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I know some of you wear the custom ear pro when shooting matches. My question is, where did you get them? I don't like the muffs in the summer due to the Texas heat! Any help is great! Thanks

 

 

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Radians... bought on amazon for about $11. Molded them at home in about 10 min, let them sit overnight. Done. I still double up when I shoot my open gun just to be safe

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I saw stand at an area4 match. The guy had syringes laid out.

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There are two ways to do the custom ear protection. The first and most common is the molded plugs that are done while you wait or purchased from a store and do them yourself. 

 

The second and in my opinion the best way is to get a mold done of your ears and then send this off to a company to make custom plugs using these molds. Plugs made this way are generally smaller and are more flexible which helps to create a good seal and also makes them more comfortable. They are expensive but worth the extra cost in my opinion.

 

I got got mine done at https://earinc.com/ you can send them your molds (done locally) and they will make your custom plugs. 

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Same company that I mentioned earlier. They are a few miles down the road from where I live, very convenient.:)

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We'll because I used to be young and very stupid.  I did some shooting withOUT ear pro, and now I'm 28 and have paid the price for many years already.  Like I said , I'm 28 and I now have to wear hearing aids. With that said, my ear Dr. makes custom plugs that are phenomenal.  I would assume you can probably get the same material and do it yourself at home.  Either way, ALWAYS ..... ALWAYS wear ear protection!!!! 

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+1 for the Radians - they work great at outdoor matches - if they wear out quick, I don't mind mixing up another pair at the price.  If indoors, I slap a pair of HL Impact sports over them and I'm bueno.

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There is a gentleman named Scott Spinks that runs a business called premEar hearing.  They offer a multitude of color options and different levels of protection.  There are also Bluetooth capabilities that are available with his products.

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Two DIY options I’ve used that work well:

The Raidans are great for us minor shooters, or for shooters looking for the most comfortable option for long term wear - they turn out pretty compact.

Radians Custom Molded Earplugs, Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003A28OW6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_SdA0zb2Q4TVQG

 

These work even better. Really good NRR, almost don’t feel the need to double plug near Open Guns unless you’re ROing or shooting.

 

Decibullz - Custom Molded Earplugs, 31dB Highest NRR, Comfortable Hearing Protection for Shooting, Travel, Swimming, Work and Concerts (Red) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WIXL6IM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_JeRwcpOMTrut1

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I just got the Walker to go around your neck.  The plugs are soft and they worked well.  I'm in Louisiana so understand heat thing

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On 8/23/2017 at 11:54 PM, BritinUSA said:

There are two ways to do the custom ear protection. The first and most common is the molded plugs that are done while you wait or purchased from a store and do them yourself. 

 

The second and in my opinion the best way is to get a mold done of your ears and then send this off to a company to make custom plugs using these molds. Plugs made this way are generally smaller and are more flexible which helps to create a good seal and also makes them more comfortable. They are expensive but worth the extra cost in my opinion.

 

I got got mine done at https://earinc.com/ you can send them your molds (done locally) and they will make your custom plugs. 

I am in this process right now.  Had a professional hearing doc make molds & send them off.  Going in tomorrow to check the fit & hopefully walk out with them.  Cost just under $200.  Not cheap but hoping to stop damage already done from getting worse.

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On 10/1/2017 at 10:14 PM, MemphisMechanic said:

Two DIY options I’ve used that work well:

The Raidans are great for us minor shooters, or for shooters looking for the most comfortable option for long term wear - they turn out pretty compact.

Radians Custom Molded Earplugs, Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003A28OW6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_SdA0zb2Q4TVQG

 

These work even better. Really good NRR, almost don’t feel the need to double plug near Open Guns unless you’re ROing or shooting.

 

Decibullz - Custom Molded Earplugs, 31dB Highest NRR, Comfortable Hearing Protection for Shooting, Travel, Swimming, Work and Concerts (Red) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WIXL6IM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_JeRwcpOMTrut1

I'm gonna try those.  

 

After a 6hr match, the muffs start hurting my ears.  Plus, the summer heat is rough.  

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On 10/18/2017 at 7:03 PM, CTJer said:

I'm gonna try those.  

 

After a 6hr match, the muffs start hurting my ears.  Plus, the summer heat is rough.  

 

Uhhh...it's the end of October.  Or are you living "Down Under"?  LOL!  :P :roflol:

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On 10/1/2017 at 7:14 PM, MemphisMechanic said:

Two DIY options I’ve used that work well:

The Raidans are great for us minor shooters, or for shooters looking for the most comfortable option for long term wear - they turn out pretty compact.

Radians Custom Molded Earplugs, Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003A28OW6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_SdA0zb2Q4TVQG

 

These work even better. Really good NRR, almost don’t feel the need to double plug near Open Guns unless you’re ROing or shooting.

 

Decibullz - Custom Molded Earplugs, 31dB Highest NRR, Comfortable Hearing Protection for Shooting, Travel, Swimming, Work and Concerts (Red) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WIXL6IM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_JeRwcpOMTrut1

 

+1 on the Decibullz.

 

Much more comfortable than muffs out in the AZ heat. 

 

Just don't leave them in your car or on a hot table/bench/etc.  They'll turn into goo.

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I’ve been using Harris and Sons ear pro and been very pleased with them.  Great customer service and fast turn around.  I got their mid level option so “only” $1500 for the pair.

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I want to protect my ears and hearing too. I want to buy earplugs that will help me to protect my hearing.

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Contact your health insurance company, mine paid for electronic hearing protection for my wife and myself.

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I'd love a pair of custom plugs, but seriously, the little orange memory foam plugs you get at home depot work really well, and are like <$1/pair.  As a bonus, if you wear the orange plugs, non-salomon shoes, and a plain t-shirt instead of a tech shirt with logos all over it,  then people will make no assumptions about your skill level when you step up to the line!  

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1 hour ago, obsessiveshooter said:

I'd love a pair of custom plugs, but seriously, the little orange memory foam plugs you get at home depot work really well, and are like <$1/pair.  As a bonus, if you wear the orange plugs, non-salomon shoes, and a plain t-shirt instead of a tech shirt with logos all over it,  then people will make no assumptions about your skill level when you step up to the line!  

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Check your local Costco.  If they have the hearing aid center they will do custom molded plugs.

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