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Old May 4th, 2010, 11:32   #37
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Originally Posted by Gunny_McSmith View Post
NOOOOO DO NOT GET THE GAYNADIAN TIRE ''Airsoft Approved'' googles....

few months ago, someone on ASC bought them, and tested if they were really ''airsoft approved'', and with a 450fps gun (using .20g bbs) the shots went right throught the goggles....

so....THEY ARE NOT AIRSOFT APPROVED!! and YOU COULD LOOSE AN EYE.....if you play with them....

First of all, re-read your link: the shot (400 fps gun, .28g BB, from 1 ft) cracked the lens, it didn't "go right through the goggles."

That's a pretty hard hit at 1 ft distance and arguably the goggles did what they were supposed to (stop the BB, despite not surviving themselves) considering they're shitty paintball goggles.

Paintballs aren't hard projectiles, they have a greater surface area and quickly collapse on impact. PB goggles have become commonplace because so many fields (PB) require them for their insurance, but they're far from being optimal for airsoft.

There's a reason most experienced players will, given the choice, pick tac goggles over pb goggles; it's not just the "look cool" factor. I know my eyewear is rated to stop a .22LR @ 1000fps. I know it won't crack when hit with a heavy BB, even from an upgraded 500 fps sniper rifle.

If you want "airsoft approved" go with tactical goggles with real ratings.
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