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Old January 13, 2018, 08:06 AM   #26
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I ended up getting the Radians Terminator - NRR 29 dB. Foldable and adjustable. Wore them for 2 hours and they were comfortable. Could have gone another hour if I'd had more ammo. I was at an outdoor range and I found them better than the plugs I had been using. At an indoor range, I would go with the plugs and the muffs.
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Old January 13, 2018, 04:35 PM   #27
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Glad you got what you need!


These are boring, but add a lot of noise reduction to good muffs....LINK

On the outside I use pro-ears without complaint....LINK
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Old April 17, 2018, 05:58 AM   #28
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I ended up getting the Radians Terminator - NRR 29 dB. Foldable and adjustable. Wore them for 2 hours and they were comfortable. Could have gone another hour if I'd had more ammo. I was at an outdoor range and I found them better than the plugs I had been using. At an indoor range, I would go with the plugs and the muffs.
I'm glad you were able to find one. I have Peltor TEP-100s more than enough for any shooting environment. For future your reference you might want to check on this. https://doctear.com/best-hearing-pro...ted/#tab-con-3
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Old Yesterday, 01:33 PM   #29
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Ok so i have always had HORRIBLE issues with the foam inserts. I have tried all the tricks and I can never get them to seal right. Side note, I usually have to buy special inserts to use earbuds or they are too big and fall out. Due to that I have always just muffed.... but with what you guys are saying... I should go with both. Fortunately I have not had much range time, so the only muffs damage should be minimal... Has anyone found that certain foam plugs work better then others as far as sealing? Maybe I have just had junky ones?
I though about getting these for under the muffs:
http://www.berettausa.com/en-us/bere...sive-earplugs/

Speaking of muffs... you guys got me curious to see what my Beretta muffs speced at.... Specs I have dug up say
H - 32dB
M - 22dB
L - 13dB
SNR - 25dB
So what does that mean... which rating do I go with??? the 25?

I also got their glasses.... but what i found was the glasses had a square frame. I would put on the muffs and it gave a a huge headache at my temples. I have a small head. Can wear kid size hats. HAd to wear a kid size XL helmet when I went to one of those go cart type tracks. Bet this effects the sealing too. Thoughts??? What do you guys do to mitigate this?

So far... I talked to some trusted gun folks and they recommended the Harbor Freight safety glasses... yes the cheapies... but they have a flat side frame. OMG I can wear the muffs for hours and hours now, but do I trust them to be safe enough?
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Old Yesterday, 01:56 PM   #30
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The ear protection levels advertised ASSUME a perfect fit.
If you wear glasses or have non-short hair, you may need to try multiple sets to get a good fit.
Except EVERYONE wears SOME form of glasses when shooting........right?

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I have tried all the tricks and I can never get them to seal right
The best way to insert a foam plug is to roll it tightly, reach over your head with your opposite hand, tug your ear up and insert the plug COMPLETELY and let it expand to fill your ear canal; repeat for other ear, then use muffs over that
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Old Yesterday, 02:02 PM   #31
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Has anyone found that certain foam plugs work better then others as far as sealing? Maybe I have just had junky ones?
Yes, some are better than others. I've had poor experiences with the little cylinders of foam that expand after you've put them in your ear. Either I don't get it in well enough and it works its way out, or I really get it in there and can't grab enough to pull it out.

I like the kind with a series of baffles and a little handle at the end for holding a string. The handle allows the muff to hold the plug in the ear.
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