So, as it happens, the Smith Optics Operator’s Choice Elite wasn’t the only model of ballistic sunglasses DefenseReview (DR) got to peruse at SHOT Show 2020. Nope. We also got to check out the new Smith Optics Rebound Elite tactical shooting specs at the booth, and they also looked pretty good. Just like the Operator’s Choice, the Rebound Elite’s Carbonic Elite ballistic lenses are ANSI Z87.1 compliant, meet MIL-PRF-31013 clause 3.5.11 standards, and provide 100% protection from UVA/B/C rays. Pretty good.
DR particularly likes the Tan 499 frame with Polarized Brown lenses in terms of overall look, but the rose-colored Ignitor MilSpec lenses most likely provide the best visual contrast for combat/tactical shooting.
Bottom line, Defense Review really digs these, and we hope to get a pair in-house for T&E (testing and evaluation) at some point. In the meantime, enjoy the video we shot at SHOT, below.
Smith Optics Rebound Elite Ballistic Sunglasses: Stylish Eye Protection (Eyepro) for Combat/Tactical Shooting (Video!)
by David Crane
About David Crane
David Crane started publishing online in 2001. Since that time, governments, military organizations, Special Operators (i.e. professional trigger pullers), agencies, and civilian tactical shooters the world over have come to depend on Defense Review as the authoritative source of news and information on "the latest and greatest" in the field of military defense and tactical technology and hardware, including tactical firearms, ammunition, equipment, gear, and training.