New “Thin” Ear Pro From Walker

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As gun owners we all have rather large collections of assorted gear and parts to support our shooting habit. One of the most important pieces of that assorted gear is ear pro. Without the proper protection shooters can and will experience hearing loss. Of course, there are other side effects as well such as tinnitus and dizziness, the latter of which can develop due to disruptions to the inner ear. (What is tinnitus? If you’ve ever fired a round without ear pro you’ve more than likely experienced the ringing and buzzing in your ears that follows for various lengths of times; now imagine experiencing that all the time.) There  is a wide array of ear protection on the market from inexpensive foam plugs to electronic ear muffs. Everyone has a personal preference and many shooters own multiple pairs. If you’re put off wearing ear muffs due to their bulk, the new ear pro from Walker just might be perfect for you.

Walker’s new ear pro is called Razor. As the name suggests the Razor series of ear pro is thinner than the average ear muff. The company designed these muffs to be as thin as possible without compromising functionality. They have a noise reduction rating (NRR) of 23dB. The Razor series is electronic and comes in a variety of colors including Flat Dark Earth (FDE), Kryptek Typhon, Black, and Teal or Pink accent pattern. All colors have a matte finish.

MSRP $69.99. For a look at their entire line, visit http://www.gsmoutdoors.com/walkers/

Razor Series features: · Slim shooter folding muff · Ultra low profile ear cups · NRR23db · Two Omni-directional microphones · Full dynamic range HD speakers for clear balanced sound · Low noise/ frequency tuned for natural sound clarity · Single knob volume control · Sound activated compression circuit (SAC) · 0.02 second response time · Audio input jack · Recessed volume control knob · Comfort headband w/ metal wire frame · External battery door · Operates on 2 “AAA” batteries (included)



katie.ainsworth

Katie is an avid shooter, hunter, military journalist, and Southern girl. Firearms are her passion whether at the range or on a spot-and-stalk after a big buck. She’s a staff writer at The Firearm Blog and writes about guns, hunting, and the military for various publications both online and in print such as Outdoor Life, Handguns, and Shooting Illustrated. Shoot her a message at ainsworth.kat@usa.com


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  • iksnilol

    23 db seems useless to me.

    At least go for 27 (if they fit better than 30+ db ones).

    • Julio

      Yup. The things need to work. 23 db doesn’t cut it.

      TFB. Stop sending Katie out to plug junk. She’s got to be smarter than you make her look.

    • OBlamo Binlyen

      I’ve got tinnitus basically from age and some noisy environments. I won’t touch anything under 27. Heck I even wear plugs and muffs sometimes.

      • iksnilol

        Same here.

        Except for age, I didn’t get tinnitus from age.

  • albrightie

    I was recently given a pair of the Howard Leights with a NRR rating of 22-23, & within seconds of going into the range area had to double them up with ear plugs which defeats the sound amplification feature. Pretty disappointing.