Ear Protection Info From Someone Who Might Know…

In case you missed his comment, here is some info from Tom Bergman over at www.earplugstore.com

We really like the Pro-Ears line. We have sold a ton of them, and I cannot recall getting a single unit back. The company that makes them is Altus Brands. They are the only electronic earmuffs that I know to be made in the US…well assembled anyway. The muffs come from Europe and the circuit boards somewhere else, but they are put together here at least.

For a really inexpensive option, there are no electronics I would recommend over the Bilsom Impact Sport. These are just over $50, contrasted to nearly $300 for Sordin and Pro-Ears, and the Impact Sport have also proven themselves to be a top quality reliable product. We sell them 20 to 50 or more at a time, and demand just seems to keep on going.

Finally, we are working on a comprehensive shopping guide for electronic earmuffs that should be done in a couple of weeks. It will let the shopper sort by all the critical variables, including price to help compare these very complicated devices.

Hope this helps…

Tom

Maybe I need to investigate ear protection a bit deeper and write an article on my findings. Do you think anyone would care, is it too much of a subjective subject or is it not gunny enough to get anyone’s attention in a firearms magazine? Whacha think?

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Born and raised in the West Virginia hills, Richard literally grew up in the woods. He has chased coon hounds until daylight, waited out whitetails perched high in an oak, canoed the New River and hunted from the Montana Mountains to the Green Hills of Africa. During service in the Army and later as a municipal police officer and Special Agent with the railroad police, Richard obtained numerous certifications in small arms instruction. He has trained military personnel, law enforcement officers and civilians in the application of firearms for defensive, competitive and recreational use. Richard won the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty Award for law enforcement, the West Virginia National Guard State Pistol Competition and earned his Distinguished Medal with pistol. Badge turned in, Richard is now a contributing editor for several magazines. He was the compiling author of the book, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter and conceptualized and contributed to Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Richard also contributed a chapter to the John Velke book, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Richard has patents on a riflescope reticle and a revolutionary bullet testing media. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland - his shooting range in West Virginia - with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids and a very protective ridgeback hound.
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One Response to Ear Protection Info From Someone Who Might Know…

  1. Shannon says:

    I think a comprehensive article about ear protection would be great. I find myself in the same boat…electronic muffs that break and I can completely relate to ear plugs (especially the fear of ear wax/lint/debris going back in the ear)! I have a feeling a lot of people are in search of good hearing protection!

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