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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by rolltide_pisco, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. rolltide_pisco

    rolltide_pisco NRA Patron Life Member

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    Bought my cleaning stuff today for my G19 Gen4. Besides ammo, I need some ear muffs to wear to my class and the range. Suggestions?
     
  2. allegro

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    I like the foam ones on a string. I wear them a couple of times and chunck them. They work well, easy to wear, not hot and CHEAP
     

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    Foam inserts, cheap, easy to use, losable, highest NRR ratings.

    Drugstore, or wally world.
     
  4. GRT45

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    Does the class instructor require you to have ear muffs? Some instructors might require muffs so that you can get them off fast to listen to instruction and put them on again quickly without delaying the other class members.

    If ear muffs aren't required, the soft foam ear plugs others have mentioned, the type that expand in the ear canal, provide a very respectable NRR of 29 dB. You can get a package (10+ pairs) at any big drugstore for little cost.

    I use electronic ear muffs over ear plugs for an indoor range. Recommendations for ear muffs will depend on your budget and time contraints to have them in hand.
     
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    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-R-03318-Leightning-Shooters/dp/B001DZX86O/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1332462586&sr=8-11"]Amazon.com: Howard Leight R-03318 Leightning L3 Shooter's Premium Earmuff: Home Improvement@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41iIRgRKscL.@@AMEPARAM@@41iIRgRKscL[/ame]

    Those are the ones I got, cheap and they work great.
     
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    $60-$80 you can get stereo electronic muffs that let you hear conversation, but blockout the shots. I think Peltor and radians are in this range. These work best at outdoor ranges, but I've used them inside too.

    Pro-ears active can take you up to $300, but you get what you pay for...

    I like to hear when I'm not shooting, and not have to constantly put on/take off muffs.
     
  9. GRT45

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    Amen.

    Pro-Ears or MSA Sordin make really excellent electronic ear muffs. Pro-Ears is tops for NRR rating (up to 33 dB available).
     
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    I use the Howard Leight Impact Sport electronic ear muffs. $50 and very nice.
    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-R-01526-Electronic-Earmuff/dp/B001T7QJ9O/ref=pd_cp_hi_0"]Amazon.com: Howard Leight R-01526 Impact Sport Electronic Earmuff: Home Improvement@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ShugcEeRL.@@AMEPARAM@@41ShugcEeRL[/ame]
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  11. Folsom_Prison

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    Where can one find a pair of those at?
     
  12. AKmik

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    Peltors are the ticket. Very comfortable, compact and light and allows you to hear what is going on around you. I hate not being able to hear.

    Ths is a good price as welll.

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00009363P/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_3?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B0006968YM&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0HWFYD2H5EMKQTRVJMCE"]Amazon.com: Peltor 97044 Tactical 6S Active Volume Hearing Protector: Home Improvement@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51BGCTDSGJL.@@AMEPARAM@@51BGCTDSGJL[/ame]
     
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    Another vote for MSA Sordin, great value for what you're getting. Probably not in the price range your looking for though.
     
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    I use an old set of Peltors I've had since the mid '80's. I recommend this brand. They quiet my .357 magnum snub nose revolvers down to a mild muffled boom.
     
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    This is basically what I have. I have used them for many class range sessions. They allow me to hear the range commands but protect my hearing too. I dont even buy ear plugs anymore, these work too good.
     
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    Howard Leight R-01523 Leightning L0F Ultra Lightweight NRR 23 Compact Folding Earmuff

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-R-01523-Leightning-Lightweight/dp/B001BL04PS/ref=sr_1_20?ie=UTF8&qid=1332472449&sr=8-20"]Amazon.com: Howard Leight R-01523 Leightning L0F Ultra Lightweight NRR 23 Compact Folding Earmuff: Home Improvement@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/516PWDt7r2L.@@AMEPARAM@@516PWDt7r2L[/ame]

    I bought these, and they are very comfortable. I like how they are low-profile, so they don't get in the way when shooting rifles. I know they have a non-folding version that is a few dollars cheaper also, but still has the same low profile form factor.

    The Peltor 'Glock' ear muffs are decent, my brother got some with a rifle he bought a while back. I think there are better out there, but if you're one of those guys who has to have everything that says 'Glock' on it then you don't have much choice :whistling:
     
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    Here there is a guy wgo is a Glock armorer who sets up at gun shows. He usually has them along with Glock shirts, etc. and magazines, connectors, sights. I would probably try eBay or one of the bigger gun places like Midway or Natchez or maybe one of the online retailers that specialize in Glocks.
     
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    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Glock-Ear-Muff-Hearing-Protection/dp/B001QVWSMA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1332507447&sr=8-1"]Amazon.com: Glock Peltor Hearing Protection: Sports & Outdoors@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41b4OBdX8oL.@@AMEPARAM@@41b4OBdX8oL[/ame]
     
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    at a minimum i wear the muffs, any cheap ones will be better then not having them....saying that, i double up, i wear the foam ear plugs under a cheap set of muffs i bought at bass pro....you really need the muffs to protect yourself, the ear plugs are not enough....