At last year’s SHOT Show the Decibullz reps molded a set of their earplugs to my ears, and I’ve been using them ever since.
I really loved them and even used them while hunting. That’s where I lost one of my plugs. I’d put the pair in the pocket of my vest and one flew out, never to be found.
I liked them so much that I ordered myself a new set, and this time I got a set of percussive plugs so I can still hear ambient noise until the blasts occur. I also have another set of regular plugs, which is part of the Custom Earplug Pro-Pack. It includes a carrying case and lanyard.
These plugs are made of a unique thermoplastic that softens in hot water. They’re similar to the mouthpieces that are worn by high-school football players. You can mold and re-mold them, so if you’re looking for hearing protection for your child, you can remold these as the youngster grows.
The ear canal tips are made of soft memory foam or silicone medium. They’re available in small, medium and large or a triple flange tip. I personally like the flanged tips as I feel like they hold in place or seal better than the standard plug.
The EPA’s NRR on these is a 31; In other words, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gives them a Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 31, which is the average amount of decibel reduction by proper fit and use of the earplugs. A product with a 28 to 31 NRR is recommended for indoor shooting.
These are affordable, moldable, easy to fit and comfortable to use. Check them out and tell me, what is your favorite ear protection?
Mia Anstine is an outdoor writer, licensed outfitter, hunting guide, keynote speaker, and a range safety officer, firearms instructor, and archery instructor. She is the founder of MAC Outdoors and Host of the MAC Outdoors Podcast.
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