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Old May 28, 2005, 09:24 PM   #1
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What type of ear protection does everyone use in here?

What type of ear protection do you use? How do you like it? What dont you like about it? How much was it? .... I dont know what to get for myself.
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Old May 28, 2005, 09:50 PM   #2
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Ear protection is measured in decibels of sound reduction. Buy the model with highest NRR rating that you find comfortable to wear. I like the Peltor Ultimate 10 over-the-head earmuffs with NRR of 30 db, generally around $18-20. When shooting my .44 mags or when range is crowded, I wear a set of in-the-ear plugs under the Peltors. Note you do NOT get a combined rating. If the ear plugs rate at 15 and the earmuffs rate at 30, you do NOT get a combined use rating of 45. The combined rating is somewhat less than the sum of separate ratings.

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Old May 29, 2005, 07:52 AM   #3
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to start

Earplugs, normally under $.70, AND Peltor muffs (I prefer the folding kind, slimmer and take up less space in the gunbag).
(Have a set of the Ultimate Ten, used for under-the-deck chronoing....)

After some time, you might investigate the amplified types (Pro Ears) but they cost considerably more.
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Old May 29, 2005, 06:50 PM   #4
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I normally use the foam earplugs. If someone's next to me at the range with a boomer I'll put the folding Peltors over the foam plugs. (Pretty much same setup as WESHOOT.)
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Old May 29, 2005, 08:23 PM   #5
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"Pura-fit" foam erplugs plus a set of amplified Peltor muffs. Always.
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Old May 29, 2005, 08:25 PM   #6
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i use a peltor ult 10 nothing i dont like about em
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Old May 30, 2005, 01:48 AM   #7
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Peltor Ultimate 10. Good value for the $$$.
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Old May 30, 2005, 03:10 AM   #8
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I use Leightning 31s and foam plugs. Even combined I still notice a slight increase in my tinnitus for a few hours after shooting if it was at an indoor range or an outdoor range with a covered firing line.
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Old May 30, 2005, 07:12 AM   #9
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Mine are rated at 29 db. Like most, I wear plugs under the muffs when shooting inside a range.
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Old May 30, 2005, 08:31 AM   #10
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Howard Leight Thunder 29. It folds up into a double fist sized package, and goes with me everywhere.
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Old May 30, 2005, 06:34 PM   #11
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An old pair of Silencio Magnums. I gotta get with the times.
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Old May 31, 2005, 12:00 AM   #12
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I always wear plugs (either foam or my military issue), and just got a set of 29 dB Silencios to go over them.
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Old May 31, 2005, 12:28 AM   #13
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Foam plugs. EAR "Lightning" which have a NRR of 33.
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Old May 31, 2005, 01:07 AM   #14
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Both, all the time.

I wear a set of foam ear plugs under a set of muff type protectors.
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Old May 31, 2005, 02:38 PM   #15
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I use Peltor Shotgunner's. Low profile, fold up nice and compact.
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Old May 31, 2005, 02:39 PM   #16
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Hey Capt Charlie, I'm still using an old pair of Silencio Magnums. NRR 29.
The hell with the times.
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Old May 31, 2005, 03:01 PM   #17
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The Magnum's do work great Mike, but I'm just tired of saying "Eh?? Whadya say????" to everybody around me. Someone loaned me a pair of electronic muffs a while back and I guess they spoiled me.
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Old May 31, 2005, 09:56 PM   #18
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I wear (at least) a pair of muffs. My preferred protection is 33dB foam plugs and Peltor Tactical 7S electronic muffs. That lets me hear what's going on around me and provides excellent hearing protection.
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Old June 1, 2005, 01:20 PM   #19
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I use foam ear plugs NRR rated at 30 or 31.
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Old June 3, 2005, 06:58 AM   #20
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About 15 years ago, I had an audiologist fit me with a pair of latex molded ear plugs. He plugged my ear canal just short of the eardrum, and filled the canal and most of my outer ear with the latex, and inserted a small handle for removal. Excellent protection, and clean in dish water. About $25 as I remember.

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