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Shooting Glasses

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by bigdogtx, Apr 11, 2007.

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  1. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

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    Son is just starting trap shooting and I want to help in the right way. Should he use his own sunglasses, inexpensive shooting glasses (which color) or some of the DeCot or Ranger with flat lenses and interchangable lenses?

    Curved lenses....good/bad/indifferent.

    Thanks. Jim
     
  2. BP348

    BP348 Active Member

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    I use inexpensive clear shooting glasses but, I mostly shoot at night. When I shoot during the day I have a pair of Oakley M-Frames I use that I bought for work several years ago.
     
  3. jakearoo

    jakearoo Active Member

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    Decots. Start him off right. Jake
     
  4. motordoctor

    motordoctor Shoji Tabuchi in Branson

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    boxdogtx send me your email. i have a used pair of decot glasses.
     
  5. JRD

    JRD TS Member

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    Get a pair of real shooting glasses, they make a huge differance.
     
  6. Kory72

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    go with the rangers.
     
  7. southpark

    southpark TS Member

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    I've been really happy with Ranger XLs.

    When I got them I went to get an eye exam. I have allergy trouble, had not slept and my eyes were beat red and sore so I hit them with some eye drops. The optometrist said it wouldn't matter for the exam.

    I was given a heavy prescription and had Morgan fill it.

    I had never worn glasses (prescription) before, and have always been hyper senstitive to bright light, by the way.

    I shot like that for a year and had all sorts of trouble. Things would look kinda clear, but kinda funny too. I had a lot of depth perception trouble and often had trouble stepping up steps and curbs.

    Finally saw Allan Lehman's, from Arizona, trailer at a shoot and a friend said to go see him about my glasses.

    So I chatted with Mr. Lehman and told him of my troubles. Finally he got out the eye chart and had me read the letters and spot other things after taking me outside, etc. etc.

    Finally he said "I know your problem." I was pretty excited to hear that so I asked what it was. "You've got 20/20 vision." Well that was later confirmed with a fuller exam (looking through the whatchamacallit device, etc.

    He not only hooked me up with plano lenses but had his shop make custom colour brown/orange lenses for me that are polarized. Fanfreakingtastic. Seriously. No one has lenses quite like this. For me, suffering in bright light, they have been godsends. I not only have comfort, but I have proper depth of field, and orange targets just jump out at you.

    I'm pretty sure that Lehman Optical has some lenses that nobody else has.

    I also have a big head, also metaphorically for those about to make a comment about it, and the Ranger XL's were able to fit over my ears and give me enough side coverage to protect my eyes from too much light.

    I did buy two Decot hard cases though, and the Rangers fit pretty well, even with the blinders still on.

    Lehman can be a little gruff, but he really, really helped me and I would not hessitate to recommend him.

    One of these is bound to be current:

    Allan Lehman Optical
    690 S. Glendun Pl.
    Dewey, AZ 86327
    Tel: 800-255-0205 928-632-0069
    Fax: 928-632-0049
    Est: 1975

    Allan Lehman Optical
    1018 E. Indian School Road
    Phoenix, AZ 85014-4810View Map
    (602) 279-6161
     
  8. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

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    24str8,

    You are correct that he does not do any prescription. Motordoctor had green lenses. Are these good? In what light conditions?

    Thanks to all for your help. Jim
     
  9. TREE

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    Post 4 I sure love mine
     
  10. luvnbearhugs1

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    A wonderful man named Big Dave from PA was kind enough to send me a pair of Decot's he no longer wanted. I bought some of the light purple lenses for bright daylight and it's been the best thing ever. Dave, that was the nicest thing anyone ever did for me!! I look forward to thanking you in person at the Millington shoot in May (Delaware state shoot)
     
  11. leadvail

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    Decot . V-Lite 2 .Check them out online .
     
  12. j2jake

    j2jake Well-Known Member

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    For prescription wearers Ranger has a sporter frame that accepts clip on color lens. They are terrific ! The color clip ons sell for about $50.00 and when the Rx is renewed you only have to by one set of lens. Purchased mine from Morgan and am a happy shooter. Jake
     
  13. Big Bopper

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    Allan Lehman is The Man for shooting optics. Call him and tell him what you want to accomplish. He's great.
     
  14. idoc

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    Jim,

    Have Motordoc send me the frame and I will put a new set of Rangers in the frame for the boy. Vermilion or Target Orange. Glad to help..........Rich

    Richard J Colo O.D.
    Suffield Medical Center
    162 Mountain Road
    Suffield, Ct. 06078
     
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