Clean water may be necessary for survival, but it’s not at the top of our list because, without clean air, you are dead in a couple of minutes! That is why having a gas mask is crucial in survival because it provides the user with detoxified “clean” air.

You may think that gas masks only protect the respiratory system against the threat of chemical weapons, but they also offer eye protection.

The price range can vary dramatically depending on the quality, so knowing which one to buy isn’t easy. For example, would you trust a $50 gas mask from a major online retailer when some mask systems cost as much as $1,000? If you invest in something like a gas mask, it would be good to have a moderately priced and well-designed one.

The gas mask has many uses, not just for nuclear incidents. One example of when you might need it is an industrial accident near your home, which produces toxic gasses like hydrogen sulfide (H2S).

You may not be able to predict what’s going to happen, but you can always be prepared for anything with these helpful gas masks. Whether it’s a plague pathogen, nuclear fallout, or chemical agent causing panic among the population, having this piece of equipment is beneficial.

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If you were planning on adding a gas mask into your preps for quite some time, but you were at a loss on what type or brand would be best, then keep reading to see which one is the best between MIRA CM-7M and CM-6M.

Mira Safety CM-6M

Mira Safety CM-7M

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Mask Type

Full-face respirator

Full-face respirator

Filter

Fits up to 2 filters 40mm NATO

Fits up to 2 filters 40mm NATO

Supported Filters

NBC-77 SOF CBRN Gas Mask Filter

VK-450 Smoke / Carbon Monoxide Filter

DotPro 320 40mm Gas Mask Filter

ParticleMax P3 Virus Filter

P-CAN Police Gas Mask Filter

NBC-77 SOF CBRN Gas Mask Filter


VK-450 Smoke / Carbon Monoxide Filter

DotPro 320 40mm Gas Mask Filter

ParticleMax P3 Virus Filter

P-CAN Police Gas Mask Filter

Shelf Life

20 years

20 years

Prevents Fogging

Yes

Yes

Manufactured

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Compatible With

MIRAVISION Spectacle Kit (sold separately)


CamelBak water bladders

Helmets

MIRAVISION Spectacle Kit (sold separately)


CamelBak water bladders

Optical devices like night-vision goggles, etc.

Warranty

5 years

1 year

Materials

Facepiece: bromine-butyl rubber

Visor: polycarbonate

Facepiece: natural rubber, non-irritating

Visor: polyoximethylen, polyamide

Size

Universal

S, M, L

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Note: To prolong the life of your gas mask, avoid the deterioration of rubber parts of the facepiece by protecting it from harsh storage conditions.

Which Mask is For Who?

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Mira Safety CM-6M Gas Mask

The Mira Safety CM-6M and the new more tactical version CM-7M gas mask are two main respiratory products used by military and police personnel.

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Mira Safety CM-7M Gas Mask

The CM-7M gas mask is the perfect accessory for any combatant who needs an increased field of vision and enhanced aim with his weapon. The dual-lens design provides superior depth perception when compared to single panoramic faceplates, making it ideal in close quarters battle situations or with rifle iron sights. On the other hand, the full-view CM-6M is not designed for optics, so it isn’t optimized to work well with rifles.

The good thing about the CM-6M gas mask is that the panoramic visor enables you a wide-angle view, which can help you better orient in the surrounding.

When the CM-6M was subjected to a test of mustard gas penetration for nearly 30 hours, the wearer still felt comfortable because of the hypoallergenic inner mask, which also prevents fogging even under hard use.

What makes this mask complete is the pre-installed hydration system and canteen. The 900ml capacity of this water bottle makes it perfect for staying hydrated.

Things to Consider

If you have a beard, it’s essential to trim your facial hair or, even better, shave it off because otherwise, it will be difficult for the gas mask to make a tight seal. If you don’t want to shave, you can use Vaseline to create a seal.

You might want to think twice before wearing your glasses with a gas mask. If you’ve ever worn glasses while serving in the military, then there is a high chance they were specifically made gas mask prescription inserts for gas masks. Unfortunately, most gas masks don’t support them, so keep this in mind when choosing what kind of protection is best for yourself and those around you.

Mira Safety CM-6M Gas Mask

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You can’t go wrong with the MIRA Safety CM-6M military-grade gas mask. It’s arguably one of today’s best values. It will provide you protection from chemicals, dirt particles, or smoke that may be present in an environment where there are potential threats such as biological weapons attacks (or any other form of attack).

The CM-6M Tactical Gas Mask is a high protective mask that shields you against TIC/CWA contaminants. The full face respirator’s inner lining of rubberized bromobutyl material gives it maximum resistance to weaponized chemical agents while avoiding contact with exhaled air which would cause fogging on your visor, a significant nuisance during combat situations.

Mira CM-6M features:

  • The wide, panoramic lens of the CM-6M gas mask makes it easy to stay aware of your surroundings. However, this might not be perfect if you intend to shoulder a rifle or use night vision goggles (NVG).
  • The filter canister is easily adjustable to fit either side of your gas mask. 

The CM-6M offers the best of both worlds: high-level CBRN protection and maximum comfort. It has dual filtration points and slip-resistant straps that can be adjusted for any head size or shape with an integrated slot to accommodate glasses owners with vision issues.

MIRA masks are the result of serious pedigree. They’ve been trusted by law enforcement professionals, enlisted military members, and special forces who have put them through decades in even the most extreme conditions, which is why they’re still going strong.

The great thing about MIRA Safety Masks is that they use the same primary NATO-standard 40mm filter canisters as almost every other popular mask on today’s market. So not only will these work with your existing supply of filters, but you’ll also have a 20-year shelf life for them alone.

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Mira Safety CM-7M Gas Mask

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This mask also includes a drinking tube system with a free canister. Unlike other gas masks made of regular Butyl, this emergency bromobutyl rubber is non-irritating and can be used in temperatures ranging from -30°C up past 70°C.

It also has a sweat drainage system, a built-in speech diaphragm, and a tube to connect to a water bottle to keep up hydration no matter what activity or environment you are in.

The sweat drainage system stops accumulation at its bottom. This makes it much more comfortable and easy to wear a gas mask.

Mira CM-7M features:

  • The visor offers maximum visibility in disaster scenarios, plus an integrated speech diaphragm for easy communication. 
  • Thanks to the included canteen and hydration system, you can easily ingest fluids while wearing the mask.
mira safety cm-7m features

Like the CM-6M, this full-face respirator/gas mask uses standard 40mm threaded NATO filters of varying levels of protection.

If you want a gas mask ready for anything, look no further than the MIRA Safety CM-7M CBRN. These masks meet strict military standards set by the Czech Ministry of Defense, making them reliable yet affordable. 

Every true military connoisseur knows CZ, one of the best firearms manufacturers. They come from the Czech Republic. Suffice it to say that the reliability and quality of these masks are not in question.

Mask also features an adjustable cheek cup to ensure comfort during wear and high-quality construction that resists leaks caused by pressure changes or water penetration, making this mask ideal anywhere there’s ground action.

The tactical gas mask is designed specifically for long-term use in any weather condition. It features comfortable hypoallergenic inner construction that reduces carbon dioxide content and regulates inhalation, preventing fogging for more pleasing wear.

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Mira Safety CM-7M

The CM-7M gas mask’s lenses are crafted to ensure compatibility with optical devices while providing sufficient field vision. In addition, the dual-lens configuration provides superior depth perception compared to single panoramic faceplates, making it excellent for using a rifle with iron sights. 

You can use a single filter or two, and the mask will provide you with high-level protection. Having two installed filters makes it easier to breathe through, which lasts longer under contamination. Using only one filter allows you to choose which side it gets placed to make using weapon sights much more convenient.

Final Words

The best way to stay safe during a chemical attack is by having an effective gas mask. Mira Safety masks are well-made and protect against toxins in emergencies. But unfortunately, there have been many cases where cheap products don’t live up to their claims and fail before you even have a chance to use them.

The rubber gas masks can become cracked and discolored if exposed to sunlight for too long. These problems occur with surplus gas masks, and they represent a serious problem if your life depends on them. Thankfully this is not the case with MIRA Safety gas masks.

The most significant difference between the CM-6M and this new model CM-7M is its face shield design. The CM-7M has dedicated eye holes specially designed for use with optics and operating a rifle, while the CM-6M has a full panoramic design with a large visor to enable a wide-angle view.

In essence, both masks are the same. The only difference is their application area, like the new CM-7M, which is more for military purposes. You’ll be delighted to know the inner part of the new CM-7M gas mask is made of hypoallergenic material for those with sensitive skin.

I hope this comparison has made it easy for you to choose a gas mask, and if you have any questions feel free to write them down in the comments section.

We recommend checking out our reviews for the MIRA CM-6M and MIRA CM-7M to learn more about them.

Written by Abdo

Abdo is a Zoopy writer who loves spending his free time outdoors, camping, and enjoying the peace that nature brings. He also enjoys fixing things - he's particularly good with electronics. His favorite movie is I Am Legend, and he's fascinated by survival gear and safety.

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