Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by westernrover, Jul 15, 2019.
At 22 dB NRR, you ought to be wearing them over plugs.
My wife is going to come watch my nephew and I shoot in a one day PRS match, so I ordered these Howard Leight Impact Pro 30 dB electronic muffs for her yesterday.
I have those, kind of heavy but quieter than most electronics.
I use MSA Supreme Pro-X muffs.
I wish they made a high NRR version of those, they are so highly rated otherwise.
We have two pairs of Smith and Wesson and a pair of the Caldwells mentioned above.
I'm saving up for the Howard leight pro for the higher reduction rating. Wife and I both have the impact sport. Great at the outdoor range and ok at the indoor up to say 40cal. 25 yard indoor range and every sat someone shows up with an ar15 or some concussion grenade gun.
We have reserved to put the foam 32nrr plugs in with the sports over top.
The pros look like they will fit the bill. More space in the range bag due to size but for the money and rating it's where our money will go
Just got a pair of the Howard leight pro muffs. Yes they are larger and yes they take up more space as they don't fully fold up.
Extreme difference in noise reduction. Extreme!
I should have done this along time ago. Keep in mind I shoot handgun weekly indoors, often with someone very close with a muzzle break on an ar15 or some other type elephant gun on the indoor 25 yard range.
If I was shooting rifle I could see the size being a slight hindrance but for my application I'm loving them
I have heard that a ton over the years.
The wife had missed a crew range trips and last week was her first use of the new Howard leight pro muffs set bought.
Ar15 pistols nearby and even with that explosive crack she couldn't believe how much better they are.
I have a set I got as a gift. They’re very nice, so I’d agree on them.
I like the Howard Leight Impact Sport, largely 'cause they fold up pretty nicely for carry in my two bags (one for shotguns, one for pistol/rifle) and they're pretty much guaranteed to be with me. The profile is also low enough that I don't mind 'em for shotgunning.
I wear 'em by themselves for skeet, trap and clays, but will will add plugs underneath if I'm shooting on a covered live with centerfire shooters or shooting at an indoor range.
I may try the "Bolt" model one of these days.
Woudn't mind the Pros for pistol only, I think.
Happy with my Peltor Pros and usually double up with some type of ear bud too. Bought the gel ear pads and they're pricey but really add to the comfort.
I asked the same question here and was turned on to Howard Leight Impact Pro. They're electronic, but the passive muffs have a 30 dB NRR. The headphones get loud enough to use over plugs, but plugs are not needed unless you're shooting indoors with "that guy." I only shoot outdoors and -30 dB is enough. I love the electronics for classes and just to keep better situational awareness when I'm shooting alone.
The Pro Ears and MSA have some better features but they cost four times as much.
One thing I don't like about the Impact Pro's is they're headband only. I like my neck-band passive muffs because they let me wear a wide-brimmed hat. I know Pro Ears has a neckband model but I wasn't willing to pay. I figure when I need electronic muffs, I'll just wear a ball cap and sunblock that day.
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