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Does anyone NOT wear eye protection?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by 2TransAms, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. 2TransAms

    2TransAms Member

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    A post on another thread got me wondering...does anybody intentionally not wear eye protection when shooting? If not,why? You don't need it? You see better without it? Just curious...

    Btw,I always do,and I've had enough ejected cases bounce off my glasses to make me glad I did. My eyes are bad enough (20/80),and I don't need a hot piece of .45 brass making 'em worse.
     
  2. SsevenN

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    I need a good pair.

    Right now I use cheap safety glasses.

    They are poor in low light, but better safe than sorry.
     
  3. Thernlund

    Thernlund Senior Member

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    I always do, but my "eye protection" consists of prescription glasses. It's actually just about the only time I wear them. So for whatever that's worth.

    I realize that I just answered the question you didn't ask. But hey, when in Rome... :D


    -T.
     
  4. exar

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    If I really think I need to, I will. Place's like indoor range's and the like. Most often, and my personal preference, I don't wear it(OMG!!1111). I try to be aware of what could hit me and avoid those situations. I also, for the life of me, just can't get a good cheek wield or fit with any type of eye protection and it makes my targets look different. I do wear hearing protection, always.

    I won't/don't recommend it to anyone else. Everyone I let shoot at my place has to wear all the safety stuff unless I thoroughly trust their skills.
     
  5. shevrock

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    I can't wear eye protection because i have glasses already. i need to get ear protection though. :D
     
  6. kingpin008

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    I don't wear anything besides my prescription glasses. Never had an issue.
     
  7. airman

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    Never did in the Army, and i don't now either. Well kind of take that back i wear my sunglasses. I'd look funny wearing saftey glasses deer hunting.
     
  8. Bix

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    I've been cut and bruised by ricochets and lead splash, peppered by birdshot, and blistered by rifle brass. I wouldn't consider setting foot on a range without good eyepro on my face.
     
  9. rugerman07

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    Sometimes, when I'm shooting a 22lr, I don't wear hearing protection, probably not a good idea. But I do wear ear plugs when shooting the bigger calibers.
     
  10. tpaw

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    All the time.
     
  11. TxState101

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    Wear my Oakley's every damn time I shoot. Those things are supposed to be able to take a beating. The only thing I would like to do is get some new lenses for them.

    Best thing about them is that the lens comes out to the corner of the eye so you don't have to worry so much about something coming in and catching you on the side. Very desirable for me!
     
  12. jjbduke2004

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    When I first started shooting at 12.5 yo at the local indoor range (Nassau County/Mitchell Field) eye protection wasn't mandatory. It is conceivable to me that those "old-timers" who grew up with out such rules would be resistant to change. Most places now, for liability reasons I'm sure, require eye protection.

    If anyone is in doubt over the need for eye protection, I suggest shooting station 8 in skeet :evil:
     
  13. Atla

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    Always wear eye protection.

    For safety glasses I prefer yellow tint. And I always make sure it's Ansi rated.
     
  14. PawDaddy

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    I didn't for a long time. But, I have to wear prescription glasses now, so I always have them on. I am getting old cause I have been wearing these things for over 20 years.
     
  15. Huckle2

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    I always wear my old prescription glasses. Been hit with bit of lead large enough to damage an eye! :uhoh: Not optional at the indoor range I use. :)
     
  16. Geronimo45

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    Sometimes/often. Here's the way I look at it:
    Eye protection is like a helmet on a mountain biker. Not often needed (unless you're really bad at what you do), but it can come in really handy when it is needed.
    Ear protection is like shoes on that mountain biker. Sure, you can ride up Pike's Peak barefoot... but it will be painful.
     
  17. 45Guy

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    I trust my prescription glasses for myself, but I make anyone shooting with me wear protective glasses. Even my girlfriend who wears prescription glasses.
     
  18. Jim Watson

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    I see an amazing number of match rifle shooters who do not wear eye protection. Or they just wear the specialized shooting glasses with one small lens in line with the sights and nothing or a thin plastic shade over the other. I have a magazine cover picture of a junior shooter firing a BPCR with naked eyes.

    Crazy.
     
  19. rero360

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    I wear my oakleys at the ranges, but out hunting I don't.
     
  20. cuervo

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    I'll wear glasses for pistol shooting but I usually shoot rifles without them.

    This is usually because they will interfere with my being able to see the sights and I'm likely using a spotting scope and can't get close enough to the lens with glasses on.
     
  21. SamG.

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    I do in tactical training when things tend to hurt (me) (hot brass, muzzle blast, people) I don't when I'm just punching holes in targets at the range.
     
  22. VARifleman

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    Guess I'm crazy to you, Jim. I don't wear eye protection while shooting my 2013 or my 9003. I have had a .22 round have a case failure, heck, I still have the case and the box it came from. The actions are so tight that I am confident that the gases released don't carry any bits that would damage the eyes, and they are quite cool after working themselves around the bolt of that rifle. The 9003 is an airgun, even lower pressures. As for ricochets, they are taken care of by the occluder and sights. I just can't see well enough with glasses on for my satisfaction.

    I do wear it for every other type of gun I fire.
     
  23. Frank Ettin

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    I always wear eye protection (and ear protection). I've seen perfectly good guns blow. I've seen gas blow back from pierced primers. I've been hit by ejected cases, ricochets and lead splatter.
     
  24. HB

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    I NEVER wear eyes when shooting 3-p air as it really interferes with sighting. I used to not wear them when shooting smallbore, but after having a sliver of lead come back and hit me in the lip during a match.... I put them on right away as did my teammates. I can't say that it hurt, but I differently felt it.
    It really comes down to backstop type, action type, and environment. Indoors with steel backstop=YES, airguns with traps=No, everything else=Hell Yes

    I ALWAYS wear ears when shooting

    HB
     
  25. justin 561

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    I don't wear eye protection, I know I should. But I know one day I will wish I did.
     

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