Best shooting earmuffs???

Discussion in 'General Firearm Forum' started by glockdeerhunter, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. glockdeerhunter

    glockdeerhunter New Member

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    What are the best shooting earmuffs on the market.
     
  2. rbbeers

    rbbeers Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting Member

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    I have no idea...

    That being said, of the earmuffs I own, my favorite is this one (which may be a bit pricey) and my second favorite is this one (which is much less expensive).

    Best regards,

    Bob :)
     

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  4. ABeck88

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    I have been using these for almost 4 years. They are comfortable, lightweight, and work well. I have never changed the batteries in mine!
     
  5. GlockGuide

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    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?

    The Impact Pro's aren't the greatest technology but everyone I know who wears smaller electronic muffs also use foam ear protectors under them. Seems like that would defeat the purpose to me. I don't have to double up with the Impact Pro.

    The Impact Pros don't work for me with long guns due to their size. But I only shoot those outdoors so I can use ear protection with a lower rating.
     
  6. 40caljim

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  7. ABeck88

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    There is no standard for measuring db rating so every company does it a little different.
     
  8. rbbeers

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    Personally, I really don't know :confused: ... my guess is ABeck88 is 'spot on'. :D

    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:

    But, to me, there's a very notable difference in the quality of the amplified audio... which is why I prefer the 3M muffs (and may be why they're more pricey). ;)

    Best regards,

    Bob :)
     
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  9. SixG17s

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    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.


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  10. krispyk

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    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.
     
  11. rbbeers

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    And, THAT is the key! ;):thumbsup:

    Whether a shooter spends $50 for electronic muffs that sound a bit 'tinny' or $400 for muffs that sound 'realistic', in my opinion, the important thing is that 'the shooter can hear'! ;)

    Well said! :D

    Best regards,

    Bob :)
     
  12. wrpNYFL

    wrpNYFL Premium Member Lifetime Supporting Member

    I love the Howard Leight Impact Pros. Shooting indoors, I need inners with the Impact Sports. These are the best I've found. They are large for long guns, but great for handguns.
     
  13. BigC248

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    + 1 MSA Sordin, best ear pro on the market. Well worth the price tag.
     
  14. rbbeers

    rbbeers Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting Member

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  15. TexasGlockaBilly69

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    I didn't know ear protectors were electronic??
     
  16. rbbeers

    rbbeers Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting Member

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    Yep! ;)

    And, for about $60 or so, a shooter can have reasonable hearing protection and be able to hear.

    Super cool! :cool::thumbsup:

    Best regards,

    Bob :)