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What kind of eye protection is suitable to protect my eyes? Ironically.

But, I'm not sure. There are lots out there. Some for 5 and some for 70.

Which is best?

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Never cheap out out on things like this think about it

70 to keep your eyes? not bad if you ask me

But types of protection?

Full face mesh
Mesh Goggles
Shooting Glasses
Bolistic Goggles

It depends on the type of protection you want becuae they all come with pros and cons

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I'd prefer glasses, but if full mask works better, I'll go with that.

What are the pros and cons? :P

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Well between glasses and mask?

Glasses

Pros

Dont mess with optics
Dont fog up
Better field of view

Cons

No face protection what so ever (except eye of course)
Not as secure as other methods
If worn wrong they whont give you complete protection

Full Mask


Pros

Full face protection
Cheap but effective
Dont fog up

Cons

Can interfear with optics
Can be uncomftible
Field of view can be restricted

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Thanks. :)

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I have one of these :
Mask
To test how strong it was, I emptied a 30 round mag from an M4 into it, from 15 feet away. The paint on the visor is chipped, but its still intact. BBs also mark the the mask where they hit the plastic, as they leave white scuff marks.

I went for the mask because my parents at the time wanted to make sure I kept all my teeth (something I'd like to do). Until I can find something that gaurds my teeth/mouth, but isn't a full mask, I'm keeping it.

The cons - well, because this is mesh, it doesn't fog up. My glasses under the mask though...
View is definitly restricted. Take a look through a letter box. Your vision is limited to the space of about 2 letter boxes, one on top of the other.
ADS - you may find it difficult to aim down (IRON) sights with a mask, as it bulks your face width up. I've found it near impossible to ADS with an L85 - however, when a scope/sight unit is added, its easier (you can angle your head and the eye-bit is bigger than iron sights)

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To test how strong it was, I emptied a 30 round mag from an M4 into it, from 15 feet away.


Well if you did that throw it away

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i would also check the safety rating on the glasses you want to buy, they may be branded as "protective glasses" and may be ok if your working in a lab or somewhere, on an airsoft field they would just shatter,

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Hmmm.
I shall think about this for a long time.

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Well if you did that throw it away


It survived. I didn't throw it away, but I do have a replacement (due to a friend messing up his order).

Yes some glasses are useless. You can buy one type of mesh-goggles that won't surive hits that are stronger than 250 FPS. Strangly, you can buy stronger, better goggles for less :blink:
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I'm gunna have to be careful what I buy then.

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If your eye protection takes a hard direct hit throw it anyway

I dont know if any off you are motorbke users but what do you do if you drop your helmet or fall off and your head??

For any non-riders you get rid off it and buy one BRAND NEW (not secondhand)

Its because hidden cracks can apper and weaken the helmet makeing it useless in a accident

Its the same for eye protection because of the same reason

Think about it....

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well if the max fps at your site is 500fps and the goggles can withstand 1000fps then i wouldn't, however crushing them ofc replace.

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I think Im going to get some US army issue ballistic goggles from eBay. :D

They should be able to withstand a BB.

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"should" :P i also thought that about S10 gasmask lenses, nope. i would get the EU saftey rating or play it save and get some from an airsoft retailer!

its your eyes at the end of the day.

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