Calguns.net  

Home My iTrader Join the NRA Donate to CGSSA Sponsors CGN Google Search
CA Semiauto Ban(AW)ID Flowchart CA Handgun Ban ID Flowchart CA Shotgun Ban ID Flowchart
Go Back   Calguns.net > SPECIALTY FORUMS > Calgunners in Service
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Calgunners in Service This forum is a place for our active duty and deployed members to share, request and have a bit of home where ever they are.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-09-2013, 9:41 PM
ervaztec ervaztec is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 242
iTrader: 3 / 100%
Default Best hearing protection that fits under Marine kevlar?

My son is in ITB at Pendleton (0311) and I was thinking about getting him some UPGRADED hearing protection for Christmas.

I'm looking for some recommendations. Any and all help/suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks, in advance for your help.

Last edited by ervaztec; 12-10-2013 at 11:14 AM..
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-09-2013, 11:18 PM
NastyNate's Avatar
NastyNate NastyNate is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: RivKo, Peoples Republik of Kalistan
Posts: 2,366
iTrader: 78 / 100%
Default

*0311

Wild ears will allow him to hook and jab, while still hearing all the commands from his fire team leader and protecting his hearing. You're a good father. Tinnitus sucks.

http://www.wildear.com/


Nasty Nate
__________________
-NN
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-10-2013, 12:15 AM
Gemini Effect Gemini Effect is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 342
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NastyNate View Post
*0311

Wild ears will allow him to hook and jab, while still hearing all the commands from his fire team leader and protecting his hearing. You're a good father. Tinnitus sucks.

http://www.wildear.com/


Nasty Nate
Damn. They're almost $1,000. I know it's worth it but was not expecting that price.
__________________
My YouTube Project: http://www.youtube.com/user/BlueonGoldZ/videos
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-10-2013, 12:25 AM
NastyNate's Avatar
NastyNate NastyNate is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: RivKo, Peoples Republik of Kalistan
Posts: 2,366
iTrader: 78 / 100%
Default

Here's another option.

Make sure he dummy cords them so he doesn't lose them.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Walke...ar/1214146.uts


Nasty Nate
__________________
-NN
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-10-2013, 12:28 AM
ilikerugers ilikerugers is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: East Bay
Posts: 126
iTrader: 4 / 100%
Default

I'd be leery of anything with batteries. Plus, the hard custom fit devices cause a lot of sweat. I'm not sure either of those are compatible with ITB. I'd simply give him a sufficient quantity of NRR33 foam plugs so he has one or two new pair every day and also teach him how to insert them properly. The Howard Leight are very good, they served my son and I well through a hard-thumping Bruce Springsteen concert a few months ago. During the show, we were able to talk to one another easily.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-10-2013, 3:57 AM
jarhead714 jarhead714 is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: O.C.
Posts: 2,655
iTrader: 15 / 100%
Default

They wear hearing protection at SOI now?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-10-2013, 4:36 AM
pterrell's Avatar
pterrell pterrell is offline
Professional Beer Drinker
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Everyone's Favorite Sandbox
Posts: 3,581
iTrader: 2 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jarhead714 View Post
They wear hearing protection at SOI now?
At MCT we were given ear pro but told we were girls if we used it. Take a wild guess what we did with our foamies.

+1 for the foam ear plugs now. I'm in the wing and between loud *** helicopters turning, loud *** deisel support equipment running and shooting at the range or on my own, foam ear plugs are perfect for me.

Tinnitus does suck. If his fire team leader tells him not to wear them he should tell them to pound sand. Trust me, he'll be thankful later when he doesn't hear that God awful ringing.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-10-2013, 4:38 AM
shooterfpga's Avatar
shooterfpga shooterfpga is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Lakeside, CA / Crosby, Tx
Posts: 2,741
iTrader: 4 / 100%
Default

If he needs better hearing protection hell figure out how to acquire them. Rule #1 never buy anything that isnt issued to you. Rule #2 acquire anything that isnt issued to you. Rule #3 you bought everything that isnt signed for

Sent from my SGH-T999 using Tapatalk
__________________
U.S. Army Combat Engineer

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cactuscooler View Post
I have Paramilitary training
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-10-2013, 4:39 AM
Gene1986 Gene1986 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Hollywood/Sherman Oaks
Posts: 754
iTrader: 6 / 100%
Default

^what?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-10-2013, 5:45 AM
18Dmedic 18Dmedic is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 601
iTrader: 5 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shooterfpga View Post
If he needs better hearing protection hell figure out how to acquire them. Rule #1 never buy anything that isnt issued to you. Rule #2 acquire anything that isnt issued to you. Rule #3 you bought everything that isnt signed for

Sent from my SGH-T999 using Tapatalk
This +100

...............They'll issue him some good ones when it's needed and/or necessary. Comtacs and Sordins work just fine under kevlar and are compatible with the coms gear. But again, they'll issue what he needs. I wouldn't buy anything. Give him a gift card and if he needs them, he can buy some he can actually use.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 12-10-2013, 6:48 AM
Bobula's Avatar
Bobula Bobula is offline
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Amador County
Posts: 8,981
iTrader: 147 / 100%
Default

Get him some msa sordins
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-10-2013, 6:58 AM
Artema's Avatar
Artema Artema is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 3,841
iTrader: 20 / 100%
Default

Grab some EP-7 off Amazon.
__________________
- SAAMI Pressure Specs
Quote:
Originally Posted by Artema View Post
I'd go to the grocery store with polymer, and I'd go to war with steel.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-13-2013, 2:26 PM
Psybain's Avatar
Psybain Psybain is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 75
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

I use the surefire ep3 contured earplugs. They're comfortable, dont take batteries, and the hocks filter only kicks in when the sound gets above 85 dB. Ive used them with a comm headset while driving our mrap in Afghanistan with no loss of hearing clarity, and they do a good job of toning down the sound of gunfire

Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 12-14-2013, 4:33 PM
The sarge's Avatar
The sarge The sarge is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Camp Pendleton
Posts: 527
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default

Surefire here too. I worked in the well deck of an amphibious ship with the hovercraft the navy has. No gunshot can touch that noise level. I use these for everything and they are comfortable for all day wear.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 12-14-2013, 5:13 PM
1SOCALGUNNER's Avatar
1SOCALGUNNER 1SOCALGUNNER is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: SOCAL
Posts: 247
iTrader: 8 / 100%
Default

Another alternative is to get him a better Kevlar brain bucket if his command approves. My Company/unit approves it because of its design, might be different for the corps. And you can use almost any ear pro out there.

http://tnvc.com/shop/ops-core-fast-b...cut-helmet-xp/


Ops core, pro tech, revision and a bunch of other companies make them.
Thats an example I provided in the link. Good luck.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 12-14-2013, 5:19 PM
1SOCALGUNNER's Avatar
1SOCALGUNNER 1SOCALGUNNER is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: SOCAL
Posts: 247
iTrader: 8 / 100%
Default

heres a pic of the high cut.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg image.jpg (87.8 KB, 48 views)
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 12-17-2013, 3:34 PM
bigred1's Avatar
bigred1 bigred1 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Fresno
Posts: 571
iTrader: 11 / 100%
Default

Howard makes a set of electrics that fit under a Kevlar. But I don't know how the USMC feels about that.
The sure fire EP3s work great though.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 12-17-2013, 4:08 PM
crowbar crowbar is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: So Cal
Posts: 465
iTrader: 5 / 100%
Default

Not ITB or 0311, but I worked construction for 25 years and still have excellent hearing. I wore those orange foam Howard Leight plugs (NRR 33dB?). I never had a problem hearing people talk onsite, even with the din of Skilsaws, nail guns, hammer drills, etc. As a building inspector, I still carry a pair in my pants pocket. When they get dirty, I leave them in the watch pocket of my jeans and run 'em through the wash. They're cheap too.
Yeah, the orange isn't exactly tactical, but a little coloring with a Sharpie would solve that problem.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 12-17-2013, 6:10 PM
roll2li's Avatar
roll2li roll2li is offline
Senior Member
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: The 'Nard
Posts: 837
iTrader: 24 / 100%
Default

Relevant Terminal Lance comic

http://terminallance.com/2013/08/13/...onable-advice/
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Josh3239 View Post
You should be more worried about how to use your guns, not what guns will be "magical".
Support your resource! Become a Calguns Contributor!
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 12-17-2013, 6:21 PM
Gun_Smoke's Avatar
Gun_Smoke Gun_Smoke is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: California
Posts: 208
iTrader: 9 / 100%
Default

Regular foam earplugs are the best things.

Anything else will get broken, stolen, or give him unwanted attention. Before I did things that weren't as loud I normally kept one ear free in order to hear my radio anyway but regardless there will be so many times he will forget or wont want to wear ear pro that spending money isn't really worth it. But him something he will actually use like a jetboil it will also make his seniors love him.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 12-17-2013, 6:32 PM
LCU1670's Avatar
LCU1670 LCU1670 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Coachella Valley
Posts: 2,470
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

I used and use the double ended peltors, and rotated yellow and gray ends leaving one plugged one filtered if in a loud safe area, and filtered both ears when I needed to hear everyone.
__________________
Waterborne!

Front Sight Heritage Member
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 12-28-2013, 12:02 PM
steelrain82's Avatar
steelrain82 steelrain82 is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: ventura county
Posts: 3,333
iTrader: 5 / 100%
Default

Cigarette buttstock work wonders
__________________


BNIB M40 Gas Mask (medium)
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 12-28-2013, 12:04 PM
Michael Ehline's Avatar
Michael Ehline Michael Ehline is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Redondo Beach, CA
Posts: 1,102
iTrader: 8 / 100%
Default

****, when I was in we never wore em except when the CO was around. But then again, my hearing is shot. 0311 circa 1989
__________________
Shoot and shoot often. "Rights not claimed are considered waived" (Marbury v. Madison)
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 12-28-2013, 12:12 PM
Michael Ehline's Avatar
Michael Ehline Michael Ehline is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Redondo Beach, CA
Posts: 1,102
iTrader: 8 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gun_Smoke View Post
Regular foam earplugs are the best things.

Anything else will get broken, stolen, or give him unwanted attention. Before I did things that weren't as loud I normally kept one ear free in order to hear my radio anyway but regardless there will be so many times he will forget or wont want to wear ear pro that spending money isn't really worth it. But him something he will actually use like a jetboil it will also make his seniors love him.
^^^^^^ YEP! But most of us kept all ears free. Too hard to hear commands and contact warnings, etc., otherwise. Better deaf than dead.
__________________
Shoot and shoot often. "Rights not claimed are considered waived" (Marbury v. Madison)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:11 AM.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Proudly hosted by GeoVario the Premier 2A host.
Calguns.net, the 'Calguns' name and all associated variants and logos are ® Trademark and © Copyright 2002-2016, Calguns.net an Incorporated Company All Rights Reserved.