Revision Eyewear Sawfly Tactical Eyewear

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Revision Eyewear have developed an impressive protective eyewear lens designed for combat. This video shows the Sawfly being shot by a 12 gauge Remington 1187 shotgun firing #6 lead shot from 16 feet:

It is hit 37 times (what they say, I did not count) by the 0.11 caliber lead shot traveling at over 1300 fps. Very impressive!

I don’t shoot birds and so I do not use steel shot, just lead for plinking, but I think high end ballistics glasses like these should be used when shooting steel shot. Unlike lead, steel is hard and can bounce. Last year a friend of my brother lost one of his eyes when he was out duck shooting with his father. The guys father negligently discharged his shotgun into the ground and one of the steel shot bounced back and hit the son.

The Revision Eyewear Sawfly costs between $89 and $169.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • Fred Fred on Feb 02, 2009

    Around 25 yards. It's only with the lightweight shot that you get ricochets like that, but they've still got enough left in them to really smart if they hit bare skin.

  • Ride Fast Ride Fast on Feb 02, 2009

    [...] That vision thing [...]