GUN hearing protection in battle situation?

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  1. dpixel8

    dpixel8 New Member

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    I could probably google this, but just wanted to get opinions from LEO/MIL guys

    so do they wear hearing protection in battle? I can't imagine what their hearing would be like firing off thousands of rounds in a battle situation if not. :dunno:
     
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    I haven't been overseas so I can't tell you that one, but during live fire excercizes we wear them. I have done them without the plugs and it sucks. The 84mm and artillery are whores to the unprotected ear.

    On that note I have some decent hearing loss.
     
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    Not sure, but if I were going off to the desert, I'd pick up a set of these before going:

    http://www.espamerica.com/

    I'd imagine the 'cheap' analog version would suffice.
     
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    PorscheRacer You see this? It means not welcome

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    Most definitely. But, like I said, I'd grab a pair if going overseas where I'd like to keep most of my hearing, and still be able to hear people.
     
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    $2000 isnt that bad if you compare it to the cost of hearing aids.
     
  8. AustinL911

    AustinL911 Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator

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    On a side note; I wonder if you could somehow con your health insurance company into buying a set of those. Hmmmm...
     
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    holy shit @ fucking price :rofl:
     
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    Called Pelter Comtacs
     
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    My dad had to get one, that thing was crazy expensive. He most likely lost his hearing during live fire exercises when he was in teh army.
     
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    Do these electronic muffs beep to tell you that their battery is getting low? If not, how can you tell?
     
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    HUGE plus one.
     
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    I'm guessing the only thing the batteries power is the external mic that allows you to hear people in-between shots... so when the batteries die, you're left with really expensive ear plugs until they're replaced?

    :dunno:
     
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    Mine has a warning system but it hasnt gone off yet. It's rated at 300 hours and has auto shutoff.

    Sordin Supreme Pro

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    i'd love the Sordin Supreme Pro, if it were in my price range and I was an operator
     
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    that's only like the price of a couple pmags :mamoru:
     
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    Sure Fire EarPro?
     
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    preventative care/maintenance?
     
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    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    Yes, earpro is being used much more commonly in the military.

    It's catching on but to a lesser degree in the LE field. The guys who have actually shot, especially a rifle, without earpro are usually the bigger proponents of it.
     
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    I know the Canadian army has special earplugs for battle, but i don't know if people actually use them or not.
     
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    ordered some of the Surefires to check them out
     
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    Problem with using them in the LE world is that we, outside of SWAT or something like that, don't get a whole lot of time to get ready for a gunfight. I keep a pair of corded rubber, flanged plugs in my uniform shirt pocket, but I doubt that if the shit starts flying, I'll have time to grab them and put them on/in.
    If I knew I was rolling to an Active Shooter call, well, I'll probably be sticking my base-model Peltors in my gear bag once I get that together, for times like that. Along with a chest rig (or shotgun bandolier, or similar, if I don't have a rifle yet) and maybe a helmet like an ACH/MICH.
     

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