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jeff_in_tx 03-30-2010 17:00

Decent Electronic Ear Muffs?
 
I went to a local IDPA match this weekend with a buddy. Didn't shoot, only watched. Definitely will be shooting at the next match with my G19.

Anyway, I had a really hard time hearing the buzzer and the RO's commands. I had on regular Peltor ear muffs. I noticed everybody else had some sort of electronic ear protection. I guess the RO felt he didn't need to speak loudly.

I shopped around online a bit and there seems to be a huge price spread ($20-$400). Is there a "sweet spot" pricewise that will get a guy a decent pair?

Is there a preferred brand?

Thanks.

ron59 03-30-2010 17:04

You might have had a hard time hearing the commands, because you weren't shooting. You were standing behind the R.O, while the shooter is standing in front of the R.O.... his voice is going to be "travelling" forward.

I don't have Electronics, just plain muffs, and have NO issues with hearing commands.

DragonLibra 03-30-2010 17:07

So far I like the Caldwell muffs I bought this year
 
Haven't had much chance to test them since IDPA season here just started. But the couple of times I had them on at the range they worked really well. Could hear SO and conversation while doing a good job of muffling shots.

Under $40.

HexHead 03-30-2010 17:09

Peltor Tactical 7S muffs. Not only do they do a great job, but they use a 9v battery in an external access battery compartment. No risking tearing up the ear cups to change the battery.

JimM_PA 03-30-2010 19:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by DragonLibra (Post 15038267)
Haven't had much chance to test them since IDPA season here just started. But the couple of times I had them on at the range they worked really well. Could hear SO and conversation while doing a good job of muffling shots.

Under $40.

I have the same brand. They have worked well for me so far this year for some indoor shooting as well as for an IDPA shoot this past weekend. There was a wide variety of muffs (electronic and otherwise) at that shoot. I may upgrade at some point, but for now, practice ammo is a higher priority for me.

9x45 04-02-2010 20:16

I have been using Peltor Tac 6's for over 15 years. They run good, and are cheap now at about $60. Get the neck band style. If your budget allows, go for Sordin Supremes, about $300. http://www.sordinearmuffs.com/ You can hear shooters talking on the next stage..... The next step up is about $2,000. Digital in hear ear http://www.espamerica.com/p-14-esp-s...2-digital.aspx
I'll wait for the price to drop a little.

bisdak 04-04-2010 00:45

Ive been using the MSA Sordin PRO for the past 2 years and couldnt be happier. You can find them on ebay for low to mid 200's.

ecmills 04-04-2010 22:04

Budget?

Radians Pro Amp. $60 on eBay or at Academy sporting goods, $90 in your local BassPro.

Best ears under $100 in my opinion. Peltor's Tac 6 would be my second choice.

I do NOT like neckband-style because they aren't clamped on as tightly. Lying down on a 'bed' at a start, I've seen several sets left lying at the start position while the shooter departed. :supergrin:

jeff_in_tx 04-10-2010 06:33

I bought the Radians set at Academy.

The match starts at 10am today; I'll see how they (and I) do!

lethal tupperwa 04-10-2010 06:40

note on the Tac 6

You don't have to tear the ear cups

look for the small slot on the side and separate there with a small screwdriver.


For us they let us hear normally with protection.

Duck of Death 04-12-2010 15:22

Ordered some from Harbor Freight--$14.95. I'll post how they do.

rhino673 04-12-2010 15:48

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js0ne 04-12-2010 16:09

Quote:

Originally Posted by 9x45 (Post 15056808)
I have been using Peltor Tac 6's for over 15 years. They run good, and are cheap now at about $60. Get the neck band style. If your budget allows, go for Sordin Supremes, about $300. http://www.sordinearmuffs.com/ You can hear shooters talking on the next stage..... The next step up is about $2,000. Digital in hear ear http://www.espamerica.com/p-14-esp-s...2-digital.aspx
I'll wait for the price to drop a little.

I never cared for electronic hearing protection over $100, but those Sordin Supremes have definitely caught my eye!

GRR 04-12-2010 21:27

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct...tnumber=671923

I use these. A lot of folks around here also.

mteagle1 04-14-2010 09:23

Bought the same set from Brownells cheaper. My Dillons were past their 1 year warranty period and their normally great service does not extend to their electronic ear muffs.

sigman69 04-14-2010 20:38

I have the howard leight impact sport ear muffs they work great and cabelas sells them

doc540 04-15-2010 14:02

Quote:

Originally Posted by GRR (Post 15114307)
http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct...tnumber=671923

I use these. A lot of folks around here also.

yes...these

Duck of Death 04-15-2010 16:45

The Harbor Freight $15.00 electronic head set hearing protectors arrived--AND THEY WORK. Can easily hear conversation and the buzzer. The shot is muffled. Uses 2 AA batt for 200 hours of use.

eljay45 04-16-2010 01:52

I use Pro Ears, and plugs. They have a good NRR and a five year warranty. Buy the best you can afford. Hearing loss is permanent.

muncie21 04-16-2010 17:20

Tx Jeff, how did the match go?


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