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 Post subject: Muffs/molded in-ear/molded electronic or disposables?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:30 pm 
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Molded in-ear set up for my mp3 player so I don't have to listen to you complain about how a bad bounce on a rabbit cost you the win.

I find muffs handy but hot in the summer.

Molded electronics on the way shortly.

Disposables.....not so much.



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:54 pm 
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I prefer muff.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:48 pm 
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Plain old multi-colored moulds without that stupid lanyard.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:07 pm 
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marist89 wrote:
I prefer muff.


So do I, but that's irrelevant in this thread.

I use disposables, but I've just started shooting.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:09 pm 
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Plain old multi-colored moulds without that stupid lanyard.

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 Post subject: Re: Muffs/molded in-ear/molded electronic or disposables?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:21 pm 
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I had a VERY bad experience at the gun show getting custom molded plugs. So I'd strongly recommend not going that route. After the guy injected the stuff in my ear, and let it set up, he tore a hunk out of my ear canal trying to remove one of them. Most pain I've ever experienced outside of a kidney stone 20 years ago.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:30 pm 
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For other competitive shooting sports I prefer double plugging...disposable in-ears with electronic muffs. But I found that my latest pair of electronic muffs occasionally interferred with my gun mount. So I had a pair of molded in-ears made and they work great for sporting clays.

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marist89 wrote:
I prefer muff.


So do I, but that's irrelevant in this thread.

I use disposables, but I've just started shooting.

Oh wait, we're talking about ear protection here aren't we? I thought I was on a different website for a second there.

I have both the molded and the disposable. They are both appropriate at times. I can't hear crap with the molded, so they are good for skeet and trap. I will wear them on a long day of shooting sporting clays. But if I am shooting a casual round with the boys, I'll use disposables so I can hear when they're trying to stab me in the back.

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marist89 wrote:
Oh wait, we're talking about ear protection here aren't we? I thought I was on a different website for a second there.


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I find over the ear style too hot. I have not tired the molded ones, but only because I have heard so many that don't like them, and the foam disposables fit, are comfortable and work great for my ears.

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I had Grannie at PMS Shooting make some molds of my ears at the Gamaliel Cup Shoot and send them off to a hearing aid company who made a set of molded ear plugs with a filter inside that allows you to hear conversations but blocks loud noise. They are very comfortable and don't interfere with my stock. They cost $150. Well worth it.

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Snowbound wrote:
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Oh wait, we're talking about ear protection here aren't we? I thought I was on a different website for a second there.


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ETex2 wrote:
I had a VERY bad experience at the gun show getting custom molded plugs. So I'd strongly recommend not going that route. After the guy injected the stuff in my ear, and let it set up, he tore a hunk out of my ear canal trying to remove one of them. Most pain I've ever experienced outside of a kidney stone 20 years ago.


That's why I have my molded plugs made by a real audiologist. In my experience, they don't charge much more and the result is better. I'm not much on having someone with no credentials squirting my ears full of silicone rubber and then yanking out the plug.

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marist89 wrote:
Snowbound wrote:
marist89 wrote:
Oh wait, we're talking about ear protection here aren't we? I thought I was on a different website for a second there.


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and that would be...........

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I worked my way from earmuffs (too hot in a TX summer) to molded, and just this March got electronics in-ear suppressors that let me dial up the level of hearing. I didn't have a problem getting used to them because I wear in-cannal hearing aids to hear; the electronics with the hearing function dialed up keep me from walking round on the course saying "huh?" to people trying to talk to me. I dial the hearing function way down when I'm actually shooting. So far, I like them even if they do look like the old-style granny hearing aids. Just one of the prices paid for having been young, stupid and not wearing good hearing protection when pistol shooting years ago at an indoor range.

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 Post subject: Re: Muffs/molded in-ear/molded electronic or disposables?
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Have molded in plugs. When I want to ignore folks I put earmuffs over those (they have a volume control I can turn off).

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indoor shooting range with pistol I use both disposable plugs with ear muffs over those. Trap, so far, I am using just disposable plugs. Thinking about electronic muffs but the ones I find show less protection rating, around 27dbr vs 30 to 37 dbr for disposable plugs.


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indoor shooting range with pistol I use both disposable plugs with ear muffs over those. Trap, so far, I am using just disposable plugs. Thinking about electronic muffs but the ones I find show less protection rating, around 27dbr vs 30 to 37 dbr for disposable plugs.


Probably figured it out after 9 years from the last post on this thread :)

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 Post subject: Re: Muffs/molded in-ear/molded electronic or disposables?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:02 pm 
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slowshooter wrote:
Have molded in plugs. When I want to ignore folks I put earmuffs over those (they have a volume control I can turn off).



I do the same but mostly wear both




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