I agree with Ari in this video. The design of their “suppressor” eye protection is a great improvement in comfort and getting a good seal around your ears when wearing hearing protection. They gave me a pair and I am very pleased with them.
This one features me doing a lot of talking. I’m so pleased they edited out all the “umm”s and “ahhh”s.
There is also Rolf juggling the targets, scenes from our target/explosives production facility (Mecca), bowling ball mortars, anvil launch, Ry‘s fireball, both long range and High Intensity events, and people pounding stakes and putting targets on the stakes.
As I have said before ESS makes good stuff. They gave me a couple pair of their glasses and I use them whenever I need eye protection or even sunglasses.
I expect Barron will have something up with this video soon as well.
There are still 16 Boomershoot positions open. Sign up and be a part of Boomershoot 2013 here.
Commemorating our adoption by the shooting sports community and as a fun forward-step in working together with civilian as well as military shooters, ESS is proud to announce the release of its new video series, Boomershoot!
Filmed at the near-legendary, totally-incendiary shooting event in northern Idaho, ESS shooter, U.S. National Rifle Team (Palma Division) member, and “30 Cal Gal” Anette Wachter together with friend Shelley Rae (Western Shooting Journal /gun blogger) were among the many in attendance. In this exclusive video series, Annette and Shelley demonstrate their passion for shooting while having an explosive time, and in doing illustrate quite nicely that ESS eye pro fits women as well as it fits men.
Video installments in this series will show high-powered guns in action, exploding targets, behind-the-scenes footage, and more.
ESS makes good stuff. They gave me a couple pair of their glasses and I use them whenever I need eye protection or even sunglasses.
The article was written by Shelley (thank you Shelley!).
I showed it to Ry and his response was, “I’m glad I got it in one shot!”
Yeah. Had it taken four or five shots (it’s happened to me) the teaser line would have been a little embarrassing. Of course at near contact distance with the flame front misses are less likely and having your hair burned could be embarrassing too. Life is full of tradeoffs.
For those of you that were at the dinner and remember the exact numbers Bruce said $1645 was raised for Soldier Angels. That does not match with the amount I sent. The envelope Bruce gave me actually contained $1651. Then two people quietly shoved money in my hands as they left the dinner. That brought this year’s total to $1981.
Ry says he smelled burning hair after taking this shot:
As I have commented elsewhere I’m glad I had Ry move the opening fireball back about 20 feet further from where he wanted it. There is a fine line between thrilling and calling for an ambulance. Ry was right on the ragged edge of that line.
Awesome event, as always. Please accept my thanks and pass them on to all your volunteers and family.
This was my tenth year and I’m already planning for the 11th…
Dave B. April 30, 2012 Via email regarding Boomershoot 2012. [In my opinion Boomershoot 2012 was very nearly perfect. I’ll say more later when I have more time but from my view point things went very well this year.—Joe]
April 28, 2012
[After the Boomershoot dinner and raffle were over Tony came over to me and said so many nice things about me and Boomershoot that I wondered if perhaps we should have closed the bar earlier. But he did say the above that I certainly agree with.–Joe]
Today Scott, Tim, and I got soaking wet as we put the 500+ stakes in the hillside for Boomershoot. And it was cold.
Tomorrow is forecast as 100% chance of precipitation until 8:00 PM when it drops to 90%
The generator didn’t work for a while this morning. I think the electrical system was wet. I covered it with a tarp and let the engine run and it started working again. Tim is bringing his generator as a backup for tomorrow.
antitango got stuck trying to turn around near Mecca.
I realized I didn’t have the scope rings required to put a scope on the rifle Sarah was going to use. I did get the rifle Ry is going to use scoped but it was so cold and wet I didn’t go out to zero it in.
Scott then got a flat tire trying to make it to Mecca. That makes the third tire to die while making the trip to Mecca since last September. Once is happenstance, twice is a coincidence, three times…
Am I having fun yet? Actually I really enjoyed having dinner with Boomershoot friends and bloggers at the Ponderosa tonight.
ESS also sent me three pair of their glasses. They are very nice glasses. One thing that I despise about nearly all safety glasses is something that isn’t that hard to do right and ESS did it right. When most glasses are folded up the tip of the ear piece touches the inside of the lens. This scuffs the plastic and you end up with a partially blind spot in one or both eyes. The ESS glasses I have been using don’t do that. The ear piece will not touch the inside of the lens. I have been carrying a pair around in my coat pocket (inside the cloth pouch provided) for almost two months now and the glasses are still scuff free. They are comfortable to wear and give me a great field of view and wrap around protection.
Here is more of what ESS has to say about their glasses and their attendance at Boomershoot:
Idaho-based company ESS (Eye Safety Systems) will be present at this weekend’s Boomershoot events. ESS manufactures the sole issued eyewear of the United States Marine Corps and is a leading supplier to the U.S. Army & all branches of the U.S. Department of Defense. Their military-grade eye protection is gaining in popularity and is highly-regarded amongst those in the know in the commercial shooting market.
ESS will be offering free demos of select shooting-specific models of its MIL-SPEC, ANSI Z87.1+ protective eyewear, including the Crossbow Suppressor which is the only eyewear completely engineered for optimal function under ear cup style hearing protection. Inquire at the ESS tent on site and/or with ESS employees regarding their demos and event specials. Visit www.esseyepro.com to learn more.