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Old August 25th, 2011, 14:45   #16
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i just wear sunglasses (LOL) ... but i have been shot in the face a few times, it doesn't really hurt that much, depending on who is shooting at you. i dont like wearing goggles because they fog up (sometimes) and dont offer the full field of view that most glasses offer. my personal and newbi opinion is a pair of shooting glasses.
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Old August 25th, 2011, 14:47   #17
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*poster above mine* Way to offer horrible advice you are asking for an injury.
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Old August 25th, 2011, 19:40   #18
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Remember to get thermal lenses too. Or something that will keep ur gogs from foggin up.
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Old August 26th, 2011, 05:27   #19
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*poster above mine* Way to offer horrible advice you are asking for an injury.
Wiley X PT-1's could be considered "Shooting Glasses" and they've been great. It would have to be a really freak accident for a round to get up under the lens as they fit very close to the face. I'd reckon that they're about 90% as safe as a pair of Goggles (goggles being 99%). But that's MY opinion for ME on the field. I feel well safe with those in most scenarios.

For CQC however, I might opt for a more fool proof system like the SG-1's I mentioned earlier, or something very similar (There are a few makers out there that have similar design, ESS is one I believe). Basically "Sun Glasses" that have a seal around your eye area, so no real peripheral interference and they're supposed to be quite good against fogging up.... I have yet to receive mine.

PT-1: http://www.wileyx.com/EcommSuite/Pro...ItemCode=PT-1C

SG-1: http://www.wileyx.com/EcommSuite/Pro...1V&ItemCode=70
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Old August 26th, 2011, 10:28   #20
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Personally I use a Sly Profit paintball mask.




Even though is a paintball mask, it is small and flexible enough to allow you to use the iron sights of your rifle with little effort
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Old August 26th, 2011, 11:20   #21
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I'm still noobish myself. I run a pair of ESS goggles and a 3m respirator with filters and rubber flaps removed for better airflow. I moved the strap that went behind my neck to on top of my head to loosen the seal. I'd like to get a face mask that will be compatible with my googles and a mich style helmet down the road tho. I'm thinking the mesh style ones would be nice for improved airflow.
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Old August 26th, 2011, 12:40   #22
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Personally I use a Sly Profit paintball mask.
Even though is a paintball mask, it is small and flexible enough to allow you to use the iron sights of your rifle with little effort
Those look killer! My wife was wondering does its cover the back and top of your head? or is there something you can wear under it to add protection to the top and back of your head. She likes to completely cover up.
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Old August 26th, 2011, 12:45   #23
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Those look killer! My wife was wondering does its cover the back and top of your head? or is there something you can wear under it to add protection to the top and back of your head. She likes to completely cover up.
A bonnie hat fits nicely with that mask, and ads extra protection to the forehead. I like to use one with my mask when is raining.

Hope that helps.
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Old August 26th, 2011, 14:17   #24
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i just wear sunglasses (LOL) ... but i have been shot in the face a few times, it doesn't really hurt that much, depending on who is shooting at you. i dont like wearing goggles because they fog up (sometimes) and dont offer the full field of view that most glasses offer. my personal and newbi opinion is a pair of shooting glasses.
Being shot in the eye is no joke. You won't grow an eyeball back, and you won't blink faster than a BB you don't see coming.

Glasses, even shooting glasses are meant to protect your eyes while you shoot, not while you are being shot at. Shot at from the front, the side, and the rest of the angles that have no coverage.
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Old August 26th, 2011, 15:29   #25
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Anyone try those Cactus face mask types? This this click here?

I'm looking at the Cactus ones but pretty pricey and looks very bulky, thinking maybe get a Matrix Iron Face Carbon Steel "Striker" Gen4 Metal Mesh Full Face Mask - Digital Woodland instead thoughts?
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Old August 27th, 2011, 10:05   #26
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Just for the sake of argument, what if we look at this from the other end. Does wearing a mask invite others to not be as careful when aiming? Maybe even encourage some to take head shots with the idea "He/She's got a mask on, they'll be fine" Pling!

And does only wearing googles or other proper eye wear encourage most to not take head shots on purpose or make an effort to aim elsewhere?

Personally, if I see that the guy Im about to light up has no face protection, I make it a point to aim low or if all I can see is the dudes head, I'll hold my fire and try to get a better angle.

However, if the same head poking up is covered in ABS and a pair of big ol' googles... then I don't think I'd be as merciful.
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Old August 27th, 2011, 10:36   #27
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I absolutely hate paintball masks with a passion; I own a JT mask only for use when a field requires a full mask. Usually I run WileyX ballistic glasses or ESS NVG Profile ballistic goggles.

Everyone has an opinion, and everyone is entitled to wear more than the minimum level of eyewear if they feel the need to protect themselves further, that being said I am of the opinion that full face masks detract from the realism I like in the sport. I've been playing since 2002 and I have never been seriously injured in the face by a BB. To each their own though...
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Old August 27th, 2011, 17:40   #28
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Hard masks mess with cheek weld, that's why not many will recommend them. On the other hand shemaughs and balaclavas are worn fairly often, though they can be sweaty and contribute to fogging. I've been playing for three years and we only had one case of a chipped tooth. Keep your mouth shut when taking fire and you should be fine, face bleeders will heal. In that much I agree with Kokanee, but as to eye protection I have to disagree. Some sort of properly rate ballistic or paintball goggles are absolutely recommended. Shooting glasses, while properly rated, are only intended for the occasional ricochet. There is a chance a bb might get in the side. A small chance admittedly, but while faces heal and teeth can be repaired, you only have one set of eyes, and once they're gone that's it. If you're playing on a paintball field then they'll probably require you get paintball goggles. If not then get a good set of ballistic goggles, ESS is a good name.
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Old August 27th, 2011, 19:37   #29
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Thanks for all the great ideas and different brands...Ill prob go with good set of goggles being able to use my sights is a must crappy shot with out lol. I have a niece balaclava for some check and mouth protection. I'll get a run of the mill paint ball mask too for any fields that require them.
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Old August 30th, 2011, 18:09   #30
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A bonnie hat fits nicely with that mask, and ads extra protection to the forehead. I like to use one with my mask when is raining.

Hope that helps.
That does help exactly what she was wondering, thank-you
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