I’ve heard people say “What’s the point of eye protection if it won’t stop a bullet?” It’s this kind of ignorance that get people unnecessarily hurt. Fact is, eye protection isn’t meant to stop a speeding bullet, but rather to prevent grime from blowback, brass from exploding cases, and bullet fragments from permanently injuring your eyes. I’ve tested eye protection extensively, and found that ANSI Z87.1-rated polycarbonate lenses are extremely effective. That’s why every shooter should wear them. But instead of buying a clear, dedicated set of eye protection that won’t also shield your eyes from the damaging rays of the sun, why not buy top-quality sunglasses that you can use both on the range and off?