WESTWOOD, Mass. (February 5, 2019) – More than 2,500 people stopped by the Howard Leight Shooting Sports booth during last week’s 2019 SHOT Show to check out the latest in hearing and eye protection for shooters and hunters.
New in the exhibit space for 2019 was a sound booth where visitors could test electronic earmuffs, personally experiencing how the sounds of a series of gunshots ranging from pistols to rifles are safely reduced by Howard Leight Impact Sport, Impact Sport BOLT and Impact Pro protective muffs to a safe 82 decibels.
Howard Leight Shooting Sports also debuted the new Uvex Acadia™ and Uvex Hypershock™ shooting glasses. The premium lenses of these stylish glasses meet or exceed rigid American National Standards Institute (ANSI) 787+ high-velocity impact standards and feature Howard Leight’s proven anti-scratch and anti-fog coatings, all while preserving affordable price points. Howard Leight and Uvex have been at the top of the industrial safety eyewear market for decades, and the company is now using that vast expertise to bring exceptional quality shooting glasses to the sporting/recreational market.
“Howard Leight Shooting Sports offers a growing selection of styles featuring a choice of several available lens tints for any shooting application… all with great protection, low price points, and excellent optical quality,” says Leight. Several models on display at SHOT featured Howard Leight’s remarkable new HydroShieldTMcoating. “Our anti-fog coatings are so important in the world of shooting,” Leight adds. “If glasses fog up, people take them off and they’re no longer protected.” He adds that he sees growing awareness among consumers and retailers that ultra-high price points don’t always equate to a quality set of shooting or safety glasses. And, many sunglasses, which some shooters wear, are not safety rated. “Without lenses meeting high-velocity impact standards, you don’t have adequate eye protection,” he says.
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