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Radian Custom Molded Ear Plug

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by seedsntrees, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. seedsntrees

    seedsntrees Member

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    Hello,

    Does anyone have any experience with these?

    I assume that they would be better than the "Sonic type" screw in type.

    Thanks, just might give them a shot.

    Regards,
     
  2. andybull

    andybull Well-Known Member

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    I use custom molded earplugs from Granny Sherman.
     
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  3. barjr2478

    barjr2478 Active Member

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    I tried them. When they form they are hard like rock. Get a set from the guys that do the injection molded ones they are way better.
     
  4. Trapshooter

    Trapshooter Well-Known Member

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    I use custom molded earplugs by Jerry Bryant.
     
  5. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    I tried them. It is very hard to get them molded properly so that they seal sufficiently. I am a fan of the molded ear plugs but only those done by the folks who can do it properly. The disposable foam ear plugs will be a much better choice than these DIY molded plugs. Have a set made at one of the larger shoots. You won't be sorry. I have a set made by Jerry Bryant and a set by Char Bartholow. They both did an excellent job and their product works perfectly.
     
  6. RichTozer

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    Had great success with the radians. Have 2 sets. Not hard or brittle at all. Great superior alternative to foam plugs.
     
  7. seedsntrees

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    Thanks, will give them a try since no one locally does the injection style...better than nothing....
     
  8. bubbajack

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    I have used them on several occasions. Hard to fit them by yourself. Need Someone to help you get them situated. Many youth shooters use them because of small ears.
     
  9. redcorn

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    Tried a lot of ear plugs .Like these the best. p.jpg
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  10. arend003

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    I have molded the Radians for both me and my wife work great and hey are no hard at all. If your's were hard they may have been an old set , out of date.
     
  11. Gary Waalkes

    Gary Waalkes Well-Known Member

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    I went the DIY route with FUSE - the kind that have earphones. Kit was complete, seal was perfect, no complaints. You put the earphone into your ear canal and then the goop goes around it, creating a custom fit plus the ability to listen to music (kill time).
     
  12. Geoman15

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    I have used the Radians. They do make good plugs and seal well for me.
    I tried as they recommend with half the provided parts for each ear.
    for me, this made them too big. Had a harder time getting them situated.
    This Tuesday, tried a new package and quartered the ingredients. This made them a better size that is easy to place.

    You can also make custom music plugs with the radians. There are you tube vids of this for instructions.
    Works great. better than noise cancelling buds. Only problem is keeping my dog away from them.
    She likes to chew up the radians, grabbed them off my desk and ate up my ear buds. Dang dog.
    Luckily the buds were 10 dollar panasonics. Good sound for low bucks.
    George
     
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    I've had no issues with them in five years, two pair.
     
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  15. BJ Duplechain

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    I like them, but son doesn't like them. He prefers the muffs. I'm guessing he didn't get a good fit with them - he's 11. No telling what he did while they were setting up.
     
  16. marbax

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    You must have misread the instructions. It clearly states for anyone under 25, keep head in vise for 15 minutes, while keeping the hands tied behind back.
     
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  17. durangojim

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    Thanks, was looking for ear protection with music. Probably will give these a try
     
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  18. Gary Waalkes

    Gary Waalkes Well-Known Member

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    Durangojim, they are inexpensive to try. I should have had my wife help me but I did it alone. But they still came out fine.
     
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  19. tnbndr

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    Thanks, will give them a try since no one locally does the injection style.

    Give Chris Noel at Shells R US a call, 262-707-3548. He is in West Bend, WI but travels the state to shoots and just started doing the injection molded plugs.