We have already discussed the importance of Earmuffs on the firing range which leads us into discussing shooting glasses. For beginning shooters, two of your most important first purchases before visiting the shooting range are your ears (earmuffs) and eyes (shooting glasses). Today we will discuss the importance of shooting glasses and offer a few recommendations.
Shooting glasses are required when firing any type of gun to help prevent eye injuries and potential blindness. Once the trigger is pulled, a chain of events happens resulting in a number of ways that eyes could be damaged. All of these events happen as close as inches away from your face (rifles) and at most 2-3 feet (handguns). Sparks fly, shells eject, dust stirs, shell fragments break off, ricochets occur, etc. If it was anything other than shooting a gun, most likely, you would not have your face so close to the action! Thus, the importance of shooting glasses.
There are a number of manufacturers in the marketplace that offer shooting glasses so it is important to do your homework and decide which shooting glasses are best for the type of shooting that you are doing. Ye Olde Gun Club is an outdoor shooting range that allows rifles, shotguns, and handguns. Given that, the recommendations below are geared towards those types of shooting in an outdoor environment.
Remington® T72 Sporty bayonet temples and full wraparound lens make this glass perfect for the range. The non-slip temple pads and the adjustable, soft rubber nosepiece provides a comfortable fit. Tough, polycarbonate lens provides an unobstructed… MORE
Allen fit over shooting glasses consists of 1.0-Millimeter polycarbonate lens. It has black over-sized temples. Fits over most glasses and prescription glasses. MORE
Radians Clay Pro Series shooting glasses are high quality, extremely durable protective eyewear. Maintaining the highest in safety standards, this frameless, 7 base, wraparound unilens provides a… MORE
The T-85 is an interchangeable 5 lens kit. The glass has a sleek lightweight design with adjustable temples, rubber nosepiece and rubber temple pads. One piece interchangeable lens design allows… MORE