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taco 04-15-2008 07:59 PM

safety glasses
 
what strength should proper safety glasses be?

Dillinger 04-15-2008 08:35 PM

ANSI Z87.1 from 2003

HankStone 04-17-2008 09:57 PM

All the enjoyment shooting brings is not worth one eye!

Shooting a cap and ball musket years back,a copper cap ruptured and entered my shooting partners eye,Doctor said he was extremely lucky.

**** Happens Protect Your Eyes.

G21.45 05-28-2008 10:34 PM

Mine are about 10 years old. They are prescription, photo-grey, impact resistant, industrial safety glasses complete with side shields. A little expensive; but, I've certainly gotten my use out of them! :cool:

blackdiamond13 06-26-2008 12:16 PM

the only thing that bothers me is say you're on the street and you're using your weapon, how do you protect your eyes then? you don't have glasses

robocop10mm 06-26-2008 01:43 PM

You don't have your safety glasses on when you have to shoot in self defense but you also don't have hearing protection either. You shoot thousands of rounds in practice in hopes of never having to fire a single shot for real. It's the thousands of rounds of practice that are likely to cause you to be hit by stray stuff. As a firearms instructor for a medium sized LE agency (1500), I have been hit by 12 ricochets. Body armor stopped all 12. I got hit by one ricochet while acting as a range officer at an IPSC match I got hit by one ricochet that broke the skin. Not bad but it got my attention.

Dillinger 06-26-2008 04:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blackdiamond13 (Post 29292)
the only thing that bothers me is say you're on the street and you're using your weapon, how do you protect your eyes then? you don't have glasses

While not a certainty 100% of the time, most quality sunglass manufacturers adhere to the ANSI S87.1

That said, I agree with Robo - shooting a couple of rounds in self defense is not where you are very likely to have to worry about it, but all the time spent at the range increases the chances.

JD

CARNUT1100 06-27-2008 01:14 AM

If you are in a situation of life and death, I don't think many people would be very concerned about a possible slight risk of eye injury against probably death.
You can ony use 'em if you are alive!

matt g 06-27-2008 08:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dillinger (Post 29312)
While not a certainty 100% of the time, most quality sunglass manufacturers adhere to the ANSI S87.1

That said, I agree with Robo - shooting a couple of rounds in self defense is not where you are very likely to have to worry about it, but all the time spent at the range increases the chances.

JD

My 'shooting glasses' are the same sunglasses that I wear on the street almost every day. Both My Smiths and my Oakleys are ANSI Z87.1 rated. My Oakleys saved my eyeballs when I had a Mod Deuce blow up on me. That's good enough for me.

Dillinger 06-27-2008 08:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by matt g (Post 29518)
My 'shooting glasses' are the same sunglasses that I wear on the street almost every day. Both My Smiths and my Oakleys are ANSI Z87.1 rated. My Oakleys saved my eyeballs when I had a Mod Deuce blow up on me. That's good enough for me.

I have been wearing Oakleys since 1986 or 1987. They have always turned out a quality product and they have always been ANSI rated. You can't go wrong with a good pair of Oaks....

JD


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