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Old January 20, 2013, 11:43 AM   #1
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Eye protection over glasses

What do you fellow four-eyes wear at the range? Rarely an issue but once I've caught some hot brass to the face behind the specs. Preferably something that doesn't interfere with ear protection much more than glasses already do.
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Old January 20, 2013, 11:57 AM   #2
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A hat has served me well since catching a few casings in the forehead. That and finally getting rid of the offending pistol which was still a pain after a few trips to the smith. The hat continues to help avoid similar problems from fellow shooter's weapons.
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Old January 20, 2013, 12:02 PM   #3
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Idealy prescription safety glasses. If not you can get side shields that slip on your glasses or goggle type safety glasses that go over your presription glasses.
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Old January 20, 2013, 12:30 PM   #4
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I'd love to have some big prescription safety glasses for shooting autos. Is that something, say, Lenscrafters would do?
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Old January 20, 2013, 01:34 PM   #5
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I just wear good old safety glasses over my Rx glasses. I don't want hot brass scratching up my eyeglasses.
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Old January 20, 2013, 01:47 PM   #6
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I wear cheap reading glasses. The kind you buy non RX at the local drug store, grocery store, wally's etc. Since the only thing I'm interested in focusing on is the front sight, I don't worry about bi-focals and anything else long distance. Large format non prescription reading glasses. I think they were seven dollars at CVS. And a hat/cap with a brim.


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Old January 20, 2013, 02:02 PM   #7
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I would think they are available at anyplace that sells prescription glasses. They are Osha required in most industries. Also if your range follows the rules to the "T" they are required.
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Old January 20, 2013, 04:32 PM   #8
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I found some great shooting glasses specifically designed to fit over one's regular glasses at the NRA website.

They work perfectly and meet meet ANSI Z87.1 requirements.

Link: http://www.nrastore.com/nrastore/Pro...&p=SA+446&ct=e
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Old January 20, 2013, 05:26 PM   #9
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I got safety glasses at Home Depot that fit over my glasses for use at home....mostly the grinder. They're much bigger than my glasses and I got an extra pair for my range bag. Plus I wear a baseball hat to keep from getting hit in the forehead.
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Old January 20, 2013, 05:28 PM   #10
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I usually just wear my glasses, but whenever i feel i need some extra protection i will bring a pair of these http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pro...57b19c_400.jpg

or these
http://www.homedepot.ca/product/clea...glasses/900929


I probably look goofy as all hell wearing them but who cares.

AHH ^^^ ya beat me to it by 2 minutes haha
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Old January 21, 2013, 10:00 AM   #11
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I don't know why, but those over-the-glasses goggles always fog my glasses up so bad I can't use them. After trying several alternatives, I have gone to just keeping a cap in my range bag and tugging the bill down when I put it on.
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Old January 21, 2013, 10:34 AM   #12
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If your spent cases keep hitting you in the face or head (and sometimes fall behind the glasses frame), but everything else is OK, some minor tweaks to your gun's ejector with a flat file will send the cases in a slightly different direction. A gunsmith can do it if you're not willing to try.

Another option is to try different ammo... the problem is frequently NOT an issue with a different brand of ammo.
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Old January 21, 2013, 11:17 AM   #13
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If you want to spend the money, I know you can get most Oakley's in prescription format. Get some M frames, that is what alot of my guys have gotten for deployments.
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Old January 21, 2013, 01:36 PM   #14
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I agree a hat is a must at the range, but I also wear safety glasses that are especially designed to fit over my Rx glasses. Can't be too careful.
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Old January 21, 2013, 01:37 PM   #15
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Yes, glasses, then safety glasses
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