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Discussion in 'GSSF' started by gatorhugger, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. gatorhugger

    gatorhugger

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    Ain't no joke. Cut short my range visit today, shooting a Ruger Mark II
    I got a tiny peice of unburned power in my right eye.
    Immediately rinsed it out, but it's bothered me all day.
    Please use glasses, sunglasses, anything.

    Anybody else ever get some powder in your eye?
    When will the irritation stop??? :cool:( my new sunglasses I will swear to wear!)
     
  2. RightGlock1

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    Make sure they are safety glasses. Many sunglasses are not safety rated or recommended for shooting sports. You can get a decent pair of shooting glasses at Academy for $ 15.00 or less.
     

  3. Isaiah1412

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    Nope, never. I have had hot brass bounce of my shooting glasses on more than one occasion though. Don't know what that would feel like in my eye, but it hurt bad enough on my cheek that I don't think it would be nice.
     
  4. Surt

    Surt Jötunn-Kin

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    My P22 tends to give me a decent shower in unburned powder every range trip, so I make a habit of shooting with eye pro, not to mention that work requires eye pro on ranges, so it's a habit. Usually when shooting my carry gun, I wear whatever sunglasses I tend to wear when carrying. Train as you fight...

    +1 on getting true ballistic glasses if you can.
     
  5. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

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    Hope you're okay.

    Eye and ear protection are basic, fundamental, safety principles.

    As our club's pistol range chairman and chief safety officer, anyone caught shooting without eye protection is warned only once.

    A second offense gets him kicked out of the club.
     
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  6. Angel

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    There are military surplus safety glasses on ebay and everywhere now. I purchased two pair with spare darkend lense a plastic case that attaches to web gear for under $10 each. Then there was a surplus dealer at a gunshow that had them without the plastic case new in the box 4 for $10 so I bought a few more. Look on ebay. Here is a link to an auction now. Not affiliated with the seller.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Military-Army-B...emQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item439b991c31
     
  7. trickyvic

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    Damn, good thing your ok. I always wear eye protection.
     
  8. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

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    All of us do, signs are posted, and it's enforced.


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  9. ronin.45

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    ALWAYS WEAR EYE PROTECTION!!!

    How do we keep getting threads about people not wearing eye and ear protection? This is not a new practice. I've been told this since I was a kid. I'm not singling you out Gator. I really just don't get it.

    As far as your eye goes, if it is scratched it may take a few days to stop burning. When I scratched my eye it really hurt when I blinked. If that's the case it should heal up in a few days. If it lasts longer you should see a doctor. There may still be something in your eye.I hope there is no permanent damage.
     
  10. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

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    I saw a case of a guy who had a steel sliver enter his eyeball. There was no pain, just mild irritation, but because he didn't go to the doctor, he lost his sight.
     
  11. 750SpiritRdr

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    my FIL is a Dr so i asked him about this...a burn is a bad thing in the eye. infection can happen easy with an eye. if it's red more than 2 days get to your Dr and have him look at it. if you get a "film" on your eye at any time go to the Dr. Eyes and ears can not be repaired so take care of them.
     
  12. SafetyGuy83

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