Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by dodo bird, Mar 28, 2014.
I did a similar test once, shot glasses with a .22, but they were just sitting on a ledge, so a lot of the force went into knocking the glasses off the ledge instead of into the lens.
If it is attached to my head, the glasses can't just fall off and more of the force will be absorbed.
Did you have the glasses backed by something, or were they free standing?
without eyes & ears protection?
I've shot on both coasts & in between, also in Europe and I've never heard of a gun range (public or private) that didn't have mandatory safety rules.
I had one too, think I double loaded a round or the casing gave out. Shattered my grips and blew out the mag, had a light powder burn to my hand. Shards of wood (maybe metal too) ripped my shirt. Around my eyebrows above the safety glasses was a little singed and I had couple of slight shard wounds on my face.
Bottom line I now wear my cap pulled down to cover the top of the safety glasses and have bought glasses that are more like small goggles, that cover more of my face. I had only been reloading a month when this happened.
No, but like I said, the glasses went flying. Nothing to hold them in place so the energy got translated into movement instead of damage. I'll try it again sometime with the glasses fixed in place.
I don't shoot without them but.........Thanks for the reminder!
I never forget my PPE.....
I was at the range last night. Had my ears on, getting my gun, mag, targets organized. Busy and happy to be ready to shoot. Got the target on, pushed the button to push it downrange, got ready, mag in gun, rack slide, aim, fire, half way through the mag. Tap on my shoulder, range officer. "Sir, can you please put your shooting glasses on? If you don't have any I will be happy to provide you some."
I was mortified, thanked him profusely, put my glasses on, apologized a few times, and continued. I really felt bad because I usually make very sure I am fully equiped and ready to go before starting. Felt dumb, but by thanking the range officer, offering no excuse other than my own dumb brain fart, he and I talked quite a bit. Let me use his mag loader, shared some stories, had a great time. All ended well. Bottom line, admit your wrong, do better next time and move on.
I see it all the time. The range I often go to does not have any range officers and almost everything is "tolerated".
I am the safety manager at our facility and am amazed at how many men would rather be macho and injured than mature and safe. Safety glasses come in so many grades and often it is smarter to buy your own (better quality) than they cheap ones most check writers prefer. You can get cheater bifocal style safety glasses also fyi.
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