hearing protection recommendations?

Discussion in 'Sold/Expired' started by VolGrad, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. VolGrad

    VolGrad Tactical Statistician

    I did a search to see if I could find anything previously posted but there were too many hits on the keywords and nothing seemed applicable.

    I currently have a pair of inexpensive Glock branded ear muff type. They seem to work fine but I still sometimes double-up with the foam/rubber inserts and the muffs. I am planning to purchase a second pair for when I want to bring a guest to the range. I was thinking about getting a better pair for myself and using my current ones as a backup.

    Any recommendations for something reasonably priced? What is reasonable? I really don't know, but would like to pay less than $100 if possible.

    Please help me out as I really don't know what to look for.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Tinkerhell

    Tinkerhell Active Member

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    I've got a $20 pair of remington muffs. They work great. I asked this same quesiton a while back & the general consensus is most folks have a relatively cheap pair of muffs or little form insert type. I don't recall anyone having any kind of crazy expensive electronic thingies...
     

  3. VolGrad

    VolGrad Tactical Statistician

    Ya, I don't think I want anything electronic. I just wondered if there was anything better than what I already had (my Glocks are about $20 too) but less than the $200+ electronic "systems".
     
  4. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    I'm going to have a set of Ear Solutions custom fit ear plugs made for me. A few of the guys here had some made a few weeks ago at Bullseye in Cumming. The are made to fit from a mold of your ear.
     
  5. tony218

    tony218 New Member

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    i have the insta-mold fitted plugs. to me they are the best thing going.
    i have a set that i had made when i was 12 or 13 that i just outgrew
    my dad has a set that he's been using since the 70's.
     
  6. VolGrad

    VolGrad Tactical Statistician

    how much would these insta-mold or custom inserts run to have made?
     
  7. tony218

    tony218 New Member

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    $40.00
    and well worth it
     
  8. VolGrad

    VolGrad Tactical Statistician

    How much are these? Are they similar to what Tony218 recommends?

    Where to I find them? I am going to do some Google searches on these.

    Are they hard to get inserted properly? I thought I had the rubber plugs in tight last night but when I took them out I had a bad ringing. Still ringing a little now. I had let my father-in-law use my muffs and I wore the cheapies.
     
  9. tony218

    tony218 New Member

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    you can call bullseye and ask them when DON (the earplug guy)
    will be back in he sorta works out of there.
    and no they are not hard to put in once they are made they
    just slip in and seal your ear off.
     
  10. Mastino177

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    I really enjoyed shooting this past weekend with my new 6s tacticals from Peltor. Go to ebay...$65 shipped. I'm so impressed with them, I'm thinking of buying another pair for a gift and/or moving up into 7 series or their pro-line. For $65, they do well and allow me to keep them on during the entire range session...helps with hearing range commands, etc.

    I'm hoping to be at the luncheon (providing I'm off as I've already paid) and will be making a go at it at the skeet shoot. So, if you would like to give them a try you're welcome to.
     
  11. CoolHand

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  12. VolGrad

    VolGrad Tactical Statistician

    I like the fact these are electronic and slimline. I notice the NRR 22 rating. Is this adequate? I read somewhere the higher this number the better protection you had. I went to Academy Sports last night to see about picking up a second pair and didn't reallly see anything that jumped out at me. The did have some electronic ones for less than $30. Most everything they had was either a store brand or Howard Leight. Most were NRR rated between 25-30. Can someone clarify what this number rating really means? And If there is much difference between, say a NRR 22 and a NRR 25. I have tried to read about these ratings online but the details were so general I couldn't make much out of it. Legacy38 - you get a lot of range time - what do you wear?
     
  13. legacy38

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    I use a set of the Remington muffs, but I find that they sometimes get in the way when shooting a scoped rifle. I've shot with electronic muffs and like them as I could hear other things around me.

    I like the looks of the slimline electronic muffs posted above.

    What is the turn around time on the molded plugs?
     
  14. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    Don from Ear Solutions makes them while you wait. As stated earlier, the guys at Bullseye in Cumming can tell you when he will be there. He also sets up a booth at some gun shows.
     
  15. Jmark

    Jmark Active Member

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    I have never found the need for anything more than AOS Safety shooting plugs. Even with a 50.

    Hopefully in the next few years I can get a couple of suppressors so I will not need anything.
     
  16. tony218

    tony218 New Member

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    the molded plugs take about 30 min.
     
  17. gsusnake

    gsusnake Token Liberal Hippie

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    Hearing protection?

    who needs it?





    I said... WHO NEEDS IT? I'm sorry, you'll have to speak up.


    LOUDER.
     
  18. Adam5

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    You'll have to type louder. I can't hear you for some reason.....
     
  19. mmmTang

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    Does anyone know of an electronic set that has a higher rating than 22db?
     
  20. VolGrad

    VolGrad Tactical Statistician

    So you actually have and use these in the link? I have never tried electronic ones but for that price would be willing to. The electronic ones seem to be not rated as high NRR but would say they are adequate for hearing protection? Can you really hear voices, etc. better with them?