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    Active Hearing Protection

    I'm interested in some active hearing protection. Something so I can talk to the person next to me and still have protection from the next lane.

    Any suggestions?


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    I have Peltor (you will find quite a range in price) electronic ear muffs...I've had them for quite a while...they were about $125-150 range...not the best, not the cheapest.
    Their great for shooting with my wife...we can both hear each other and still have ear protection.

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    So far the Cheaper Than Dirt $40 electronic muffs have worked for me. I have had them for about a year now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    I have Peltor (you will find quite a range in price) electronic ear muffs...I've had them for quite a while...they were about $125-150 range...not the best, not the cheapest.
    Their great for shooting with my wife...we can both hear each other and still have ear protection.

    Stay armed...protect your ears...stay safe!
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    Peltors for me ... just because the store had nothing else. Works good.

    Make sure you get a model where it is easy to change the battery; a friend of mine has one where the battery is in the foam and it is a chore to change.
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    +1 on Peltors - I have a pair of the 6S tactical model, work great, comfortable, and allow you to hear what is going on around you much better than traditional muffs.
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    I wear plugs and electronic muffs. Turn the volume all the way up and you have the protection of both and can still hear conversations. Harbor Freight has some for $20 that work just as well as my Peltors but the muffs are thicker and it takes a just a bit longer for the sound to come back after gunfire.

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    I bought the Peltor TacSport's from Cabela's a couple of months ago and they are just great.(Paid 99.99) First electronic hearing protection I have had. Took my instructor's test to teach concealed weapons classes this past Thursday and when I was running the firing line I had no problem at all hearing the students on the far side. You can adjust the amount of "amplification" to any level you want.
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    Thanks all. Looks like Peltor is the way to go. As luck has it they are carried at OpticsPlanet - Best Binoculars, Night Vision, Rifle Scopes, Sunglasses, Flashlights, Telescopes, Range Finders, Microscopes & more on Sale (unless someone has a better option).

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    Peltor Com-Tac II's here. Great piece of gear!
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    I like my Peltor. I had a pair of the those cheap green electronic ones that Midway and some other companies sell for around $35, they were junk, buzz and go in and out. HATED them. Spend the money and buy a quality pair. Paid around $175 for the Peltors when Midway was running a sale. Much cheaper in the long run, than going through a couple of set of inexpensive junk that does not work.

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    I have 4 pairs of the Caldwell electronic earmuffs from Midway. They all work like they are supposed to. The last two pairs I paid $15 bucks for. I see they have a new version of them for 22 bucks. The first two pairs are about 3 years old now.

    http://www.midwayusa.com/Search/Defa..._1-2-4_8-16-32

    Edit: Actually all four pairs of mine are the Right Sound ES 85 with a NRR 27 rating, not the ones similar to the 22 dollar ones.
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    Well, for starters, the cheaper one has an NRR of 17 vs. 24.
    Does anyone make electronic muffs with an NRR >30?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonehead View Post
    Well, for starters, the cheaper one has an NRR of 17 vs. 24.
    Does anyone make electronic muffs with an NRR >30?
    I was just looking at second S6 at 19 dB instead of the S7 at 24 dB. Are we really talking about 20 bucks for 2dB? Anything else?!?

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