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Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by China boy, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. China boy

    China boy

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    What ear protection do you guys use? I was thinking of getting these as I wanted electronic ear protection to hear others at the range without having to take on and off my ear protection to hear:

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    They are Howard Leight Impact Sport Electronic Earmuffs and seem like a good deal and have a good rating. I realize the range is no joke with loud noise and the help yourself ear protection at my range isn't the best. Thanks for replies!
     
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  2. barth

    barth six barrels

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  3. China boy

    China boy

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    Thanks for the pic and suggestion. But forgot to say that I was leaning toward the electronic type so I can talk with people on the range. I just edited the above with that point. Thanks Barth!
     
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  4. PhantomF4E

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    I would not have bought them , but my wife bought me a set of MSA Sordin Supreme pro x . Tell ya what I love them . Worth the investment . My ears are crap from my Air Force years and 30 years of range time . Just wore them out in the woods at the end of deer season . It was like having a hearing aid . I forgot how loud crunching leaves could be in the quiet woods !
    It is nice to be able to hear range commands and also being able to talk with the folks and not be yelling at them LOL
     
  5. China boy

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    Those look nice but expensive for a young guy like me. I'm hoping to spend around +/-$50.
     
  6. LL6

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  7. HKLovingIT

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    I've had the impacts for about a year and a half. They work good and have held up just fine. Worth the money in my book. I would buy again without reservation.
     
  8. RJ's Guns

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    I use custom made inserts and electronic muffs.
    RJ
     
  9. Unk

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    Forgetting the ease of use of muffs, electronic or not, foam plugs provide greater hearing protection..including the industrial ones sold at big box stores like Home Depot and Lowes.

    Worn them all...I use Peltors electronics now..ease of use but always have foam plugs in my range bags.

    Best.
     
  10. raven11

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    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-R-01526-Electronic-Earmuff/dp/B001T7QJ9O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360900539&sr=8-1&keywords=impact+sport+electronic+earmuff"]Amazon.com: Howard Leight R-01526 Impact Sport Electronic Earmuff: Home Improvement@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ShugcEeRL.@@AMEPARAM@@41ShugcEeRL[/ame]

    works great and low profile so they don't mess up my cheek weld of my rifles and shotguns
     
  11. datnvan

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    have 2 of those howard leight. for sound amplification their great. but for sound suppression theyre ok IF u can get a good seal around your ears. thats their biggest problem. i still wear foam inserts but am still able to hear everything clearly with them thru the foam. great for ipsc and idpa where u need to hear instructions.
     
  12. Reswob

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  13. Clusterfrack

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    I use a Nacre QuietPro. The filtering and active noise reduction are uncanny. I can hear better than with bare ears, and the unit just "deletes" the gunfire.

    The only downsides are the cost of the unit, and the earplugs which need replacement every month or two.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Lowjiber

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  15. jdw174

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    I bought the Peltor Tacticals at WalMart for $60. They're electronic, use AAA batteries, and they work great.
     
  16. Cool idea, though I couldn't find a price or their NRR. Any insight into these two things?

    To the OP: I also have the Howard Leight Impact Sports and they are awesome. Work much better than my dad's Peltor electronic earmuffs. They also have the highest NRR of any electronic earmuff I have seen except for 1 (which cost about $250).
     
  17. skeeter7

    skeeter7 Brass Vulture

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  18. ESAFO

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    i just use the foam plugs they work great & take up no space in your range case, not to mention that when you loose them or just throw them away your not out any money.
    spend your money wisely-- GUNS & AMMO.... :supergrin:
     
  19. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    If I can find a set of electronic earmuffs or earplugs that can dampen noise the way my regular foam earplugs/earmuff combo, then I'd buy it. My ear has enough ringing as it is from my stupid youth at the range. I am not risking my hearing any more on "convenience". It's double protection all the way.
     
  20. ADK_40GLKr

    ADK_40GLKr Adirondacker with a Glock

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    I found a set for about $25 - 30 at Wally World or Gander Land. Can't remember which, for sure. View attachment 231223

    Just gotta replace AAAs once in a while. (sometimes one ear buzzes, so I just turn it down)