Advice Needed On Shooting Glasses
This is a discussion on Advice Needed On Shooting Glasses within the Related Gear & Equipment forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; After 30 years of shooting, I am getting my first pair of shooting glasses. At the local gun store, I have a choice of clear, ...
March 21st, 2007 03:37 AM
Advice Needed On Shooting Glasses
After 30 years of shooting, I am getting my first pair of shooting glasses. At the local gun store, I have a choice of clear, yellow, or gray. All protect against ultraviolet light.
What are the advantages/disadvantages of clear vs. yellow or gray?
March 21st, 2007 04:20 AM
March 21st, 2007 04:51 AM
^^ Ditto. Eyes can react somewhat differently, for different folks. For my money, the ambers and oranges seem to work best for adding visibility and contrast while allowing for brighter or low-light conditions.
I've got a set of Oakley M-frame, wrap-around, polycarbonate glasses in the VR28 (amber) lens. The VR28's are designed for fairly intense sunlight. These are exceptional for outdoor shooting, field work. Indoors, these can seem extremely dark, so a lighter variant of the lenses would be needed. Nicely, the M-frame supports quick swapping of your various lenses. Expensive, but it works very well.
Link to some tips, choices: click here.
Last edited by ccw9mm; March 21st, 2007 at 04:57 AM.
Reason: added link
Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
self defense (A.O.J.).
How does disarming
the number of victims?
Reason over Force: Why the Gun is Civilization (Marko Kloos)
NRA, SAF, GOA, OFF, ACLDN.
March 21st, 2007 07:01 AM
Clear for indoor or times when you don't need sunglasses, yellow provides contrast between sights, background, etc. but will be "bright" in your eyes, gray is the "sunglasses" version-outdoor tint. I have some "persimmon" tint that worked better for me than yellow-that stuff was too bright and hid colors. It's for lower light, like yellow, if I understand correctly.
March 21st, 2007 08:47 AM
You might want to check and see if you can get a pair with interchangeable lenses. That's what I did with my (bicycle) riding glasses.
Different colors are for different weather/light conditions. The correct color lens can sometimes make a great deal of difference in what you "see".
EOD - Initial success or total failure
March 21st, 2007 10:40 PM
Has anyone had luck with a pair of googles that work over Perscription glasses?
Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not."
~ Thomas Jefferson
March 21st, 2007 11:18 PM
I use clear indoors, yellow to brighten things on cloudy days on when in the shade, grey for bright sunshine. The red tint works well for helping to make orange clay targets stand out.
March 22nd, 2007 07:17 AM
Wiley-X Romer II
The Wiley-X Romer II military spec glasses are the most popular for both ultraviolet ray protection and are ballistic spec'd for shooting.
You can order a multitude of color lenses that interchangable. I have the smoke, crimson, and clear. All three function for different climate conditions.
The glasses are a full wrap type allowing for full peripheral vision. Wiley also makes some of the best goggles with interchangable lenses also.
U.S. Army retired
March 22nd, 2007 07:26 PM
I use glasses that fit over the top of my perscription glasses, yellow for cloudy days and inside, gray for sunny, and clear shop goggles when I take others shooting and they borrow my shooting glasses.
I also sometimes just use my prescription safety glasses, but the shooting glasses that fit over the top are designed to keep empty hot cartriges from getting between the glasses and the eye.
March 22nd, 2007 07:50 PM
I have prescription glasses with polycarb lenses, and instead of placing safety glasses over the top, I simply purchased some sideshields to wear with them. The sideshields prevent brass from coming in the sides, and a brimmed cap prevents brass from falling down behind. Works well.
Sideshields are "B-52 Sideshields" from Tasco. Probably other products out there that do the same thing, but that's what I use.
March 23rd, 2007 05:45 PM
I have a red pair that I use for trap shooting and clay pigeons. It really helps in cloudy or bright sunny conditions.
I have not used the gray.
The yellow seemed to make everything a little too "artificial" for me.
March 24th, 2007 01:18 AM
Have Had The Same Pair For 30 Years...
Amber...variable lens with hooks over the ears...except, I now have to put magnification tabs on the lower portion of each lens.
The last Blood Moon Tetrad for this millennium starts in April 2014 and ends in September 2015...according to NASA.
Certified Glock Armorer
NRA Life Member
March 24th, 2007 01:36 AM
I use ESS ICE glasses. interchangable lens , similar to Gargoyle glasses, but cheaper.
"In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." Thomas Jefferson
Nemo Me Impune Lacesset
March 29th, 2007 03:06 PM
I use prescription Ranger XL's in yellow for indoors including Bullseye League, bronze for outdoor.
The yellow lens inside really helps.
Fenix, Olight, Nitecore, AMK, Leatherman, Condor, Maxpedition
Forum Member 8% Discount code dccwms8
By SpringerXD in forum General Firearm Discussion
Last Post: July 6th, 2010, 02:55 PM
By VBVAGUY in forum Related Gear & Equipment
Last Post: June 4th, 2010, 12:05 AM
By jualdeaux in forum Related Gear & Equipment
Last Post: July 12th, 2008, 03:28 PM
By carry for protection in forum Related Gear & Equipment
Last Post: October 11th, 2007, 06:57 PM
By jackofspades in forum General Firearm Discussion
Last Post: May 2nd, 2007, 07:10 PM
Search tags for this page
are shooting glasses necessary
are shooting glasses needed
best trap shooting glasses
side shields ranger xlw shooting glasses
what are the advantages to yellow shooting glasses
what glasses needed for shooting
why shooting glasses are needed
Click on a term to search for related topics.