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Posted: 3/19/2006 2:03:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/19/2006 2:05:17 PM EDT by Mr_Happyface]

I was thinking up picking up a pair of Oakleys, but they are a little spendy.


What do you guys use, something that looks a little slick, I don't want to look like a grandma or something.



Now I realize that EVERYBODY is going to post asking me what my eyes are worth to me,
Here is the answer.



50 dollars or less.

ETA: And no I won't sell them to you at that price.


Link Posted: 3/19/2006 2:04:49 PM EDT
I do not wear special eye protection, just my glasses, and sometimes not even those.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 2:05:55 PM EDT
I use my Oakley sunglasses outside. I have a bunch of clear cheapos I use at indoor ranges.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 2:06:41 PM EDT
I just use my Oakley eye-glasses. If it's waaaaaaaay bright outside I may sacrifice being able to see things far away and throw on my M-Frames.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 2:07:21 PM EDT
ESS & Wileys
Have boxes and boxes of them from Iraq.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 2:12:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
ESS & Wileys
Have boxes and boxes of them from Iraq.



+1 on the Wiley X's
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 2:14:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
ESS & Wileys
Have boxes and boxes of them from Iraq.



So, why do you have them, istead of leaving them for the other troops? - No Flame - Just wondering.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 2:14:16 PM EDT
Special protective eyewear, cylindrical system (SPECS)
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 2:18:23 PM EDT
Just some cheapo S&W plastic glasses I picked up at Wal Mart. I was at a gun store on Friday looking for a new pair, and I found some with yellow lenses and dark UV lenses made with high-impact acrylic for $20.

Why spend a lot? You can get a nice pair of glasses that offer good protection for $50 or less. Also, I used my Oakley wire frames and took an ejected casing from a guy just down the line, and I had a nice scratch on my $180 glasses as a result. Not worth it.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 2:20:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/19/2006 2:24:44 PM EDT by npd233]
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 3:18:13 PM EDT
wiley x-s
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 3:25:36 PM EDT
Oakley M-frames.. A lens for every occasion...


Mark.


Link Posted: 3/19/2006 3:28:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
ESS & Wileys
Have boxes and boxes of them from Iraq.



If one pair is looking for a new home, I could IM you my address
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 3:29:30 PM EDT
Wiley X XL-1
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 3:30:30 PM EDT
+1 on the S&W's. I get them free from work. I like the yellow lenses when I'm in the woods.

I also have a couple of pairs of Wiley's. They are dark tinted -w- rubber seal. I use them mostly when riding my motorcycle.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 4:33:02 PM EDT
These things are dirt cheap, fit great and have very good optical qualities. Don't let the pic fool you.

www.labsafety.com/search/default.htm?x=0&y=0&Ntx=mode%2Bmatchpartialmax&Ntt=fectoid&N=539+4294893074&Ntk=LSSSearch&dept_id=53093

They're even better when you buy a pair of these, throw the incredibly ghey lens part away and put the strap on the above glasses.

www.labsafety.com/search/default.htm?x=0&y=0&Ntx=mode%2Bmatchpartialmax&Ntt=fectoggle&N=539+4294930478&Ntk=LSSSearch&dept_id=36219

Inexpensive counts for a lot with me. I do a lot of RO work and it doesn't take long for my eye pro to get scratched to hell from a facefull of brass. The strap thingy is also great. It fits under my ear pro much better so the ear cups seal better and you don't get dents or headaches from eyegless temples being smashed into your head or behind your ears all day.

aa
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 4:33:31 PM EDT
Bolle T-800
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 4:38:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
ESS & Wileys
Have boxes and boxes of them from Iraq.



Any of them in good shape? IM if interested in selling.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 4:41:31 PM EDT
I like the Remingtons I buy from Wal-Mart. They have replaceable lenses so I can go from mirror, to grey, yellow, & clear.

Under $20 and they don't look dorky.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 4:45:29 PM EDT
Had some Wiley Xs, but didn't like the optical clarity on them. It was pretty bad, IMHO.

I traded up for some Oakley Half-Jackets.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 4:47:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:
I do not wear special eye protection, just my glasses, and sometimes not even those.



+1
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 4:50:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/19/2006 4:54:14 PM EDT by ICEAGE]
I dont wear anything. I say eithers Spy or Oakley if your gonna buy some nice ones, but they just might get all messed up so that might be out.


Link Posted: 3/19/2006 4:58:11 PM EDT
I usually just ware my regular sunglasses that I bought for less than $50.

Where do you get the Wiley X things?

Link Posted: 3/19/2006 4:59:39 PM EDT
I never used anything in the Army, and got used to that. Probably not smart.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 9:11:35 PM EDT
ESS ICE
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 9:22:29 PM EDT
Radians Illusions. $4.50 ea. online They are reasonably sharp looking and are optically excellent. There is very little scattering from the lens even with direct illumination.

If you want to buy them by the case you can get a dozen for under $30
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 9:23:36 PM EDT
i just wear regular sunglasses. i'll probably end up regretting it later, but i'm young and invincible at the momment
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 9:30:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thirsty:
Just some cheapo S&W plastic glasses I picked up at Wal Mart. I was at a gun store on Friday looking for a new pair, and I found some with yellow lenses and dark UV lenses made with high-impact acrylic for $20.

Why spend a lot? You can get a nice pair of glasses that offer good protection for $50 or less. Also, I used my Oakley wire frames and took an ejected casing from a guy just down the line, and I had a nice scratch on my $180 glasses as a result. Not worth it.



We prolly bought the same ones.
Eventually, I'll get a pair of wiley x's.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 9:51:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/19/2006 9:52:38 PM EDT by Opesus]
What's the consenus on M-Frane hybrids?

I figure $145 for a set of permillon and clear lenses isn't terrible...

I like my minutes when IO need shade, but they don't have interchangable lenses andnot quite as much eye coverage.

I have a pair of ESS glasses, but I'm going to sell them as they don't fit me very well and were kind of an impulse purchase.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 10:49:48 PM EDT
My Oakleys. Polarized Juliets for outdoor ranges (they're my EDC sunglasses), and M-Frames for indoor ranges (as well as my lab work).
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 1:29:57 AM EDT
If you can't find anything here,you need some uh,..glasses.
I get 5-6 pairs a year from them because they don't have the cool ones at work.
www.safetyglasses.com/
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 3:41:32 AM EDT
I just wear industrial safety glasses, clear lenses. Not trying to look cool.
If they get scratched or forgotten, I just get another pair.

I did use amber B&L shooting glasses when I shot Trap at night. They seemed to help pick out the targets better.

Link Posted: 3/20/2006 4:01:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Mr_Happyface:
I was thinking up picking up a pair of Oakleys, but they are a little spendy.



That's what I thought until I bought a pair. Now I could kick myself for not buying them sooner.




What do you guys use, something that looks a little slick, I don't want to look like a grandma or something.

Now I realize that EVERYBODY is going to post asking me what my eyes are worth to me,
Here is the answer.

50 dollars or less.

ETA: And no I won't sell them to you at that price.



How 'bout I give you 40 bucks for one of em?
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 4:02:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By leelaw:
Had some Wiley Xs, but didn't like the optical clarity on them. It was pretty bad, IMHO.

I traded up for some Oakley Half-Jackets.



I must agree.

I have yet to try on a pair of Wileys that is as clear or as comfortable as my M frames.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 4:13:12 AM EDT
I use Oakley M Frames with yellow, clear and red irridium lenses.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 4:16:08 AM EDT
I have Wiley's and Half jackets. Half Jackets get the nod every time.

Bomber
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 4:35:24 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 4:39:58 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:19:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By xanadu:

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
ESS & Wileys
Have boxes and boxes of them from Iraq.



So, why do you have them, istead of leaving them for the other troops? - No Flame - Just wondering.


Because my team, and the team that replaced us had more than enough.
I don't think anyone wants my partly used, partly scratched glasses.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 7:48:52 AM EDT
I have Wileys, I got fromLone WOlf Distributors for thirty bucks plus shipping.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 7:57:08 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 8:36:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/20/2006 8:45:59 AM EDT by Opesus]

Originally Posted By Wave:
Oakley Shooting Array....M Frames that come with three different tinted lenses in an Oakley zippered case.



Where can one get those? and what style lenses are they?

<edited>
Wow I found some, but they were $245 (MSRP). Why is it so much? I can get them with grey lenses for $105, with replacement lenses being$40 a piece. That means I can get the glasses with 3 sets of lenses for $185. (This from REI)
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 9:27:11 AM EDT
Oakley M Frames
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 9:38:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Commando223:

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:
I do not wear special eye protection, just my glasses, and sometimes not even those.



+1



Same here. Except if I'm awake, I'm wearing my glasses. I don't like not being able to see clearly.
Contacts and lenses for my glasses are too expensive due to my astigmatism so buying a pair of non script sunglasses or glasses is out of the question.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 11:08:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 11:10:58 AM EDT
Oakley M frames. I have two pair- one clear, the other smoked for sunny days.

Pricey, but what's an eye worth?
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 11:20:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/20/2006 11:21:23 AM EDT by Treelo]
I dont wear glasses. I shut my eyes just before I pull the trigger.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 11:21:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Opesus:

Originally Posted By Wave:
Oakley Shooting Array....M Frames that come with three different tinted lenses in an Oakley zippered case.



Where can one get those? and what style lenses are they?

<edited>
Wow I found some, but they were $245 (MSRP). Why is it so much? I can get them with grey lenses for $105, with replacement lenses being$40 a piece. That means I can get the glasses with 3 sets of lenses for $185. (This from REI)




I picked up most of my lenses on e-bay. The yellow are hard to find because they don't make them anymore.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 11:23:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Treelo:
I dont wear glasses. I shut my eyes just before I pull the trigger.



Link Posted: 3/20/2006 7:33:16 PM EDT
I use a pair I ordered from a indrustrial suppy place through work. They are UVEX brand but I can't remember the model.
Today at the range I had a reminder of why it is important to wear glasses. I had a case rupture while shooting my bolt action .308. I got a face full of debris and gas (watch the rude gas jokes. ) which would have beein at the very least painful and a lost eye at worst. So to those of you who don't wear glasses while shooting you are taking a chance. I have never had anything like that happen before and once in a while while plinking in the desert I didn't wear my glasses but now I will.





I could post before and after pics of my mug but no one would notice any differance after the damage done.
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