Global Vision Eyewear, a staple in the motorcycle and ATV scene, is now making their transition into shooting sports. Whether you're a goggle fan or a glasses fan, Global Vision is a company that every air softer should be checking out. Global Vision is based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and has been manufacturing indestructible goggles and glasses since 2008. Some of their notable goggles; the Ballistech's, Ballistech II's and the All Stars meets ANSI standards and have been approved for use in battle by the U.S. Military.
Recently, I had the opportunity to test these great goggles and see just how indestructible they truly are. When I received my first set of All Star goggles, I noted that they weren't full of the fancy bells and whistles that many high end shooting goggles possess. Despite this, I gave them a shot and put them on. Immediately, I was amazed at their comfort. Unlike many shooting goggles, Global Vision doesn't stop where the rubber meets your face. Additionally, they have an added layer of foam, which makes their goggles extremely comfortable. Some may wonder, "How durable is the foam?" Well, all I can say is I have been using them for going on three months now and haven't had a single failure.
So, to test their durability, the Florida Tactical Action Club put them through a myriad of torturous tests. All I can see is that, these goggles amazed me.
Test 1 - Shooting the goggles with a gas blow back pistol from approximately 5 feet. The gun used was a Tolmar ISSC M-22 GBBP with Elite Force .25bbs. Several shots were fired and the lenses held up.
Test 2 - Shooting the goggles with a CQB length AEG. The gun used was an Elite Force M4 CQC with Elite Force .25bbs. Several shots were fired and the lenses held up
Test 3 - Shooting the goggles with a more powerful AEG. The gun used was a Bo Dynamics LT595 BAW with Elite Force .25bbs. Several shots were fired and the lenses held up.
Test 4 - Shooting the goggles with a gas powered shotgun. The gun used was a Marushin 8mm M500 shotgun with .30bbs. Several shots were fired and the lenses held up.
Test 5 - Shooting with an AEG sniper rifle. The gun used was a Snow Wolf Barrett sniper rifle with Elite Force .25bbs. Several shots were fired and the lenses held up.
Test 6 - After being unable to destroy the lenses or frames with airsoft guns, we decided we would try to destroy them with a vehicle. We ran over the goggles twice with a Chevrolet Tahoe. Not only did the lenses hold up, but the frame did as well. Only a tiny piece of plastic broke off the goggle frame.
All in all, these goggles are amazing and live up to their reputation of being indestructible. I highly recommend that everyone look into Global Vision; not only for their goggles, but their stylish sunglasses.
--Brandon Roberts is a counter-terrorism task force officer based out of Meridian, Mississippi. He has been in law enforcement since 2001 and has served as a private military contractor for the U.S. government overseas. Brandon is the author of the Amazon Best Seller List book 'Evading Honesty' and runs milsim with the Florida Tactical Action Club