X-Vision Thermal Reflex Handle: Scout Smart

If you’ve ever found yourself scouting or tracking an animal using the thermal mounted to your rifle, you’re not alone. It can be pricey to buy an entirely separate device for scouting purposes, but now there’s another optic. The Thermal Reflex Handle, which is made by X-Vision Optics, is designed to turn a thermal reflex sight into a multi-use device. It’s simple, yet ingenious.

The Thermal Reflex Handle from X-Vision Optics makes it possible to use a thermal reflex sight off the rifle for other purposes such as scouting. (Photo credit: X-Vision Optics)

X-Vision Optics provides details of the device:

The device features a picatinny rail to allow the thermal reflex sight (TR1 and TRW1) to be quickly and easily attached or detached from its mount. The thermal reflex handle has a textured non-slip handle made of high-quality and durable material. This handle supports your home security efforts when scanning and surveilling, so that you don’t have to keep the device mounted on a rifle for scanning.

The hollowed body of the handle can be used as an additional battery storage compartment for your TR1 or TRW1. The battery storage compartment can hold 2 CR123 batteries for extended use in the field. Weighing only .45 pounds, the device is lightweight and compact.

No other accessories are required for mounting device. The Thermal Reflex Handle is compatible with both the X-Vision Optics Thermal Reflex 1 and the Thermal Reflex Wide View. This thermal reflex handle can be used during non-hunting hours or when scouting and tracking. When scouting and tracking, you don’t need to carry around your gun to use the thermal reflex sight.

X-Vision thermal reflex handle
The Thermal Reflex Handle is a great way to get a broader range of use out of your thermal reflex. (Photo credit: X-Vision Optics)

Thanks to the Picatinny rail, using the handle is relatively straightforward. Simply mount your sight to the rail and go. If you’re hoping to maintain zero, mark the sight’s placement on your rifle’s rail and take care not to jostle it excessively. This really is an excellent way to get more use out of an existing thermal reflex sight. In a situation where we just wanted to scout or follow a blood trail, this makes it a lot easier. It’s lightweight, compact, and portable, so it’s easy to toss it in your pack for when it’s needed.

picatinny rail at top of x-vision thermal handle
A Picatinny rail atop the handle makes dropping your thermal reflex sight on it easy. (Photo credit: X-Vision Optics)


  • Color: Black
  • Mount: Picatinny
  • Battery Storage: Yes
  • IP Rating: IP67
  • Dimensions: 6 in x 1.5 in x 1.5 in
  • Weight: 0.45 lb

MSRP for the Thermal Reflex Handle is set at $99.99. It’s compatible with the X-Vision Optics Thermal Reflex 1 and the Thermal Reflex Wide View, among others.

Is this something you’d add to your hunting gear? It would certainly simplify things, plus it’s a great idea for areas where scouting while carrying a rifle isn’t allowed. What are your thoughts? Tell us in the comments section.