posted on Dec, 20 2019 @ 12:14 PM
a reply to: ignorant_ape
Well, I paid over a grand for mine- it'll be a full year ago next week. Note that it's just a tube with some bits in it- I could build this thing for
$50, but that'd be a felony.
Then I paid hundreds to some vague agency so they could collect my finger prints and log me in god knows how many databases- which is the first step
Supposedly they'll get back to me some day and grant me the right to pick up this thing I'm supposedly allowed to own, but every attempt to ask when
so far has been greeted with hostility.
Meanwhile, a $15 oil filter and a $5 adapter does the exact same thing, but you lose all of your freedoms if you happen to be seen with it- and even
if you jump through all those hoops it's still generally against the law to use it for hunting, which is the whole point of owning it. Try stalking a
coyote with hearing protection on- good luck!
What's been outlawed?
You tell me. It's FAR cheaper and easier and WAY faster to get the exact same thing without government consent, but they quite literally will ruin
your life if you do it that way.
Calling this screwed up process "not outlawed" is criminal, IMO.
Assuming you're OKAY with all of that nonsense, 3m makes some really nice ear muffs. They use a couple of AA batteries and will amplify the sounds
around you (granted, I've never seen one do it in stereo so its worthless hunting)
The mic cuts out over a certain DB range.
They're nice if you're at a shooting range with some friends because you can carry on a normal conversation without taking hearing damage from the
noise. I want to say I paid about $80 for mine.... About what a good suppressor would cost if they weren't so heavily regulated.