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Ear Protection for Shooting

It is essential to protect your hearing while shooting.

Without protection, each shot fired causes permanent damage to your hearing – even .22LR! 

The guide will help you find ear protection for any scenario.

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Mack's Shooters Ear Seals Ear Plugs

  • Extremely affordable
  • Reusable – easy to clean so you don’t have to keep buying, unlike foam earplugs
  • 26dB noise reduction
  • Small and comfortable design can be combined with earmuffs for even more protection up to 50dB noise reduction

3M Peltor Sport Ultimate Hearing Protector

  • Comfortable and very affordable
  • 27dB noise reduction
  • Headband is adjustable and vented
  • Low profile and lightweight
  • We like to combine these with Mack’s Ear Seals ear plugs (above) for superior ear protection while we shoot

3M Pro-Protect Wireless Gel Electronic Hearing Protector with Bluetooth

  • 26dB noise reduction with external microphones for situational awareness
  • Bluetooth connectivity for music and calls
  • Can be worn in conjunction with ear plugs
  • Adjustable and vented headband
  • Uses 2 standard AA batteries

SureFire EP3 Sonic Defenders Filtered Earplugs

  • Filter caps can be quickly removed to hear safe sound levels when not shooting
  • 24dB noise reduction with filter caps inserted
  • Retention rings and neck cord ensure you don’t lose them
  • Affordable and long-lasting
  • Made in the USA

Sordin Supreme PRO X - Active Electronic Hearing Protection with Gel Seals

  • 25dB noise reduction
  • 4 levels of quiet sound amplification for situational awareness
  • Microphones are waterproofed for all-weather use
  • Product line offers a variety of colors and optional features, such as a built-in LED light
  • Highest quality option on this list; military-preferred
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