3M Peltor Tactical 6S Active Volume Hearing Protector




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  1. David Courtney says:
    132 of 148 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    I don’t usually review items but I feel I must this time, May 11, 2009
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    David Courtney (Newberry, Florida United States) –
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    This review is from: 3M Peltor Tactical 6S Active Volume Hearing Protector (Tools & Home Improvement)

    I purchased model 97044 Peltor hearing protector based largely on the reviews I read here. This is quite possibly the worst hearing protection I have ever used. I wrote this unit off as a lemon or part of a bad batch. However, I was at my local shooting range this past weekend when a gentleman approached me because he noticed that I was wearing the same brand that he had. We compared notes and realized that we both had the same issues. They are as follows.

    1. The battery location and replacement procedure is ill considered and lends itself to the possibility of damage to the unit when accessing the battery compartment.
    2. The location and orientation of the on/off/volume knob, specifically the right side, causes the right unit to be inadvertently activated when the unit is folded for storage. Thus draining the batteries in that unit between uses. This has happened twice.
    3. The function of the unit during the first use was good. All subsequent uses have seen a severe decline in quality of the electronics of the unit. My unit crackles and pops. The other gentleman’s does not work at all and he feels that he gets very little protection.
    4. The actually Db reduction is somewhat suspect.

    That all said, a friend has one of the other, more expensive models, that he is happy with thus far. I really don’t know if I’m willing to give this company more of my money in hopes that there is light ahead. I really hope this helps everyone who is considering this model.

    Caveat emptor!

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  2. N. Anderson says:
    41 of 44 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent gear for the price, March 13, 2007
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    N. Anderson
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    This review is from: 3M Peltor Tactical 6S Active Volume Hearing Protector (Tools & Home Improvement)

    I am an Army MP officer stationed in Iraq. In the 3 weeks since I got these muffs I have used them on a couple of small arms ranges, in a CQB live fire exercise, and on several tactical ground and air movements. So far, they have performed as advertised. Very comfortable, fit great under the helmet, the mics work beautifully. Light weight, easy to store and carry (I usually loop them thru the strap on the non-firing shoulder of my IBA), and appear to be holding up nicely. Sturdy, user-friendly design, good protection, overall excellent value for the price. I am happy with them.

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  3. Vastine S. Steubing says:
    38 of 41 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    should have had them sooner…, August 5, 2005
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    This review is from: 3M Peltor Tactical 6S Active Volume Hearing Protector (Tools & Home Improvement)

    The “Peltor Tactical 6-s is everything I hoped for.They allow me to shoot at the range with no damaging noise, and still hear the range officer, or conversations near me.

    Also I found that when using a noisy folding machine at work the sound is muted and barely audible. But I can still hear the telephone or someone speaking.

    I love ’em

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