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Old September 5, 2000, 06:35 PM   #1
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Since I've gone and taken the big jump to contacts I'm in the market for a new pair of shooting/sunglasses. I'm also getting ready for another TDy to the desert and need somthing that will keep the sand/wind out of the o'l eyeballs.

What brand of glasses should I go with and where can I find them on-line?

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Old September 5, 2000, 07:45 PM   #2
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You can take a look at Oakley glasses, A lot of shooter in are club have the M frame model with prescription inserts on them.
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Old September 5, 2000, 08:55 PM   #3
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I use the same glasses (over contacts) for shooting and motorcycle riding. They are made by UVEX, a maker of safety glasses, and the ones I like best are the Bandits, Banditos and the new Genesis (looks like Oakleys without the price tag). They have interchangable lenses in a variety of shades from clear to dark brown and mirrored. They look awesome.

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Old September 6, 2000, 07:39 PM   #4
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Oakley M frames are the shiznit. I wear them everywhere, hunting, shooting, driving. They are so light I often forget Im wearing them.
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Old September 7, 2000, 04:40 AM   #5
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Old September 7, 2000, 07:30 PM   #6
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If it's shooting glasses you need, the Bolle SES series is hard to beat. It comes standard with 4 interchangeable lens sets and is extremely light.

As for the desert, if you want to keep sand out in high winds, you'll need to look at goggles. We stock Bolle SES and tactical goggles- all orders ship by the next business day.


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Old September 8, 2000, 02:23 AM   #7
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For you Oakley wears/users:

Which lens colors do you wear any why? For instance, under what conditions would you say, wear a vermillion colored lens, or does it really make a difference? Thanks.


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Old September 8, 2000, 04:54 AM   #8
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I wear Wiley X shooting glasses-don't know
the model, but they are wraparounds. They
seem good optically, but they do fog up
on me. Don't care for that.
Just recently bought a third pair,(different
brand), with vermillion lenses. For me, they
took some getting used to. They are really
"contrasty" and the way they affect natural
colors is disconcerting. I bought them for
days when dark lenses are too dark and
yellow lenses are too light..After using
at an IDPA match and a dove shoot, I'm still
not certain I like them....For what it's
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Old September 8, 2000, 08:38 AM   #9
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If you wear prescription lenses, Lenscrafters carries Bolle sunglasses with prescription inserts. I use mine all the time; they're light, comfortable and the wrap-around style works great on my Honda Gold Wing.
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Old September 8, 2000, 11:51 AM   #10
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I usually wear my Oakley M-Frames everywhere too. Driving, bikin', shootin', etc. I also own a pair of Wiley-X's, but don't use them much. They tend to fog up like someone suggested.

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Old September 9, 2000, 04:25 AM   #11
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If you're just looking for normal sunglasses, let me add my .02 Both the Suncloud "rose" lens, or the Serengeti line, are great glasses. Yes, as was mentioned, the rose lens does take a bit of getting used to, but they have the advantage of cutting glare TREMENDOUSLY. Both types mentioned also cut out UV frequencies. And, if you're NOT a huge fan of the 'bug-eyed' Gargoyle/Oakley type lenses, well.... No offense to anyone that IS...I just dont care for them in general...

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Old September 9, 2000, 03:31 PM   #12
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I bought some cheapie wraparounds from Wally World (Walmart) for about $10. Gonna break 'em sooner or later so why spend big bucks?

Unfortunately, last time I went they didn't have them anymore.
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Old September 19, 2000, 04:30 AM   #13
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Thanks all for the good imput, ended up ordering a pair of Bolle SES from SKDTAC.

SKDTAC has excellent prices and customer service, without a doubt I'll be doing business with them again!!
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Old September 19, 2000, 01:00 PM   #14
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I was gonna buy a pair of Gargoyle Classic 85's, but when I put them on I noticed a bunch of distortion when turning my head from side to side. I put them back. I usually just wear Uvex safety glasses. They are light, comfortable, and cheap. For everyday wear and driving I wear Serengeti Drivers Classic Aviators. I used them last time I qualified for the DOC and had no problems except for a little flash from the guy's revolver next to me.
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