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Poll: Do You Wear Blinders?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by WoodsonEnt, Sep 3, 2011.

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  1. WoodsonEnt

    WoodsonEnt Active Member

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    Title Says It All: Do You Wear Blinders On Your Shooting Glasses?
     
  2. War Wagon

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    Yes i do 42 years of using them
     
  3. Phil Kiner

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    If you don't and have ever lost a target due to a distraction to the side that a blinder would have blocked you should.

    and yes I do
     
  4. OldGoat

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    No. Big distraction...normally wear regular glasses without them 14 hours a day...why fiddle with them to shoot trap? Seems like the only sport where you see them...how about the big money golfers? But this IS America! If you like 'em, use 'em...I am all for you. Best Regards, Ed
     
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    Yes. Not so much to prevent distractions but to remove glare from the inside of lens. Blinders work better than non-reflective coatings. I also shoot in the winter and blinders cut down on wind and snow problems.
     
  8. RFGA2

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    Matt:

    I do for the reasons Phil Kiner mentioned. I like them in wind and rain as well. When I represented Fiocchi, I use to make them out of the box tops. A shooter at the Grand asked me if we had any blinders in our building and I said no, one comes with every box and proceeded to cut two box tops of my shells and handed them to him. I told him he could customize where he put the holes to affix them to the glasses.



    Bob Gibson
    Charlotte NC
     
  9. goose2

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    Would not shoot without them for two reasons, block out the distractions and block out wind coming in from the side. My eyes seem to water bad with a side breeze.
     
  10. johnjohn91387

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    yes. i miss just as many targets as when i don't wear them, but the American flag motiff makes me feel patriotic.
    This game <i>is</i> about feeling patriotic, not about hitting the damn target....isn't that right?
     
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    Yes Matt...We both do. Washable ones we got from Dennis Cates.

    Vern
     
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  13. Ajax

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    I started wearing blinders a long time ago. I was shooting a good handicap score,as I called for the target a gust of wind made my eyes tear up. I missed the target, I shot a 99 that day. I've worn them ever since.

    Ajax
     
  14. shannon391

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    Yes,

    Some guys just can't stand still, some seem to busy themselves fumbling with stuff of some sort or another.

    Many shooters heads are swivels, bobbing and looking everywhere except downrange, when it's their turn they shoulder the gun and call pull before their eyes have a chance catch up. Some mount the gun way early. Some guys talk to themselves.

    A regular squad, not so much. ( people, watch a squad of All Americans and how still and intensely focused they are BEFORE their turn. It's an important aspect that is greatly overlooked.}
     
  15. WoodsonEnt

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    Consensus so far is YES
     
  16. Stl Flyn

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    Yes. Why do they put them on a hitched horse, and buggy? Avoid distractions. I like to look out at the trap house and see only the field of vision, I need to see. There are times when the next shooter will close or even start mounting there gun when I call pull, or am swinging on a far angle bird where that could be a distraction. Also, keeps the wind, rain, plastic pieces from the ports, unburnt powder, etc., from the previous shooter from getting in your eyes.

    I like that idea of putting them on a golfers hat. Like the clip on type being sold by Bob Schultz (TSG). I think that the golfing world would get a kick out of the first person on tour to wear them though. There first reaction of the gallery would be "What the"!
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  17. ScottEslick

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    Yes, to keep the sun and wind out and to keep from seeing the guy next to me doing the boogie dance.

    Scott
     
  18. Onceabum

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    I wear the right blinder for singles and the left one for handicap. In doubles I wear both on the first trap and neither on the last fifty. Don't ask.

    BB
     
  19. Stl Flyn

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    O.K. I have to ask, is it because you are superstitious?
     
  20. BIGDON

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    Yes for all the right reasons.

    Don
     
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