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Old 04-24-2013, 11:53 AM   #11
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That is why eye and ear protection is always recommended.

Normal glasses are not safety glasses. Prescription "wrap around" glasses are available. Or just get prescription safety glasses.

I also wear a ball cap and t-shirt. I want to protect what little hair I have left.



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Caught one on the side of my face last week at the range from one of the guys shooting next to me, I don't even know what side it came from.

One minute I was setting up to shoot, didn't even have my glasses on yet, next minute I was like Forest Gump - " Ow! Something bit me!" Frickin' check was bleed ing like crazy. It happens.



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I had a buddy spotting prone next to me , My gun ejected a hot .223 round on his back and down the crack of his ass , Shoulda seen the moves he had before he finally got his pants dropped . LOL anyone got crack protection

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I've been pegged in the forehead many times, but I don't recall ever getting hit in the eye. I bet thats a real eye opener.

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At the indoor range that I sometimes shoot at - the shooting stalls have high walls and when shooting, the ejected cases will impact and riccochet off of these stall walls and go straight up into the air.
I had one come straight down perfectly and got caught in between my shooting glasses and my eye lid. Looked just like Goertz's pic. And I was wearing safety glasses too.
I was just proud of myself for having the composure during the few seconds of intense burning pain to act calmly to safety and holster my weapon before snatching off my glasses (in other words this could have been the potential for me to flash the muzzle in all unsafe directions while trying to frantically remove the hot casing).

After that, I always wear a hat with a large bill that hangs over the top of my forehead and any glasses - even while shooting indoors.

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I've seen hot brass go down a person's shirt. They always do this funny dance while they beat and shake their shirt.



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