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Recommendations for Eye Pro?
« on: September 01, 2017, 10:43:46 AM »
Problem 1: My hearing has been damaged since I was young, and I'm only 29 now. I am looking for some eye pro that does not break the seal of my over the ear hearing protection. (Yes, I also wear ear plugs).

Problem 2: I sweat a little, maybe a fair amount... So I wouldn't mind trying some smaller goggles so they can wrap around my ear pro (something to that effect). If that style or eye pro has worked for you, how has it held up with some sweat and hot environments?

As always, thank you in advance for your help and input!

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Re: Recommendations for Eye Pro?
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2017, 11:39:53 AM »
Smith Optics!
http://www.smithoptics.com/us/Root/Men%27s/Sunglasses/Elite-Tactical/Aegis-Arc-Compact/p/AEGACBK12-2R

I have those and work great. I only have slight fogging indoors if I have them touching my eyeballs.

I wear foams under MSA Sordin gel cups. I think I got them for like $20 dollars so I impulse bought them and like them.

If you're paying full price:
http://www.smithoptics.com/us/Root/Men%27s/Sunglasses/Elite-Tactical/Aegis-Echo-II/p/AECHABK15-2R

The Echo has flat bands.

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Re: Recommendations for Eye Pro?
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2017, 11:56:15 AM »
Smith Optics!
http://www.smithoptics.com/us/Root/Men%27s/Sunglasses/Elite-Tactical/Aegis-Arc-Compact/p/AEGACBK12-2R

I have those and work great. I only have slight fogging indoors if I have them touching my eyeballs.

I wear foams under MSA Sordin gel cups. I think I got them for like $20 dollars so I impulse bought them and like them.

If you're paying full price:
http://www.smithoptics.com/us/Root/Men%27s/Sunglasses/Elite-Tactical/Aegis-Echo-II/p/AECHABK15-2R

The Echo has flat bands.

Dang, those look like a good option. I'll have to keep my eye out for a deal like you found.
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"I respect that the choice of pistols is very personal. Although, if someone is devoid at least one CZ, they've chosen the wrong pistols"  - Scarlett Pistol
1) CZ 75 Compact Classic - 9mm
2) CZ SP-01 - 9mm
3) "SP-01 Compact" (CZ 75 Compact)

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Re: Recommendations for Eye Pro?
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2017, 12:51:57 PM »
Smith Optics!
http://www.smithoptics.com/us/Root/Men%27s/Sunglasses/Elite-Tactical/Aegis-Arc-Compact/p/AEGACBK12-2R

I have those and work great. I only have slight fogging indoors if I have them touching my eyeballs.

I wear foams under MSA Sordin gel cups. I think I got them for like $20 dollars so I impulse bought them and like them.

If you're paying full price:
http://www.smithoptics.com/us/Root/Men%27s/Sunglasses/Elite-Tactical/Aegis-Echo-II/p/AECHABK15-2R

The Echo has flat bands.

Dang, those look like a good option. I'll have to keep my eye out for a deal like you found.
Haha I'm not sure if you will see that deal again, but I will keep a look out! I think it was Midway.

One other thing to consider is your muffs. I don't remember what muffs you're using but maybe you can find pads that seal better. Or alternatively find earplugs that reduce more.


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Re: Recommendations for Eye Pro?
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2017, 11:31:58 PM »
Problem 1: My hearing has been damaged since I was young, and I'm only 29 now. I am looking for some eye pro that does not break the seal of my over the ear hearing protection. (Yes, I also wear ear plugs).

I wear prescription glasses so I'm not much help on the eye protection part.

I am pretty paranoid about ear protection. I wear 3M Peltor earmuffs that offer 30 dB noise reduction. I don't notice much of a problem with my glasses distorting the outer foam cups.
https://www.amazon.com/3M-Earmuff-Protectors-Hearing-Protection/dp/B00009LI4K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1504408436&sr=8-1&keywords=3m+ear+muffs

Underneath I used to wear 3M Peltor ear plugs that offer 22 dB noise reduction. Each end of the plug is different but I couldn't tell any difference in perceived noise reduction.
https://www.amazon.com/3M-Peltor-Combat-Arms-Earplugs/dp/B000W2CPCC

Now I'm using Mack's foam ear plugs that offer 32 dB noise reduction. Huge difference from the other plugs. I felt wasteful buying plugs that get thrown away after each use but they're well worth it. One box lasted almost a year for me.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001G0UUMQ/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=IVQLWUMHPEBMP&colid=2GQE76IPLJZA9

I shoot at a small indoor range so there's times where I'm shooting alone or with only one other shooter. In between shooting I have to take off the earmuffs (the plugs stay in) to talk because the combination of muffs and plugs makes it extremely difficult to hear somebody talking.

One weird thing I noticed recently was that if somebody was shooting in a lane right next to me I could feel their handgun blast on my face. I figure if I can feel the pressure wave on my face my ears are exposed to it as well. I now try to have an empty lane on either side of me. Every little bit helps.
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