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Range Report: Peltor Tactical 6-S
« on: January 16, 2009, 07:17:30 pm »
Just tried out my new(to me) Peltor Tactical 6-5 earmuffs at the range for the first time. I am impressed.

I usually double up my hearing protection, especially at indoor ranges, with cheapo muffs and yellow foamy ear plugs. This time, I wanted to see just how good these muffs were, so I left the plugs in my pocket. They're also the first pair of electronic muffs I've ever tried.

Initially, I was a bit skeptical that such low profile muffs would be very effective, and wasn't sure about the whole electronic hearing thing working. I was fully prepared for some discomfort as I squeezed off the first round, but it was great. My ears were quite comfortable, and even though I didn't use extra protection this time, I will in the future, because I know better. As the day went on, I became even more impressed. When we walked onto the range, the shop was packed but the range was empty. After 30 min or so, the range AND the shop were packed. All six lanes were in use (small indoor range). The muffs held up great. They maintained comfortable sound levels and let me hear everything except the gunshots from .22LR to .44mag.

All in all, I'm very happy with them and really can't wait to use them again.

I also did a review over on my blog that goes a little more in-depth about the technology.

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    Re: Range Report: Peltor Tactical 6-S
    « Reply #1 on: January 16, 2009, 11:12:58 pm »
    I don't shoot without my Electronic Muffs.   Simple as that.   I keep a pair in my truck all the time.
    And because I can hear better with those muffs on, than without... I wear them coyote hunting too.   Because I can HEAR the coyotes coming before I can see them.  Or if they are sneaking in behind me.... those buggers like to flank you.
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    Re: Range Report: Peltor Tactical 6-S
    « Reply #2 on: January 26, 2009, 08:42:09 pm »
    I love mine.  great ears.  I also double up whenever I shoot, and still don't realy fave a problem hearing anyhing, as long as the batteries don't die on me.
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    Re: Range Report: Peltor Tactical 6-S
    « Reply #3 on: January 27, 2009, 05:30:44 pm »
    The Tactical 6 used to be the standard for us, but they do have some issues. Dont let them get cold and then drop them. The grey shell tends to break. Also, the padding gets brittle under prolonged UV light and will split. So keep that in mind when out shooting.

    I have switched over to the Howard Leights. The plastic is thincker giving better reduction, and they still fit under my helmet. Best of all they have an ipod jack so I can run a range to my own personal sound track. :woohoo
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    Re: Range Report: Peltor Tactical 6-S
    « Reply #4 on: February 03, 2009, 02:33:45 pm »
    I love mine.  great ears.  I also double up whenever I shoot, and still don't realy fave a problem hearing anyhing, as long as the batteries don't die on me.

    Speaking of which, how does one change the batteries on the Peltor's? I got them second hand with no packaging or literature.
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    Re: Range Report: Peltor Tactical 6-S
    « Reply #5 on: February 03, 2009, 07:51:47 pm »
    To change the batteries, you have to take of the ear cups, and then take off the lining.  If you look there is a spot for a small screwdriver to help pop them apart.  Course over time you could probably do it without by hand.
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