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Old 02-09-2016, 09:50 AM   #1
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Have any of you used molded in ear protection? Did you mold them yourself or have them done professional.
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Mine was done professionally, at a gunshow. 30 years ago and are still the best investment in hearing preservation.
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Mine was done professionally, at a gunshow. 30 years ago and are still the best investment in hearing preservation.
True! In an earlier life I used in ear monitors and the only way to fly is to have them professionally molded for your ears.
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Old 02-09-2016, 01:06 PM   #4
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I recently bought a pair of Decibullz and molded them myself in 10 minutes. They work very well and boast an NRR of 31.
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I use the regular ear muffs, David Clarks. I can't hear anyway from flying in Vietnam as a crew chief/door gunner on a helicopter plus 28 years working on C-130's. Huh? What did you say?
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I use the regular ear muffs, David Clarks. I can't hear anyway from flying in Vietnam as a crew chief/door gunner on a helicopter plus 28 years working on C-130's. Huh? What did you say?
Twenty years with the Marine Corps aviation then another twenty with LE and I am deaf as deaf can be!
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Old 02-09-2016, 04:21 PM   #7
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The wife uses molded earplugs that she had professionally molded, but I use Peltor electronic earmuffs. They're great because you can turn up the volume and hear even better than you can without them; yet when the gun fires or even if you clap your hands it instantly turns off the sound. They run about 80 bucks.
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Twenty years with the Marine Corps aviation then another twenty with LE and I am deaf as deaf can be!
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Thank you for your service in both of your occupations. I have to be careful in not wearing my hearing aids when at the range....
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I'm also a fan of electronic muffs, I have a pair of Howard Leight and I like that I can hear normal talking with them on. I also keep disposable ear plugs in my bag for those times when someone is shooting really big stuff next to me, then I double up with plugs and muffs.
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I need to hear steel hits quickly. Some electronic ones do not come on quick enough after shutting down for shot. Then there is the cheek weld issue with rifle and muffs. I have Peltors and Howard Leight. But am waiting for friends to run these a few more months to see how they last. They love them so far but they are 250!

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