I was at the range yesterday with ccw9mm. We were sighting in my new XS big dots on my Glocks. I turned to ask him a question and he ignored me. I felt like I was talking to one of my teenagers. He had the same blank, clueless expression, too.
It turns out, he has 22 layers of ear protection. Well, not really, but he has some ear inserts and then he has some external ear protectors. Turns out, he can't hear much of anything. Not that he was ignoring me, he just didn't hear me.
(BTW, that dual layer of hearing protection came in real handy when one of the guys was shooting a .44 magnum. Dang, that thing is loud and the percussion is just as bad.)
I typically wear just a set of Pro-Ears electronic hearing protection. I can hear conversation and it blots out much of the high decibel gun fire.
What does everyone else wear?