actually.... funny you mention gases/powder particles. originally i bought the pair i have now(and dont use/like) because i had an issue with a new remington v3 i picked up in february. it was doing exactly what you mentioned, throwing gases/powder in my eyes EVERY time i pulled the trigger. at one point i felt stuff hit me in the eye, blinked and felt like it was still there. cleared it with my finger and sure as hell, there was a spec of unburnt powder.I am old enough to have begun shooting when we didn't always wear eye and ear protection. It doesn't take a catastrophic failure for you to get eye damage; I have had problems just from gases and powder particles. My wife is an ophthalmologist and I have heard some horror stories from her about about injuries from shooting, though not from organized events where everyone wears protection. So, you have two reasons to get a pair of glasses: protection and providing contrast on targets. It is like buying shotguns, you can start with cheap ones that will just do the job, but you will become more discriminating and demanding , leading you to buy better glasses.
I have not looked at them and I more than likely will not. Because like I told you, what works for me, may not work for you. Some shooters like a orange lens to enhance a orange target. To them it works great, but for me, I hate a orange lens. It seems to make everything I look at orange and it makes it harder for me to separate just the targets. For me "Contrast" works better. A lens that helps soften the background thus allowing me to see just the orange target better, so I often use a purple lens to dull a wooded,tree,low bushes kind of background. In low light I like a Yellow lens and at night I like a clear lens that has been treated for anti-reflection. I also need dark Polarized lens for very bright shooting days. First thing you need to find out is what colors help you, and which color do not. Some colors might even make it harder for your eye to see targets. For me Contrast between the target and the background works best to highlight the target. What works best for you? The problem with many package deals are you end up paying for lenses you don't need or don't work for you, and how to get another color that does work for you better if they don't even make one? If you stick with Ranger shooting glasses, or Decot's, or Pilla's you get a vast selection of proven colors over the years. Not the colors that somebody made to many of, that they placed in your 3 lenses set. Take your time!!! Or you'll be shipping packages all across the country on your dime. Good Luck and break em all. Jeffanyone wanna chime in on how good these glasses are?
Speaking of "Night Only" I used to wear glasses that would change tint automatically. They would also darken at night with the lights behind us.most of my shooting has been at the club on the weekends when no one but me/my family are around, with my wheelybird. its a small club and trap is tuesday night only. since i work night shift i cant make it usually. i took off last week and went, first time shooting on a line with others around. one guy mentioned not having glasses, but when i told him my cheap glasses have large frames that i dont like because they partially obstruct my vision he just mentioned "you should definitely wear them still for safety purposes" and didnt press the issue after. hence why im here asking.
the pair i have are yellow, but i havent worn them enough to see if color's really make a difference, i dont mind them on bright sunny days. i should have just grabbed a pair of clear/no frame version from work to take to the club that night, but it didnt cross my mind