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SHAWY

Just another quick question, what does "post" or "no post" mean on the Pillas please?  I'm finding this subject as confusing as thermonuclear science!!!

Cheers,

Ian

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Battue
8 hours ago, SHAWY said:

Just another quick question, what does "post" or "no post" mean on the Pillas please?  I'm finding this subject as confusing as thermonuclear science!!!

Cheers,

Ian

Post means a post that comes down from the frame and is the adjustable nose piece. No post is - NO POST. Have a GOOD look on the Pilla website for all there models.

It is also where the prescription lens insert fits.(take the post out) Unlike the 'no post' which clips in (i believe)

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SHAWY
4 minutes ago, Battue said:

Post means a post that comes down from the frame and is the adjustable nose piece. No post is - NO POST. Have a GOOD look on the Pilla website for all there models.

It is also where the prescription lens insert fits.(take the post out) Unlike the 'no post' which clips in (i believe)

Thanks Battue & that makes perfect sense. Thanks for the reply 👍🏼

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Hamster

I was going to say one is collect only but Battue beat me to it. 

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Salopian

Anyone interested in safety glasses for shooting should try B&Q for £65 you get a Flymo included.:D

 

I'm sorry I just cannot buy or wear Pilla glasses on priciple , we hung Dick Turpin for similar crimes.

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Jeremy Baker

@EdLyons will help you make the right choices. 

 

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PP
7 hours ago, Salopian said:

Anyone interested in safety glasses for shooting should try B&Q for £65 you get a Flymo included.:D

 

I'm sorry I just cannot buy or wear Pilla glasses on priciple , we hung Dick Turpin for similar crimes.

Interesting, I've often wondered how much help expensive lenses are, especially as I loose or break them way too often..

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EdLyons

Happy to help - it can be a bit of a minefield and they are pricey bits of kit.

£300 for a lens and a frame is about par although there can be some good eBay gear around, as long as the lenses aren't scuffed

Having said that, they are significantly cheaper over here than anywhere else. If you were to buy a three lens kit in the USA it'd set you back $1000!

Most UK dealers swallow the dreadful exchange rate and put them out at £560 ish (although one seems to sell them frequently at the correct price of £725, maybe they've got the right idea 😂)

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SHAWY

Thanks Ed. It is a mine field for sure. I 'think' I'd start out with the 44n lenses then maybe a red tint at a later date. I am dropping Xmas prezzy tips to my wife already

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westley
On 21/09/2017 at 11:34 AM, Salopian said:

Anyone interested in safety glasses for shooting should try B&Q for £65 you get a Flymo included.:D

 

I'm sorry I just cannot buy or wear Pilla glasses on priciple , we hung Dick Turpin for similar crimes.

I do recall reading somewhere that he was 'well hung'  !    :eek:

On 21/09/2017 at 6:57 PM, PP said:

Interesting, I've often wondered how much help expensive lenses are, especially as I loose or break them way too often..

If you have lost or broken them, then I would suggest that they would be no help at all.  I  bought the frames and 3 lenses for under £200 and then I have added 3 other lenses, each bought for under £50. I have tried many different types, colours and styles of shooting glasses over the years (aprox 55 years) but I have to admit the Pilla are by far the clearest and best target enhancing glasses I have used. Having said that I have really got it down to just 3 lenses that I go to each time I shoot. I make my decision first thing and only change to a darker lens when the sun comes out (I think it was a day in July this year).

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Rich Moreing
21 hours ago, SHAWY said:

Thanks Ed. It is a mine field for sure. I 'think' I'd start out with the 44n lenses then maybe a red tint at a later date. I am dropping Xmas prezzy tips to my wife already

I used Oakleys for many years and have also tried prescription Zeiss, not feeling too confident with either earlier this year bought Pillas with a 44N which I've used wearing contact lenses, personally this has "worked" me, without doubt the "best" I've felt my all round vision has been for seeing targets, might well add a lens now it's getting gloomy mind.

 

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bugsey hogan

Bit the bullet a a year ago best glasses I ve worn. starkey headsets best price I could find

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Christopher Collins

I bought glasses from Stewart at Bisley, they are Zeiss adjustable frames with proper ballistic lenses for £175 and various tints available, very good glasses and great value.

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SHAWY
9 hours ago, Christopher Collins said:

I bought glasses from Stewart at Bisley, they are Zeiss adjustable frames with proper ballistic lenses for £175 and various tints available, very good glasses and great value.

Thanks for the info Chris. I’ll take a look. 

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schmokinn
1 hour ago, RichW1234 said:

Try https://www.sunglassesforsport.com/item/build-your-kit/#frame as you can buy 1 frame & 1 lens from £220

The 580's you mention can be got for a little over 250 for a 3 lense set...as theirs are 360 hardly the cheapest.

you can get a single lense set of x6's for 270

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SHAWY
5 hours ago, RichW1234 said:

Try https://www.sunglassesforsport.com/item/build-your-kit/#frame as you can buy 1 frame & 1 lens from £220

Thanks Rich. Those Panther X7look good for £270

4 hours ago, schmokinn said:

The 580's you mention can be got for a little over 250 for a 3 lense set...as theirs are 360 hardly the cheapest.

you can get a single lense set of x6's for 270

Where can you get single lens X6 for £270 schmokinn?  That is a real deal. 

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schmokinn
13 minutes ago, SHAWY said:

Thanks Rich. Those Panther X7look good for £270

Where can you get single lens X6 for £270 schmokinn?  That is a real deal. 

Sorry my mistake they were  plus vat Starkeys are 300

Pilla Merlin similar to the 580 130gbp on ebay

 

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SHAWY

Well after weeks of deliberation I finally decided upon a pair of Pilla Vigilante glasses with a 44n lens. I only wanted a single lens pair and these were massively reduced by £100+ at Sportsman Guncentre. Xmas prezzy from my wife so I’m a happy chappy. 

https://www.sportsmanguncentre.co.uk/pilla-vigilante-shooting-glasses

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EdLyons

Great lens and a nicely fitting frame!

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