TFB EXCLUSIVE Sneak Peek: Oakley “Tombstone” shooting glasses (VIDEO)

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Oakley Standard Issue chose TFB as the one media outlet that would get the scoop on their new shooting glasses, called “Tombstone.”

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Let me tell you, they are great. Oakley worked directly with the Army Marksmanship Unit (AMU) and build a pair of eyewear for shooters from the ground up. They tackled three primary concerns:

1. Field of View

2. Contrast/Clarity

3. Lens Interchangeability

The Tombstones have a large field of view and a rimless lens that maximizes your view in all directions. For contrast/clarity, Oakley utilizes their new Prizm lens technology which filters out bad light and makes your view crisp and clear. Finally, Tombstone has a simple and fast lens interchangeability system.

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I’ve been using Tombstones since late November and they are my new go-to shooting eyewear. I have a feeling others follow suit.

Check out this video showing Tombstone in action.

Tombstone will be available in Spring 2015 at http://www.oakleysi.com/Page.cfm?id=3.

EDIT (11:10AM PT): 

MSRP is $180 (single Lens and frame) and $285 (3 lens array kit).

Not available for prescription.



Chris Cheng

Chris Cheng is History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 champion and author of “Shoot to Win,” a book for beginning shooters. A self-taught amateur turned pro through his Top Shot win, Cheng very much still considers himself an amateur who parachuted into this new career.

He is a professional marksman for Bass Pro Shops who shares his thoughts and experiences from the perspective of a newbie to the shooting community. He resides in San Francisco, CA and works in Silicon Valley.

www.TopShotChris.com.


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  • Phil Hsueh

    Any idea of what the MSRP will be?

  • sianmink

    Gonna use my Radars (G26 shooting lens, everything that isn’t blaze orange gets grayed out) till they wear out, which it looks like will be a good while.

  • Ian Thorne

    Will they be offering prescription lenses? These are neat, but useless if I can’t see.

    • tazman66gt

      Hopefully it isn’t the stupid insert the goggles use

      • jdkchem

        I’m betting it will be.

    • Agreed. I’d be interested in buying them if I could order them in my prescription.

  • USMC03Vet

    I have a feeling the price on these are going to rival many handgun prices.

    • KestrelBike

      I take great care of my car-sunglasses, I have a pair of Bolle’s that I bought 14 years ago and they don’t have a scratch on them. Meanwhile, the 4 pairs of shooting glasses that I’ve bought are somehow covered in scratches (the $10-20 Remington brand pairs)

      I’m extremely hesitant to plunk down serious cash on eye-pro that’ll just get scratched up. That is, I’m not opposed to spending money for safety, but I’m opposed to spending money for comfort/features if I just end up scratching up lenses.

      • Orion Quach

        I believe your comparing ballistic eyewear to no ballistic. My Smith Optics glasses haven’t scratched at all with nearing two years of use. But maybe the glass is really the same, I don’t know.

  • Bill

    It looks like interchangeable lenses that might actually be interchangeable. Every system I’ve tried so far has been such a sucking fruggle to change lenses that I wind up just buying additional frames. I’d like to know how they fit with muffs, and how much pro they provide as actual eyepro. Not having that bridge across the top necessitates wearing a hat to keep crap from coming down and behind. they’ll also need to be fog-resistant, with lenses that large.

  • There’s a hell of a lot more to it than just plastic safety glasses. That’s really a naive statement.

  • To me they are but we all have our preferences. I guess having them save the vision in my left eye has a bearing on my choice as well.

  • Limonata

    These are nice, but I will stick to my Rudy Project glasses. They have many different tints and Ballistic lenses can be purchased as Prescription lenses and have even found a local eye optics store were I can order them from.