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Old 01-31-2013, 11:44 PM   #11
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:48 PM   #12
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These ear plugs were free!
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:32 AM   #13
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If you want it quiet enough to fire a rifle indoors, try foam earplugs and muff-type hearing protection at the same time .

Muffs are easy to remove and reinstall between shooting sessions .

Sometimes my muffs rub against a rifle stock, so I may opt for foam plugs . The foam plugs I use are purple ones from the Phamacy Dept. at Walmart, which are available in bulk in a plastic jar . I think they are made by Flents .

If you are shooting near a rifle that can badly damage your ears, use foam because you won't remove the foam plugs absentmindedly and get hammered .

Carry foam plugs in your car for any emergency, such as shopping in a store that plays loud music or dropping in at a singles dance . They also make nice gifts for fellow shooters who forget their ear protection .

Hats and eyeglasses can interfere with muff hearing protectors ; one more point for foam .

The foam plugs get dirty and thrown out and must be installed deep and properly to work. I sometimes have to pry mine out with my car key or with the tweezers on my Victorinox Swiss Army Knife .

In summary : I haven't used electronic types due to cost . I do know that foam plugs belong in your shooting bag, glove box, first aid kit, survival kit, console, wife's car and maybe on your key ring . I have had muffs that wore out due to the foam inserts deteriorating but still like muffs and have a quiet pair from Cabela's .
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I have several different brands of muffs-
All pretty much the same--
Bottom line is USE SOMETHING!
I can not begin to discribe the herd of crickets steady chirping I hear in sterio 24/7 from NOT useing them
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Another HL impact Sport wearer here. Very effective and for under $50 it's well worth it.
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I double up when shooting rifle. I use the Howard Leight (_+ $50) and ear plugs. For pistols I just use the electronic ear muffs.
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I've been happy with my Howard Leight Impact Sport earmuffs, but I also use disposable foam plugs when shooting at my local indoor range. If shooting a match outdoors I just use the muffs and they are fine. Slim design makes them easy to keep with my other gear in my range bag. They run about $50.
Thanks for the advice. Got the Howard Leight Sport Model and I love them.
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paid $50's for electronic peltor tacticals in a gray color, 2 AAA`s in each cup but they have really surprised me. bought them at wal~mart.
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I use db blocker custom ear plugs. They are molded specifically to your ear. I'm not all that sure of how spendy they are because my employer supplies them. But I can tell you they work very well and are really comfortable. Check them out. Www.protectear.com
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