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Winchester Sport Glasses: De-Dorking the Middle-Age Gunner

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April 30, 2007

Winchester Sport Glasses: De-Dorking the Middle-Age Gunner

By David E. Petzal and Phil Bourjaily

A guest-written gear review by Executive Editor Mike Toth

Winchester Sport Glasses: De-Dorking the Middle-Age Gunner

The PR: Via a licensing agreement with Jackson Safety Products, Winchester Ammunition [www.winchester.com] is introducing a line of affordable shooting glasses. Both lenses and frames come in various colors, and models come with various features, such as interchangeable lenses, UV protection, and -- thank you, Winchester -- magnification inserts.

The Takeaway: I’m one of those 40-and-over people who needs to use those damnable reading glasses in order to see any print closer than an arms-length away. That includes, of course, all those words and numbers on shell boxes and in game-law compendiums. The Reader series of Sport Glasses, which has magnification inserts, means I will never again have to walk around a rifle range, clays course, or pheasant field wearing reading glasses under my safety lenses, which makes me feel both old AND stupid looking.

The Cost: MSRP for the Readers is only $14. Other models vary from $12 to $30, with the Elite Series costing $95.—Mike Toth

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from Nolan wrote 6 years 35 weeks ago

Where can I buy these Winchester glasses? I've looked on their site and didn't see them there. Checked a couple retailers and didn't see them there either.

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from Rick wrote 6 years 50 weeks ago

Thanks Mike I appreciate it.

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from Mike Toth wrote 6 years 50 weeks ago

Rick: I'm awaiting word from Winchester and Jackson Safety on exactly how to find/order the glasses. Will post the info when I get it.

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from Rick wrote 6 years 50 weeks ago

How exactly can I order the Winchester/Jackson Products readers. I have checked both sites and do not see how to order. They are just what my old tired eyes need.

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from tom wrote 6 years 50 weeks ago

Filson Does,Call them 800-624-0201http://www.filson.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2092306&cp=2069836.2065003.2433296

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from George wrote 6 years 50 weeks ago

Why doesn't anyone make Rx shooting glasses?

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from HGHunter wrote 6 years 51 weeks ago

HOORAH! Love the idea of a "New Products" blog resurrected. I am not yet in the stage of life that I need the bi-focals, however that time is bearing down on me faster than I would like to admit. At least there is a company that is considering these things.

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from tom wrote 6 years 51 weeks ago

Thanks for the response. That sounds great and I am looking forward to the new gear post. By having an interactive blog (Dave frequently repsonds to comments) it makes the readers feel "in touch" with the editors, bringing a magazine to life.

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from Mike Toth wrote 6 years 51 weeks ago

Tom and Ryan: Thank you for the compliment (trust me, I got lucky with the camera). While we are not going to restart the Gear Guru page, we are planning to run gun- and shooting-sports-related gear reviews here at The Gun Nut page. You'll see more in the coming days.

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from tom wrote 6 years 51 weeks ago

Ryan, He also never responded to the questions like Dave does!

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from Ryan wrote 6 years 51 weeks ago

I also have an interest in a gear review section. As an avid hunter and outdoorsman I am very interested in reading about the new innovative tools available. Peter had a good one going, but apparently got bored with posting.

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from tom wrote 6 years 51 weeks ago

Hey Mr. Toth,The Glasses look great!!Does this mean we are going to have a Gear Guru Blog Back...... Peter......"Petered out" and left a bunch of us hanging. I would welcome a "Gear only" blog.

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from Nolan wrote 6 years 35 weeks ago

Where can I buy these Winchester glasses? I've looked on their site and didn't see them there. Checked a couple retailers and didn't see them there either.

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from Rick wrote 6 years 50 weeks ago

Thanks Mike I appreciate it.

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from Mike Toth wrote 6 years 50 weeks ago

Rick: I'm awaiting word from Winchester and Jackson Safety on exactly how to find/order the glasses. Will post the info when I get it.

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from Rick wrote 6 years 50 weeks ago

How exactly can I order the Winchester/Jackson Products readers. I have checked both sites and do not see how to order. They are just what my old tired eyes need.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from tom wrote 6 years 50 weeks ago

Filson Does,Call them 800-624-0201http://www.filson.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2092306&cp=2069836.2065003.2433296

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from George wrote 6 years 50 weeks ago

Why doesn't anyone make Rx shooting glasses?

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from HGHunter wrote 6 years 51 weeks ago

HOORAH! Love the idea of a "New Products" blog resurrected. I am not yet in the stage of life that I need the bi-focals, however that time is bearing down on me faster than I would like to admit. At least there is a company that is considering these things.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from tom wrote 6 years 51 weeks ago

Thanks for the response. That sounds great and I am looking forward to the new gear post. By having an interactive blog (Dave frequently repsonds to comments) it makes the readers feel "in touch" with the editors, bringing a magazine to life.

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from Mike Toth wrote 6 years 51 weeks ago

Tom and Ryan: Thank you for the compliment (trust me, I got lucky with the camera). While we are not going to restart the Gear Guru page, we are planning to run gun- and shooting-sports-related gear reviews here at The Gun Nut page. You'll see more in the coming days.

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from tom wrote 6 years 51 weeks ago

Ryan, He also never responded to the questions like Dave does!

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from Ryan wrote 6 years 51 weeks ago

I also have an interest in a gear review section. As an avid hunter and outdoorsman I am very interested in reading about the new innovative tools available. Peter had a good one going, but apparently got bored with posting.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from tom wrote 6 years 51 weeks ago

Hey Mr. Toth,The Glasses look great!!Does this mean we are going to have a Gear Guru Blog Back...... Peter......"Petered out" and left a bunch of us hanging. I would welcome a "Gear only" blog.

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