Start laughing now... but it's still a problem for me I have been to a few beginner handgun classes at a range near my brother's house. I have used loaner .38 revolvers and a 9mm Glock 26. Others there have used the same and similar guns...no .50 cal or machine guns, not even Colt .45s I'm jumpy. Despite the fact that I'm wearing hearing protection and I'm focused on others shooting, I am jumpy. Yes, laugh all you want...nearly every time a shot is fired, whether it's 5 lanes away and I'm looking at that lane or not, I jump. I feel like such a .... wimp, I guess is the right word. Doesn't happen when I'm firing, thank goodness Is this something that goes away with time/experience? I am one of those who's more aware of what's happening around him than the average person and I don't have much time and experience yet. Any suggestions?