GUN Recommendations on ear protection

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  1. is3lost

    is3lost New Member

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    I'm tired of wearing the crappy muffs that don't really fit well that the range supplies. What are some recommendations ya'll would make on ear muffs? I plan to wears muffs + plugs. This is probably a stupid question but I guess the higher NRR the better? What are some brands to look at besides Peltor. I prefer just some non electronic muffs. I usually go to the range by myself and don't really need to talk to anyone.

    Thanks for the suggestions.
     
  2. krott5333

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    I wear the $8 silencios from walmart. Theyre comfortable enough, and have an NRR rating of 28 if I recall correctly, which is higher than most.

    Theyre too thick to use with rifles and get a good cheek weld, but they work great for pistol shooting.
     
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    I just bought some cheapy Silencio ones. Like $12, something like that. They seem to work fine even if they are a little uncomfortable.
     
  4. I use silencio ear plugs. They work well. There's some better plugs at drug stores though
     
  5. TL1000RSquid

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    I got some regular cheap muffs plus plugs, my next order from SG I think I may order a pair of the electronic muffs.
     
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    but if you're using double hearing protection, that would defeat the purpose of electronic muffs :hsugh:
     
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    You wont need to double up with good electronic muffs. I double up with my current muffs cause there cheap $8 muffs, ok by themselves at outdoor range, but indoor I double up.
     
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    I use Peltor Ultimate 10's, they were about $20 at Cabelas and have one of the highest db ratings on the market.
     
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    I use some generic $15 ones. They are comfortable and work good. They are no good for the shotgun but the shotgun isnt very loud so foam plugs work just fine
     
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    At the gun show i got the custom fit plugs. They squirt this soft stuff in your ear, it sets, your done, one for each ear.

    I only did it cause during shooting the damn foam plugs start to really irritate my ears, and im not big on wearing mufs, especially at ouside ranges (unless im very close to a loud rifle or something).

    The custom ones are very comfortable, i can wear them all day, and they still allow you to hear people talking, but loud noices are well muffled.
     
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    peltor has a "push to listen" one for $30 :bowdown:

    thatd be sweet.. oh, you're talking, let me push this button..

    :coold:
     
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    If you're shooting rifles, then buy shotgunner ear muffs, everything else is too big.
     
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    I would tell my gf the button broke so I couldnt listen :mamoru:
     
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    What'd different about them?


    I use some I bought at Academy. Think they muffle 29 or 30db.
     
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    +1 for electric muffs (heh, electric muffs). I have a set of caldwells I picked up cheap at midway xmas before last. Work great and like others have said, it's nice to actually be able to hear a conversation at the range.
     
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    the little 10 cent a pair foam ones work better than anything else.
     
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    I'm gonna second that recommendation. I got a set for my ex who has really sensitive ears. They're also sold as Leightning 31's in shooting catalogs. Plus they're super confortable. I got them for a good deal on Ebay from an industrial supply store.

    I do have a set of Proears I love, but for shooting by yourself they aren't nessesary, I got mine for training.
     
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    They just have a low profile
     
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    I use these also with a double up on foam plugs. Unless I'm shooting rifles. Then its just plugs.
     
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    You double up on foam plugs? :confused:
     
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    how the hell any why do you double up on plugs?
     
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    Lol sorry no. I double the ear protection. Foam plugs, then ear muffs. 2 sets of foam plugs would probably hurt.
     

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