ANSI Z87.1 MILSPEC Ballistic Specter

$250 $300

Military and First Responder Discount Available in Cart

Color: Black Cerakote / Blackout / Smoke MILSPEC

Case included with purchase

The newest style to join the Gatorz collection, the Specter is a high performance frame featuring all the benefits of a wrap style complete with edgy, hard lines.  An entirely new Gatorz look, this style offers enhanced eye protection.  The high impact resistant lenses will shield your eyes from unexpected fragments.  This style offers a fully adjustable frame and nosepiece ensuring a comfortable and secure fit.  Thin temples fit easily under helmets or ear protection.  This frame features a sleek blackout logo and is available in Smoked or Inferno (photochromic) lens options. Complete with Cerakote finish, the Specter is available in Black, Gunmetal, Green, and Tan.


  • MILSPEC Ballistic, Lenses Meet MIL PRF 32432A, Clause 4.8.4 Ballistic Fragmentation Protection
  • Compliant with ANSI/ISEA Z87.1 2015 Standard
  • Impact testing to withstand two hits from a .15 caliber projectile between 700-725 feet per second, without cracking, shattering, or dislodging.
  • Patent Pending
  • Lenses feature:
    • Anti-fog coating
    • Hydro-oleophobic (Oil/Grease Repellant)
    • UV 400 Protection

Holiday Shipping Schedule

  • Orders purchased after 12/23,12:00 PM PST will ship 12/27-31
  • Shipping will be closed 12/31-1/4
  • Orders purchased during that time will ship 1/5

Military and First Responder Discount Available in Cart

Replacement Nosepiece

Gatorz Features
Frame Specifications
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  • Lightweight, Durable Aerospace Grade Aluminum
  • Fully Adjustable Frame and Nosepiece
  • Impact Resistant Polycarbonate Lenses
  • Thin Temples; Comfortable Fit Under Helmets and Ear Protection
  • Hassle Free Returns
  • Free Shipping in the US
  • Lifetime Frame Warranty
  • Military, Veteran, and First Responder Discount
  • American Made

Specter Frame Measurements

A. Hinge to hinge [Frame Width]


B. Frame Height


C. Nosepiece Height


D. Nosepiece width (adjustable)


E. Temple tip to tip (adjustable)


 Gatorz frames are built from lightweight, durable, aerospace grade aluminum.  The frame and nosepiece are fully adjustable, ensuring a comfortable and secure fit.  Watch the video above for instructions on how to adjust your Gatorz. 

Please note, adjustments to the frame may cause temple tips to contact the lens.  Be sure to store your eyewear in a protective, microfiber pouch in a way that eliminates temple to lens contact to avoid scratches.



VLT: 12%

Heightens true color perception, minimizes glare (especially on the water), reduces eye fatigue;
Uses: Hiking, jogging, driving, outdoor sports, everyday use


VLT: 92%

Heightens contrast in partly cloudy and sunny conditions.
Uses: Cycling, fishing, hunting, shooting, skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, water sports.


VLT: 16%

Heightens contrast in partly cloudy and sunny conditions.
Uses: Cycling, fishing, hunting, shooting, skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, water sports.


VLT: 14%

Blocks high amounts of blue light to heighten contrast and visual acuity. Particularly useful to improve contrast on grass and against blue skies.
Uses: Winter sports, mountain environments, outdoor activities, on the water.

OPz Optomized Polarized

VLT: 16%

This versatile lens provides the glare reduction of polarized lenses without restricted view of digital screens. See clearly when looking at: digital altimeters, computer screens, police mobile computers, motorcycle windshields, and older phones and smart watches.

Inferno Photochromic

VLT: 85% (Clear) to 15% (Dark)

When used indoors, the inferno lens provides clear eye protection. When exposed to UV light, the tint of the lens automatically darkens. This popular lens keeps your eyes protected in changing environments or weather. This functional offering is a favorite for its versatility both on the job and for personal use. VLT ranges from 85% (Clear) to 15% (Dark) across an approximate 60 second transition time.



Frame Adjustment

Temple Adjustment


Frame Adjustment

Tighten the Fit
If your frame feels too wide, begin to bend the frame in small increments. Face the lens towards your chest, and place your thumbs on the edge of where the lens meets the bend in the frame. Firmly but gently, make small pulses to adjust the frame inward. Try them on, and continue to adjust as needed.

Loosen the Fit
If the frame feels too tight, again face the lens towards your chest, with your thumbs at the edge of the lens, and pull gently outward in small movements.

Temple Adjustment

Loosen the Fit
After wearing your Gatorz for a few hours, you will notice if the temples are providing a comfortable fit. If they are placing pressure on your head, hold firmly at the base of the temple and pull the end outwards with repetitive pulses. After adjusting both sides, try them on and determine if you need to make any more adjustments. You may need to wear them for several hours to determine if you’ve found the right fit.

Tighten the Fit
If the template feel too loose, place your hands as you would for a temple adjustment and pulse the end inwards until you feel you’ve reached the right placement. Try them on and wear them to determine if any further adjustments are needed.


Raise Glasses Closer to your Face
If you feel like they’re sliding down too easily, pinch the nosepiece closer together. When making any adjustments to the glasses, we recommend making small changes, rather than big adjustments. This will help you move easily into the right fit without overdoing it.

Separate Glasses from your Face
Start by placing the glasses on your face. If they’re sitting too close to your eyes, pull the nosepiece away from the frame. Keep in mind, most Gatorz offer a wrap style fit, so they may take a little getting used to.

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Mark P.
United States


They feel great and stay in place during my workout session.

David B.
United States United States


I am very happy with my new shooting glasses.

william W.
United States United States

great shooting glasses

the transition is on the lighter shade, definitely perfect for shooting but for every day they are not dark enough imo. if the sun is not directly hitting them they go clear so if its bright out but the sun is to your back they are pretty much clear.

Aaron C.
United States United States

Great Sunglasses

This is my 4th pair of Gatorz over the past 15 years or so. I had 2 pairs issued to me in the military, and this is my second pair that I have bought. All of my other Gatorz have been great, so I decided to go with them again. So far everything has been great. The only thing I would like is for the lenses to be darker and have a polarized option for the Z87.1 model. My last pair of polarized lenses were darker, and work better for me out here in sunny AZ.

Paul D.
United States United States

The adjustability is fantastic allowing for a perfect custom fit. The glass is clear with zero distortion, the lens transition from clear to dark is one of the best I’ve seen. Highly recommend!

Christopher C.
United States United States

Good but scuffed first day

I like the glasses but, I took them out of the box for one range day with my unit and the scuffed and now have a spot on the lens. Not a terrible scuff but it is noticeable when I have them on and it drives me crazy. These glases cost alot and for them scuff while setting in my hat and bot even scuffing while wearing.

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Andy S.
United States United States

As Advertised

Used my new Specter shooting glasses this past weekend. They really reduce the glare, which helped me see the target more clearly. This is my fourth pair of Gatorz and I think the Specter may be my favorite style. These are top quality glasses and pretty much all I wear. The ammo can case is pretty cool too!

dustin l.
United States United States


These are amazing sunglasses and eye protection. The fit is perfect. I really like that the nosepiece is adjustable to get a perfect fit. I can’t say enough about these glasses. They look awesome and feel awesome.

Joe C.
United States United States

Functional, love it

Not my first time purchasing a pair of Gatorz sunglasses. Absolute love them, great product and aweason lense

Joseph B.
United States United States

Worth the look

Great very comfortable

Aaron D.
United States United States


Very well built the only thing I wish the storage container was not so flimsy.

Toby T.
United States United States

Great Shades

Solid frames. Got them for my daily safety glasses. Scuffed them within a week, guess I'll wait til they get worse since you have to send them in to be replaced. Good looking glasses. Wish these were offered in fde with brown lenses as they are easier on my eyes and help with color perception.

Evan R.
United States United States

Great Glasses!

This was my first time purchasing a pair of Gatorz sunglasses. I’m a big fan of premium sunglasses and I’ve owned several pairs of Oakley’s, Costa’s, etc. in the past. I’ve been kind of disappointed in the quality of those brands lately so I took a chance on buying a pair of these. I absolutely love them! They feel incredibly durable due to their metal frame. I love how you can mold them to fit your individual head better. The lenses are great and very good quality as well. I work security and I’ve worn these for prolonged periods of time outside and they never got uncomfortable or hurt my face or ears like some other brands have. I can’t recommend these sunglasses highly enough and I’ll definitely be getting another pair of Gatorz in the future!

Larry C.
United States United States

5 stars

Great products!

Ian J.
United States United States

Couldn’t be happier!

Love the fit, the color, the feel, and the look of these glasses. The style works great for wear for military duties as well as out in public. I would definitely recommend these to anyone looking for something similar.

Dean T.
New Zealand New Zealand

Perfect as ever!

Been buying Gatorz now for 5 years, awesome glasses, just what I need!