Defense And this is why we wear our eyes and ears David Reeder March 21, 2015 Join the Conversation 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:Saturday Night Blade Porn: Forsaken BladeworksPoncho Villa - The Super Car of PonchosRFID-blocking wallets from TravelonLeone Development R2 Barrel 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). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.