Gear Review: Hunter SMART Bluetooth Active Headset

Ever wanted to take phone calls and jam out to ABBA while shooting? There’s an app for that: Sweden’s Hunter Electronic Hunter SMART ear pro. It’s active electronic hearing protection with built-in Bluetooth, now available in the U.S. of A . . . Without batteries, Hunter’s cans are ~23 NRR muffs that work in the standard, “dumb” way. Turn […]

Beretta Off Shot Hearing Protection: SHOT Show 2017

This year at SHOT Show we got a sneak peek at Beretta‘s new “Off Shot” hearing protection line. Included in the lineup is active electronic ear pro with bluetooth connectivity, ambient sound amplification, a 32 dB NRR, and impressive [rechargeable] battery life. Oh, and that’s all jammed into a lightweight, in-ear earbud design. It ain’t cheap, but […]

Why FPSRussia Should Wear Hearing Protection

Over the past few days some folks have been taking the defibrillator to the long gone IGOTD about FPSRussia. Much ado has been made about how you don’t need hearing protection when you’re outdoors because when you’re outside the sound doesn’t have walls to bounce against and therefore isn’t as harmful. In the interests of […]

Review – Caldwell E-MAX Low-Profile Electronic Earmuffs

Once you start making regular pilgrimages to your gun range, you’ll quickly find that the extra cans most ranges supply leave something to be desired. Cleanliness, for one thing. I mean, nobody sits around making sure the earmuffs you pick up are free of sweat, body oils, Brylcreem, or for that matter, head lice. (Yeeeck!) […]