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    Cool Electronic Ear Muffs - MSA Sordin Supreme ProX or Pro Mag Gold or ???

    I'm looking to get a better set of ear muffs...

    I've worn custom ear plugs while shooting for the last year or so... I love them, but they block out almost all of the noise... This is great when I shoot, but not so great when I serve as a range officer for a match or on our public line. I need to be able to hear someone call me or ask a question.

    I have a set of Howard Light Impact Sport muffs. They work well, but they completely cut out when there is gunfire... That can make it difficult when there are shooters in nearby bays... They also hurt my ears after a few hours...

    My current first choice is a set of the MSA Sorbin Supreme ProX muffs... They have an option for gel ear pads that many people rave about... But... Their NRR rating is only 18... That seems very low to me... However, many people report that MSA muffs outperform their NRR rating...

    My second choice is a set of Pro Ears Pro Mag Gold muffs... They have a much higher NRR of 33... The Pro Ears Gold muffs reportedly have larger ear openings... Thinking that might make it easier to double-plug...

    My plan is to start double-plugging when I shoot... But... I don't want to have to double-plug when I RO... I'd like to use the electronic muffs by themselves... If I have to double-plug when I RO, I'd just as soon keep using my custom ear plugs without muffs.

    Do any of you use MSA Sordin or Pro Ears muffs? Do you like/recommend them? Anyone use something better? They're both expensive, so I'd like as much feedback as possible... Thanks!

    (another reason I plan to switch back to muffs is to protect the outer ear bones that are uncovered when only using ear plugs. Shooting with only ear plugs is the most comfortable option... I'm concerned about doing damage to my ears.)
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    I wanted the MSA Sordins but the price put me off last April. My choice was the Peltor Tactcial Pro (also NRR 18), which is now selling for $234 from MidwayUSA. I added a set of gel seals for $40 from Marv Golden Pilot Supplies, and I'm very happy with the results. So, that's a total of $274, and I believe that the MSA Supreme Pro is almost exactly the same price with the gel seals...the price of the Peltors went up about $35. Oh well.

    Can't really tell you how the NRR compares and if a higher number is critical, but I do know that the gel seals make a huge difference in comfort and seem to help with sound level. I use these as an RO with Open shooters, and have no problems (other than trying to keep up with them as they blaze through the stages..). I would qualify that by saying that I only use these outdoors with pistol shooters, and not at the rifle range.

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    Thanks, Chris... Good tip on Marv Golden Pilot Supplies... I'd not heard of them before...

    ROing Open guns is a strong endorsement... Some of those guns are dang loud... If you only use these outdoors with pistol shooters, what do you use indoors? Same muffs with ear plugs?

    I don't shoot indoors too often, but when I do I use cheapie Winchester ear plugs with my Howard Leight muffs... The ear openings in the Howard Leight muffs are small... There's not enough room to wear my custom ear plugs...
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    Quote Originally Posted by __jb View Post
    Thanks, Chris... Good tip on Marv Golden Pilot Supplies... I'd not heard of them before...
    If you want some scary prices, look at the cost of pilots' headsets.

    ROing Open guns is a strong endorsement... Some of those guns are dang loud... If you only use these outdoors with pistol shooters, what do you use indoors? Same muffs with ear plugs?
    The only indoor range I use is .22 only, so I use the Peltors and of course they're fine. Our outdoor rifle range is too much for the Peltors, so I wear ear plugs and plain Peltor passive earmuffs:
    Peltor ShotGunner Folding Earmuffs (NRR 21dB)

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    Quote Originally Posted by __jb View Post
    ......I don't shoot indoors too often, but when I do I use cheapie Winchester ear plugs with my Howard Leight muffs... The ear openings in the Howard Leight muffs are small... There's not enough room to wear my custom ear plugs...
    Hey _jb, I wear Sonic Defender EP7's under Howard Leight's and the combo is very effective, and works together, if you're interested. I started wearing the cheap "spongy" type that you squeeze and stick in your ear, around the early 80's when I started getting interested in large bore hunting handguns and Thompson Contender's shooting rifle and big rounds with hellacious muzzle blast, and have been doing it since.

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    Edit: Sorry, just realized this was an "electronic muff" thread. Got off topic.
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    I purchased a set of the MSA Sordin Supreme ProX muffs with the additional GEL earmuff seals... Very nice muffs... They are easy on the ears when worn all day... and the filtering/separation of gun shots from talking is very, very good.

    Our Range Office is right next to our public firing line... People call all day long to inquire about our operating hours and if we are open when it rains (we are)... The problem answering the phone is that people on the line are shooting... It's LOUD... Now I just hit the speaker on the cordless phone and I am able to hear people talk through the MSA muffs. Of course the people on the phone still complain about the loud noise...

    I'm not sure the overall noise cancelling ability of the MSA ProX muffs is significantly higher than my older Impact Sports muffs... If you're just going to use them to shoot occasionally, they might not be worth the extra expense... They were a good upgrade for me because they are comfortable over several hours and their shot masking is exceptional... I can hold a conversation with someone while other people are shooting nearby.

    I like them, but they might not be for everyone...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FortTom View Post
    Hey _jb, I wear Sonic Defender EP7's under Howard Leight's and the combo is very effective, and works together, if you're interested. I started wearing the cheap "spongy" type that you squeeze and stick in your ear, around the early 80's when I started getting interested in large bore hunting handguns and Thompson Contender's shooting rifle and big rounds with hellacious muzzle blast, and have been doing it since.

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    Cool... That is my plan, too...

    I recently bought a pair of EP5 Sonic Defenders... Happened to find them at my local Wallmart... I haven't tried them yet, but I plan to the next time I shoot at an indoor range... I always double-plug on indoor ranges... I think the EP7 SD's are rated higher and have a small plug to filter out some of the sound or something... Not sure what the little plug does...

    Quote Originally Posted by FortTom View Post
    Edit: Sorry, just realized this was an "electronic muff" thread. Got off topic.
    Not to worry... Think of it as a "Protecting your ears while shooting" thread...
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    _jb... Are these the Impact Sports set you were referring to?

    Howard Leight by Honeywell R-01902 Impact Pro Electronic Shooting Earmuffs - Amazon.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by EdF702 View Post
    _jb... Are these the Impact Sports set you were referring to?

    Howard Leight by Honeywell R-01902 Impact Pro Electronic Shooting Earmuffs - Amazon.com
    The ones I have are the Howard Leight Impact Sport Electronic Earmuffs... They have a small ear cups and work fairly well for rifles... Mine are several years old... Here's a link...

    Howard Leight Impact Sport Electronic Earmuffs (NRR 22 dB) Green

    The muffs in your link appear to be a newer model made for Howard Leight by Honeywell... First time I have heard of them... Looks like they are larger and have improved the NRR rating... Reviews seem to be good... Looks like an improvement if you are only shooting a pistol... Looks like they might be a bit bulky if you shoot rifles a lot...
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    Quote Originally Posted by __jb View Post
    The ones I have are the Howard Leight Impact Sport Electronic Earmuffs... They have a small ear cups and work fairly well for rifles... Mine are several years old... Here's a link...

    Howard Leight Impact Sport Electronic Earmuffs (NRR 22 dB) Green

    The muffs in your link appear to be a newer model made for Howard Leight by Honeywell... First time I have heard of them... Looks like they are larger and have improved the NRR rating... Reviews seem to be good... Looks like an improvement if you are only shooting a pistol... Looks like they might be a bit bulky if you shoot rifles a lot...
    Thanks _jb... I think I'll buy both. I'm always taking others to the rage with me, so having one for rifle and one for pistol (for me) won't be wasteful... That's what I'll tell my CFO (wife)!

    In case anyone else is interested, the model _jb "had" are available on Amazon for $41... $15 less than Midway.
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