$2K Tiny Thermal Reflex Sight from X Vision Optics — SHOT Show 2022

The TR1 offers thermal power in a small form factor.

One thing about thermal optics is that they are usually large and kinda heavy. X Vision Optic’s new TR1 reflex sight solves that problem and still maintains respectable characteristics.

TR1 Thermal Reflex Sight

Weighing in at just .55 pounds, the TR1 is certainly less massive than most thermals on the market. But it’s likely to still do the job for most hunters.

For scale, here it is next to an average-sized red dot.

It can detect objects 1,000 yards away, and they are totally recognizable by the time they are 500 yards away. That’s a long shot, and often farther than you can shoot from a blind. Hog hunters may like this little tool.

The display shows thermal subjects using white hot, black hot, red hot, color, or target highlight options.

It has several display options. This is Red Hot.

It’s got a 1.63″ AMOLED screen that is surprisingly clear and sharp. Since there are no optics on the user’s side, only your own hyperopia dictates how far away you need to hold the sight. it has a 13mm objective lens and offers a 23.6° x 20.7° field of view and 1-4x digital magnification.

Its optic is just 13mm — not for military use, but possibly adequate for most hunters. It also has a pic rail on the side for flashlights.

The TR1 mounts to a Picatinny rail with a quick detach mount. It’s powered by a CR123 battery and works with rechargeables, too. With an IP67 rating, it’ll keep working no matter how bad the weather gets.

It connects with QD mount to Picatinny rails.

X Vision Optics’ new TR1 thermal reflex sight is available now. MSRP $1,999.


  • Magnification: 1-4x
  • Detector: 320 x 280
  • Pixel Size: 17µm
  • Frame Rate: 25Hz
  • Objective Lens: 13 mm
  • Field of View: 6°×20.7°
  • Detection Range: (target size: 1.7m x .5m, P(n)=99%) 520 yd / 476 m
  • NETD:≤40mk
  • Laser: 650nm
  • Reticle: Multiple patterns and color options
  • Display Screen: 63” Color AMOLED
  • Power Supply: CR123 (qty. 1)
  • Battery Life: 3.5 hours
  • IP Rating: IP67
  • Dimension: 3 in x 3.17 in x 2.9 in / 58.5mm x 80.5 mm x 74.5 mm
  • Weight: 0.55 lb / 250 g
  • Mount: Quick Release Mount

About the author: Levi Sim is an avid hunter, and an increasingly avid shooter. He strives to make delicious and simple recipes from the game he kills. He makes a living as a professional photographer, writer, and photography instructor. Check out his work and he’d love to connect on Instagram: @outdoorslevi

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  • Lamce February 7, 2022, 5:49 am

    Torry Pines had the same thing, three years ago for less money. The big problem is the screen is too small.

    • Roger Harding February 7, 2022, 10:09 am

      With literally 1/4 the resolution.

  • phillip croasdell sr February 4, 2022, 6:49 am

    how is it in snow and ice conditions, such as winter predator hunting??

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