Growing up we shot a lot and I never saw hearing protection on anyone untill I was probably 14. All I remember is how I enjoyed shooting but couldn't shoot much since I didn't like the noise. One other sidenote is I developed a terrible flinch anticipating the noise that still haunts me to this day. Many reasons to wear very good hearing protection.......all the time.
History will never record how many men have performed great deeds because they were driven out of their homes by some unbearable trait of their wives, from which they fled, almost joyfully, to face as an alternative peril and even death.
Major John Reid