ShotGunWorld Shotguns

It is currently Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:00 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Budget friendly shooting glasses.
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:45 pm 
Field Grade

Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:21 am
Posts: 24
I’m getting more serious about sport shooting. Upgrading (well just buying more) better quality guns, finally bought a shooting vest ect.

I normally use a set of quicksilver prescription (very minor I just use them as they are free through health insurance) just wondering if buying a set of proper glasses would help.

I generally shoot in dry scrub. So green-brown sort of stuff shooting orange clays with black base. Is there a color option that I should look at. Also a brand that is worth looking at.




Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Budget friendly shooting glasses.
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:13 am 
*Proud to be a*
*Proud to be a*
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:22 pm
Posts: 11075
Location: Athens,TX.
We pretty much see/process color differently so saying what color to get is just guesswork, and what are you wanting to spend? Also there are several brands that work well and are good glasses. If you can ask your shooting buddies if you can look through their's and that way you can try many different color combo's and not cost you anything :)

_________________
Jerry

TSRA LIFE MEMBER
NSCA #610xxx

Rose City Clays - Tyler TX
5H Shooting Sports Frankston TX ( Formally the Chicken Ranch)
Caney Creek- Teague TX


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Budget friendly shooting glasses.
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:51 am 
Field Grade

Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:21 am
Posts: 24
People I shoot with don’t use coloured (except work issue sunglasses or work issue yellow) I’m a member of a small club.

Yea I’m prolly going overkill for my skill level but meh if it helps it helps.

Ideally $150ish for a set.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Budget friendly shooting glasses.
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:28 am 
*Proud to be a*
*Proud to be a*
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:22 pm
Posts: 11075
Location: Athens,TX.
Check into the Ranger Phantom glasses http://lmlenses.com/product/re-ranger-phantom/

_________________
Jerry

TSRA LIFE MEMBER
NSCA #610xxx

Rose City Clays - Tyler TX
5H Shooting Sports Frankston TX ( Formally the Chicken Ranch)
Caney Creek- Teague TX


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Budget friendly shooting glasses.
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:48 am 
Limited Edition
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:17 pm
Posts: 456
Location: Midwest
I use Decot HyWyds. I bought the frames years ago and get new lenses as my prescription changes. I like a lighter orange color to allow more light in and show the target. More sophisticated shooters use different colors for different conditions. That is the best and most expensive (especially with prescription lenses) way to go. I wear bifocals, but don't bother with bifocal shooting glasses. I can see well enough at reading distances to keep score. My advice is to buy good quality shooting glasses that protect your eyes and to choose a lens color that allows most light in - you don't want sunglasses on an overcast day. Light orange works for me and it might for you as well.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Budget friendly shooting glasses.
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:02 am 
Utility Grade

Joined: Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:33 pm
Posts: 9
Check out Dtech Shooting Glasses. Great glasses for a great price. Call Gary @ 810-869-6290


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Budget friendly shooting glasses.
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:07 am 
*Proud to be a*
*Proud to be a*

Joined: Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:51 pm
Posts: 733
If you don’t need prescription lenses, the Ranger Phantom set from Randolph Engineering is the best value, with lifetime warranty on the frame.

Good luck and safe shooting.

_________________
Authorized Randolph Ranger dealer * Full-Service Optical Lab

PM or contact [email protected] for details


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Budget friendly shooting glasses.
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:01 pm 
Presentation Grade
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 16, 2004 3:36 pm
Posts: 501
Location: Claremore, OK
Rangers, i feel are the best bang for the buck. Call Dave at Hollywood optical.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Budget friendly shooting glasses.
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:30 pm 
Field Grade

Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:21 am
Posts: 24
I’m in qld Australia hence nothing is really available here.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Budget friendly shooting glasses.
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:12 pm 
Crown Grade
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 29, 2005 10:02 pm
Posts: 5651
Location: Central Pennsylvania and Southwest Florida
First thing you need to do is decide how much your eye sight is worth to you and then go from there in deciding which is your better choice.

_________________
{hs#
Jim


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Budget friendly shooting glasses.
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:11 pm 
Tournament Grade
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:52 pm
Posts: 162
Location: Central Indiana
Good brief article on safety rating, ANSI vs Apel. And some more opinions in the comments section;
https://blog.safetyglassesusa.com/how-t ... d-eyewear/

_________________
If you’re going through hell, keep moving. -Churchill


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Budget friendly shooting glasses.
PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:38 am 
Tournament Grade
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:22 pm
Posts: 257
Location: Central Texas
If you need glasses for reading and close work but not for distance you can try Beretta shooting glasses which come in a variety of colors. Radians also makes a good cheap shooting glasses. These are about $20. Found the vermillion helped me as I'm somewhat color blind. I did this 3 years then went to DeCot hyWyds when I needed a prescription.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Budget friendly shooting glasses.
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:43 pm 
Tournament Grade

Joined: Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:35 pm
Posts: 105
I am just about to list my Lehman Optical glasses for sale. Similar to Decot Hywyds, very nicely made. My set comes with an aluminum case and 4 sets of lenses: Lt. Orange, Dk. Orange, Bronze, & purple. PM me at [email protected] for pics and details. $300. I decided to buy some Pillas so don't need these anymore.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Budget friendly shooting glasses.
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:04 pm 
Diamond Grade
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:07 pm
Posts: 1766
Location: Virginia
Gros21--
if you can get by with a single set of lenses, a pair of single vision lenses in an inexpensive frame may be your best bet. The polycarbonate lens can be dyed by your optician. Take a peek or two through your shooting buddies' classes to figure out what color will work best for you. These will not be stylish but they will protect your eyes and give some benefit in seeing your targets.

_________________
Ken Schafer
Bull Run Shooting Instruction
NSCA Level 2, Instructor
CSM/TRACS Instructor

Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

The Internet is a Delphi Process without the experts.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Budget friendly shooting glasses.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:47 pm 
Field Grade

Joined: Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:42 am
Posts: 53
The 5 star rated SSP Eyewear Methow set from www.opticsplanet.com with 6 interchangeable color lens for 129.00 works well for me

https://shop.opticsplanet.com/ssp-eyewe ... UNEALw_wcB


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Budget friendly shooting glasses.
PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:26 am 
Tournament Grade

Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:46 pm
Posts: 107
Two weeks ago, I stopped up at the Ohio State Trapshoot which is only 20 minutes from me to visit the Morgan Optical booth and took them my Randolph Ranger Sporters. I haven't shot competitively in years and the bifocal prescription was way out out date. I took my new prescription to have new bifocal lenses made. They were very helpful. I should receive my glasses with new lenses in a couple of days. $180 including shipping back to me. This way, I don't have to replace any of the various color clip-on lenses that I have for those glasses. https://www.morganoptical.net


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Budget friendly shooting glasses.
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:43 pm 
Utility Grade

Joined: Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:59 pm
Posts: 8
If you don't need prescription lenses, there are some good buys on e-bay right now.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Budget friendly shooting glasses.
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:49 pm 
Presentation Grade

Joined: Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:21 pm
Posts: 701
These: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00 ... UTF8&psc=1




Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Registered users: 28skeet, bigeejakes, Bill M., Bing [Bot], blackdogsrule56*, Bobcat Welding, casonet, Cfelix10, colnz, cookoff013, Cooper4141, Darkhorse60, Denver1911, DesertMuleDeer, desmobob, df, dlh711, dpe2002, duanecox2003, EuroMan, faust2, Fluke, Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], Google Feedfetcher, hardcast, jbird22, jeffreyk, Kentuckycook, Kimokk, LawDog324, leftex, Lefty Wilson, LUGNUTZ426, maggs01, Malcolm7, mb94, McFarmer, mike orlen, Milkmaster, Muddydogs, Novak77, oneeyednine1029, outdoorbum, PeterAVanTassell, piano2ner, pitandremington, pops78, randyabb1, Riflemeister, RMc, senoiaslim, ShooterDave, simslax, snooky, Station9, Tailchaser, tbomba, Tennessee Cattleman, Vette Jockey2, Westender, woodcock1


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group    - DMCA Notice