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Best Ear/Eye Protection for the Gun Range?
vanity ^ | October 31, 2018 | me

Posted on 10/31/2018 3:39:47 AM PDT by JOHN ADAMS

People on this board know everything (or at least everything important). Can you recommend your favorite brand and/or type of ear and eye protection for the range? Thank you so much.


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1 posted on 10/31/2018 3:39:48 AM PDT by JOHN ADAMS
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To: JOHN ADAMS

Kleenex works well for me. Plus I can discard them when finished shooting and replace them at virtually no cost at all......And if it’s cold and my nose is running, well, you get the picture.


2 posted on 10/31/2018 3:46:28 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: JOHN ADAMS

I work at a range, and like the Ranger shooting glasses. For ears, when shooting I use custom molded plugs. When working, the electronic muffs, they allow me to hear whats going on.


3 posted on 10/31/2018 3:51:07 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: JOHN ADAMS

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=swimmers+ear+plugs&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&_sop=15


4 posted on 10/31/2018 3:55:54 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: JOHN ADAMS

Ear plugs plus headphones...


5 posted on 10/31/2018 3:56:12 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: JOHN ADAMS
I prefer racquetball safety glasses for comfort, safety and style. These come with different color lenses

Pro Kennex Racquetball glasses

Head protective eyewear

6 posted on 10/31/2018 4:01:27 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (q)
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If they could perfect these eyeglass tech for the shooting realm, it would be pretty sweet:
https://www.therecord.com/news-story/8982374-thalmic-labs-launches-smart-eyeglasses-called-focals/
Make these into a kind of heads up display. Able to provide video playback, round count, incoming fire source triangulation and location, etc...


7 posted on 10/31/2018 4:03:04 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Fact: Gun control laws kill innocents.)
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I had electronic muffs. Sweaty on hot days. They eventually stopped working. Have been using Howard Leight Banded Ear Plugs. They go quick on for shooting off for conversation.

I first saw them worn by Hickock45 on YouTube.

Ultimately I’d like to get molded electronic plugs.


8 posted on 10/31/2018 4:11:12 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you .)
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To: Paladin2

“Ear plugs plus headphones...”

Yep. Ear plugs and muffs. I did this to tune out the world when studying in college.


9 posted on 10/31/2018 4:13:00 AM PDT by neverevergiveup
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To: JOHN ADAMS
I wear my street glasses as eye protection most of the time, occasionally adding some ridiculous-looking goggles that were being thrown away when a railroad shop closed 20-some years ago. I finally broke down last year and got electronic muffs... some big old Howard Leight brand muffs that have been discontinued, as I do more pistol shooting than rifle or shotgun shooting. (I have smaller, old-fashioned muffs for shoulder guns.) No more yelling, no more "sign language."

Like the UPLULA, electronic muffs are things that make shooting vastly more pleasant. Putting it in perspective, caps without the stupid little "button" on top only make shooting a little more pleasant.

10 posted on 10/31/2018 4:13:21 AM PDT by niteowl77 ("I am equally hostile to unbridled power whether exercised by the head or tail of society.")
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Get a suppressor.


11 posted on 10/31/2018 4:18:15 AM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: neverevergiveup

It’s a total way to get in touch with your heartbeat...


12 posted on 10/31/2018 4:18:27 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

They have safety plugs with Bluetooth. I’ve seen them run about $300+
Some are even custom molded for your ears.
Here’s some that a guy who runs a shooting range that I know uses, and loves:
https://www.walkersgameear.com/silencer-bluetooth-rechargeable-in-the-ear-pair/


13 posted on 10/31/2018 4:19:41 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Fact: Gun control laws kill innocents.)
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To: Paladin2

Absolutely.


14 posted on 10/31/2018 4:21:14 AM PDT by neverevergiveup
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To: neverevergiveup

Works great for the SO too.


15 posted on 10/31/2018 4:25:36 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: JOHN ADAMS

Best investment i ever made: Howard Leight by Honeywell Impact Pro Sound Amplification Electronic Shooting Earmuff

https://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-Amplification-Electronic-R-01902/dp/B007BGSI5U/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1540985082&sr=8-6&keywords=gun+range+electronic+ear+muffs&dpID=41K4Olddp2L&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

You can actually have a conversation with these on, yet gun shots are blocked.


16 posted on 10/31/2018 4:26:53 AM PDT by RoadieFan
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To: JOHN ADAMS

Surefire Sonic Defenders

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001V2SS9G/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

And I add muffs on top when shooting magnum loads.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01G8POKMY/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1


17 posted on 10/31/2018 4:29:35 AM PDT by yobid (Trump - Living Rent Free in Every Liberal Head)
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To: RoadieFan

Beat me! +1


18 posted on 10/31/2018 4:30:31 AM PDT by yobid (Trump - Living Rent Free in Every Liberal Head)
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To: Paladin2

An added benefit..


19 posted on 10/31/2018 4:31:40 AM PDT by neverevergiveup
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To: JOHN ADAMS

Peltors, ProEars or Howard Leight .... Electronic-Noise Canceling w/ volume control.

If you’re shooting handguns, except for something bigger than .45, then just the ear muffs will suffice.

If you’re shooting bigger than .45 or AR15-AK-or bigger, than I suggest some ‘foamies’ in your ears and then the muffs. Years of being a tough guy and not needing that added layer of noise cancellation have left me a bit hard of hearing.

My 2cents.....


20 posted on 10/31/2018 4:34:31 AM PDT by qaz123
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