There are many hearing protection products on the market. I've tried just about everything out there, and I have always struggled to find something that works well for indoor ranges. I have used Howard Leight and Walker ear pro for many years. While both do a great job for most applications, I find that they don't always offer enough protection in indoor range settings.
Now Everyone Can Afford Custom Molded Ear Protection—
I have tried using ear muffs in conjunction with ear plugs that go directly into the ear canal. Those types are available in wax, plastic, and rubber. I've tried them all and none of them stayed put in my ear or blocked enough noise for it to be worth the hassle. When I saw Decibullz, I was intrigued because they're not like wax plugs that offer little in the way of noise reduction, and they looked like they might actually work. Decibullz are custom molded and, if needed, you can remold them. If you've ever boiled and shaped a mouth guard for contact sports, this isn't much different.
All you need is a pot of boiling water, two coffee mugs, and about 10 minutes, and you will have a pair of custom molded earplugs that not only fit the canal, but they also sit in the concha which helps funnel sound into the ear canal. All you need to do is boil a pot of water and pour about 4 ounces into two coffee mugs. Place one mold in each mug and wait five minutes. That's all it takes, and you're set to mold them to fit your ears. The process is simple, and the fit is great. When combined with my electronic Walker Impact Pro Sports and Soft Seals, Decibullz provided a noticeable reduction in noise — a much greater reduction than I've experienced with similar products.
They are small enough that I keep them in my EDC, and effective enough on their own that I would be comfortable using Decibullz by themselves at an outdoor range. For those looking to preserve their hearing without breaking the bank or settling for less effective foam earplugs, you may want to give Decibullz a shot.
And if you just want to enhance the comfort of your ear muffs for extended training sessions, you may want to try Ready Up Gear Soft Seals. If you want to see why so many people who try Soft Seals never go back to the standard ear pads, check out Matthew's review of them HERE.