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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.
 

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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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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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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 .
 

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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 :(
 

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

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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.
 

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GLI45 said:
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.
Thanks for the advice. Got the Howard Leight Sport Model and I love them.
 
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