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Peltor Combat Arms Earplugs

Peltor Combat Arms Earplugs

Price 16.99 USD excluding VAT

The 3M Peltor Combat Arms Earplugs (CAE) Version 4.1 are designed to help reduce exposure to hazardous noise, including steady state and peak noise from weapons fire. You'll still hear what's going on around you, but they protect your ears like any earplugs. Smart, eh?

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The 3M Peltor Combat Arms Earplugs (CAE) Version 4.1 are designed to help reduce exposure to hazardous noise, including steady state and peak noise from weapons fire. You'll still hear what's going on around you, but they protect your ears like any earplugs. Smart, eh?

These plugs are especially useful for sports shooters in conjunction with active hearing protectors. The open mode allows you to hear what you want to hear while providing more protection than just the cups alone, if you are shooting a rifle with a muzzle brake for example.

Open and Closed operation

This product features a special acoustic filter that lets lower level sound through with relatively little noise reduction for greater situational awareness and provides an increasing amount of peak noise reduction as sound levels increases above 110 dB. This is called the Open Mode.

When used in the Closed Mode the product offers protection against steady state and peak impulse noise. This is useful when riding a helicopter or other vehicles, or if you grow weary of Carl's stupid songs.

The Open Mode is activated when the rocker switch featuring ‘CAE’ is pressed and the Closed Mode is activated when the rocker switch featuring ‘3M’ is pressed. Either mode can be used to protect your hearing against damage from gunfire. Since you won't see the text when the plugs are in, it's better to devise a mnemonic of your own to remember which one is which:

  • TOP - Closed
  • BOTTOM - Open

If you use these in conjunction with cups and the rocker switch is in the way, you can easily remove them by hand for constant Open mode. This is not an official recommendation but works in practice.

Size information

Chances are you have a pretty good idea of the size of your ear canal. If you don't, here's a chart of plug sizes and a comparison to common household objects. Note: if you are injured due to shoving an alkaline battery into your ear, we won't be held accountable. Just think of all the people who benefit from being able to choose the right size.

SizeDiameter rangeHousehold object example
Small6—11 mmStandard pencil (7 mm)
Medium6—12 mmAAA battery (10 mm)
Large8—14 mmAA battery (14 mm)

Product specs

  • Specially designed soft retainer helps ensure the earplug remains seated
  • Patented mechanical filter for protection against high level of peak impulse noise
  • Rocker switch for easy switching between Closed Mode and Open Mode
  • Made from soft and durable material
  • Available in three sizes for best individual fit
  • Offers high attenuation against peak impulse noise- can be used up to 160dB peak
  • Easy to wash and clean
  • A durable storage case featuring a convenient metal chain included
  • Supplied with a soft polyester cord as standard

Made by 3M Peltor

Peltor is a well-known and trusted Swedish manufacturer of industrial protection. The brand was purchased by American 3M in 2008.


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Varusteleka employee 31.01.2019 (Edited 23.05.2019)
Nämä tulpat toimivat erinomaisesti myös bänditreenis olosuhteissa. Kaksitoiminen suodatin vaimentaa hyvin rumpujen äänipiikkejä ilman, että soiton muut nyanssit demppaantuu liikaa. Silikoninen korvainsertti tekee näistä myös ihan ylivoimaiset normi joulukuusiin verrattuna kovemmassakin väännössä. En ole palannut kalliimpiin tulppiin enää näitä kokeiltuani.
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17.02.2019 (Edited 23.05.2019)
Almost, but no cigar. They do let speech through a lot better than normal earplugs - no question. But if you are expecting to hear a lot of ambient noise you will be disappointed. During military exercise I still have to take them out of my ears while patrolling to be able to maintain situational awareness. For the price they work pretty well, and on the range when all you need to hear is just the instructor speaking they are good enough. But they are not comparable to electronic active hearing protection, not even close.
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I would recommend for a friend

Comfortable, malleable, seem good quality, good seal inside the ear(although they tend to go a bit deep), if inserted correctly they stay very solid(zero chance of calling out).
Did not have the chance to test them since I would like to begin outdoors and if possible from afar of a very small caliber gun(seem a wise choice to take it slowly, considering the previous generation of these made 3M loose a loot of money to veterans with hearing loss) and then progress to louder bangs and/or indoor ranges.
So, I would recommend them based on comfort alone. Efficiency I could not test yet.
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Toimivat hyvin sisätiloissa sijaitsevalla pistooliradalla, en edes huomannut, kun 22 vaihtui 9mm vieressä. Silti pystyn keskustelemaan ihan normaalisti.

Kivääriradoilla menee vielä joten kuten, mutta jo vieressä oleva .223 suujarrun kanssa alkaa tulemaan hieman läpi.

Pidän näitä kiireisillä tai tulivoimaisilla (magnumit) kivääriradoilla Sordinien alla, ovat todella hyvä yhdistelmä.

Yksi iso bonus on pieni koko suhteessa hiljennystehoon. Nämä kulkevat usein etutaskussa, josta niitä tuskin huomaa.
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