I recently received an email from Michelle of Pro For Sho asking if I would be interested in reviewing their ear protection.
I expressed my interest because of the mention of rifle shooting and their website was up front about their product being useful for shooting.
I frequently put in plugs rather than try to work around the bulky external muffs required to get good protection. And besides, they are claiming 34db NRR when my go-to muffs for pistol shooting when I am alone (Pro Ears) are at best 30db (title says 30db, but the text of the description says 26db) NRR.
I received them today and tried them on. As I expected, they cannot compare to Pro Ears in the softness of the material around the ears (they are amazing!). But they are better than a lot of muffs I have used and I expect they will be comfortable with the one or two hour sessions I have when using passive muffs.
I put on some loud music with plenty of high frequency content and compare the two sets of muffs. I couldn’t determine which were better.
But, my real test was, “Will they allow me to shoot a rifle?”
This is a huge difference in clearance between your head and the rifle stock. I got out my rifle in Bellevue (I have another rifle in Idaho I should try it with as well) with the least clearance. As expected the Pro Ears were being pushed up by the stock. The Pro For Sho muffs just barely touched. It’s a win!
Additional information from Michelle:
I just want to mention, since we keep getting a lot of similar feedback from our customers, I think it’s necessary to point out that due to the High NRR Ratio, if you find the earmuffs a bit snug when you first start using them, it’s totally normal. It will loosen up over time. Please FIRST double check to make sure you fully adjust the length of the earmuffs by sliding the cup up and down to find a better fit.
Just in case the earmuffs are still tight, we always suggest to stretch them to make it more comfortable. If the earmuffs are still tight after you fully adjust it, take the earmuffs out and clamp it over the box and let it sit overnight. It worked great with most of our customers who tried it.
MORE INFO ABOUT OUT PRODUCT (just want to save your from checking other resources online 😉
We have two types/sizes of Pro For Sho Shooting Hearing Protection Earmuffs:
This comes in one size only, which is Standard Size.
This is a more compact sized earmuffs, which is available in 10 different colors.
This comes in Large Size and has an NRR of 32dB.
This was also designed with larger ear cups.
This one is specifically built for larger head size, available only in black color.
I would like to point out that the Small size actually is the Standard size which is designed for a universal fit, and the Large size should be Extra Large size. Since Amazon only offers a very limited option of the Size Variation, we had to use Small and Large instead of Standard and Extra Large. We already tried coordinating with Amazon to address this issue.