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CZ Gunner
April 10, 2002, 01:12 PM
As long as we're on the topic of hearing protection (separate thread), what sort of eye protection to you all use?

Regular Glasses,
Shooting Glasses,
Custom Frames/Lenses,
Something Else,

Comments or preferences please.



April 10, 2002, 01:21 PM
I wear Oakley M-Frames with a sweep lens. I also have the yellow insert for indoors.

Jesse H
April 10, 2002, 01:23 PM
If I'm indoors or if it's dark out, I wear the generic yellow tinted shooting glasses I got at Academy. Think they were $5.

If it's bright I'll wear my Ray-Bans.

April 10, 2002, 01:38 PM

April 10, 2002, 01:55 PM
Bullseye shooting outdoors, and all indoor shooting: prescription glasses with safety lenses.

Holster sports and hunting: Serengetis or Oakleys.

Having once received a .308 ricochet in the forehead, I am a firm believer in WHEN, as opposed to IF.


April 10, 2002, 02:02 PM
prescription safetys with side sheilds for range use , w/o side shields for outdoors , Keep extra plain safety glasses for people who forget .nice thing about my safety glasses I can deduct the cost of them because of my job . and there stylish also

April 10, 2002, 02:02 PM
Wiley X's with the clear lens for inside and smoked for outside. They were a little pricy, but worth every penny.

April 10, 2002, 02:13 PM
Same as tag: Wiley-X (http://www.wiley-x.com/eyewear/ballistic.html). I also like their service: I broke my frame and they sent me a replacement (fast!) no questions asked.

April 10, 2002, 03:02 PM
I wear my normal perscription glasses, but I wear a ballcap pulled down tight to keep something from comming in the top.

April 10, 2002, 04:49 PM
Shooting glasses for me.
I wouldn't use sunglasses unless they were tempered glass or high impact plastic. I don't need the pieces from spalling in my eye.
The advertising material for glasses usually tell you the material properties of the glasses.

April 10, 2002, 05:48 PM
I just use my perscription glasses now. I used to use shooting glasses and just delt with being half blind until one day in my backyard I took a ricochet from a 22 in my perscription glasses and lived without a scratch. I figure they are just as good. I payed more for the safety glass and they sure do work. Though for $300 they should give me night vision aswell.

April 10, 2002, 07:46 PM

April 10, 2002, 07:50 PM
Uusally an old pair of sub-zeros, but I like the new Wiley's too.

.308 to the head? What a great story to tell the kids. Takes more than a rifle bullet to the head to slow down the old man.

April 10, 2002, 08:17 PM
Prescription glasses & a baseball cap. The bill really does work in deflecting casings & debris.

April 10, 2002, 08:52 PM
Prescription glasses with a baseball hat really works. I thought the hat was a bit much until the brass started dropping.

Mike Irwin
April 10, 2002, 09:57 PM
Same as Kermit.

My regular glasses are polycarbonate with a special anti-glare coating called Crizel that is just tough as nails.

My eye doctor is also a shooter, so he knows what I'm talking about when I tell him I'm having trouble seeing the sights.

April 10, 2002, 10:15 PM
Safety glasses. Uvex, AOSafety, etc. I used to work for an industrial supply cataloger, so I have plenty of different types with different lenses. I also wear them while mowing the lawn or using the weed wacker. I only have two eyes, and I'd like to keep both of them.

4V50 Gary
April 10, 2002, 11:05 PM
Cheap $10 wraparound that included the neckstrap. I break 'em & lose 'em so why spend big bucks?

Christopher II
April 11, 2002, 09:10 AM
Prescription glasses with one eye taped over for bullseye and general plinking around. UVEX Genesis glasses for IDPA, training, and such. They're cheap and comfortable.

- Chris

April 11, 2002, 01:41 PM
Baseball cap and Daisy wraparounds. Work well, have stopped a few splatters and are cheap enough I can afford to keep several pairs in my range bag in case of accident, loss, etc.

April 15, 2002, 10:11 PM
Either polycarbonate sunglasses or my new Beretta shooting glasses that George Hill currently has possesion of. 9 bucks at sportsmans warehouse and the most comfortable shooting glasses I've ever had.
they are yellow.


Sea Bass
April 16, 2002, 12:07 AM
I use the Uvex Genesis glasses. Very comfortable and well designed.