I have sucessfully completed the Carry Class a few years back and have been carrying since. I have been at the range practicing and have chosen a weapon appropriate for the type of carry I do. I have also read tons of posts on this forum as well as others and just when you think you have it down someone brings something up you have not considered.
The issue someone brought up was in regards to shooting your weapon with no hearing protection. Yes....I am sure under life threatening circumstances you will not be worried about "the bang" as it relates to your ears....however its an interesting point to consider.
In a world of small and compact high caliber guns it did make me stop and think....what if I did shoot this .357 mag out of a 3" snub inside my home or even outside. My second shot may not be as effective as the first as I may be flinching at the anticipation of the noise. I would love to hear from those of you who are in law enforcement, military or those who have used their weapon without ear protection. How do you manage the noise?
What I am leading to here is should there be a balance in chosing a weapon with higher calibur and the length of the barrel to manage the noise for follow-up shots? Just curious....
, been at the range shooting many years