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Post by joeb841 on Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:16 am

I need some input on what to buy for ear protection. Muffs, electronic or headband with plugs. I will be shooting indoors with 22 and outside with 9mm and 45. Thanks for any help.

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Post by jmdavis on Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:19 am

plugs on a string and peltor muffs work for me. I had custom plugs made last year at Perry and really like them a lot.
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Post by james r chapman on Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:26 am

I always had problems with muffs bending the temples distorting my vision. Plugs for me. The fitted ones are nice.
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Post by AllAces on Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:30 pm

Good quality plugs and muffs for CF and .45.
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Re: Ear protection

Post by 1joel1 on Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:44 am

Yep, plugs and muffs.... in that order Smile

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Post by BE Mike on Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:50 am

Electronic muffs over earplugs are great when you are not shooting competition and they can be turned off for matches. They really shine when you are being coached or just at the local range and want to hear others when they want to clear the range for changing targets etc. I like these and if you shop around, you can probably get them for forty bucks: http://www.midwayusa.com/product/671923/howard-leight-impact-sport-electronic-earmuffs-nrr-22-db
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Re: Ear protection

Post by igolfat8 on Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:34 pm

Another vote for Leight muffs over foam plugs.

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Post by Jon Eulette on Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:47 pm

I've been wearing hearing aids since I was 22. Muffs would have probably saved me. I was shooting indoors snd inside cars doing executive protection. No muffs Sad
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Re: Ear protection

Post by LenV on Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:08 pm

All you need is a good set of Clarks.

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Post by JayhawkNavy02 on Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:30 pm

I wear triple flange with big Winchester cheap muffs.  Works great as double hearing protection, but they're painful after a while and they wear out fast because they're cheap.

Never heard of Clarks before.  27 dB, that's crazy.  
I'll be picking up a pair!

Great tip


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Re: Ear protection

Post by Chris Miceli on Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:33 pm

I use foams + my Pro Ears gold.


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Post by ChipEck on Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:23 pm

Clark makes headsets for pilots.  Awfully noisy environment in a helicopter or ultralight.
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Post by BE Mike on Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:33 am

I used to use David Clark muffs and they are good. I used these Peltors over earplugs for many years. They have about the highest NRR ,I've found. Only drawback is that they aren't long gun friendly. http://ads.midwayusa.com/product/524517/midwayusa-ultimate-10-earmuffs-by-peltor-nrr-30db-black?cm_mmc=pf_ci_google-_-Shooting+-+Ear+%26+Eye+Protection-_-MidwayUSA-_-524517&gclid=COPAvfy2ncwCFQmqaQod-tQJuw
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Post by Sa-tevp on Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:58 pm

The nice aspect of David Clark hearing protectors is you can get all parts for repair. They also offer several parts choices, such as gel or foam ear seals. The gel seals seal a little better with glasses frames. I also have extra foam in the earcups to try to get a dB improvement. Working at airports I have lived in mine for thirty years and have only had to replace ear seals.

http://www.davidclarkcompany.com/hearing.php

Since I have to get my hearing tested every year at work I use NRR 33 ear plugs with NRR 30 hearing protection:

http://www.howardleight.com/earplugs/max

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/3M-Safety-NA/Safety/Product-Catalog/~/3M-Professional-Hearing-Protector?N=5927440+3294427477+3294529207&rt=rud

If I run across higher NRR number plugs or protectors I'll replace what I'm using now. Cheaper than hearing aids.

We also found out around jet engines that noise can enter your head from your mouth if it is open.
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Re: Ear protection

Post by bdas on Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:55 pm

Sa-tevp wrote:Since I have to get my hearing tested every year at work I use NRR 33 ear plugs with NRR 30 hearing protection:
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If I run across higher NRR number plugs or protectors I'll replace what I'm using now. Cheaper than hearing aids.

We also found out around jet engines that noise can enter your head from your mouth if it is open.
I have no financial interest in any of them, nor have I tried them yet, nor can I vouch for the reliability or accuracy of their claimed NRR ratings, but there are muffs out there that CLAIM to have 34dB NRR...

Some examples:
Pro For Sho - http://www.amazon.com/Pro-Sho-Noise-Cancelling-Shooting/dp/B017RZ45F6
ClearArmor - http://www.amazon.com/ClearArmor-141001-Protection-Folding-Padded-Certified/dp/B00NKSMPZW
Sumsonic - http://www.amazon.com/Sumsonic-Shooters-Protection-Comfortable-Adjustable/dp/B012RQX59W

For that mouth thing... have you tried duct tape?  jocolor

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Re: Ear protection

Post by Sa-tevp on Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:08 pm

bdas wrote:
For that mouth thing... have you tried duct tape?  jocolor

I knew that was coming, but I couldn't figure out any other way to get the idea across.

No need for duct tape, David Clark has it covered:

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Re: Ear protection

Post by DavidR on Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:00 pm

Some examples:
Pro For Sho - http://www.amazon.com/Pro-Sho-Noise-Cancelling-Shooting/dp/B017RZ45F6
ClearArmor - http://www.amazon.com/ClearArmor-141001-Protection-Folding-Padded-Certified/dp/B00NKSMPZW
Sumsonic - http://www.amazon.com/Sumsonic-Shooters-Protection-Comfortable-Adjustable/dp/B012RQX59W




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can tell you that first set is pure BS, those are shotgunner style and even the best 3M brand is only 22DB, ive searched amazon a lot and all the ones that claim high ratings are all off brands form who knows where, if it doesn't have 3M on it be very skeptical about the claims. And any that are powered your lucky to get 22 db
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