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  • Pistol

    41 70.69%
  • Rifle

    13 22.41%
  • Shotgun

    12 20.69%
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  1. #311
    Marksman

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emperor View Post
    If you hunt, particularly ducks, you would understand why it won't matter. Of the literally hundreds of ducks I have shot, I very seldom heard (or paid any conscious attention), to the report of the shots. I believe the phenomena is adrenaline related too. Now, I won't offer my opinion as to whether or not you will damage your hearing long term if you shoot a barrage of bullets in your bedroom, cause I really don't know. My hearing is not bad at 56, but it ain't as good as it was when I was 18. But; I don't know if that is from the hundreds of shotgun and rifle blasts from hunting, the ridiculously loud music I listened to then (and now), or the wax in my ear canal!

    To me, shooting a loud gun in my house to save me or my family's life is like me shooting backwards as I am running away in my "get off the x" drill. It won't matter if you end up dead!
    I can tell you at 35 my hearing is wrecked and has been since my 20's. When I shoot from a semi-enclosed spaces (shooting house) or even an open space with a barrier to bounce the sound back at me too close (some might call it cover), without ear pro my ears will ring and then sound muffled for hours. It doesn't matter if its the biggest buck I've ever seen or a piece of paper. It never hurts, but it can be disorienting. Its even effected my balance once. Pistols don't seem to have the same effect on me and I can't recall the last time I shot a 12GA without ear pro. I have notices the guns I have with breaks rock my world semi-enclosed. So, bad I removed a break and re-zeroed mid-season one year.

  2. #312
    Seriously Misunderstood!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangswitch View Post
    I can tell you at 35 my hearing is wrecked and has been since my 20's. When I shoot from a semi-enclosed spaces (shooting house) or even an open space with a barrier to bounce the sound back at me too close (some might call it cover), without ear pro my ears will ring and then sound muffled for hours. It doesn't matter if its the biggest buck I've ever seen or a piece of paper. It never hurts, but it can be disorienting. Its even effected my balance once. Pistols don't seem to have the same effect on me and I can't recall the last time I shot a 12GA without ear pro. I have notices the guns I have with breaks rock my world semi-enclosed. So, bad I removed a break and re-zeroed mid-season one year.
    My SIG 5.56 Patrol Rifle with an ordinary flash hider is so loud, you can't shoot it without "good" ear protection. I think it may have been designed to deafen the enemy in case you missed.
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  3. #313
    Marksman

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emperor View Post
    My SIG 5.56 Patrol Rifle with an ordinary flash hider is so loud, you can't shoot it without "good" ear protection. I think it may have been designed to deafen the enemy in case you missed.
    I remember a buddy test firing an ar pistol years ago. He had another buddy who wanted to use it (sometimes it doesn’t pay to ask why). When he pulled it out I put my fingers in my ears and put some distance between us. His other buddy didn’t and acted like it was a girl or something and stood at his 3 O’clock. Then proceeded to bitch about the report from a 5.56 in a 10.5 barrel.
    Last edited by Bangswitch; October 17th, 2019 at 11:29 AM.

  4. #314
    Marksman

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    Mine is a G17 with a TLR1HL in the nightstand. I used to keep a AR SBR suppressed next to the bed, but now with a 2 year old I had to put it in the safe and get a lockbox for the pistol.

  5. #315
    All or nothing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangswitch View Post
    I remember a buddy test firing an ar pistol years ago. He had another buddy who wanted to use it (sometimes it doesn’t pay to ask why). When he pulled it out I put my fingers in my ears and put some distance between us. His other buddy didn’t and acted like it was a girl or something and stood at his 3 O’clock. Then proceeded to bitch about the report from a 5.56 in a 10.5 barrel.
    Hahahahaha! Little thump huh. Exactly why I like a pig or linear comp on my short uppers especially. The 7.5 inch uppers sound like LR08’s going off and have pretty much the same concussive effect.
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  6. #316
    Old School

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    Glock 21 - 14 Rds Liberty Civil Defense 78 gr. 1900 fps 600 fpe seems like a good choice for CQC in my home.
    Last edited by JB-Glock21; October 19th, 2019 at 07:25 AM.
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  7. #317
    Marksman

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emperor View Post
    If you hunt, particularly ducks, you would understand why it won't matter. Of the literally hundreds of ducks I have shot, I very seldom heard (or paid any conscious attention), to the report of the shots. I believe the phenomena is adrenaline related too. Now, I won't offer my opinion as to whether or not you will damage your hearing long term if you shoot a barrage of bullets in your bedroom, cause I really don't know. My hearing is not bad at 56, but it ain't as good as it was when I was 18. But; I don't know if that is from the hundreds of shotgun and rifle blasts from hunting, the ridiculously loud music I listened to then (and now), or the wax in my ear canal!

    To me, shooting a loud gun in my house to save me or my family's life is like me shooting backwards as I am running away in my "get off the x" drill. It won't matter if you end up dead!
    That’s called auditory occlusion. The brain acts as the final say for what you hear. It has the ability to adjust the perceived noise levels of specific sounds and does so when under stress, excited, etc. Because everyone’s brain works somewhat differently, it is more pronounced in some than in others and varies by situation. This doesn’t protect the ears at all, it just serves to help you better focus on what is going on right then.

  8. #318
    Marksman

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    I once had a 5/8 black bear walk up on me in a stand in AK

    Was about 8'away staring at me up a tree.....

    When it started running away I started banging it with a 45/70 Guide gun

    I barely heard the shots since I believe my anus had latched upon the seat cushion and hadn't released it yet?
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