FULL AUTO: The Cape Gun Works Blog
By A.K. Arbalest
May 6, 2021
A Noisome Problem: Hearing Protection for the Range
Every shooter knows…or should know…how important proper hearing protection is. Yes, guns are loud, and we need the best equipment we can get. Good value for the money is important, too. Here at Cape Gun Works we have a great selection of hearing protectors, and they fit any budget.
First up: The Peltor Sport Tactical 300
These are an excellent choice for the frequent shooter. Offering 24 decibel noise reduction, the Peltor is a comfortable, easy to use electronic headset. There’s an adjustable headband, and soft ear cushions for long wear. The electronic circuitry allows for normal conversation, while automatically blocking higher volume noises. A 2 hour automatic shutoff prevents unintended battery drain. Great equipment, but it comes with a $149.99 price tag. They may not be everyone’s first choice, but if you want to go first class, this is the headset for you.
Next: Razor Electronic Muffs by Walker’s
With 23 decibel noise reduction, the Razor muffs are a great choice for the occasional shooter looking for great hearing protection. These muffs effectively block gunshot noise, and there is an adjustable volume control. The 2 AAA batteries come included with the unit, and the price point is an approachable $59.99 If you need to balance the need for good protection with the reality of a budget, check these out.
Third: EP3 Sonic Defenders by Surefire
These moderately priced earplugs offer a surprising 24 decibels of noise reduction. If you find wearing a headset-type unit uncomfortable, these are worth your consideration. The EarLock retention rings comfortably hold them in place, and the design allows normal conversation to be heard. Available in small, medium, or large at the very affordable price of $14.99
This is just a small sampling of the variety of hearing protection that we offer at CGW. There is a size and price for everyone. Stop into our Pro Shop soon and find the set that fits your needs and budget.