EAR MUFFS FOR SHOOTING HEARING PROTECTION
Ear muffs are a step up from ear plugs for hearing protection while shooting. Ear muffs not only block out more sound (usually), they also are MUCH easier (and cleaner) to re-use and take on and off.
Ear muffs generally have a higher sound protection rating, but they are sometimes less convenient. Note…sometimes.
If you’re going to be around loud noises often, like working on a shooting range, then ear muffs are the way to go. They’re quieter and they are better for day after day use.
Also, ear muffs are quicker than ear plugs to put on and take off.
The only downsides to ear muffs over ear plugs for hearing protection are their higher cost and their larger size which makes them less convenient in some situations.
If you’re ready to upgrade even more, you’ve really got to check out electronic ear muffs (covered below). For now, we’re going to cover our favorite (non-electric) ear muffs.