Peltor Sport Tactical 100 electronic hearing protection (tac100) is an electronic hearing protector with 22 dB Noise Reduction Rating (NRR). These electronic ear muffs suppress loud gunshot noises as well as reduce background noises for clearer conversations.The ear muffs contain a 3.5mm audio jack that can interface with most mp3 players and 2-way radios, allowing users to listen to music or other audio. The volume controls for the audio inputs operate separately from the muffs, so you can adjust the volume through your mp3 player or audio device. The Peltor also features 2 hour auto shutoff to conserve battery life.
The Peltor Tactical is engineered for fit and enhanced comfort and has recessed microphones that reduce wind and other ambient noises. Other features include cups for gun use, easy to access AAA battery doors and 3.5 mm audio jack that interfaces with most mp3 players or radios.
This Peltor tactical 100 review will reveal the pros and cons of this electronic hearing protection device.
Criteria for Great Electronic Hearing Protectors
Some important criteria for electronic hearing protectors are noise reduction, amplification and comfort, which the Peltor Tactical Sport Protectors were designed for.
According to most Peltor Sport Tactical 100 review posts, these ear muffs offer superior hearing protection, are portable and comfortable and allow for good communication with others at the shooting range. While priced higher than some hearing protectors, the Peltor Tactical ear muffs are well priced for the value they provide.
Other nice to have features that are included with the Peltor Tactical Sport 100 are easy volume adjustment, audio jack compatible with mp3 and 2-way radio players and 2-hour automatic shut off feature to save battery life.
3M Peltor Tactical 100 Earmuff Overview
Peltor electronic hearing protection uses compression technology created by 3M. Adaptive Frequency Response technology also allows reduction of background noise so that conversations are more easily understood. For indoor shooting ranges, the Variable Suppression Time feature will reduce echoes.
The intensity of other people’s voices is reduced, but you can still tell the direction that the sound is coming from and understand the conversation. The electronic ear muffs are good at blocking out loud and harmful noises (22db rating) while allow you to hear softer sounds and conversations.
Comfort and portability are some other features that were taken into account in the design of this product. The ear muffs are easy to fold and carry around as they are very compact. The band is durable, comfortable and fits snugly. Padding makes these ear muffs comfortable for most users as seen in this video:
The item is light weight, weighing only 9.3 oz and requires 2 AA batteries. Note that this is not a noise canceling protector.
One disadvantage of the older Peltor Tactical Sport vs Peltor Tactical 100 is that the Sport model was harder to turn on and adjust the volume. The Peltor Tactical includes improvements that allow the user to turn on the device faster than the Peltor Sport or Howard Leight Impact Sport and change the batteries more easily.
See our comparison of Howard Leight vs. Peltor Tactical Earmuffs.
The Peltor Tactical 100 is a well designed product that uses compression technology to reduce loud gunfire sounds and reduce background noise to make conversation more audible. While the cost is higher than other noise protection devices, the Tactical 100 provides great value for the cost and some reviewers even say that it is comparable to hearing protectors costing twice as much.
If you are considering purchasing electronic hearing protectors, feel free to refer back to this Peltor Tactical 100 review.