I've been looking at these for the past few days myself. I've read and saw many good video reviews for these howard leight's. Relatively inexpensive, good quality and also works good with rifles as they are not intrusive and wide on your face as many other ear protection are (nice and skinny)
So I use your second favorite (Impact Pro) for indoor range shooting and consider it's 30db the lowest I would go. Any chance the measurement isn't consistent - i.e. is the 3M 26db as good or better than the Impact Pro's 30db rating?
Personally, I really don't know ... my guess is ABeck88 is 'spot on'.Any chance the measurement isn't consistent...
My ears tell me there's not much difference, if any, in the sound suppression between the two... both do a very good job. :thumbsup::thumbsup:... i.e. is the 3M 26db as good or better than the Impact Pro's 30db rating?
I just bought these Saturday at Cabelas. I just used them for the first time while shooting my g43 and I loved being able to hear the birds and crickets and leaves rustling in the wind and then just pull up and shoot whenever I was ready. Muffs did great at dampening the noise. Am very happy with these and early use review I would recommend them. I have always used nonelectronic muffs so I am used to shooting with muffs but these are much thinner profile than my usuals and I really like that as well. I do alot of waterfowl hunting so I am expecting to use these in the blind for protection from the volley of shotgun blasts.I have been using the Howard Leight Impact Sport muffs for several years. Very good muffs.
And, THAT is the key! :thumbsup:... I loved being able to hear the birds and crickets and leaves rustling in the wind and then just pull up and shoot whenever I was ready. Muffs did great at dampening the noise.
For action pistol venues (especially if you run USPSA Open Division) and 3 gun, with a comp'd rifle, the MSA Sordin Supreme Pro X is flat out the best. But they come with a price to match. My kid got these when he first started in competition and claims he can hear a Glock reset 2 bays over.... If I were buying new electrics today, that would be the one. But I have been running the 3M Peltor Tac 6's over the neck(can be reversed), since I first got one as match product more than 20 years ago, and have gone thru 3 sets in 20 years. 2 were replaced under warranty and then picked up another one as match product. They work fine with AR-15's setup with compensators.
For those interested...There is no standard for measuring db rating so every company does it a little different.