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Old 01-06-2017, 01:50 PM   #1
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My wife doesn't like wearing the ear muffs when at the range. It's a hair thing.
She tried the orange foam ear plugs and they didn't seem to work right for her.
She wants a U band type ear plug that she can wear that goes behind the neck or under chin.
Is there any real diiference in brands? Any preferred brands/models?
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The good news is, most ear plugs are pretty cheap. I like Radians (they're $3-$4) that have the string between them so you can easily pull them out and they hang around your neck until you put them back in. That was they don't get lost. They come with their own carry case as well.

Radians also offer moldable ones for about $9, but I've never tried those. And I'd probably lose one or the other anyway since they aren't tied together.

I prefer electronic muffs over plugs, so I can't say I have a lot of time with plugs. I'm sure some others will have more to add.

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I prefer electronic muffs over plugs, so I can't say I have a lot of time with plugs. I'm sure some others will have more to add.

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I actually prefer plugs over ear muffs due to medical issues. All the pulverized mastoid bone behind my ear made muffs uncomfortable to impossible. After the surgery, I stuck to plugs because they were just what I was used to.

I prefer the 3M Peltor Tri-Flange plugs. $5.69 for a 3-pack. 20 dB of noise reduction and lime green to boot. I like the fact that they're connected as well. Well made, reusable, washable with mild detergent.
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I have used them on occasions. There are many colors, manufactures, and designs. Just buy some and have your wife try them out. Which ones to use is trial and error and strictly a personal decision. I have no suggestion as to which Mfg, to use. I get mine at Walmart. There is a proper way to insert them which should be followed.
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I like the 3m Peltor as well.

I have the electronic muffs but I usually only use those on the range at work.
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There silicone ones that are ribbed with a string seem to work well for me. But they get gross.

Spark plugs branded ones, or the 3m ball end ones with a string work well
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I use 33 dB Howard Leight, as that's the highest decibel rating I've found on disposable ear plugs. Particularly when @ indoor ranges, I double bag - plugs under muffs. Hearing loss is cumulative.
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I use the Howard Leight QB3

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There silicone ones that are ribbed with a string seem to work well for me. But they get gross.
But you can wash them. I still have my Army issued plugs with their yellow box, we had to wear them chained to a button on our left top pocket as part of our uniform.

I have little case of that type with the cord between them on most of my rifle bags, in the range bags, and even in the .22 Range box, even though I rarely wear them with the .22 rifles, just in case someone else is there with a bigger gun.
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i picked these up at walmart $5-$7 depending on walmart. 28 db reduction. I use them for yard work myself.

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