What do you use for protection....

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  1. tater

    tater New Member

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    Hearing that is.
     
  2. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I've just been using them foam plugs but am going to order electronic muffs from Midway here shortly.
     

  3. FrogSwatter

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    I have some very old (early '70s) Sonic II ear plugs. Sometimes if I'm just shooting pistols I use some no name ear muffs that I have had just as long.
     
  4. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I am ,first of all a cheap skate, second, I am hard of hearing.

    Soooooo, that being said....I use them little orange foam plugs , with a pair of Winchester (cheap but work) ear muffs.

    When I switch from handguns to long guns, all I gotta do is remove the ear muffs.;):), did I mention I was a little lazy.:rolleyes::D

    I really refer to myself as being frugal and efficient.:cool::D


    Jim
    btw, I once thought as Tater , until I got old.
     
  5. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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  6. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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  7. justin626

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    I have a pair of electronic Howard Leight Impact Sports. Does the trick and I really like the volume adjustment on them.

    How do you like those? I've been tempted to try them out.
     
  8. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    I've thought about moving to electric, but I can't justify the expense.

    Are they really that much better?
     
  9. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I've been using some for hunting for quite a few years and like the way they amplify sounds so you can hear the game easier and then shut down and become plugs when you shoot to protect your hearing.
     
  10. Pancho_Villa

    Pancho_Villa Well-Known Member

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    I have a couple of the old muffs with the metal over the head metal strap. They get hoton warm days, o.k. on cold days. Have some old Sonic IIs.....somewhere. Sometimes I use .38 specials stuck in my ear when I forget everything else. Or stuff a TROJAN in each ear.:D
     
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  12. Donn

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    My trusty old muffs have served me well for many years. Thought about upgrading what I've got as they get in the way when shooting my AR.
     
  13. weblance

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    I use suppressors
     
  14. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Is that a North American .22 in your avatar?
     
  15. weblance

    weblance New Member

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    Yes it is... the 22 Long Rifle only version.
     
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  17. MikeInVegas

    MikeInVegas New Member

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    I use a pair of mold-your-own ear plugs that I bought from MidwayUSA. I've found that I can hear conversation and range commands better with them than I can with ear muffs, they seem (IMHO) to block impulse noise better than my muffs do, they don't get in the way when I'm trying to shoot a rifle, and they're bright orange so the range officers can see I've got protection in. The best part is they only cost me $12. Been using them for about a year and a half now.
     
  18. tater

    tater New Member

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    I found this [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6w5hclSlRsY[/ame]
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2013
  19. MikeInVegas

    MikeInVegas New Member

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    And yeah, that's them in the video. :)