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"tactical" electronic hearing protection

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by GMHAYESUSN, Sep 9, 2010.

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  1. GMHAYESUSN

    GMHAYESUSN Member

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    Me and a few other guys are getting ready to leave our tech schools and head out to our various duty stations/ships in the fleet and were starting to look at hearing protection since 90% of our job is weapons related and i was wondering if anyone had suggestions as far as electronic hearing protection (pref in ear) that is capable of everything up to .50 BMG and possibly up to 25mike-mike and some of our other crew served weapons anyone have suggestions?
     
  2. Rail Driver

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    I'd recommend muffs and/or plugs rather than shelling out 60+ on an in the ear device that could fail at the wrong time. *edit: too many zeroes! oops!

    http://www.amazon.com/SureFire-Defe...6?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1284068544&sr=8-6 <-- I've used these successfully when firing .50BMG and various small arms calibers. With muffs I don't see why they wouldn't work for larger mounted machineguns and other crew served weapons.
     
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    Depending on your unit, they might already have top of the line hearing protection. A couple of the active duty units I've visited, and even one of the guard units I trained with a while back had some top of the line electronic Peltor headsets that where truly awesome. Wouldn't want to have to pay for one of those on a junior enlisted salary, though.
     
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