effective range of this unit:
In our personal use, the UNS-SR shines between 100-200 yards, although it is advertised with a 500 yard capability. Infrared illumination further increases the performance of this unit as well. For shooters that find themselves engaging targets in these mid range distances, the UNS-SR might be a good option. For shooters looking for even further distances, purchasing a PVS30 might be the best move. The true benefit of running a night vision clip on is the precision during operation. If you have a precision scope dialed in during the day, that same scope and holds can be used at night. This is a clear benefit when looking to engage targets at night with precision.