View Full Version : Best Option for Electronic Earmuff
November 29, 2005, 10:19 AM
I am looking to buy a pair of electronic earmuffs for my father-in-law for Christmas and want to see if I can get some opinions on what pair would be a good option for him. I am looking in the $100 to $125 price range. He will use them for skeet shooting only. He does not hunt. He just underwent treatment for Head, neck, and throat cancer and lost partial hearing. He talks all the time about skeet shooting and is even getting a new gun from his wife. I think these would be ideal for him but want to make sure I get the right pair for his needs.
November 29, 2005, 10:30 PM
Welcome aboard The Firing Line!
I've been very happy with my Peltor Tactical 7-S electronic muffs.
I'm sure others will offer their opinions, as well.
November 30, 2005, 05:25 PM
I'm surprised you haven't gotten a ton of replies here. For what it's worth, here's mine. Several months ago I bought a pair of Silencio Falcon electronic muffs. I chose them over the Peltors mainly due to slim line design, and the ratings are about the same. Got them for around $60. on sale. Tried them on an indoor range with .45 ACP and .357 mag., and outdoors with .270 Win., .223 Rem., 10mm Delta Elite, and full auto 9mm with a Colt subgun. Did fine with all of the above.
November 30, 2005, 06:41 PM
I also 2nd the Peltor Tactical 7-S electronic muffs they are great. Work very well and worth the money in my opinion. I bought them here www.midwayusa.com
November 30, 2005, 07:10 PM
$20 and pretty good. They're not stereo, but they work fine. I use mine for IDPA and general range shooting.
November 30, 2005, 11:18 PM
I bought the ProEars DSTL-1 Dimension Stalker.
They're OK, but I tend to use either one of my non-electronic hearing protectors which have higher (read "quieter") sound protection ratings, more.
The electronic ones are good if you also need to hear what's-going-on around you.
December 1, 2005, 10:30 PM
Or you can use the electronic muffs in combination with foam plugs. Just turn the volume up so you can hear whats going on around you, and get double protection when you fire. That's a popular combination in .50BMG competition.
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