Pink ear muffs?


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strat81
October 6, 2006, 08:04 PM
I feel silly using my first post for this but...

My fiance and I are purchasing a 9mm semi-auto for home defense and possibly concealed carry (Nebraska's CCW law goes into effect Jan 1 2007). She has more experience with guns than I do, but we both know that we'll need plenty of practice and that safety is paramount. She loves the color pink and said she'd like a pair of pink gun muffs to wear at the range. I've checked a few online vendors but it seems like black is the most common color, with a few in blue or red. Does anyone know where I can get a decent pair of pink ones, preferably 25db attenuation or better? These will be coupled with foam plugs as well. Thanks!

And yes, I am serious. She'll shoot without pink ones, but if that's what my lady wants...

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TimboKhan
October 6, 2006, 08:39 PM
HAHA!!! I have no idea where to get pink muffs, but this is hands down the funniest first post I have ever read! Welcome to THR.

wildhunter
October 10, 2006, 10:18 AM
The only pink ones I could find were for kids up to age 7
http://www.envirosafetyproducts.com/product.php?product_id=1301

But you've inspired me to get a can of hot pink krylon and some new ear muffs for my wife, christmas is coming up fast!

scout26
October 11, 2006, 12:08 AM
COOL.

Unfortunately the ad doesn't list the NRR for the Kid EarMuff (and -1000 for shows pic with the kids pounding nails without eye protection.) So I doubt they have what I would consider a high enough NRR for shooting ( I prefer at least 28dB+.)

The Junior Earmuff for ages 7+ and women only have a NRR of 22dB.

I'd recommend using foam plugs also.

strat81
October 11, 2006, 05:14 PM
Wildhunter, I think krylon will be my only choice too. I'll have to look at some and see how easily I can take them apart or cover other parts for spraying.

I'm surprised they aren't on the market. Or, if they do exist, I'm surprised they aren't marketing better. There is obviously a demand for female-oriented products. Magazines, holsters, and training all have female-specific products available. Even Taurus has that pocket pistol with pink grips. Hey gun and accessory manufacturers: Just because a woman owns a gun doesn't make her butch! Some ladies want "girly" things, like pink ear muffs, magenta holsters, and purple range bags.

One of my other hobbies is motorcycling (which I'm unfortunately on hiatus from). Harley-Davidson makes plenty of female-specific riding gear (I'm not talking bras and baby tees). Another manufacturer, ICON, has an entire line to appeal to the female sport rider. Pink and purple leather jackets, all that fun stuff.

Rotorflyr
October 13, 2006, 06:06 PM
Not sure how you did your search for them but try looking at construction supply site's, automotive racing supply site's etc.
I know Peltor makes plugs in all sorts of different colors, not sure about muffs though

TechBrute
October 15, 2006, 02:49 PM
Some ladies want "girly" things, like pink ear muffs, magenta holsters, and purple range bags.
And some girls wouldn't want something just because it's pink...

strat81
October 15, 2006, 04:55 PM
Some inexpensive Silencio muffs, masking tape, and a can of Krylon. The fiance loves them. (Apologies for the lousy picture)

JLStorm
October 15, 2006, 06:12 PM
My wife and I are cracking up over here reading this one...I guess this just proves there is nothing we won't do to make the women in our lives happy....I dont know whether to laugh or cry over this one lol :D

strat81
October 15, 2006, 06:16 PM
The best thing is that they are the antithesis of tactical! I'd be deeply concerned if my fiance requested black BDUs and a kevlar helmet to go to the range with.

Besides, a lady needs to feel feminine when she's filling a target with hot lead, right?

JLStorm
October 15, 2006, 06:23 PM
Ive never been concerned about my wife feeling feminine while shooting (although, after reading this thread maybe I should), I have only been concerned that she wasnt picturing my face on the target she was aiming at :p

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