Time for Coms and hearing protection. Top photo is a set of Howard Leight construction helmet hearing protectors. These were made to attach to a hard hat as used in the construction industry. I picked them up for $5.00 on eBay brand new in the box- SCORE. All I really wanted was the arms. I already have and really like the Howard Leight Impact Sports shooting muffs. These not only cut loud noise but also amplify sound. Oh- they also have a 3.5mm input in them. Very nice and work very well. It was easy enough to remove the ear cups from the over the head factory impact sports and trade out the mounts. As you can see they are exactly the same mounting studs. All it took then was drilling a hole through were a factory screw used to be and inserting a binding post. I put the back half of the post in one of the T slots on the rails and easy as that- helmet mounted coms! I use a throat mic which I like over a boom type as it keeps out all the back ground noise. I can plug in my ham radio or GMRS and shoot, move and communicate. I already owned the HT radio, as well as the HL Impact Sports hearing pro. That means this entire coms portion of the set up you see cost $10.00. Now, you can spend $300.00 on a set of Com Tacs and another $100.00 on the mounts, but I can do the same thing for much less and with that savings- I can put more practice ammo down range.
Next week I will show you the low cost eye pro that completes this set up nicely!