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Old April 30th, 2010, 14:35   #31
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Would those meet the safety standards for airsoft ?



Pyramex GB1830ST

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- Exceeds the ANSI Z87.1-2003 High Velocity Impact Standards.
- CAN/CSA Z94.3-07
- CE EN166 Certified
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Old April 30th, 2010, 15:19   #32
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Would those meet the safety standards for airsoft ?



Pyramex GB1830ST
should be fine. Same safety ratings as peltors.
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Old May 3rd, 2010, 19:15   #33
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Here are the JT goggles I ordered, video in two parts
YouTube- JT Flex 8 Unboxing 1of2.AVI
YouTube- JT Flex 8 Unboxing 2of2.AVI

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Old May 4th, 2010, 03:05   #34
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are there goggles a good deal?

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Would those meet the safety standards for airsoft ?



Pyramex GB1830ST
The goggles is very nice, but i found most of the airsoft goggle is another model, like
http://www.airsplat.com/Items/AC-APP-WEL-MASK.htm
http://www.sourcingmap.com/airsoft-f...en-p-2336.html

I like the above goggles opcorn:
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Old May 4th, 2010, 03:31   #35
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I picked up a set of two pairs of ESS ICE glasses from opticsplanet



they are on sale at the moment so I figured why not. They should serve me well for their intended application.

I also picked up a pair of Bolle T800's for the missus as she absolutely hated the full face, could not breath comfortably.
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Old May 4th, 2010, 12:28   #36
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Another benefit of dual pane non-fog goggles is that you get double the eye protection because the BB would have to penetrate two lenses instead of one.
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Old May 4th, 2010, 12:32   #37
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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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Old May 4th, 2010, 13:01   #38
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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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Your completely right Drake, the problem is that people will buy without checking (heck my wife is guilty of this, and thus by extension myself). And will end up with things like Dust wind and sand goggles or even worse Chinese knock offs with zero safety ratings.

If you shop around and take your time you will find something useable.


As for the JT's Airsoft goggles? Well Jt's confirmed that they have no safety rating what so ever.
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Old May 20th, 2010, 05:51   #39
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The goggles is very nice, but i found most of the airsoft goggle is another model, like
http://www.airsplat.com/Items/AC-APP-WEL-MASK.htm
http://www.sourcingmap.com/airsoft-f...en-p-2336.html

I like the above goggles opcorn:
No ballistic rating on the first, second one is a mesh and engrish candidate:

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* Brand new & high quality face guard for gun shot game!!!
* Adopt advanced flexible plastic made from , the mesh is made from hard steel material
* Comfortable fit and safety for your head (Must act upon operation manual)
* Bullet proof design for survival game
* Abide by rules to play HAPPILY!!!
* SIZE: W8" X H7 3/4"
* Adjust the strap to fasten your head steady
* Weight: 140g
They're both safer'ish than wearing no eye protection at all but I'd rather err on the safe side, a full face mask is a very good idea for CQB but a PITA outdoor, especially if it is "Adopt advanced flexible plastic made from".

I don't mind welts on my face (I deserved them) but a BB going straight through a Happy Dragon Industries "hard steel material" shrapnel generating mess mask would ruin my eyesight for life even if it claims to provide "bullet proof design for survival game" and allows me to "abide by rules to play HAPPILY!!!"

I'll stick to my pyramex shop goggles.
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Old May 20th, 2010, 06:05   #40
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Nice necro. Also, the OP will likely be playing at a paintball field (with me - at least, he'd better be!). Pretty sure he got this figured out a while ago, too. Read post #33 again if you don't believe me.
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Old May 20th, 2010, 13:21   #41
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Juicy, two weeks between posts isn't anywhere close to a necro, I was replying to seasonnie, who responded to my previous post, warning him against potentially dangerous eye protection.

I'll throw a "Read post #34" right back at you sir.
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Old May 20th, 2010, 15:05   #42
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Food for thought... How much are your eyes worth? My ESS cost $80; a small price to pay to be able to see.
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