I am a soldier and was deployed to an undisclosed internment facility in an undisclosed Middle-Eastern country. Among my duties was the accountability of detainees at this facility. We used handheld military radios, and I was given an aftermarket earpiece to use with the radio so I would be able to hear the audio but, for obvious reasons, the detainees could not. The earpiece I was given was very uncomfortable. Our shifts were 12 hours long, which made it very unpleasant to have this particular earpiece in my ear for so long. I picked up a pair of filtered SureFire Sonic Defenders® earplugs at my PX after learning they could also be used as radio earpieces simply by removing the noise-reducing filter. I removed the uncomfortable earpiece from my radio system and attached the filter-less SureFire earpiece. It fit great, both on my radio’s connector tube and inside my ear. The new SureFire earpiece made it so much more comfortable to wear for long periods of time, helping to ensure my safety and the safety of those around me.
I'm not sure many folks know filtered Sonic Defenders can be used this way, so I wanted to tell you about my experience and thank you for making such great products. Along with my SureFire earpiece, I also carried a SureFire T1A Titan® in my right pocket every shift, which I put to use frequently. Thanks again, SureFire.
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