Shooting glasses, Yes or No

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by Jackman, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. 3/2 STA SS

    3/2 STA SS Active Member

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    Saw that happen with a US made M9 in the Marines. A slide to the face will scare the sh@t out of anyone. You are a lucky man. I always wear glasses. Also nothing like hot brass down the front or back of a flak jacket. Some things coming with shooting I guess.
  2. gdmoody

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    I wear prescription glasses so I do not wear shooting glasses. I always wear hearing protection. Last week I had a piece of hot brass get between my glasses and my nose anyway!
  3. Old Grump

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    Burnt my eye lid in the middle of a match with the same thing. I quickly switched from the cool sweat band look to the ball cap look and that stopped. Really difficult to concentrate on the front sight with a blister on your eye lid and tears running pretty steady from your dominant eye.

    Before that at a Saturday practice I had taken a hot round right on the eyeball. Monday I made an appointment to get my eyes tested and a prescription pair of shooting glasses made for me. Took a month to get in and by then my eye was fine but I was a scared puppy for awhile. Going blind in one eye would have gotten me a medical discharge and I wasn't ready to leave. At least not under those circumstances.
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