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I have some MSA Sordins with Gel Cups, they are 8 years old and still work great, but the gel cups do go bad and need replacement about every 4 years.  I recently bought some 3m Peltor EEP-100 plugs and added Skull Screw tips, these are marketed for industrial use not shooting and with skull screw tips provide 30db noise reduction, I love these things, price is 170 for the plugs and a 10 pack of tips from Amazon. 

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I also use Sordins, but double up with custom molded plugs when shooting (open).  When outside and I'm not shooting, I'm comfortable wearing either the Sordins or the molded alone.  Inside I'm doubled up regardless. 

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Take this for what it’s worth but I would pass on sordins. Sure they are state of the art and very low profile but I shoot Open and RO a lot and they just don’t cut it unless you double plug. I had my kids get me a pair for Christmas last year even though I read and heard first hand from locals that they just don’t cut it. I went back to using my Peltor Tactical Pros which muffle even the loudest guns without the need for double plugging. And the electronics are just as good.

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I have Sordins too because of all the fantastic reviews.  I went to them after my Pro Ears Gold.

 

To be honest, the Pro Ears are better for noise reduction and the electronics seem better.

 

The Sordins use better materials and build quality is nicer.

 

 

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Another vote for Pro Ears Gold. Worn them for many, many years. Great warranty, awesome electronics and all-day comfort. The company supports our sport as they should.

 

TC

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I also have the Sordins with gel cups. They're fine outdoors while ROing or shooting, but I have a set of Tac Pros that I use indoors.

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Take this for what it’s worth but I would pass on sordins. Sure they are state of the art and very low profile but I shoot Open and RO a lot and they just don’t cut it unless you double plug. I had my kids get me a pair for Christmas last year even though I read and heard first hand from locals that they just don’t cut it. I went back to using my Peltor Tactical Pros which muffle even the loudest guns without the need for double plugging. And the electronics are just as good.


I have the Peltor Tactical Pros also, very good and worth the money. Do get the Gel pads for them.


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If you are willing to spend the money, custom molded electronic plugs are the way to go.  You can put any cheap, high dB over them and be totally set.

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I’ve had Pro Ears Gold for years and work great for my pistols including my open guns. They do get in the way for me when shooting PCC. I go to plugs for that. 

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I really like the Bluetooth in the Peltor 500’s. I use when running any power equipment and listen to music.

I also have the 3M gel pads on both my pairs of 500’s. You just peel them off the factory plate and stick them in the 500’s

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10 hours ago, BillR1 said:

I also have the Sordins with gel cups. They're fine outdoors while ROing or shooting, but I have a set of Tac Pros that I use indoors.

 

For ROing USPSA open guns and some of the 3 gun rifles the Sordins I thought were entirely inadequate. For outdoor shooting with common pistols I agree that they are fine.

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went from howard leights to pro ears 300, no complaints, comfy, good sound reduction, can hear conversations and your steel hits pretty good.

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2 hours ago, jeremy kemlo said:

I have had pro ears gold for 6 years. They are great.

Both sets of ProEars I tried felt like my head was in a vise. I have a pretty big melon though. 

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that what we used in the army.
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I’ve done it, and the results weren’t horrible. That is for when you get to the range and don’t have your ears and don’t want to drive back home because you started getting stuff setup already. lol


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I have Sordins and Surefires. I like to wear the Surefires inside the Sordins when someone is shooting an open gun and I am close.

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16 hours ago, BillR1 said:

Both sets of ProEars I tried felt like my head was in a vise. I have a pretty big melon though. 

 I just got another pair and I will stay they were much tighter than my older ones.  So  they loosened up overtime or they are now a lot tighter. 

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3m Combat arms 4.1, they fit really good and comfortable all day. Also have a switch for all noise suppression. They are super light weight and work well indoors and outdoors. fd71f86cc0bb0a0356ffc44fe284aa78.jpg

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I've been using the Otto noizebarriers, so far they've been great, I doubt I would use them indoors though with out doubling up. 

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TCI Liberators that are now Safariland. I had to send them back once for a battery contact issue but they repaired them in a few weeks. So 7 years of hard abuse between work and personal shooting. I got the gel cups though and it was worth the few extra dollars. 

 

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I've been using Howard Leight impact sports with noisefighter gel cups. Going to look into inner ear protection next season. 

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