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Old 01-20-2020, 09:59 AM   #1
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Angry FLIR Discontinues All Civilian Sales

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According to an anonymous source that spoke to the BurstReview YouTube channel, FLIR will discontinue civilian sales of optics this Monday, January 20th.

According to BurstReview’s sources, FLIR’s board of directors and shareholders are anti-hunting and believe that only military and law enforcement should have access to thermal optics. This source also stated that FLIR allegedly laid off everyone in their civilian and hunting sales departments.

The sources stated this was further supported by recent events surrounding Armasight. Allegedly following FLIR’s acquisition of Armasight, they laid off all hunting prostaff and instructed social media personnel to never show any kill shots going forward.

This is very interesting news, and could turn the market against FLIR. Especially given rising tensions between civilians and militarized police that are seen as overstepping their authority.

But this is all hearsay until the alleged reveal date of Monday the 20th. Be sure to stay tuned for the latest information on this and other stories coming out of SHOT Show 2020.
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Old 01-20-2020, 10:51 AM   #2
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Will they refuse to repair thermal devices in civilian possession?
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Old 01-20-2020, 11:16 AM   #3
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I'm just a poor guy with to much invested i passive to give a shit!
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Old 01-20-2020, 11:19 AM   #4
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I was eating at a sea side restaurant in the Florida Keys and here came this big beautiful boat, about a 40 footer, brand new with everything in it as far as electronics, a large FLIR camera on top and the owners you could tell were refugees who didn't even speak English and looked that they just came out of a cuban ghetto. There is no way they could afford that boat unless they are doing something illegal with it. Spoke to my son who owns a 30 footer open fisherman and he said. yes, it's a telltale among boaters, you see something like that, they are smuggling something.
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Old 01-20-2020, 11:23 AM   #5
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Back when we first moved into the house when cops were chasing people in the helocopter @ night they used a spot light. The circling copter always woke me up. The spot light on my house & yard always hadme up arm myself.

FLIR put a stop to all that alarm.
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Optics Planet is having a blowout sale - well, a blowout for some folks, I reckon.

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i wonder about that? Hell those companies would be competing with each other over military and police contracts which are probably all tied up anyway?
Not selling to the public whether they like or dislike hunting would be a company ending adventure.
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i wonder about that? Hell those companies would be competing with each other over military and police contracts which are probably all tied up anyway?
Not selling to the public whether they like or dislike hunting would be a company ending adventure.
Especially because the wild hogs have gotten wise to being hunted, and have gone nocturnal. So, the best way to hunt them, of course, is at night with thermal scopes and NODs.
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Old 01-24-2020, 12:21 PM   #10
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I specifically attended SHOT to speak with FLIR about some of their products. To say they were jerks to me would be an understatement and I actually walked away mid-sentence from one of their smug talking-heads.
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My son just bought one for the company to check for thermal leaks at their installations.
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My son just bought one for the company to check for thermal leaks at their installations.
They have a lot of uses. One other thing you can use them for is to check for electrical shorts/hot spots in your house so you can fix them before they ever become a problem/fire.

Fire departments use them to look for hot spots.

It's a very useful technology. FLIR is really shooting themselves in the foot over this.
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Especially because the wild hogs have gotten wise to being hunted, and have gone nocturnal. So, the best way to hunt them, of course, is at night with thermal scopes and NODs.
Thats how I do it.. got in just under the wire on my armasight .. flir tau2.

Works great so far.
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Some politicians got to them I bet with a promise of government contracts if they stopped selling to the civilian market. This was over a year ago.
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