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SWAT Review of Tifosi Ordnance Tactical Shooting Eye Pro

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I have had a pair of Tifosi Ordnance Tactical eye pro with interchangeable lenses of approximately 1 month now.  When I received them, I noticed that they were packaged in a box that was very nicely done.  They looked every bit like ones I would have expected to be priced higher then they are advertised. Typical models listed as “tactical” glasses usually come in around $120.00 or more. The Ordnance came in at $69.00. This does not mean they are cheap. The glasses seem to be light weight so the wearer doesn’t feel like he is wearing a pair on his face.

The National Tactical Officer’s Association (NTOA) has given Tifosi its endorsement for their tactical line up. This means the tactical glasses were put under aggressive testing and had to have held up well.

Inside was a case that held the Ordnance glasses.  The case does a good job of keeping the glasses and extra lenses protected from being crushed during normal use.  I would expect if something heavy had been placed on top then it then damage would occur.

Now to the glasses.  I felt that they were well made and had a nice design.  The lenses wrapped around to cover the sides of my eyes.  As far as clarity goes, I found no problems seeing.  Peripheral vision was not distorted at all.  I received the glasses with clear lenses,  high contrast red and smoke lenses. The extra lenses have a pouch with sleeves for each to protect them.ordnance_new_tactical-768x400

I primarily used the Ordnance Tactical with the clear lenses on.  I have worn them during static range use, on a SWAT range day (requiring full kit with movement) and high risk warrants.  I found the glasses comfortable to wear.  I found them really comfortable during tactical use while wearing a beanie, headset and helmet during training and warrant service.  The weather has been on the cold side in Illinois lately.  No issues with transition from cold outside to warm inside.

Overall, I like the Tifosi Ordnance Tactical glasses to the point that they are my new go to glasses for work.  I plan to keep using them and I am looking forward to using them during the summer.  I recommend them for both recreational shooters as well as for tactical use.

Pros:

Well made and well worth the listed MSRP of $69.95

Come with three lenses: Clear, HC (High Contrast) Red and Smoke.  The extra lenses have a pouch with sleeves for each to protect them.

A well made soft sleeve to keep the glasses in that doubles as a lens cloth.

Easy to change lenses and nose piece (also see Cons).

No distortion in vision forward or to the sides.

Cons:

At first difficult to remove the lenses from the frames.  Then after changing them a couple times it was easy.

The HC Red didn’t work very well for me.  I felt that just using the clear lenses were better in overcast conditions.

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PRODUCT SCORES

Functionality: 5/5

Weight: 5/5

Durability: NA/5 Haven’t worn them long enough to tell but these seem very reliable.

Cost: 5/5

Comfort: 5/5

MODEL SPECIFICATIONS

Ordnance Tactical

FRAME FEATURES

Made of Grilamid TR 90 NZZ, a homopolyamide nylon characterized by an extremely high alternative bending strength, low density, and high resistance to chemical and UV damage. Hydrophilic rubber ear and nose pieces for a no-slip fit. Adjustable arms and nose piece for a custom fit.

MORE INFORMATION:  Both Frame and Lens meet or exceed ANSI Z87.1 impact standards. Lenses meet or exceed ANSI Z87.1 standards for optical clarity and eye coverage. Clear lenses are ideal for indoor or low light conditions, High Contrast Red for cloudy conditions and to boost contrast, and Smoke for bright sunlight.

The Tifosi Ordnance meets Mil-spec standards for MIL-PRF-32432 (GL) “Performance Specification Military Combat Eye Protection (MCEP) System”, Clause 3.6.3.1 Ballistic Fragmentation Protection, Class 1 (Spectacles)

  • Adjustable Ear Pads
  • Adjustable Nose Pad
  • Cleaning Bag & Case Included
  • Grilamid TR-90
  • Hydrophilic Rubber
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Mil Spec

 

 

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