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Why I only use ESS Goggles.

The staff, training facilitators, marketing dept, interns and owners of NAFOM 
only use ESS goggles
And here is why.
Last January, before the epic trip to Las Vegas for my 24th SHOT show began, we did a little testing in Texas.
Using a 350 fps Strafer
Now this little beasty puts out 175 .25G 6mm airsoft bb’s per second
(Yes, everyone should own one, get yours at www.xcalibertactical.com)
    So, we placed a set of the new (at that time) ESS  Profile Airsoft w/ Cortex Clip 
on to a poor, defenseless, Styrofoam head  that we just happened to have laying around 
(don’t ask)
Here are some pictures after unloading 400 rds into the Goggles
 Before, nice clean goggles
 After, 400 rds, I would say at least 200 hit the goggles, goggles were about 15 ft from the muzzle.
ABSOLUTELY  NO PENETRATION OF THE GOGGLES
Nothing got thru, not one, this was impressive.
 Lots of marks, 
I would replace the lens before using them again,
but not one bb made it through.

Mr Foam Head gave his life for this test
I, for one would like to thank him for his sacrifice.
I think now you can see why I only use ESS, 
I don’t have anyone to pay my medical bills but me, if I use inferior goggles and I get hurt.
You can’t replace a lost eye, when people chose to use untested or cheap goggles they are showing a deep disrespect for the other players on the field along with putting themselves at risk.
Go to the ESS website and check them out for yourself.
This was not a paid review, the goggles were given to me by ESS for testing 
and I was told to publish what ever I found out about them. 
Good or bad.
All I found was good and I looked for something bad!
I will only use ESS for all my eyewear needs.
They are the only big name company that make specific goggles for the airsoft market.
They tested them and they did right by us airsofters.
They are also great guys, and that’s just icing on the cake and boy, do I love cake
Come to think of it, Mr Foam head looks like icing, were did I put that thing?
Bottom line, buy ESS Goggles if you care about being able to see after a head shot.
I have a video,  I will get it cut and added soon, 
hey, it only took me 11 months to get this posted, 
so I am doing good.
Many thanks to Sam at X Caliber Tactical for the Strafer, bb’s and back yard
and for putting up with an old man. 

As a side note, last year I was wearing a set of the ESS advancers while riding my front yard mower
(yes I have one for the front and one for the back, doesn’t everyone?)

I hit a huge rock
( yes, I had on safety eye wear, but was listening to dean martin on my ipod thingy so I was distracted.)
The rock chip ricocheted off the lawn edging and hit the right lens of my Advancers,
Cracked the lens, but had I been using a cheaper pair of glasses, or none at all, I would be  in a good position for using a pirate costume for Halloween each year from then on.
Like seat belts, you never know when they will save you.

I don’t always skirmish, but when I do, I only wear ESS
Till tomorrow
Stay Thirsty my Friends.
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New PenCott Colorways from Hyde Definition

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Dom over at Hyde Definition just sent us over the first public photo of the new PenCott colorways they’ve developed.

These were designed to address arid, mountain, urban, snow and low-light operational needs. They look fantastic and we can’t wait to see the production versions! You may remember PenCott from our Camouflage Comparison a few months back.

Dom will be attending the Internationale Waffen Ausstellung (IWA), an annual trade-show for the shooting, hunting and firearms industry taking place in Nuremberg, Germany, from the 12th to the 15th of March 2010 to promote Hyde Definition and the new concealment solutions.

The IWA is the second largest trade show of its kind behind the SHOT Show in the United States.

Contact Dom here to obtain more information.

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