Defense And this is why we wear our eyes and ears David Reeder March 21, 2015 There's a reason you should wear your PPE on the range – it's all fun and games until you get shot in the head. David Merrill and I are at Ed Lovette's Optimal Snubby Skills course with Handgun Combatives near Cincinnati – his last one ever, apparently, before he retires for good. It's a great course so far, though we're training with something more like a rogue's gallery than a typical group of students. This afternoon I caught an Ammo Labs .38 ricochet from about the 3 yard line. Although it did a great job of ringing my bell, a cyclop's eye bruise is all I walked away with. Had it been a little lower and more to one side, however, it might not have ended quite so well. As interesting a training opportunity as it was, it certainly wouldn't have been worth losing an eye. Wear your PPE. Remind the others around you to do the same. Explore RECOILweb:INCOMING: Featured Products of Issue 33Grip It, Rip It, and Eat It: Mission First Tactical's Chocolate AR-15 MagazinesRECOILtv NRA 2019: Vortex Optics Razor HD 4000 RangerfinderGoing Hot NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Click here to get IMMEDIATE ACCESS to a digital PDF of this target pack!