Hearing protection recommendation?

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Hearing protection recommendation?

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Post by Dave01 » Thu May 14, 2009 1:22 pm

I currently have a pair of Browning ear "muffs" that I have been using for a long time. These have been adequate for pistol shooting indoor and out. I've recently started shooting my AR-15 more often, and my existing muffs are problematic. They are a bit too large to allow for a good cheek weld, and solid ear coverage (the outside of the muffs are dome shaped). I can make them work, but it's kind of awkward and uncomfortable.

Does any one have any suggestions on better muffs that won't get in the way when shooting rifle's? I am not opposed to ear plugs necessarily, but there is a metal roof covering the shooting benches at the range I go to. The ear plugs I've tried were insufficient at reducing the sound to comfortable levels.

Thanks for any suggestions.

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Post by apostate » Thu May 14, 2009 1:50 pm

The slimline (shotgunner style) muffs don't attenuate enough sound for my taste but they work OK with plugs underneath.

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Post by AndyC » Thu May 14, 2009 1:52 pm

Dave01 wrote:Does any one have any suggestions on better muffs that won't get in the way when shooting rifle's?
What? Speak up :mrgreen:

Decent plugs or slimline muffs - or both, yup
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Post by travclem » Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:47 pm

I use Howard Leight Impact Sport electronic muffs and I love them. They amplify ambient noise and block out loud sounds. I got them at Academy Sports on sale for like 50 bucks.


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Post by Kalrog » Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:58 pm

I REALLY like the plugs that are custom injected to fit your ear canal. Most audiologists can do this and I got my at the TPWD expo one year. Then just about any muffs over top are plenty.


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Post by ghostrider » Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:21 pm

Indoors I use both plugs and low profile earmuffs.
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Post by Mike1951 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:01 pm

travclem wrote:I use Howard Leight Impact Sport electronic muffs and I love them. They amplify ambient noise and block out loud sounds. I got them at Academy Sports on sale for like 50 bucks.
Absolutely!! They work better than some I had costing three times as much.
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Post by txfireguy2003 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:31 pm

I got some custom ones made at the local range. They stick, for lack of a better term, a tiny tampon in your ear canal, then fill the rest of the outer ear with this epoxy putty. Ten minutes later, you have custom molded earplugs that work GREAT! They were kinda pricey for plugs, at about 30-40 bucks IIRC, but I saw a kit at Academy the other day where you could make your own for about $15.


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Post by pedalman » Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:16 am

txfireguy2003 wrote:I got some custom ones made at the local range. They stick, for lack of a better term, a tiny tampon in your ear canal, ...
Would you excuse me while I go poke out my mind's eye? :ack:


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Post by Kalrog » Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:19 am

txfireguy2003 wrote:I got some custom ones made at the local range. They stick, for lack of a better term, a tiny tampon in your ear canal, then fill the rest of the outer ear with this epoxy putty. Ten minutes later, you have custom molded earplugs that work GREAT! They were kinda pricey for plugs, at about 30-40 bucks IIRC, but I saw a kit at Academy the other day where you could make your own for about $15.
I used that kit for my son - works pretty well. But he still gets muffs over top.


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Post by hheremtp » Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:43 am

http://www.surefire.com/HearingProtectionEnhancement

I have a set of these, I really like them.
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Post by super8neon » Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:51 am

travclem wrote:I use Howard Leight Impact Sport electronic muffs and I love them. They amplify ambient noise and block out loud sounds. I got them at Academy Sports on sale for like 50 bucks.
They get a lot of good reviews... I may have to invest in a set.


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Post by super8neon » Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:47 pm

super8neon wrote:
travclem wrote:I use Howard Leight Impact Sport electronic muffs and I love them. They amplify ambient noise and block out loud sounds. I got them at Academy Sports on sale for like 50 bucks.
They get a lot of good reviews... I may have to invest in a set.
I was in Academy today and swung by the hearing protection... Howard Leight also makes some ear plugs of various powers.

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