The Phantom Hill CTF2 is a modular laser aiming device for night vision shooting. Here are my thoughts on it.
Disclosures: No money exchanged hands for this review however I was provided the CTF2 by Phantom Hill for the purpose of review.
You can find this product on the Phantom Hill website: https://phantomhill.design/collections/ctf2
The Kiji IR Illuminator head was loaned by GP Armory for this review. https://gp-armory.com/ https://www.instagram.com/g_p_armory/ https://www.facebook.com/gparmoryllc Check them out for great IN-STOCK night vision, thermal, and light products.
The SureFire head was loaned to me by a good friend. Check out his links below: https://www.instagram.com/kcgewehr/ https://www.youtube.com/@GCMKC
30MC has has added a new Night Vision section to the top NAVBar here on the site. The first resource in there is a PRE-101 write-up about Getting Started in Night Vision. If you are interested in The Dark Arts give it a read. It might save you some time… and regret.
Below is a comparison table of 19 different industry optics magnifiers. Specifically the add-on type that can be flipped-to-side when not needed. From the expensive to the … less expensive. I can’t claim credit for any of the research here. I was given this chart by someone who got it off of the Light-Fighter Manifesto discord server. Just passing it along. I am sure someone out there needs this.
Isaac Botkin knocks it out of the park again with one of his explanations/exploration videos. In this video he explains how GPS works. Why you need a stand-alone unit in your kit and just how fragile the entire system is. This video is completely worth your time.
I found this super interesting. In the 70’s the Swedish military developed an almost completely analogue tank simulator to reduce cost of training future tank operators the basics. The funniest part is that the original computer was replaced by a raspberry pi.
On the Live Q or Die podcast IG: Allyoutpost revealed EOTech’s newest competitor on the NVG laser market aimed at competing with the NGAL. Supposedly the civilian version will retail for $1,299.00. If that is true I will be looking to get one. See the video at the link below on instagram.
This review is mainly targeted at the DIY tactical gear makers out there. Anyone from the hobbyist to the guys running side gigs making gear out of their basement, garage, extra bed room. If you fit into this spectrum then you have probably considered getting a digitally automated hot/cold webbing cutter for your shop but cringed at the prices.
T.Rex Arms produced this amazing 30 minute video about not just the AR-15 but rather an entire abridged history of the development of “militarize” firearms. Those who oppose civilian ownership of any weapons that may or might be used by military personnel are likely not being truthful (or perhaps are completely ignorant) regarding the history precedent of the subject. The production quality here is off the scale. A big thumbs up from 30MC (I have watched it three times). If I have convinced you to give the video a shot then please budget the time to watch it all the way through.
It just so happens that I was working on a write-up that was basically along the same lines as this video. As there is no way I could say things better I will most likely be pivoting that write-up to tackle a different angle of the argument. Stay tuned for that.
Night Vision used to always be green, right? That is certainly how I remember it. All of a sudden this pale bluish-white image started appearing in intensifier tubes and everybody had to have it. Is it better than green? The price it commands seems to think so.