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Posted: 5/22/2005 5:27:33 PM EST
I'm currently sporting some Wiley X's (SG1 I think) but I saw a pair of Oakley Half Jacket XLFs. What do you wear?

Bomber
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 5:28:47 PM EST
Cheap assed amber tinted things from Wally World.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 5:40:55 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 5:46:48 PM EST
Wileys
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 5:58:59 PM EST
ESS ICE 2.4

Since I wear glasses, the RX lens carrier is great.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 3:15:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By Jarhead_22:
Oakley M Frames.



+1

Link Posted: 5/23/2005 3:16:20 AM EST

Originally Posted By Jarhead_22:
Oakley M Frames.



+1 and I got some cheap knock-off M Frames that cost $10 from the local gas station.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 3:16:49 AM EST
Wielys wiped down with anti fog cleaner.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 5:38:24 AM EST
OSHA-approved clear wraparounds; whatever was cheap at the distributor that day, pretty much always under $10.

I have gone the "expensive" eyewear route before. They get lost, crushed in the shooting bag, scuffed up and all kinfds of other nastiness. In the real "tactical" world, when they fog (and fogging, despite all of the "fixes" that people have developed, is often unavoidable), you ditch them and pick them up later, if someone else on the Team didn't step on them or if they didn't land in the omni-present dog doo or other bits of biological nastiness that seem to be common in "tactical" settings. You also need to be able to ditch them quickly if it is time to transition to a pro-mask or NV systems. I usually have a couple sets in my range bag, a couple in my helmet in the trunk of my car, and a couple in my locker on the van, so I always have some available. I also made it a point (when I was responsible for such things) to keep several pairs in the load plan on the van.

Ballistic eyewear protection, in my experience, is basically a "disposable" item and should be purchased and treated accordingly. Buy something OSHA-rated for ballitic protection (I think it is the "V50" standard, but don't quote me), but buy cheap.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 7:19:34 AM EST
Industrial safety goggles, at least when I shoot rifle.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 7:21:23 AM EST
Oakley Square Wires 2.0 soon to be Half Wires
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 7:24:21 AM EST
Oakley Pro M-Frames, generally with G-30 Vented Sweep lenses, but have Gray, Fire Iridium, Amber and Clear as the situation warrants.

G-30 works well in just about all but the brightest or darkest conditions.

Oakleys are indeed worth the price.

SG
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 7:28:35 AM EST
Just my prescription glasses. When shooting old rifles with inadequate gas shieds, or something with a radical muzzle brake (e.g. AR-50) I add a pair of clear shop safety goggles to guard against rocks or particles thrown back by the blast.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 7:28:49 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/23/2005 7:30:54 AM EST by photoman]
Well since my SG-1's got run over by a trcuk I wear some cheap ones. not sure who makes them. Gotta wait to get a new set of Wiley's. The lenses that were in them are still useable though.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 7:30:10 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/23/2005 7:31:36 AM EST by TheRicker]
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 7:30:27 AM EST
Silencio makes a nice wraparound ballistic polycarbonate one-piece lens, all of $12-13.
Used'em for years. LMAO at an article ~18mos ago in a gun rag where they staged a 'shoot-off'. They tested many eye-protection productes from a wide range of makers, including some of the $50-$90 gun-manf-branded eyewear. The cheap-ass inexpensive Silencio product held up the best to direct fire from .22lr, shotgun pellets. I don't recall if they tested pistol ammo, but what I remember the most was the "writer" being surprised that Silencio beat the others.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 7:33:30 AM EST
Oakley Half Jackets....they fit my face better than M-frames and I can still change lenses as needed.

I always thought it was crazy to spend so much on shades, but I have since seen the light...or lack there of thanks to my Oakleys.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 7:36:34 AM EST
prescription Rudy Project
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 7:52:19 AM EST
I have a pair of prescription Oakleys, what model I don't know. My wife gave them to me for Christmas 2001, and I know that they cost as much as my Glock 23.
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