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Old May 12th, 2009, 14:31   #1
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Eye/Face/Teeth Protection

So this airsoft thing sounds cool up to the point where I found out i can chip teeth on a .20bb.
So I have a paintball mask already. But I really hate it. To me 50% of airsoft is "playing dressup".

I was thinking of airsoft goggles with a lower neoprene facemask to cover ears, nose and mouth.

The other thing is that my fingers are pretty valuable to me. I am sure to most people also... What do you recommend for hand protection?
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Old May 12th, 2009, 14:31   #2
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So this airsoft thing sounds cool up to the point where I found out i can chip teeth on a .20bb.
So I have a paintball mask already. But I really hate it. To me 50% of airsoft is "playing dressup".

I was thinking of airsoft goggles with a lower neoprene facemask to cover ears, nose and mouth.

The other thing is that my fingers are pretty valuable to me. I am sure to most people also... What do you recommend for hand protection?
Oh yea, and no smart ass comments about my avatar not having a perfect set of teeth ok..
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Old May 12th, 2009, 14:34   #3
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I personally use Mechanix gloves but there are also tactical gloves out there which are great to.
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Old May 12th, 2009, 15:05   #4
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If you want the best goggles available, check out our Revision ballistic eyewear.

http://www.mach1airsoft.com/web/catalog.php?cat=10

Set yourself up with a neoprene face wrap to protect the rest of your face and you are in business.

Take care of your eyes first and foremost. Even a simple mouth piece will protect your teeth.
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Old May 12th, 2009, 15:07   #5
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you can also take an exacto knife to your paintball mask and trim away any excess plastic that you don't think is necessary, some masks even have the option to remove the goggle part as well.
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Old May 12th, 2009, 15:09   #6
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Revision glasses are nice, but I still prefer my Wileys for the full seal.

I'd check with your local field if a paintball mask is required, that would limit your choices.

Glove -> <3 Blackhawk

Face protection -> Shemagh
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Old May 12th, 2009, 15:09   #7
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You can also get a baclava to protect your face and teeth.
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Old May 12th, 2009, 15:11   #8
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when i play indoor i use a full mask as it's closer engagements, outdoor a goggle alone is fine for me, I smoke so I need the accessibility
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Old May 12th, 2009, 15:36   #9
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Revision glasses are nice, but I still prefer my Wileys for the full seal.

I'd check with your local field if a paintball mask is required, that would limit your choices.

Glove -> <3 Blackhawk

Face protection -> Shemagh
"Sehmagh" I got shitloads of those from when I went to Saudi Arabia...
But I dont want to wear one on an airsoft field. I get enough beef from the TSA as it is for being brown, bald and goatee...
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Old May 12th, 2009, 15:38   #10
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"Sehmagh" I got shitloads of those from when I went to Saudi Arabia...
But I dont want to wear one on an airsoft field. I get enough beef from the TSA as it is for being brown, bald and goatee...
When you're playing, the shemagh is the least of your worries when you've got a chest rig and an aeg in your hand.
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Old May 12th, 2009, 15:55   #11
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Just leave it in the gear bag in transit... and grow a mullet or something
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Old May 12th, 2009, 17:28   #12
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Consult your dentist about a low profile mouth guard. For the most part they are fairly inexpensive and do offer a decent amount of protection. Unfortunetly it may take a while getting used to being able to talk properly with one. Other options are shemagh, neoprene face protector and full paintball mask. I suppose you could always look into getting a sykes face mask or some form of scary looking Army of two style mask.
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Old May 12th, 2009, 18:27   #13
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To me 50% of airsoft is "playing dressup".
You mean playing "army man" right??? There's a difference. Just like "Collectible Memorabilia", Action Figures, and Dolls.

If you don't like PB masks and the field allows, some sealed ballistics and a neoprene face mask should do the trick.

If you don't like that then Sykes masks are an option. Funny story actually, I probably would have had one of my teeth chipped if it had not been for my sykes mask. I'm not sure the distance but I had a .28 hit me just below the nose and it actually chipped the mask (it appears there was an air bubble there and the force of the BB impact just made it chip) they're surprisingly solid. No pics though cause I don't have it with me.

There's also the shemagh, but you don't like that option either do you? You could always do the hipster thing and use it as a scarf and when on the field just wear it on your head as a head wrap.

A mouth guard like T7 said is an option too.

EDIT: Oh yeah ears... There was a "brotherhood of bleeders" somewhere was there not? Lets just say make sure that your ears are covered by the strap on your ballistics/PB mask.
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Old May 12th, 2009, 18:33   #14
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I use these gloves (Oakley Pilots). they are great and are about the best you can get. carbon fiber knuckle plating and air vents along the fingers etc etc. and they are on sale atm:

https://dstactical.com/index.php?cPath=76_198



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Old May 21st, 2009, 15:43   #15
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So I went with a pair of aftermath cannibal goggles and a neoprene face mask.
I tested the aftermath with a 300fps shot at close range and it took it without a scratch...

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/st..._SearchResults

The revision stuff looks pretty good. I saw them up close an personal. Solid, stylish and reasonably priced, but they werent made for brown guys with pointy heads...
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