Who is stupid enough to forget sun/shooting glasses when you go to Industry Day at the Range? Sheepishly I have to raise my hand to that one. Yes, when I left Denver for SHOT Show last January we were about to get a serious snowstorm, so I didn’t need my glasses on the drive to the airport and didn’t even think about putting them in my bag. As I was in my hotel room getting ready for Range Day, there was momentary panic as I realized I didn’t have eye protection for a day of shooting. Of course, the organizers always provide eye protection, but it’s usually clear lens glasses and shooting all day in the bright Nevada sun didn’t sound particularly fun for my eyes without some sun protection.
Thankfully, for me and my eyes, Gatorz was set up just inside the shooting facility. I admitted my stupidity to the staff and they handed me a pair of their Magnum Z glasses, after adapting the nosepiece and the aluminum frames to precisely fit my face. I wore those glasses all day and the lightweight aluminum frames were comfortable the entire time and reduced the glare off the Nevada desert making it easier to see my targets.