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sophijo
April 5, 2009, 06:23 PM
Are there any fancydancy earplugs that do the whole job. I'd like to get rid of the muffs.

ar15chase
April 5, 2009, 06:24 PM
Cabela's has several different types.

Chris_B
April 6, 2009, 07:02 PM
Are there any fancydancy earplugs that do the whole job. I'd like to get rid of the muffs.

Are these fancy enough for ya?

http://www.surefire.com/Fox-Ears

hardhit
April 6, 2009, 07:29 PM
The only problem with earplugs is if someone is shooting a brake rifle next to you, you can still cop some of the ear splitting noise behind the ear,

I have experienced this myself a the range enough to make me want to put my muffs on.

sophijo
April 6, 2009, 07:54 PM
Thanks....never thought of that...or rather knew it once and forgot!

KChen986
April 6, 2009, 09:12 PM
HOLY COW. $980?

......

Maybe if I was in a combat zone...

Chris_B
April 7, 2009, 03:26 PM
Surefire products are very expensive, they aren't an EMS Sports type of business or even a Bass Pro Shop.

Exactly right, people in combat zones buy this stuff. Some US servicemen and women use their own money to buy Surefire flashlights. I'd love to have their stuff but since my life doesn't depend on it...

Housezealot
April 8, 2009, 09:01 AM
wow I don't have that many guns I paid $980 for.

Cajun
April 8, 2009, 09:52 AM
Look at the db rating on a set. Most electron reduce by 20-25. Foam earplugs reduce by 32 db. Cabela's has one set of non-electronic that reduces by 33 dp.

The more db's the better the protection.

ear_saver
May 15, 2009, 05:31 PM
Just to clarify, foam earplugs although good ear protection are rated by a scale of NRR (noise reduction rating). this number is an arbitrary number assigned by the independent lab evaluating the foams. IF THEY ARE NOT INSERTED CORRECTLY THEY WILL NOT OFFER THE CORRECT REDUCTION.
Custom earplugs will insert the same way every use, this is crucual in maintaining good ear protection. also please consider a baseline hearing test to understand if your hearing protection is actually doing anything for you!!!
Follow up hearing tests will either prove or deny by showing consistent results or change.