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Let's play, Would You Rather. Shoot Guns/Deaf

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Orion8472, Oct 6, 2019.

  1. Orion8472

    Orion8472 Member

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    460Shooter, I EDC ear plugs. It's a great suggestion for everyone...because like anything else you might want to carry everyday, you never know when you might need it.

    Thibaut, my thoughts exactly. And I agree. The sound of gunfire is something I don't like...and would NEVER trade it for music. Thanks!
     
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  2. herrwalther

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    When testing weapons I would use for HD, I always go to an indoor range with several types of ear plugs. I want to know which pairs will preserve my hearing even if I have to fire indoors.

    I carry a pair of ear plugs in a foam case for phone earbuds most places I go when armed. It is padded enough to protect both of them. Also useful for unplanned range trips with your carry weapon/ammo.
     
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  3. DustyGmt

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    I would probably not shoot if it meant eventually going deaf. I value my hearing. I like most people in the universe, use hearing protection when shooting for fun. Permanent hearing loss is not fun.

    I know guy who just doesn't wear hearing protection when he shoots. I've tried to advise against this practice but to each their own.
     
  4. GEM

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    Had a colleague who was a big skeet and birdie shooter. Was deaf as a door nail. Very loud voice when he talked. If he used the video equipment in class, he had it turned up to Ragnarok levels. Of course, he wouldn't admit that and get hearing aids. Stubborn old toot. Crappy pistol shot also, despite much posturing.
     
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  5. Trunk Monkey

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    As a side note I have several friends who are deaf. When they shoot they use hearing protection. I asked about it once and apparently it's because there is still a pressure wave that hurts even if you can't hear anything
     
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  6. .308 Norma

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    Interesting!:)
     
  7. lysanderxiii

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    Why should the two (shoot guns/go deaf) be mutually inclusive?

    There are many, many options to protect your hearing.
     
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  8. Mauser lover

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    I use Peltor/3M 24 DB earmuffs when running a vacuum cleaner.(!!!)
    I use the same when shooting handguns, sometimes with plugs underneath.
    I use plugs with a rifle/shotgun.
    I am a classically trained pianist.
    I enjoy both really loud noises that happen when hurling lead at high velocities and music.
    I do not plan to lose my hearing.
     
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  9. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    Let me put it this way............ the only good thing about losing one's hearing is a better nights sleep.
    Otherwise it s---s!
    Thank God, my wife is there to rouse me when needed!
    USE YOUR PROTECTION!!!
     
  10. Orion8472

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    That part has kinda run it's course. It was more about the LGS clerk and his statement. Of course everyone should use hearing protection. :)
     
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