Night vision scopes are widely used by shooters, professional hunters and law enforcement agencies.
As their name suggests, they offer the advantage of viewing in low light conditions, especially during night.
A number of night vision scopes are available as handheld devices and are ideally suitable for night-viewing when the viewer and the viewed object are stationary.
Military-grade handheld scopes can be effectively used with moving objects as well.
A more popular type of night vision scope is the one that is mounted on to firearms.
When used for rifles, such scopes are more popularly known as riflescopes and are widely used by shooters and hunters.
There are three key varieties of firearm-mountable night vision gear. These are the standalone night vision scopes, front-mount night vision optics and rear-mount optics.