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Where Did Night Fision’s Name Come From?

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Where Did Night Fision’s Name Come From?

Night Vision – Quite simply, is the ability to see in low-light conditions.

In nuclear chemistry and physics, nuclear fission is either a nuclear reaction or a radioactive decay process in which the nucleus of an atom splits into smaller parts.

Tritium is an uncommon product of the nuclear fission of plutonium-235, uranium-235, and uranium-233.

Night Vision + Nuclear Fission = Night Fision


Night Fision brings over 25 years of manufacturing experience with Tritium to the firearms industry.

Night Fision sights pack 30% more Tritium into every sight so you are prepared for any lighting scenario.

Night Fision Expands Line of Accur8™ Sights

Dearborn, Mich. (December 15, 2018) – Night Fision, a leader in advanced tritium insertion solutions, is expanding their product line of Accur8™ night sights. Newly available options will fit CZ P-10 C, Glock 42/43, and Smith & Wesson Shield firearms.

The Accur8™ sights were developed in a partnership with Paul Markel of Student of the Gun. “The Student of the Gun Accur8™ sights were designed to provide absolute accuracy, day or night,” said Markel.

“I couldn’t be more excited about expanding our popular Accur8™ line of sights,” said Jacob Herman, Director of Sales and Marketing. “These sights are the result of hours of development and testing, culminating in the creation of a design practical for shooters of all levels.”

Accur8™ sights provide a stack tritium design with sights regulated for point of impact shooting a defined defensive distance. Like all Night Fision Precision Tritium Sights, the Accur8™ sights are machined from high quality steel and coated with black nitride. The sights have a 16-year warranty on the tritium vials.

All Accur8™ sights are available in a yellow, orange, white, blue, or red front ring color. To purchase any Night Fision sights, please visit www.nightfision.com.

 

About Night Fision

Based in Metro Detroit, Night Fision brings a rich background of automotive engineering, lean manufacturing and expertise in tritium illumination to the firearms industry. Its sister company, Cammenga, is the official manufacturer of the U.S. Army’s Tritium Lensatic Compass and provides them to national militaries around the world. As a result, Night Fision utilizes over 25 years of tritium insertion and military-grade manufacturing expertise to provide the brightest tritium night sights on the market today. The company’s proprietary Perfect DotTM, combined with CNC precision machined bodies and a higher concentration of tritium, allows for the creation of the highest quality pistol night sights with enhanced brightness, all Built in the USA with Swiss Tritium. For more information about Night Fision, please visit www.nightfision.com.

 

Media Contact

Stephanie Spika

(406) 350-2088

sspika@nightfision.com

Chase Myers Added to Night Fision Team!

Night Fision Names Chase Myers National Sales Manager

Dearborn, Mich. (December 13, 2018) – Night Fision, a leader in advanced tritium insertion solutions, is pleased to announce the hiring of Chase Myers as National Sales Manager.

“We are eager to have Chase join the Night Fision team,” said Jacob Herman, Director of Sales and Marketing. “Chase has the experience necessary to help grow our company, and I’m confident he will provide high quality service for our dealers and consumers.”

In this new role, Myers will work with industry partners to drive sales and grow the Night Fision brand.

Myers previously managed e-commerce for Gun Broker and has also served as Business Development Manager at Century Arms.  As an avid shooter and gun owner, Myers has both the personal and professional experience needed to excel at Night Fision.

“I’m excited to work for a company that has great growth potential,” Myers said. “Night Fision makes exceptional products and I look forward to representing this innovative company.”

About Night Fision

Based in Metro Detroit, Night Fision brings a rich background of automotive engineering, lean manufacturing and expertise in tritium illumination to the firearms industry. Its sister company, Cammenga, is the official manufacturer of the U.S. Army’s Tritium Lensatic Compass and provides them to national militaries around the world. As a result, Night Fision utilizes over 25 years of tritium insertion and military-grade manufacturing expertise to provide the brightest tritium night sights on the market today. The company’s proprietary Perfect DotTM, combined with CNC precision machined bodies and a higher concentration of tritium, allows for the creation of the highest quality pistol night sights with enhanced brightness, all Built in the USA with Swiss Tritium. For more information about Night Fision, please visit www.nightfision.com.

Media Contact

 Stephanie Spika

(406) 350-2088

sspika@nightfision.com

Back Woods Pistol

I have carried about every type of pistol there is in the woods, including 4 inch 44 specials, 10mm Glocks, and Ruger Single Six’s. Unless I am in an area with bears there is no reason to carry a big bore pistol since I usually have a rifle. If I am out hiking or camping then I want a pistol that I can take a squirrel or occasional rabbit out with. I settled on the Ruger Single Six for a long time. We have a few of them floating around the house, and it was the simplest one to grab. A few years ago Tactical Solutions sent me a Pac-Lite upper for a Ruger 22/45. I had never really loved the 22/45 as I thought it was heavy for what it was and not as accurate as I wanted. The Pac-Lite upper changed my entire outlook on a semi auto 22 pistol.

I changed out the weighty, and less than optimal factory upper for the TacSol Pac-Lite. In my opinion, what makes the Pac-Lite upper so amazing is the precision machined aircraft grade aluminum barrel that contains a steel liner crowned at 11 degrees. Each barrel is hand chambered with a manual machine so the operator can actually feel the steel being cut. There are many accurate 22 pistols, but once you shoot a hundred rounds or so then the accuracy and reliability goes downhill like a snowball headed to hell. If I am headed to the woods I am probably going to be doing a lot of shooting over a weekend, and the last thing I want to do is break the gun down. TacSol chambers are designed to give the maximum accuracy while keeping reliability. TacSol guarantees each pistol will do a 1 inch group at 25 yards with standard velocity ammo. Chet tells me to use Eley ammo but that is a bit pricey. I run standard CCI Blazer.

I outfitted my pistol with a Vortex Venom red dot, which is a major upgrade over the old Single Six pistol sights. I use the 3 MOA dot and find it sufficient for about anything I could need while in the woods. In the future I might go with a bit smaller dot. I have used Vortex products for 10 years now, and could not be happier with their optics. The one time I broke one they replaced it, no questions asked. Since the pistol is threaded and in the great State of Tennessee, I can use a suppressor to hunt. I also added my old Aklys 22 can. I have several thousand rounds through this little aluminum ear protector and it keeps doing the job. I recommend getting a suppressor to go with your PacLite. Coupled with a few magazines, and a brick of CCI the whole camp can have a few days of quiet, fun plinking and shooting squirrels for the cook-pot.

-Jacob Herman

What is Tritium?

Tritium, Tritium Tritium…What the heck is Tritium? Simply stated, tritium is a radioactive isotype of Hydrogen. There you go. You are now an expert, have a great day…

Ok seriously though, what does that mean?

IT’S SCIENCE TIME

 Tritium is a Hydrogen atom made up of three particles. Tritium is produced naturally in the atmosphere when cosmic rays collide with air molecules. Also, tritium is a byproduct of the production of electricity by nuclear power plants.

The chemical behavior of tritium is essentially the same as that of hydrogen. This means that tritium, just like stable hydrogen, can exist in a gaseous state or in the form of water.

Tritium in its gaseous form is able to diffuse through most materials except Borosilicate glass. When Tritium gas is encapsulated in these glass vials with phosphorescent pigments, a self-luminous (glow in the dark) device is created.

These vials can be found in a wide range of common consumer goods such as watches, compasses, key chains, tritium exit signs and GUN SIGHTS.

IS IT DANGEROUS?

 The short answer is NO.

It is important to note that everyone is exposed to radiation every day and, on average, the vast majority of an individual’s radiation exposure in the United States results from medical procedures and naturally produced radiation.

Since tritium is a low energy beta emitter, it is not dangerous externally (its beta particles are unable to penetrate human skin) but it can be a radiation hazard in large doses when inhaled, or ingested from food or water. To avoid this, please do not eat our gun sights 😉

If a tritium vial breaks, to be safe, one should leave the area and allow the gas to diffuse into the air. In the event you directly inhale tritium gas in large volume, drink water, and your body will excrete this in 3-7 days.

IS TRITIUM STREET LEGAL?

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulates the use and distribution of self-illuminated tritium devices. Only companies with approved distribution licenses are legally allowed to build and distribute these tritium products.

HOW LONG DO TRITIUM VIALS “GLOW”?

The time that it takes a radioactive isotope to decay to half the original amount is called the half-life. Tritium has a half-life of 12.32 years.

The more tritium that is initially encapsulated in each vial, the brighter it is to begin with, and the longer its useful life.

Night Fision prides itself on adding 30% more tritium into every single gun sight. This is why we back our Perfect Dot night sights with the longest illumination guarantee in the industry.

If your sights aren’t glowing after 16 years, we will replace them.

Myles Waterman Added to Night Fision Team

Detroit, MI – Night Fision, America’s Precision Tritium company, announced the hiring of Myles Waterman as the company’s Sales Manager.

Director of Sales and Marketing, Jacob Herman, said, “ We are very excited to have Myles join the team as our Sales Manager. Our rocket like growth over the past 12 months has meant moving up our hiring schedule. Myles brings many years of experience to the team in both sales and product development. Myles will be working on strategic O.E.M. accounts as we focus that area of business. Night Fision began with O.E.M. tritium insertion work, and we look  forward to growing that business segment.

Myles is joining Night Fision with over 25 years of experience in the firearms industry. Previously, Myles has held positions at Trijicon, Sccy Pistols, and most recently, Ameriglo. Myles has a diverse background on the production side and as sales manager for both accessories and firearms over the years.

“I am thrilled to be able to offer Night Fision Perfect Dot sights and precision tritium insertion services to the customers I have dealt with over the years”, said Myles Waterman. “The technology Night Fision has developed makes this move a natural choice”.

 

About Night Fision

Based in Metro Detroit, Night Fision brings a rich background of automotive engineering, lean manufacturing and expertise in tritium illumination to the firearms industry. Its sister company, Cammenga, is the official manufacturer of the U.S Army’s Tritium Lensatic Compass and provides them to national militaries around the world. As a result, Night Fision utilizes over 25 years of tritium insertion and military-grade manufacturing expertise to provide the best tritium night sights in the market today. The company’s proprietary Perfect Dot, combined with the CNC precision machined bodies and a higher concentration of tritium gas, allows for the creation of the highest quality firearm night sights with enhanced brightness at a lower price than leading competitors.

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