Licentia Arms PVS-14: L3Harris
The Licentia Arms Co. L3Harris PVS-14 is one of the most economical and versatile night vision devices available. A PVS-14 can be helmet mounted or used as a handheld device. When helmet mounted, the user has the option of choosing which eye they prefer to use with device. This leaves the user with one unaided eye. An unaided eye is beneficial in environments where the user must read ambient lighting conditions. As a result, the user has an increased ability to gauge true lighting conditions. Because of this the PVS-14 is an excellent choice for urban duty use and those seeking the versatility that a monocular brings.
We are frequently asked, “is a PVS-14 worth getting or should I wait to get Binos?” Binocular night vision is amazing and has many benefits. However, PVS-14’s have many uses and are a great cost effective way to see at night. PVS-14’s are a very capable device and we think that they are a great way to get into night vision.
PVS-14s use 11769 style tubes. 11769 tubes have a gain lead off of the tube for manual gain. This is a huge benefit when moving between varying lighting conditions as the brightness can be adjusted to the desired level.
L3 Unfilmed White Phosphor – 24UA:
- FOM: 2160 min.
- Spot Spec: This option is manufactured with L3 24UA aviation grade tubes. This is the strictest spot spec available from L3Harris. These tubes do not have any spots >.003″ in zone 1 or zone 2. Spots </= .003″ are acceptable.
L3 Unfilmed White Phosphor – High FOM:
- FOM: 2376 min FOM.
- Spot Spec: This option is manufactured with L3 aviation grade tubes. This is the strictest spot spec available from L3Harris. These tubes do not have any spots >.003″ in zone 1 or zone 2. Spots </= .003″ are acceptable.
- These units are hand selected for the absolute best image quality and spot spec.