In addition to the handgonne and the bleeding zombie targets, there was one more item that I was testing out for the first time at the Fifth Annual Northeast Bloggershoot:
That's the WileyX Talon safety glasses with the smoked lenses installed. I ordered them shortly after posting the Luckygunner review of various safety glasses; specifically on the recommendation of OldNFO. If he's giving a product the green light, it's got to be just about the best out there.
The kit comes just about as complete as you'd want:
Frame, nosepiece, clear, tinted, and amber lenses, case, cleaning cloth, and a strap, all for under $90 shipped. The lenses are easy to swap out - no tools required, although it does take a bit of determination - and curve right around to cover even the sides of your eye. They're stylish, extremely comfortable, and made in the USA.
I wore the tinted lenses all day at the Northeast Bloggershoot, and they were extremely comfortable. They're even easy to get up over your ear protection - something I learned to do years ago thanks to Ross (putting your ears on over your glasses frames doesn't give as tight of a seal for the hearing protection). I obviously/fortunately didn't test the Talon for shatter resistance, although if I were to obtain a spare lens or two I'd be happy to torture-test them...
Much like the guns we carry, *any* eye protection is better than nothing. Even a .22 ricochet can blind you - and you only get two chances. If there's a better option than the el cheapo protection out there, put a few pennies aside and pick it up - in this case, the WileyX Talon is well worth the extra cash over a $10 pair of WalMart specials.
Protect those peepers, folks!
That is all.