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Posted: 8/10/2011 5:49:51 PM EDT
Does anyone know of a source that cuts an LEO a break on the Peltor Tactical Comm models?



I'm going to have to drop my own dime, and those who have bought em know how much that is.  My PD is covering some of my gear, but not the damned Peltors.




Any help is appreciated...
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 8:11:35 PM EDT
Good luck.  I called Peltor direct about their Tac6S muffs because trying to remove the pads to change the batteries is so difficult due to the cheap unfinished plastic that it causes the potential for breakage.  One of the exterior shells cracked and both ear pads/cushion whatever they are cracked and broke.  They said send in the shell to get fixed on my dime since it was obvious abuse that caused the breakage, and that I could buy their "hygiene kit" that includes the ear pads from midway for $19.99+ shipping.  Thanks for the help, couldn't be your shit design and cheap foreign made parts that make changing batteries so difficult that things can break.  My Howard Leighs don't have an issue with battery changes.   I've had better customer service from disgruntled teenagers at McDonalds.  Peltor/3M, FU.
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 8:32:53 PM EDT
Well thats not encouraging.  All the other guys tend to lean towards them due to the hearing protection/comm combination.  



We had the Sheriff's Association convention in STL a month or so ago and I was looking at the competition and it all looked pretty cheap in construction and cost just as much.




I know you pay what you get, but damn its hard to drop $700-800 bills out of your pocket for this type of gear.  I was hoping they might give a shake, but I suppose thats stupid since we are the market for them.




damn
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 9:00:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2011 9:01:59 PM EDT by Spydermonkey]
YMMV for the higher end stuff but the Tac6S muffs only cost about $70 so maybe they have better customer service if you spend more money.  I'm not gonna lie and say that I don't use them once in a while even if it does make me a hypocrite.  I fixed the issue by using a dremel and gently sanding off all of the burrs, excess plastic, and flashing leftover from the molding process.  They work pretty good now as far as changing the battery goes but their CS sucks.  At least they were polite when they told me to go take a shit.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 4:54:35 AM EDT
I like Peltors and have had no complaints/problems with them. Started with the 6S (now available for $53 at Amazon) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00009363P/ref=noref?ie=UTF8&s=hi&psc=1 (so for that price point, it's probably not worth sending in to get fixed), migrated to the 7 and then to the Tac Pro. I now have the 6S as a spare and my Wife uses the 7. [I know that the 7 and Tac Pro both have external battery compartments, so no need to take it apart. I'll assume the Tac Comm does as well.]



Amazon may be the cheapest bet for what you are looking for. Take a look thru here:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=peltor+comtac



www.opticsplanet.com is another good bet. IIRC, you can usually score a 5% discount code for them as well.



Between them they oftentimes have rock-bottom prices that can't be beat.

Link Posted: 8/12/2011 11:32:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2011 11:33:32 AM EDT by nturavrgcop]
I've used Optics Planet before.  It just cuts to the bone to give up the $750 for the kit.  I've looked for similar applications but they either cost about the same, don't work with our Motorolas or look like they belong to airsoft.
 



I understand paying for duty gear, lord knows my bank account shows it.  But as previously stated, OUCH!
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 11:55:21 AM EDT
Is it a piece of gear that your local FFL could order for you at dealer cost and maybe save a few bucks for you?
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 2:10:09 PM EDT
I actually have an FFL, but I didn't know if Peltor sold them at a lower price to them.  They're sort of specific to military, LE and fire personnel.  If that's an option I can definitely go that route.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 2:13:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By nturavrgcop:
I actually have an FFL, but I didn't know if Peltor sold them at a lower price to them.  They're sort of specific to military, LE and fire personnel.  If that's an option I can definitely go that route.


Check with your FFL. Even wholesalers like Jerrys put out LE-specific dealer catalogues with gear that isn't in their general hunting catalogue.
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