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Old December 16, 2009, 07:23 PM   #1
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Shooting Glasses

What kind/brand of shooting glasses do you guys use? Do you use different/specific glasses for skeet shooting?
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Old December 16, 2009, 07:32 PM   #2
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In my area, the overwhelming majority of NSSA comp shooters use Decot Hi-Wyds. www.sportglasses.com

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Old December 16, 2009, 07:36 PM   #3
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DeCot HyWyd here also for me ....they're really good people to work with especially as my prescription changes. Lots of color options / you shoot in more full sun than I do in Seattle - so you'll need some different colors..

They've also made me some lenses for my handguns / so I can see front sights better / get a little more light indoors where I shoot on some pretty dark ranges...
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Old December 16, 2009, 08:38 PM   #4
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gun powder al ways hits me in the face out of the ejection port since im left handed and shoot a right handed gun will glass/goggles fix that not only hit my eyes but feel the powder burn my skin around my cheek
That's a LHers perpetual problem. Have you tried blinders on your shooting glasses? Essentially the same, they come in paper and leather. The paper ones are gimmies and the leather are leas than $10. The leather is stiff enough that they don't flutter in the wind like the paper free ones are likely to do.

Here's some leather ones on a pair of Decots…

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Old December 16, 2009, 09:16 PM   #5
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http://www.randolphusa.com/cmt.htm

Is Randolph Engineering a good brand?
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Old December 16, 2009, 09:28 PM   #6
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It may not be a fair evaluation -- I think of them as Hi-Wyd wannabes. They're well know, and there may be nothing wrong with them; but, I'm loyal to Decot.
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Old December 16, 2009, 09:56 PM   #7
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Another DeCot fan. The make a great product at affordable prices. Very easy to change lenses and a very wide variety of colors to select from.
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Old December 17, 2009, 10:00 AM   #8
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Decot, Randolph (Ranger), Hi-def Spex, Post 4 Optics, even Oakley are all good brands - each with a legion of followers. Get the brand that fits your face (yet another fit issue), and uses the best tints for where you shoot.
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Old December 18, 2009, 01:08 AM   #9
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After leaving a pair each in Kansas, Illinois, and Arkansa my solution was simple. Fastenal has a sale once a year on safety glasses with different shaded lenses. I will pick up ten pair for the farm, shop and shooting once a year.
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Old December 20, 2009, 09:57 PM   #10
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need help to choose the right size...

how do you measure your face? I want to buy the correct size the first time...
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Old December 20, 2009, 10:07 PM   #11
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ESS ICE shooting glasses
http://www.safetyglassesusa.com/essice243len.html
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Old December 20, 2009, 10:19 PM   #12
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thanks man, but was interesting in these two brands: Decot, Randolph (Ranger)
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Old December 20, 2009, 10:25 PM   #13
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These meet all military specs, and with withstand a shot gun blast from 10 meters. Army and Marines wear these in Iraq and Afghanistan. One soldier had a .50 jam in his M2 and the glasses saved his eyes. And they're really light. I'm sure the brands you're talking about are great. I just wanted to make sure you were aware how safe they are and very clear. Really light also.
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Old December 20, 2009, 10:53 PM   #14
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I know that those are great glasses, but I need different lens colors (for trap/skeet)...I think Decot and/or Randolph (Ranger) will fit my need the best.
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Old December 21, 2009, 05:00 AM   #15
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Your best bet may to go to a local rep, for the glasses you want, and get measured. That way you'll get you first pair properly set up and your measurements in their data base. Quite often your local gun club will have a member who's a rep for shooting glasses.

My data his been in the Decot files for well over 20-years. When my prescription changes, there's no problem getting new pop-in lenses. I sent the frames in to have them reconditioned (no charge) when I got my latest set of lenses.
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Old December 21, 2009, 03:38 PM   #16
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That's what I will do...thanks
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Old January 11, 2010, 07:29 PM   #17
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Measured my glasses size at local Costco store (optical department) they gave me different sizes glasses to try out and later gave me my glasses size...ordered Randolph Engineering Ranger at Cabelas yesterday (3 lenses included) for $145 total = I'm all set
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Old January 11, 2010, 08:14 PM   #18
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AWESOME price Dre - good deal......guess I need to go back to Costco.......
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Old January 12, 2010, 10:23 AM   #19
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You will be happy with those. I love mine. My daughter and I, each have a set with different shades. It's like 6 different shades for us.I also got the dark ones to use on sunny days. They really intensify the the target. Kind of like shooting at pumpkins LOL
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Old January 25, 2010, 03:15 PM   #20
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I went shooting with my new glasses on Thursday - huge difference and they fit me well.

Thanks guys for all your support and recommendation.
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Old January 25, 2010, 04:01 PM   #21
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I don't like shooting glasses... I don't even like shooting bottles, too much mess to clean up...

OOPS!!! I shoulda read the OP...
Couldn't resist.
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Old January 25, 2010, 07:26 PM   #22
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hogdogs = you are funny

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Old January 25, 2010, 07:31 PM   #23
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Don't encourage him DRE .... we'll never hear the end of it .....

(but something tells me, I'd like him on my side ..if it gets nasty and ugly...).
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Old January 25, 2010, 07:40 PM   #24
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Glad you like your new glasses...
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