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Old 03-19-2017, 10:56 PM   #1
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I looked through some threads on safety glasses and people suggested getting ANSI Z87.1 or Z87.1+ rated glasses. Though the ones I found are quite pricey (~50 €). However I also found cheap ones from Dräger which is a reputable German manufacturer of safety equipment. However their product page is abominable not giving you any solid technical data on the safety glasses but rather has useless rambling about how stylish their glasses are on it. Does anyone have experience with their line of safety glasses?


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Not have tested them, yet, but typically, all standard safety glasses are from the same material (PC - Polycarbonat). Even with direct hits, it is almost impossible to break that material (for normal users). If I remember right, JörgS even had a video where he tried to get through a police riot shield, which is made of PC. Also, a lot of commercial sunglasses are made of PC, so in my opinion, Dräger schould be fine.
OK, there are some guys out there where even safety glasses would not help in case of a RTS, but I guess, also glasses according to ANSI or ISO will not help a lot.

Update: Depending on the price difference, you can buy 2 glasses from Dräger and give one of them a direct shot with your SS. A direct shot would be the maximum impact energy that could happen when shooting a SS.

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I did not do a stress test yet, but I can report that one of the ones I got has issues with perspiration condensing on the glasses. Pretty bad actually. You have to constantly take it off an wipe it clean. Also the glasses distort the picture noticeably. At 15 meters in twilight it becomes hard to see the target. Also pretty bad.
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