First Look: Armasight Contractor Thermal Optic
The Armasight Contractor is a compact and rugged thermal sight with a high-tech, performance-driven feature set. The Contractor is rated to sustain recoil from firearms that are chambered in powerful cartridges such as .50 BMG, and the sight is also suitable for use in environments with different and changing meteorological or ambient factors, such as total darkness, low contrast daylight, smoke, haze, or light fog. The Armasight Contractor also has built-in sensors that are capable of detecting details such as elevation and level angles, and the optic also comes with an integrated stadiametric range finder and compass.
Other features found in the Contractor include:
- MIL-STD thermal scope quality
- ArmaCORE 320×240 12 micron Thermal Core
- 60 Hertz 1024×768 AMOLED Display
- USB and Wifi Streaming
- IP67 Waterproof Rating
- Powered by two included CR123A Batteries with four hour battery life at 68 degrees Fahrenheit ambient temperature
- Six different color palettes and eight different reticle options
- Four hour on board recording capability
- Standard Picatinny Mount, case, and wiping cloth included with each unit
To augment the user experience and functionality of these thermal optics, Armasight also developed and offers Android and iOS compatible applications that pair with the Contractor. These applications not only allow you control the unit remotely, capture photos or video (or livestream), but the applications will also help you to maintain the GPS location of the unit and can update the optic’s software via a USB connection.
There are two different Contractor optic models available for sale, with the principal difference being the magnification zoom levels. The MSRP for the 3-12×25 mm Contractor starts at $4,299 while the more powerful 6-24×50 mm version starts at $4,799. These optics ship standard with a three-year warranty upon registration. For more information on Armasight Contractor Thermal Optics and other products from Armasight, please visit their website at armasight.com.
Article by SHOOTING ILLUSTRATED STAFF