^^^ very sound advice... unfortunately for me, I already have "industrial disease"
... so shooting a "normal" 44 special, or 45 Colt out of 2-4" barrel doesn't "hurt" the same as it might others without damaged ears...
I have shot a 357 "normal" load without hearing protection, & had a noticeable temporary hearing loss, so I won't do that again, ( if I can help it ) & there is no way I want to shoot that Casull out of my Alaskan with out hearing protection
so for me, I would, if I had to, prefer to carry that bigger lower pressure round, than that 357, for daily carry
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