There are two things that everyone needs before stepping out onto the range — eyes and ears. Over the years I've amassed quite the collection of shooting glasses. Everything from the standard run of the mill plastic to the specs with anti-fog polarized lenses.
When it comes to hearing protection, however, I've always stuck with what ever the range had to offer. Sometimes that meant ear muffs and sometimes that meant foam. After being prodded by a colleague, I decided it was time for a more permanent solution.
Earinc/Insta-Mold was one of the many vendors onsite at the Great American Outdoor Hunting and Outdoor Show. Fresh off a week at SHOT Show where they produced more than five hundred sets of hearing protection onsite for patrons, they were more than happy to provide that solution for me there in Frederick, Maryland.
I'll be taking my new custom fit ears out for their first spin this weekend at the Skip J Range in Anderson, South Carolina. But before that happens, I'll take you through the process, step by step, of what it takes to get your own set of Insta-Mold ears.
And if you're wondering what that little ball is on the left hand side of the picture, that's the left over silicone mold. Hearing protection and a custom made super ball too ... how's that for a deal?