J-ARM

Tactical World - - Special Section -

One of the most com­mon units in Night Vi­sion that is the mil­i­tary and law en­force­ment stan­dard is the PVS-14. This is a Monoc­u­lar Night Vi­sion De­vice (MNVD) that uses a third-gen­er­a­tion im­age in­ten­si­fier tube, and is pri­mar­ily man­u­fac­tured by Lit­ton In­dus­tries (Now L-3 War­rior Sys­tems) and ITT Cor­po­ra­tion. It is of­ten used “hands free” us­ing a head har­ness or at­tached to a com­bat hel­met, but can be used as a weapon’s night sight.

The J-arm is a de­vice that screws to the PVS-14 monoc­u­lar that al­lows the user to mount the NVG unit to the NVG mount and hel­met. The Wil­cox J-arm has a dove­tail in­ter­face that mates to the Wil­cox G24 mount. With this mount you get lit­tle-to-no move­ment be­tween the sys­tem.

This makes the sys­tem eas­ier to use and work through. Older mounts had a J-arm with a bay­o­net at­tach­ment. The at­tach­ment sys­tem was eas­ily bro­ken and fell off with min­i­mal pres­sure on the re­lease but­ton. I rec­om­mend stay­ing away from this type of mount­ing sys­tem for ob­vi­ous rea­sons.

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