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Old 10-08-2012, 06:58 PM   #21
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I shot 6 rounds of 357mag out of my GP100 with no hearing protection. I was at an outdoor range and my ears were still ringing a couple months after. I'd never CHOOSE to do it again, but in a self defense situation my ears would be the last thing on my mind.

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Just crack them over the head with my 6" GP100; them hitting the floor will be the loudest sound.....unless they are able to cuss/groan, then you hit them again with more gusto.

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For the record I'd like to state for those who clearly do not know, 3 dB differences sound twice as loud as the previous - to say you won't notice 10 dB difference is very untrue. One of my hobbies is home audio equipment so I know this because this is the principle which determines necessary wattage for amplifiers. Same is true for a situation like a gun going off. You WILL notice a difference of 3 dB - 1-2 dB not likely. 155 dB will sound half as loud as something 158 dB and that will sound 4 times quieter than something 164 dB like a .357 mag.

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Shintsu, aren't you the one who started this discussion last time?
I seem to recall out was someone in the audio business...

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Most of the people I know into speaker systems like em loud. I can't help but think loud music/movies on a regular basis would be harder on the hearing than 1 or 2 shots from any realistic self defence gun

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For the record I'd like to state for those who clearly do not know, 3 dB differences sound twice as loud as the previous - to say you won't notice 10 dB difference is very untrue. One of my hobbies is home audio equipment so I know this because this is the principle which determines necessary wattage for amplifiers. Same is true for a situation like a gun going off. You WILL notice a difference of 3 dB - 1-2 dB not likely. 155 dB will sound half as loud as something 158 dB and that will sound 4 times quieter than something 164 dB like a .357 mag.
I'd be willing to bet money that in a self defense situation with your adrenaline pumping you wouldn't notice the difference. Not saying you don't know what you're talking about, just saying things are different when the adrenaline starts flowing...
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Have you ever gone hunting? I never hear the shot.

Put your big girl panties on and don't worry.

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I can atest first hand to the comments about not remembering hearing the shots when the SHTF, i also had to count the brass because i couldnt remember how many shots i fired.

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I have shot a 357 and some high powered rifles with out ear protection which isn't smart I will admit. That being said, if you shoot to save your life you won't even hear the thing go off, doesn't matter what caliber it is. You will be concerned about much more important things.

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Don't let the noise concern you. The facts are you will never hear the shot that takes you out.

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