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Old February 17, 2009, 05:14 PM   #51
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No. I want to hear my target. Besides, its better to be deaf and alive rather than dead with perfect hearing.
Don't forget, we're talking electronic muffs, not plain muffs/plugs. I'll be hearing the target better than you. Any short after a FIRST shot is fired, I WILL STILL be able to hear the target, while they will likely be momentarily deaf. That is a huge advantage, I'd think.
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Old February 17, 2009, 05:39 PM   #52
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Either way (active/passive) I just dont think I am gonna jump up and then start gearing up with noise amplifiers and night vision goggles etc. For me, its pretty much gonna be me, a light and a gun. I don't want to be wasting time fumbling around in the dark with extra gear only to get holed by an intruder after finally getting all my equipment together. Honestly, IMO it borders on the mall ninja spectrum of things. IMO!

I mean am I supposed to be sleeping in these things? I don't know maybe I'm unprepared.
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Old February 17, 2009, 08:24 PM   #53
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first, I want things to be as simple as possible, grab my shotgun or pistol and flashlight. Dial 911 if I think there's time. deal with the threat, hopefully by retreating. I don't want anything to interfere with my natural hearing. Things could sound closer or farther than actual, or just not right. don't count out the possibility of dead batteries, and with the almost certain adrenaline dump you may not realize it.
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Old February 18, 2009, 12:37 AM   #54
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Having been in an actual indoor shooting I did not even notice the shot I fired. and that was with a +P+ round.
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Old February 18, 2009, 12:10 PM   #55
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Well, I'll give this a try when I get mine. Frankly, it's a time issue - if I've got time, no problem with the electronic hearing enhancement. If it's a violent attack, obviously it's "grab gun and repel boarders".
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Old February 19, 2009, 11:07 PM   #56
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I've got Peltors, they work great on the range. But, they're dead half the time, granted it's because I forget to turn them off. When you put them on you have to mess with them briefly to figure out if one or both sides are working. Doesn't seem to me to be the kind of thing I want to mess with in the dark with a threat in the house. On the other hand, if I were the aggressor and had time to get set before I acted they'd make a lot of sense.
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Old February 19, 2009, 11:54 PM   #57
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I was involved in a shoot out and only had a .380 on me at the time. I fired 6 rounds emptying my magazine sitting inside a vehicle and honestly can't remember the noise being excessive. At the range it would have been and I think in certain situations your unaffected by by things that would normally bother you. it makes no sense but was unaffected never the less.

For me, if in an emergency situation hearing protection will not be considered when seconds count.
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Old February 20, 2009, 03:22 PM   #58
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Having been in an actual indoor shooting I did not even notice the shot I fired. and that was with a +P+ round.
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I fired 6 rounds emptying my magazine sitting inside a vehicle and honestly can't remember the noise being excessive. At the range it would have been and I think in certain situations your unaffected by by things that would normally bother you. it makes no sense but was unaffected never the less.
Guys, auditory exclusion has zero to do with losing your hearing. It's benefit is temporary for the here and now only. You are STILL doing damage to your hearing.
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Old February 20, 2009, 03:35 PM   #59
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i have been in a few situations were i have fired indoors with my ears unprotected. i would not recommend this often obviously but i never noticed any repercussions after the fact. something to think about is say you go down stairs and shoot the perp with your ear pro on, and for some reason you end up in court. one could say by you putting on your ear pro you went down stairs with the intent to shoot.
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Old February 20, 2009, 05:09 PM   #60
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I wouldn't but not for the reasons mentioned. If I were a cop and showed up at the scene of a shooting and found the shooter wearing electronic ear-muffs, it would suggest to me that perhaps the shooter was expecting the shootee and would therefore make his claim of self-defense seem a bit sucspicious.
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Old February 21, 2009, 01:12 AM   #61
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And what of your gun? By that logic its mere possession could damn you.
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Old February 21, 2009, 10:35 AM   #62
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I think if I woke up to someone trying to jimmy the door, the last thing that I'm gonna be thinking about is putting on ear protection.

Personally, I'm more concerned with having my clothes on. I don't want to have hand to hand combat in my underwear or my birthday suit.

Therefore, I "tactically" sleep in my jeans. I'd leave my boots on if I could tolerate it, but that usually makes for a lot of tossing and turning.
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