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Looking for hearing and eye protection

#1 Post by dutchy » Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:36 pm

As the title says, I'm looking for some earplugs, and some safety glasses. I hate to admit it, but I've never owned my own pair; I normally rent from the range. Does anyone have any personal opinions on them?

I'd say my budget for gasses is $25, and for earplugs, $15

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Re: Looking for hearing and eye protection

#2 Post by CDFingers » Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:45 pm

If you're shooting indoors, wear foamies ($3.99) underneath some ear muffs of at least 30 dB noise reduction. Outdoors it would be OK with just the 30 dB muffs.

https://www.sportsmans.com/shooting/sho ... /p/1416908

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Re: Looking for hearing and eye protection

#3 Post by YankeeTarheel » Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:29 am

CDFingers wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:45 pm
If you're shooting indoors, wear foamies ($3.99) underneath some ear muffs of at least 30 dB noise reduction. Outdoors it would be OK with just the 30 dB muffs.

https://www.sportsmans.com/shooting/sho ... /p/1416908

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I use the orange ear plugs on a blue string Home Depot sells, and -30db muffs over that. I prefer yellow over-glasses eye protection. Yellow filters blue light making things sharper, with my astigmatism and myopia.
I find the H-D -30dbs are just as good as the Sig-Sauer. I don't know anything about electronic ear muffs.
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Re: Looking for hearing and eye protection

#4 Post by highdesert » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:57 am

I agree with the above. Ear protection products have a noise reduction rating or NRR listed on a product. The higher NRR number the better. Plugs and ear muffs together are the best. Found cheap muffs at Harbor Freight with a very high NRR, an extra pair when I take someone to the range. Construction workers need ear protection too.
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Re: Looking for hearing and eye protection

#5 Post by dutchy » Tue May 07, 2019 10:30 pm

highdesert wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:57 am
I agree with the above. Ear protection products have a noise reduction rating or NRR listed on a product. The higher NRR number the better. Plugs and ear muffs together are the best. Found cheap muffs at Harbor Freight with a very high NRR, an extra pair when I take someone to the range. Construction workers need ear protection too.
I ended up getting some from Amazon with an NRR of 26dB. It was a pack of 12 pairs, and they all have leashes, and one case, but I'll add some muffs to it, too.

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Re: Looking for hearing and eye protection

#6 Post by YankeeTarheel » Tue May 07, 2019 10:41 pm

Go for -30db muffs. Easy to come by--Home Depot.
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Re: Looking for hearing and eye protection

#7 Post by highdesert » Wed May 08, 2019 1:24 pm

YankeeTarheel wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 10:41 pm
Go for -30db muffs. Easy to come by--Home Depot.
I haven't checked but I think that's what the pair I bought at Harbor Freight is, 30 NRR. Have to protect your hearing when you're young, but it also helps if you have the right gene. Home Depot and Harbor Freight seem to be everywhere.
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Re: Looking for hearing and eye protection

#8 Post by polymath » Wed May 08, 2019 3:43 pm

For glasses I recommend getting something that meets the MIL-PRF-31013 standard, which is much more stringent than the typical Z87.1, and you can see the difference when you handle such a setup: the lenses are much thicker, probably 3-4mm. They're a bit more expensive, but your vision is worth it. https://www.opticsplanet.com/wiley-x-sa ... ckage.html is a good inexpensive setup for indoor/outdoor use.

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Re: Looking for hearing and eye protection

#9 Post by Wino » Thu May 09, 2019 10:02 am

I use Pyramex V2G googles with insertable prescription lens frame. The strap is flat enough it doesn't interfere with earmuffs.

https://www.safetyglassesusa.com/rx6400.html
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Re: Looking for hearing and eye protection

#10 Post by dutchy » Fri May 10, 2019 1:42 am

polymath wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 3:43 pm
For glasses I recommend getting something that meets the MIL-PRF-31013 standard, which is much more stringent than the typical Z87.1, and you can see the difference when you handle such a setup: the lenses are much thicker, probably 3-4mm. They're a bit more expensive, but your vision is worth it. https://www.opticsplanet.com/wiley-x-sa ... ckage.html is a good inexpensive setup for indoor/outdoor use.
Those are a bit out of my price range at the moment.
Wino wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 10:02 am
I use Pyramex V2G googles with insertable prescription lens frame. The strap is flat enough it doesn't interfere with earmuffs.

https://www.safetyglassesusa.com/rx6400.html
Hey, I had a pair like that for woodworking! They worked great.

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