Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Thegreengiant34, Jul 22, 2020.
What’s better ear plugs or ear muffs for indoor shooting?
I do both
I use both while shooting at an indoor range. Even 22lr can be loud in an indoor range.
Both, especially indoors.
Earplugs or ear muffs?
Yes. Really both of the above. The plugs offer a good seal and the muffs offer added acoustical reduction in noise. Years ago I got a set of the electronic ones and like them.
I just picked up a set of Walker's Razor electronic muffs from midway for $42 on sale. Recommended by my friend. He loves his. I'll try them out next range trip.
I will still use plugs underneath because why not?
My default is just plugs because I have electronic plugs and don't for muffs. If someone starts shooting rifle or heavy magnum indoors I'll put a set of muffs on quick. If I had to pick just one for no reason but ear protection I'd probably go muffs as they protect the tiny little bones just under the skin around the ear that can be damaged just by the concussion of gunfire even with plugs.
When indoors I use both. Foam in the ear with the muffs that let you hear conversation but shut off when guns fire. With the volume turned up on them it's easy to hear and talk when someone is not firing even with the foam plugs in. If I am alone in there and shooting my .22's I will just leave the muffs off. Put them back on when I move up or others join me.
I use both, indoors and outdoors. The only time I have used just ear plugs was when I was trap shooting.
Both, indoors or out. I’d add a third measure if I could.
Hearing loss is both progressive and irreversible.
Indoors I use both.
Outdoors, depends on what I'm shooting, or what is being tired on the line (if I'm at the club).
With 357 Mag, I use both when shooting outdoors. For some reason, the pitch of the 'crack' when firing 357 really bothers me.
Yep, shooting indoors is tough on ear protection.
If I'm indoors and just shooting pistols my NRR (31db) Peltor muffs work well, and if I'm shooting long guns with my NRR (27db) low profile muffs I double up with plugs.
I'm another fan of using both, especially indoors. Soft foam ear plugs and a set of electronic earmuffs.
Plus, even if you are shooting .22LR the person right next to you might be shooting their full bore .44 magnum loads.
I love mine! I don’t use plugs with them at the moment but I also do most of my shooting outside.
Indoors both. Outdoors, rifles - both.
The third measure is the suppressor.
Both. Between the military and a keen interest in loud music when I was younger, I'll gladly do what I can to keep what hearing I have left.
Another good incentive for doubling up is to keep the tinnitus from acting up.
Indoors I say both.
Plugs for rifles, muffs for pistols, both for BOOMsticks.
Muffs interrupt a good cheek weld, plugs are slow in/out, and I rarely shoot anything loud enough to need both while outside.
Inside? Last time I was in an indoor range, I wanted a diving bell that sealed at the hips. The concussion was a hammering.
I'm pretty sure thats what I recently got at Sams Club for a few bucks less.
I ended up buying a 2nd pair after I used them once,,, even though muffs get in the way when I shoot long guns.
I shoot outdoors and switch from back and forth between handguns & long guns so that's kind of a pain.
Indoors or out - with metallic it is ALWAYS both. As someone who has had "ear crickets" for about 30 years and high-end hearing loss to boot; I want to keep what little I have left.
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