Gear Smith Optics Elite New Aegis ARC Echo (video inside) Recoil Staff April 15, 2012 1 Comments, Join the Conversation Smith Optics Elite has a new forward thinking solution for eye protection that's used in conjunction with over the ear hearing protection. The new Aegis ARC Echo is unlike the majority of eye pro available because of its ultra thin flexible stainless steel metal frame. How thin, 0.6mm thin. This minimal amount of material means that shooters who use earmuffs for hearing protecting won't have to worry about their eye pro creating a gap that reduces effectiveness of their earmuffs. The flexible frame also allows user to bend and mold the temple area for a custom fit, and are available in Black, Tan, or Multicam. The lens meets US Mil Spec MIL-PRF-31013 and ANSI Z87.1 standards. Like the rest of Smith Optics Elite Tactical Core Eyeshield line, the Aegis ARC Echo will be available in various kits so you can choose what type of lenses you want. Also the frames will be available separately and are compatible with any of the Aegis lenses. MSRP for the kits will range between $90 and $115, and will be available mid-April 2012. elite.smithoptics.com Explore RECOILweb:Jeff Benrud does the International Baja 1000 AloneLiberty Ammunition: a new management team takes the helmMemorial Day 2012 TributeFriday Night Gun Porn (on Sunday): Morgan Estill Photography 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.