The Late Night Vision Show

Jason & Hans

The first and only podcast dedicated to night vision/thermal hog and predator hunting, night optic reviews and hunting talk from two East Texans that practice what they preach.

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This week is Thanksgiving 2021 and we decided to dedicate this show to our viewers/listeners and answer some of the questions we've been asked recently. If you have questions you'd like us to address on the show, please leave a comment and we'll see if we can include it in a future episode. We have so much to be thankful for and we are especially thankful for all of our listeners and Outdoor Legacy customers. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Nov 25

53 min 56 sec

This week Jason and Hans release one of the most important reviews for 2021. One of the most anticipated reviews for literally the top thermal scope available in the US hunting market; the N-Vision Halo XRF. This scope needs very little description here, it speaks for itself, as does our review. This is a very serious scope for very serious hunters. If you're looking for the best of the best, this review is for you, don't miss it, this scope is unlike any other to ever be created and we don't even believe there's a contest. If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Nov 18

46 min 57 sec

On Episode 184 of the podcast Hans and Jason review the new AGM Rattler TS50-640 thermal rifle scope. This new AGM scope is the latest in the very popular Rattler series and their second addition in their high resolution 640x512 offerings. The TS50-640 is an excellent value at $4,495 and offers a 2.5x base magnification, video recording, picture in picture, multiple zeoring profiles and includes an American Defense Mfg. QD mount. If you're looking for a very affordable 640 resolution scope check out this review to learn more about this awesome new scope.  If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Nov 11

43 min 27 sec

Fall is one of the most beloved times of year for hunters for many reasons but deer hunters in particular get excited for their few short months of open season to hunt the big buck of their dreams. One thing that many hog and coyote hunters have learned is that many of their night hunting tools can actually be used during the day time to help them with success in their deer hunting adventures. Today Hans and Jason talk about how many digital NV optics can be used during the daylight for deer hunting and how thermal can help deer hunters spot their prey and even recover them after the kill. Listen as the guys explain how nigh hunting tools aren't always just for night hunting only! If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Nov 4

44 min 1 sec

The name Bering Optics had become synonymous with the word "Hogster", which is the model name of 3 of the top selling thermal scopes on the market in the 384 resolution range. Now, Bering has a new model that's also poised to become a household name; introducing the Super Yoter. This is Bering's answer to the competition in the high resolution 640x480 class and they are coming in strong. The Super Yoter is a 3x base magnification, small compact design, amazing image quality and it comes in at the eye opening price of $4,595. If you're looking for a high end thermal optic with the reach for mid to long range shooting but won't break the bank, don't miss this episode of The Late Night Vision Show. If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Oct 28

41 min 20 sec

Hans and Jason are back again this week with a show answering some common questions about the differences in the iRay Bravo and Bolt TL35 thermal rifle scopes. These two scopes are very similar but have their differences and Hans and Jason lay out the specs side by side and then explain the strong points of both models. Later in the show they offer their initial review of the new iRay ILR-1000 modular/add-on laser range finder for the iRay Rico MK1 thermal rifle scopes. They explain how the ILR connects to the scope and the basic functions it offers.  If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Oct 21

41 min 24 sec

The Late Night Vision Show is back again with Breaking News! This time we invite Chase Stephens from Sightmark to share the news of a brand new digital night vision scope called the Wraith 4K Mini. This exciting new optic is like no other digital NV scope we’ve ever seen before. Check out this short news segment for all the info! If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Oct 15

12 min 36 sec

The continued growth of the thermal and night vision industry brings many exciting changes; new technologies, new features, better image quality and as we've recently seen, lower prices. This week, Jason and Hans review the new AGM Rattler TS35 640 thermal rifle scope that is truly the first of it's kind when it comes to high quality thermal optics....this is a 640 high resolution thermal scope for $3,9995! We've never reviewed a 640 resolution thermal rifle scope for under $5,000, much less for under $4,000. AGM continues to push the envelope by bringing new, high quality thermal optics to hunters that are more affordable, dependable and easy to use. The Rattler TS35 640 is no exception. Listen as Hans and Jason lay out their thoughts and review of this exciting new scope. If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Oct 14

41 min 2 sec

Episode 179 of The Late Night Vision Show is here and this week we continue with our Fall 2021 setup suggestions. This time around we discuss the best thermal monoculars for both hog and coyote hunting. With more handheld thermals on the market than ever before the confusion is greater than ever as well. Jason and Hans lay out their main choices for the best monoculars for hog hunting, coyote hunting and even those that will crossover well for both hunting situations. We know there will still be a lot of questions to be answered, but when you're ready to buy and need help nailing down which model is right for your unique hunting situation, give Hans and Jason a call at Outdoor Legacy. If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Oct 7

43 min 43 sec

When it comes time to pick out a night vision or thermal scope for hog hunting, many hunters have no idea where to start. There are more great scopes in every category than ever before but that's a double edged sword; more choices but more confusion. On this episode the guys lay out a list of their picks for the best hog hunting scopes for the fall of 2021. There are still a lot of choices in this list but it gives hunters a good place to start and when you get ready to buy and need help narrowing down the list, don't hesitate to give Hans and Jason a call. If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Sep 30

42 min 21 sec

On this week's podcast Jason and Hans deliver up one of their favorite reoccurring shows, a topic they call "The State of the Industry". On this show they discuss everything that is going on with all the major night vision and thermal brands on the US market, they talk about how the industry is performing, what new optics we should expect to see in the coming months and other topics related to the industry. While this show is definitely an "inside baseball" type discussion and won't interest everyone, there is a lot of great information and updates packed into the episode. If you're a die hard night hunting fan and want the latest news from the industry, this show is for you! If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Sep 23

54 min 50 sec

Hans and Jason get a lot of calls this time of year from coyote hunters who are getting ready for the fall and winter hunting season and are trying to figure out what scopes in various price ranges would work well for coyote hunting. To help narrow down the list some, on this episode of the podcast they break down what they believe are the best night vision and thermal scopes in the price ranges from $500 to the very top end. They break the scopes down into classes based on price and image quality and rule out a ton of great scopes that they feel just don't quite have the magnification or quality needed to be a great coyote or predator hunting scope. There are still a lot of scopes on their list, so if you have questions about which one is right for you before you make the purchase, give them a call and get their expert advice! If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Sep 16

49 min 23 sec

The consumers spoke, Pulsar listened and delivered. Today we review an optic unlike anything we've ever used or reviewed on this podcast. The Pulsar Trionyx T3 is revolutionary in the fact that it combines digital night vision and thermal imaging into one handheld device and then offers a 3rd option of fusing or overlaying the two technologies at once. A common desire for hunters, farmers and property owners is to be able to quickly detect an animal or a person at a long range and then be able to positively ID who or what it is once it gets closer. Up until now that required two separate optics, one thermal and one night vision. With the Trionyx, those have all been combined into one. Check out this episode as Hans and Jason give their full field review of this new optic and help you determine if this is the right optic for your needs. If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Sep 9

41 min 45 sec

We're back at a familiar location in the recording studio of Pulsar USA to once again get the latest breaking news on what Pulsar is doing to innovate and move the thermal industry forward. Jeff Murray, VP of Sales and Chase Stephens, US Thermal Market Manager sit down with us to offer our viewers the first look at and all the inside scoop on the new Trionyx T3. This handheld bi-ocular (similar to a binocular) is the first of it's kind for the hunting industry, offering digital night vision, thermal imaging and fusion/overlay option where both technologies are combined. Listen and learn about the exciting innovation that Pulsar continues to bring to the market. Be sure to tune into Ep. 175 of The Late Night Vision Show for our full review of the Trionyx T3. If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Sep 8

39 min 23 sec

When it comes to thermal rifle scopes, the one thing that most people don't get excited about is the way the scope looks. Then came the iRay USA Rico Bravo to shake things up. With a unique custom compact designed housing, a magnetic USB connection, 5 year warranty and painted sniper gray....people are talking and for good reason. The Bravo has 384x288 12 micron sensor, 3x optical magnification, internal video recording, an excellent image quality and it's one of the best looking thermal rifle scopes ever made. At $3,499, this is going to be a huge seller. If your interest is piqued don't miss this full review where Jason and Hans over their 2 cents on this awesome new scope. If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need  pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Sep 2

44 min 47 sec

A 640x480 high resolution scope with beautiful image quality, 10+ hour battery life with a removable battery and a built in laser range finder....what else can you ask for? If that sounds like your dream scope then you don't want to miss this episode of the podcast because Hans and Jason are reviewing the Pulsar Trail 2 XP50 LRF. This scope has been on the market since 2020 but due to the pandemic was in extremely low production and very difficult to get up until mid to late summer of 2021 when the shipments finally started rolling in better to the US. Check this review out to hear all about another great Pulsar thermal rifle scope that is definitely one of the most popular and sought after scopes of 2020 and 2021. If  you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need  pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give  Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Aug 26

43 min 14 sec

When it comes to comparing two thermal scopes, one of the most common ways is to create a side by side video comparison. The problem with this is, there are so many variables at play that it rarely works out well. For instance, is the creator of the video biased? Did they intentionally or unintentionally manipulate the video, did they have both scope's settings properly adjusted, are they comparing two scopes that can even be fairly compared? This week Jason and Hans discuss the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to thermal scope comparisons, check out the show and see what you think. Also, be sure to stick around for the last segment of the show when Hans shares a very scary and serious situation he encountered a few weeks ago. If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Aug 19

50 min 34 sec

This week we review the 3rd thermal rifle scope of the InfiRay models sold by iRay USA. This model is the Bolt TL35, a 3x, 384x288 12 micron optic that is built in a 30mm scope tube housing. With over 12 hours of battery life, a great image quality and a 5 year warranty, the Bolt is sure to be a hot seller on the thermal market for both hog and coyote hunters alike. Listen as Hans and Jason review this great new scope.  If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Aug 12

47 min 18 sec

As 2021 progresses we continue to see more new and exciting thermal optics hit the market. The latest scope to be announced is the new iRay USA Bravo and it will be hitting dealer shelves soon. Hans and Jason give a brief discussion of this optic and tell you what you can expect from the latest scope in this year’s line up.   In the second segment of the show the guys talk about 3 more common frequently asked questions they get from end users and customers and they shed some light on more facts and fiction concerning thermal optics.  If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Aug 5

45 min 21 sec

A thermal rifle scope under $1,500? Can it be true? Is this the scope you should buy and will it out perform scopes that cost twice as much? This week Hans and Jason offer their thoughts on the new sub-entry level Bering Hogster Stimulus. Listen to see if this is just the scope for you or if you should save up your dollars and buy something more expensive. Also in this episode Jason and Hans show off their new custom American Defense pistols that they’ve been talking about recently. If you’re into AR’s then don’t miss the second segment of the show! If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Jul 29

44 min 4 sec

As the new thermals continue to hit the market for 2021, The Late Night Vision Show is here with more hands on field reviews to help you stay informed. On this episode Hans and Jason review the new N-Vision Halo X50 thermal rifle scope. This is the 2nd model in the Halo X series and if you're looking for a high end thermal scope, the X50 is definitely a scope you don't want to miss. With a 3.5x base magnification, internal audio and video recording, smart phone streaming and the very best image quality available on the thermal hunting market, at $8,495, the Halo X50 is an absolutely amazing scope. Listen to this review to hear what Hans and Jason think of one of the newest and best scopes on the market. If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Jul 22

48 min 12 sec

A common question when it comes to thermal rifle scopes a if 640 high resolution is worth the extra money compared the standard 384 and 320 resolution optics. Hans and Jason have discussed this 2 years ago on the podcast but decided to revisit the topic because of the improvements in technology in recent years and because the question continues to arise. We hope this show helps answer some of those questions for you.  If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Jul 15

47 min 38 sec

We're back for Ep. 166 of The Late Night Vision Show and this week we've got a fun show topic compared to our usual scope reviews or more serious hunting discussions. Hans dreamed up the idea for this show that we're calling "Would your rather....? Hunting Edition" and on this episode he asks Jason a series of hunting related questions ranging from legitimate to absurd. Tune in to this episode for a fun and entertaining barrage of questions and responses from both your weekly podcast hosts. If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Jul 8

45 min 1 sec

On this episode of the podcast we are bringing in one of the newest and high end, top quality thermal scopes to hit the thermal market for Summer 2021; the N-Vision Halo-X 35. Our friends over at N-Vision told us they were going to shake the high end thermal market up with innovation and image quality like we'd never seen before and they delivered on that promise. The Halo-X 35 is a 2.5x base magnification scope that sells for $7,495 and includes internal audio and video recording and uses two removable standard 18650 batteries. This is truly one of the most exciting scopes to hit the market in a very long time and N-Vision is proving with their continued quality, customer service and innovation that they are they are here to stay and they want to produce the best thermal hunting scopes on the market. Listen to this show for Hans and Jason's full field review of the Halo-X 35. If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Jul 1

50 min 55 sec

With President Trump exiting the White House and President Biden coming into office, the 2nd Amendment and new gun laws have been a hot topic among hunters and gun owners. While most of have us have been focused on the federal side of things, we've haven't been paying enough attention to the state and local climate. Many Texas citizens were surprised to hear that our legislature passed 7 new important bills allowing for more gun right freedom or securing the freedoms we already have. On this show Jason and Hans go down the list one by one of these 7 new bills that will be signed into law in September 2021.   If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Jun 24

47 min 54 sec

When the hog hunting slows down at different times, often times hunters will ask us what setups they need to successfully hunt coyotes. People will ask if they need a new rifle caliber, a different scope and a completely new setup. This week Jason and Hans go over their thoughts regarding what hog hunters need to hunt both hogs and coyotes. They discuss what a hog hunter will need to have but how to also keep from breaking the bank to begin their new hunting experience. If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Jun 17

45 min 33 sec

Review time again this week. On this episode Hans and Jason review the new for 2021 Pulsar Helion 2 XQ38 thermal monocular. With a 384x288 resolution, 3x base magnification, 10 hour removable/rechargeable battery, an excellent image quality, and a $2,999 price tag, this is one of the top thermal monoculars in its class. Hans and Jason offer up their opinions on this monocular and explain to the listeners who they believe it a good for. If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Jun 10

39 min 54 sec

On this episode of The Late Night Vision Show, Hans and Jason compare the specs and real world hunting abilities of the Sightmark Wraith HD models and the Wraith 4K Max. These two affordable scopes are by far the most popular and best selling night vision scopes to ever hit the market. While the HD’s and 4K Max are all in the Wraith family, there are major differences and strong points for each of the three models. On this episode we discuss these differences and offer up our opinion on which model might suit your hunting style best. If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Jun 3

46 min 31 sec

How do you take one of the most popular 640 high resolution thermal scopes on the market and make it better? That’s a question that Hans and Jason answer this week with their full review of the Thermion 2 XP50 thermal rifle scope. With a new larger diameter and higher quality objective lens and an improved sub 25mk thermal sensor, the Thermion 2 XP50 is going to continue the legacy of setting the standard for thermal rifle scopes in its price range. Check out this full review to hear what Hans and Jason think after using and testing is brand new scope in the field. If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

May 27

54 min 18 sec

Pixels, microns, millikelvins, resolution, pixel pitch and NETD….confused yet? Do you wonder what these words actually mean and wonder how they all work together? Practically speaking, are you asking yourself which one is more important when it comes time to buy a new thermal scope? If you answered yes to any of those questions, this episode of The Late Night Vision Show is for you. Hans and Jason do their best to break down these complex topics (that they barely understand themselves) and explain them in their unique conversational East Texan way that hopefully helps you become better educated for when it comes time to buy a thermal optic. If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

May 20

49 min 8 sec

  We’re back with review this week of a thermal scope that been in high demand even before it was officially in production. This time around we are reviewing the AGM Rattler TS35, 2.2x, $2,495 thermal rifle scope. With internal video recording, an included American Defense QD mount, easy to use buttons and a great image quality for the money, the Rattler TS35 is going to be a contender for the “Best Entry Level Thermal Rifle Scope” for the Late Night Vision Show “Best of 2021”. Check out this episode for our full review of this great little scope that packs a big punch.  If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

May 13

44 min 29 sec

This time around we have a very different topic for  our listeners and viewers and while it's not directly related to hog or  coyote hunting, night vision or thermal, it is related to firearms. This  week Hans and Jason sit down to discuss their favorite handguns. They  explain what pistols they carry concealed on a daily basis, which ones  they chose to carry with them in the field hunting and also their  overall favorite handgun. While the topic a little different than  normal, they get a lot of questions about rifles, handguns, ammo and  gear so they thought they'd spend some time explaining what pistols they  carry and why. We hope you enjoy the show! If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

May 6

43 min 39 sec

Welcome to the 156th episode of The Late Night Vision Show! This episode marks 3 full years, 156 weeks in a row, never missing a week, that Hans and Jason have recorded and published an episode of the podcast. This is an exciting milestone for the show and we're thankful for all of our faithful listeners and viewers. This week we chose a hot topic to discuss that has been on everyone's mind.....when will this ammo shortage end? We dive head first into the politics of the issue and how the last year's events, the pandemic and the current political climate has caused the mass shortage and demand for ammo. Is the end near? Will things ever get back to normal? Listen as Jason and Hans offer up their thoughts on the subject. If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Apr 29

49 min 55 sec

Our viewers and listeners often ask us for our secrets, tips or tricks when it comes to our hog hunting success. In truth, we don’t have any real secrets but instead just some methods and small tricks we’ve learned over the years by trial and error. We know what works for us and we know what makes things easier. So on this episode Hans and Jason will offer up 5 suggestions or “life hacks” as Hans calls them, on how to make yourself a more successful and better hog hunter. There are many more we could add to this list but these are definitely a great place to start. If you have more questions that you’d like answered on a future show please leave us a comment and let us know. If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Apr 22

50 min 25 sec

We’re back this week with some exciting news and another thermal monocular review. This time around we will be reviewing the all new Zeiss DTI 3/35 thermal monocular. Yes you read that right….Zeiss; the same Zeiss that produces some of the highest quality daytime optics on the hunting market. We are glad to welcome them to the thermal and night hunting industry and we’re glad to be testing out their very first thermal optic. The DTI 3/35 is a 2.5x base magnification, full featured monocular that offers a stunning image quality with a 384x288 17 micron thermal sensor and offers the look, feel and quality you expect out of a Zeiss product. Check out are full review on this episode and see if this monocular might be the next tool you need in your hunting bag. If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Apr 15

43 min 11 sec

Questions. If there is one word that sums up what compromises most of the hours of the week for both Hans and Jason, it's probably "questions". Or maybe it should be "answers" because most of what they do is provide answers to people about thermal and night vision optics, hog and coyote hunting, general night hunting questions and much more. So when Hans came up with the great idea to do a Q & A show just answering questions they have both received recently, Jason thought Hans had actually come up with a great show idea for a change! On this informative, yet light hearted show the guys answer 10 questions that should provide some insight, knowledge and entertainment for everyone. Sit back and enjoy! If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Apr 8

53 min 36 sec

We get a lot of questions from podcast listeners and customers at Outdoor Legacy asking if they should buy a scope or a handheld monocular first. Or maybe they already own a scope but they aren't sure if they should upgrade to a nicer scope or buy a thermal monocular and keep using their current scope. Every situation is a little different but several of the same general type of questions keep reoccurring and we understand why....night vision and thermal optics aren't cheap, they are confusing for many people. Everyone wants to spend their money wisely, so they have the best possible setup that will insure them the best chance for success in field. No matter if you don't own a single night vision or thermal device or you already own more than one but you're thinking about upgrading, this podcast has great information that can help offer advice on the things you need to consider before making that next purchase. If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Apr 1

52 min 9 sec

One of our goals at The Late Night Vision Show is to help take the confusion out of buying and using night vision and thermal optics. Keeping with that theme, this week Hans and Jason discuss 5 of the biggest myths (or sources of confusion) surrounding NV and thermals. Many of the topics on this list make up the most common questions we hear on a daily basis from our customers at Outdoor Legacy. We hope this discussion offers some helpful insight and answers common questions that many people might have. If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need  pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give  Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Mar 25

48 min 44 sec

2021 brings in a new year and a very large crop of new entry level thermal rifle scopes but with all those new scopes comes something unwanted....confusion. There are Bering Optics Hogster 25 and 35’s, AGM Rattler 25 and 35’s, the Pulsar Thermion XM30 and a couple more scopes that don’t belong but get mistakenly lumped into the group as well. On this show Hans and Jason break down each of these scopes and how they compare to each other and which models are best for different hunting situations. If you are confused or have questions about how any of these scopes compare to each other, listen in and this episode will help! If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need  pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give  Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Mar 18

46 min 55 sec

The new thermal scope reviews just keep coming week after week. We’ve never seen such a long period of new and exciting scopes hitting the market in all price ranges, from entry level to top of the line. This week we’ve got a scope to review that is really going excite the coyote and predator hunters. It’s the iRay Rico MK1 384 4x base magnification thermal rifle scope for $3,999. With an outstanding image quality, one of the best we’ve ever seen in a 384x288 optic, 4x base mag, 6-8 hour battery life, internal recording and a 5 year warranty, there is a lot for a mid to long range shooter to love. Hans and Jason break down all the features, likes, dislikes and tell you who it’s good for, so don’t miss this episode. If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Mar 11

50 min 15 sec

On this installment of The Late Night Vision Show, Hans and Jason do something they’ve never done before; review 3 thermal optics in one episode! This week they are reviewing the 3 (new for 1st quarter 2021) AGM Taipan thermal monoculars. With models ranging from $1,295 to $1,895, all with great image quality, long battery life, video recording and packed into a small light weight design, these are some of the best thermal monoculars under $3,000 we’ve ever seen. Listen as Hans and Jason explain the different specs of each model, their opinions on them and describe who the believe each model is best suited for. If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Mar 4

48 min 8 sec

Episode 147 is another round of the “No Show SHOT Show” series and as we continue spotlighting the biggest and best brands in the thermal and night vision industry and this week is no exception as we talk about Bering Optics. While not new to the industry, admittedly there is no other brand in recent memory that has made such a splash and name for themselves over a 12 month period as Bering Optics. The most amazing part is, they didn’t do it by having a huge social media presence and they didn’t gain the household name they have by spending a fortune on advertising. No, they did it by producing extremely affordable thermal scopes with the best image quality the industry has ever seen for their respective price points and they let the customers do the talking. Listen as we discuss what 2021 holds for Bering and there is even a surprise breaking news scope announcement tucked into the show, so you won’t want to miss that!   If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Feb 25

48 min 14 sec

We’re taking a short break this week from the “2021 No Show SHOT Show” company interview and profiles to squeeze in a thermal scope review. This time around we will be reviewing the new and exciting AGM Rattler TS25 1.5x thermal rifle scope that sells for only $1,995. We say this is an exciting review because it really is. This is for first thermal rifle scope we’ve ever reviewed for under $2,000 that includes a focusable objective lens, internal video recording and comes with an American Defense mount pre-attached! For guys wanting to get into a quality thermal scope without breaking try bank, this is the scope for you. If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Feb 18

35 min 38 sec

Another round of the "No Show SHOT Show" the Hans and Jason are glad to welcome Tym Dore of N-Vision Optics to the podcast for an interview and update on what's happening with their company for 2021. As regular listeners of the podcast know N-Vision has been shaking things up for the last several months with their introduction of the small, lightweight NOX thermal optics and most recently their announcement of the ground breaking Halo-X series of thermal rifle scopes. The Halo-X models will include internal video recording, wifi streaming, rechargeable batteries and one model will even include a built in laser range finder! To hear more about all these new models and what we can expect to see from N-Vision this year, sit back and enjoy this very informational interview. If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Feb 11

47 min 37 sec

On Episode 144 of the podcast we are pleased to welcome to the show Trent Henckell, Sales Manager for AGM Global Vision. Trent joins Hans and Jason to discuss what’s new for AGM in 2021 and what new and exciting things we can expect out of the company moving forward. With a current focus on bringing quality thermal optics to the market at prices that many hunters can afford, AGM has been making waves since their entry into the market in 2019. Hans and Jason have been testing out the new thermal Taipan and Rattlers for several weeks and can’t work to review them on the podcast. We’re excited to see what the future holds for AGM as they continue bring more great optics to the market! If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Feb 4

40 min 42 sec

Back again this week on the podcast Hans and Jason are bringing you another scope review of a new and exciting optic to the thermal world. There has a been a buzz generating about the new iRay Rico MK1 640x480 12 micron thermal rifle scope and if you're curious what all the talk is about, you don't want to miss this show. With awesome image quality, video recording, long life removable batteries and an awesome warranty, this is going to be a very popular scope for the new year. So listen in as the guys give you their full field review, including some exclusive footage from this great new scope. If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Jan 28

44 min 59 sec

As we enter into 2021 the thermal and night vision industry starts the year off with with so much change and activity that we can barely keep up. There are everything from new thermal companies entering the market, to some of the best new affordable thermal monoculars and scopes we’ve ever seen and even some ground breaking news from the highest end thermals available to US hunters. In this jam packed episode Hans and Jason offer up a run down of the current state of the night vision and thermal industry. There is so much news they could barely fit it all into this fast paced episode but if you want to keep up with the latest in the night hunting industry, don’t miss this show! If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Jan 21

55 min 52 sec

We’re back this week with a review of a scope that just hit the market this week. Pulsar announced the release of the Thermion XM30 and this is their first new thermal scope under the $3,300 price tag since January of 2017! The XM30 has all the great features of the other Thermion models including, video recording, battery packs, smart phone apps and more. With a 3.5x base magnification and a fixed focus the XM30 is a great option for hunters not wanting to break the bank but needing the extra magnification for some longer shots. Listen as Hans and Jason offer their full field review of this affordable new scope from Pulsar. If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Jan 14

44 min 42 sec

This week Hans and Jason round off the “Best of 2020” scope awards with the Best High End Thermal Scope. This category features several Trijicon scopes as well as the N-Vision Halo LR. We don’t want to give anything away but not much has changed in this category in the last 12 months, although we think things will look very different in this line up for 2021, which is always exciting to look forward to. Listen as Hans and Jason discuss the best high end thermal optics available to hunters and make their pick for 2020! If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Jan 7

42 min 18 sec

On Episode 139 of The Late Night Vision Show Hans and Jason continue  with the "best of" series and this week they give their pick for the  Best Thermal Scope Under $6,000 for 2020. This category is full of  Pulsar scopes and all of them are extremely popular and for good reason.  The four scopes in the running are the Pulsar Trail 2 XQ50 LRF, Pulsar  Thermion XP50, Pulsar Trail 2 XP50 LRF and the Pulsar Thermion XG50. Any  of these scopes could win an award for their quality, design and value  but there will only be one winner in this round, so listen up to see  which scope gets the gold! If you’re looking to buy thermal optics or night vision and need pre-purchase advice, check out https://outdoorlegacygear.com or give Jason & Hans a call at (877)350-1818

Dec 2020

47 min 36 sec