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 Post subject: Entry level shooting glasses
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:04 pm 
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What are some cheaper shooting glasses that won't hinder a beginner?




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 Post subject: Re: Entry level shooting glasses
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:38 pm 
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Beretta..........$37 bucks

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 Post subject: Re: Entry level shooting glasses
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:42 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Entry level shooting glasses
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:55 pm 
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I kid you not — Radians Clay Pro for ~$15. They are high contrast and really make clays pop. I also have Berettas and Ranger Phantoms and a cheap Uvex, but the Radians are the surprise cheap winners of the bunch.


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 Post subject: Re: Entry level shooting glasses
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:03 pm 
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Wiley-X Saber Advanced. Frames and three colors of lenses for less than $100. One lens color for $35. Get them from http://www.tacticalgear.com.

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 Post subject: Re: Entry level shooting glasses
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:15 pm 
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The sunglasses you already own


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 Post subject: Re: Entry level shooting glasses
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:49 pm 
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El Gringo wrote:
The sunglasses you already own


Depends on if they are impact resistant

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 Post subject: Re: Entry level shooting glasses
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:18 pm 
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hopper810 wrote:
El Gringo wrote:
The sunglasses you already own


Depends on if they are impact resistant

In my over 40 years of shooting everything from pistols to rifles to shotguns I have never seen the need for impact resistant glasses


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 Post subject: Re: Entry level shooting glasses
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:29 pm 
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Big fan of the Ranger Phantoms. They are very nice and much better than just sunglasses.


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 Post subject: Re: Entry level shooting glasses
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:17 pm 
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El Gringo wrote:
hopper810 wrote:
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The sunglasses you already own


Depends on if they are impact resistant

In my over 40 years of shooting everything from pistols to rifles to shotguns I have never seen the need for impact resistant glasses


Your eyes your call,as for myself I'll use impact resistant Shooting glasses.

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 Post subject: Re: Entry level shooting glasses
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:22 pm 
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urbaneruralite wrote:
What are some cheaper shooting glasses that won't hinder a beginner?


Really, "hinder" isn't any issue. What sunglasses hinder driving?

It is a largely a matter of personal comfort, personal color preference, and so forth like essentially any set of glasses for any purpose.

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 Post subject: Re: Entry level shooting glasses
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:27 pm 
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El Gringo wrote:
hopper810 wrote:
El Gringo wrote:
The sunglasses you already own


Depends on if they are impact resistant

In my over 40 years of shooting everything from pistols to rifles to shotguns I have never seen the need for impact resistant glasses


Seriously?

It's very, very common for frag and splatter to break skin at pistol and multigun matches. I have a pair of Oakley Radars with a gouge in the lens from a piece of splatter. Who knows if non impact lenses would have protected me, but I'm glad I didn't find out.
I've lost count of how many times I've been hit in the head/face with target pieces while on the Skeet field. I've also witnessed someone get hit with a piece of shot hard enough to draw blood.

Suggesting to a new shooter that Z87 eye wear isn't necessary is borderline irresponsible.


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 Post subject: Re: Entry level shooting glasses
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:52 pm 
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El Gringo wrote:
hopper810 wrote:
El Gringo wrote:
The sunglasses you already own


Depends on if they are impact resistant

In my over 40 years of shooting everything from pistols to rifles to shotguns I have never seen the need for impact resistant glasses


In my over fifty years of being around chainsaws, I never once saw someone need chaps .. I still wear them though.


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 Post subject: Re: Entry level shooting glasses
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:56 pm 
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Suggesting to a new shooter that Z87 eye wear isn't necessary is borderline irresponsible.



https://www.amazon.com/Dewalt-DPG55-11C ... xt?ie=UTF8

Z87 certified safety glasses are scant more than six bucks-- delivered.

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 Post subject: Re: Entry level shooting glasses
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:10 pm 
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RandyWakeman wrote:
Ssanders224 wrote:
Suggesting to a new shooter that Z87 eye wear isn't necessary is borderline irresponsible.



https://www.amazon.com/Dewalt-DPG55-11C ... xt?ie=UTF8

Z87 certified safety glasses are scant more than six bucks-- delivered.


My point, exactly.


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 Post subject: Re: Entry level shooting glasses
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:45 pm 
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When I started in the ‘80’s Iwore a pair of “Roy Orbison” safety glasses. It was a year before I bought a set of Rangers. But then , nobody had the sand to try and market $800 sunglasses.
Clear , comfortable glasses will work just fine !
Enjoy the game don’t get bogged down in minutia.


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 Post subject: Re: Entry level shooting glasses
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:29 pm 
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This took on a life of its own. Radians Clay Pro were deemed sufficient. I wear my coke bottles myself. Ain't good but that's my cross.


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 Post subject: Re: Entry level shooting glasses
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:59 pm 
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RandyWakeman wrote:
Ssanders224 wrote:
https://www.amazon.com/Dewalt-DPG55-11C ... xt?ie=UTF8

Z87 certified safety glasses are scant more than six bucks-- delivered.

At that price I'm thinking of getting myself a pair


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 Post subject: Re: Entry level shooting glasses
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:54 pm 
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El Gringo wrote:
hopper810 wrote:
El Gringo wrote:
The sunglasses you already own


Depends on if they are impact resistant

In my over 40 years of shooting everything from pistols to rifles to shotguns I have never seen the need for impact resistant glasses


Then you've been fortunate. I've had pistol rounds at indoor ranges come back and hit my glasses at least 3-4 times. Hard. One scared the hell out of me - I didn't even know it was coming. Just an invisible impact that jarred my head back and a gouge in one of the lenses that rendered them useless. I've had shards of clay birds do the similar. It only takes one.
They're your eyes - it's just another "poor blind [email protected][email protected]" to me, but the anyone else who actually cares, take it seriously.

Case in point: my cousin lived hard. Really hard. Rode motorcycles, drank obsessively, and smoked at least a pack a day. A "man's man" by most definitions. We all wondered how he managed to do it - stay skinny, active, and look so damn good. Three weeks ago he died at 59. Cirrhosis of the liver, kidney failure, and COPD. He had a good 40 year or so run. His number came up. You never know when it's going to happen.

To the OP's point, head over to safetyglassesusa.com. Lots of good quality protection on the cheap. You won't get the "rainbow" of colors or the fancy optic coatings, but you'll find a lot of good stuff that will protect your eyes adequately.

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 Post subject: Re: Entry level shooting glasses
PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:49 am 
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If I'm going to the trouble to wear eye protection while shooting, and I do, the lenses will be impact resistant. It would be exceeding foolish to do otherwise, especially given the reasonable price for which good ones are available.




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