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3M™ E-A-R™ Push-Ins: Inexpensive, Easy Protection

3M™ E-A-R™ Push-Ins: Inexpensive, Easy Protection

Exposure to loud noises causes hearing damage.  Shooters can protect their hearing by wearing earplugs, earmuffs, or combining the two.  Earplugs have some advantages compared to earmuffs, including very low expense for disposable earplugs, and portability.  Being easy to pack and cheap to purchase means that it’s easy to keep spare earplugs in a vehicle, in your pocket, or in your shooting bag.  In every carry-on bag, assault pack, and range bag, I keep a hard … Read entire article »

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Mechanix Gloves: Armor For Your Hands

Mechanix Gloves: Armor For Your Hands

Protective gear for warfighters is continually evolving, but the need to keep fighter’s hands safe has been recognized for a long time.  US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan wear gloves to protect against sharps, hot weapons’ barrels, and especially the sudden searing heat of detonating improvised explosive devices.  Gloves for shooters are always tradeoffs.  Adding additional layers of material gives the wearer more protection at the cost of flexibility.  Some materials like Nomex have great … Read entire article »

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