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For the last 4 or 5 years, I have been a huge proponent of the Howard Leight Impact Sport Electronic Earmuffs; that was until I broke more than six pairs in the span of a couple of years. This last set gave up the ghost a couple of months ago, and it was the last straw. Since my birthday was rolling around, my wife asked what I would like as a gift. Since the day prior my Howard Leights had stopped working and was properly retired with several 9mm bullets, I told her that some nice electronic muffs would be perfect.
Below is the last range day that my Impact Sports worked properly, I limped them along a few more trips but eventually they died a noble death.
A few days later my beautiful wife presented me with a set of MSA Sordin Digital Pro X earmuffs with the woodland camo band. She couldn’t be any more perfect. Shortly after I had reason to go to the range and eagerly took the Sordins with.
Since my friend Scott was still rocking the Impact Sports, we decided to compare them a bit, other than the obvious differences, the one that stood out most to me was the larger earcups. That was always a point of annoyance with my old muffs, this time my ears fit inside the cushions almost entirely without being pinned down by the cushions.
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