What ear protection and or brand do you guys reccomend ?

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by donray, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. donray

    donray New Member

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  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    I recommend electronic hearing protection so that you can hear what's going on around you etc. I use disposable plugs because I can't afford electronic ear pro.
     

  3. donray

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    What does electronic ear protection cost ?
     
  4. GLI45

    GLI45 New Member

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    I've been happy with my Howard Leight Impact Sport earmuffs, but I also use disposable foam plugs when shooting at my local indoor range. If shooting a match outdoors I just use the muffs and they are fine. Slim design makes them easy to keep with my other gear in my range bag. They run about $50.
     
  5. 25-5

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    I use Peltor - Tactical Pro. I like them better than other electronics I tried. A bit of cost but after 40 yrs. I thought I deserved it. I can hear RO's and my students, but the shots are muted a lot. Peltor has good non electronic too.
     
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    I use Howard Leight R-01526 Impact Sport Electronic Earmuff. They are available from Amazon for under $50. Good amplification. I can hear much better with these earphones than without. Like a very ugly hearing aid. Highly recommend them.

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  9. vincent

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    If you wanna get fancy, the electronic ones are fun...they take a little getting used to though, and can be a tad pricy...

    I've had to wear hearing protection in every job I've had (tree service, steel fab, drilling and blasting...crazy rock drummer...:p) so I'm used to it but the yellow foamies are great, they've saved my hearing tremendously over the years, easy to carry, re-usable, cheap...

    Use what is most comfortable to you, in the ear, over the ear, just as long as you have something on, you'll be fine...:cool:
     
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    These ear plugs were free!
     
  12. Rentacop

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    If you want it quiet enough to fire a rifle indoors, try foam earplugs and muff-type hearing protection at the same time .

    Muffs are easy to remove and reinstall between shooting sessions .

    Sometimes my muffs rub against a rifle stock, so I may opt for foam plugs . The foam plugs I use are purple ones from the Phamacy Dept. at Walmart, which are available in bulk in a plastic jar . I think they are made by Flents .

    If you are shooting near a rifle that can badly damage your ears, use foam because you won't remove the foam plugs absentmindedly and get hammered .

    Carry foam plugs in your car for any emergency, such as shopping in a store that plays loud music or dropping in at a singles dance . They also make nice gifts for fellow shooters who forget their ear protection .

    Hats and eyeglasses can interfere with muff hearing protectors ; one more point for foam .

    The foam plugs get dirty and thrown out and must be installed deep and properly to work. I sometimes have to pry mine out with my car key or with the tweezers on my Victorinox Swiss Army Knife .

    In summary : I haven't used electronic types due to cost . I do know that foam plugs belong in your shooting bag, glove box, first aid kit, survival kit, console, wife's car and maybe on your key ring . I have had muffs that wore out due to the foam inserts deteriorating but still like muffs and have a quiet pair from Cabela's .
     
  13. HOSSFLY

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    I have several different brands of muffs-
    All pretty much the same--
    Bottom line is USE SOMETHING!
    I can not begin to discribe the herd of crickets steady chirping I hear in sterio 24/7 from NOT useing them :(
     
  14. drvsafe

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    Another HL impact Sport wearer here. Very effective and for under $50 it's well worth it.
     
  15. Dearhunter

    Dearhunter Supporting Member Supporter

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    I double up when shooting rifle. I use the Howard Leight (_+ $50) and ear plugs. For pistols I just use the electronic ear muffs.
     
  16. drvsafe

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  17. donray

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    Thanks for the advice. Got the Howard Leight Sport Model and I love them.
     
  18. patyancey

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    paid $50's for electronic peltor tacticals in a gray color, 2 AAA`s in each cup but they have really surprised me. bought them at wal~mart.
     
  19. WillBender

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    I use db blocker custom ear plugs. They are molded specifically to your ear. I'm not all that sure of how spendy they are because my employer supplies them. But I can tell you they work very well and are really comfortable. Check them out. Www.protectear.com