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Old October 1, 2013, 05:58 PM   #76
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Sharpest crack? 30 carbine Blackhawk. It's nowhere near as loud as my 22-250 and 308 T/C pistols.

Loudest most unholy planet colliding blast? My ported T/C barrel in 460 S&W.
I'm not sure if I should be proud of or ashamed of the day I was asked to move from the indoor pistol range over to the rifle range. It seems there was a CHL class taking their shooting test on the other side of the wall from me. Each time I lit off a round their cable-hung targets would bounce and sway.

Did you know that the factory 200 gr Hornady SST rounds for the 460 S&W would exit an Encore pistol at 2690 fps? That's top end 30-06 territory.

Yeah, I've been "that guy" at the range for many years. However, I try to show courtesy to others and not blast their faces or disturb their shooting.
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Old October 2, 2013, 06:05 AM   #77
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Mine is quite modest. I don't have any real nasty bear guns. The S&W.629CL in..44 Mag.with.a.5".barrel is.probably.the.loudest. The.Ruger GP.100 .357 Mag at 4".does.bark a bit.
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Old October 2, 2013, 07:13 AM   #78
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My 4 5/8" Vaquero with hot.357 ammo.
Very loud indoors!

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Old October 2, 2013, 09:34 AM   #79
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Ruger SRH. 7.5 454 Casull.
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Old October 2, 2013, 12:27 PM   #80
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With hearing protection. None.

Without hearing protection. They're all equally annoying and damaging to your ears.
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Old October 2, 2013, 12:40 PM   #81
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My fnp 45 tactical without its osprey supressor. The loudest gun I ever heard was my fnx9 during an unscheduled barrier penetration test.
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Old October 2, 2013, 01:03 PM   #82
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With hearing protection. None.

Without hearing protection. They're all equally annoying and damaging to your ears.
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Old October 2, 2013, 09:11 PM   #83
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shooting full-house .357s from my Smith 4-inch 686+ ...
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Old October 2, 2013, 09:21 PM   #84
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P229 357 Sig. Its my 12 shot "Flashbang"
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Old October 4, 2013, 06:07 PM   #85
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"Mini Draco" 7.62x39 Pistol... It shakes the bulletproof glass at my local indoor range and blows the targets around I can just imagine how those .308 pistols must sound...
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Old October 5, 2013, 12:03 AM   #86
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I would say S&W 460es (snub 460) takes the cake.

Otherwise snub 357 mag, 30 carbine, snub .44 or 4 inch 500 are pretty loud.

In semi, 229/239 .357sig, Desert Eagle or Five seveN.

Regardless, plugs and muffs every time!
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Old October 5, 2013, 01:34 AM   #87
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357 Auto Mag is pretty rough as is the Ruger BH 30 Carbine. However I have to concur with others on Riflle calibers in a pistol.
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Old October 5, 2013, 10:14 AM   #88
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what is your loudest handgun ??

My 10mm with full power loads.
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Old October 7, 2013, 02:41 PM   #89
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Charter Arms .44 Special,,,

This little girl is definitely in the "Loudenboomer" class of handguns.



I think it's because of the short barrel,,,
But it's definitely louder than my 6" Model 629.

And, it kills at both ends.

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Old October 7, 2013, 06:06 PM   #90
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I will add that my MKIII is quite loud for a 22. Especially with stingers
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Old October 7, 2013, 06:57 PM   #91
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I will add that my MKIII is quite loud for a 22. Especially with stingers
Interesting--I too fire Stingers albeit not with a Ruger handgun (10/22 yes) but with either my SIG 1911-22, PT-22, Taurus 990, Beretta 21A, Phoenix HP-22 etc. but I do not notice in the least even hot .22LR loads from CCI or Aguila being in the "Loudest" category as suggested by the thread's subject header. Granted the last time I fired a MK model was when I qualified for my CCW license some nine+ years ago now (guns provided by school) so maybe my memory fails me here ...
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Old October 7, 2013, 08:45 PM   #92
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Loudest,baddest,pistols

.600,.650 and .700 nitro express for big game hunting.
Made a .500 smith feel like a .380

Nitro express,mean,loud and can hurt you if your dont have proper technique,grip and stance.




Look at little .454 cartridge compared to nitro!!

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Old October 8, 2013, 09:48 AM   #93
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Loudest Handgun

The one I'm shooting at the time, since all others are just sitting there making no noise!!
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Old October 8, 2013, 09:57 AM   #94
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.600,.650 and .700 nitro express for big game hunting.
Made a .500 smith feel like a .380
Is than an "Elephant Pistol" you have there? Who makes the barrel for that and where's the video of shooting it?
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Old October 8, 2013, 09:59 AM   #95
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Until I got my Coonan it was my BFR in 45-70/450 marlin, but the Coonan is louder with more muzzle blast. Especially with the 5 inch barrel (I usually carry/shoot it with the 6 inch barrel)
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Old October 8, 2013, 10:06 PM   #96
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Would have to be Colt Anaconda .44 magnum.
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Old October 14, 2013, 01:12 AM   #97
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My Gen 4 Glock 20 (10mm).
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Old October 14, 2013, 08:14 AM   #98
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Actually, for no bigger than it is, caliber and size, my sig p938 is pretty darn loud. Fun to shoot and a great CCW option, but I'd hate to ever unload 6-7 shots from inside my car w/o ears...but no bad enough not to if needed...

I'll add another vote for the AK47 pistol also. Between its loudness and flash, it would scare a person to death before getting hit by its rounds.
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Old October 14, 2013, 06:31 PM   #99
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what is your loudest handgun ??

My 4 inch S&W 500 Magnum
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Old October 14, 2013, 06:45 PM   #100
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That darn Draco.

Dad decided to shoot it out back one day. We can shoot right along the length of the back of the house.

Only it was summer and I was reading in my chair right next to the window with a screen in it.



When Dad came back in, I was still curled in my chair with my book, but I had my ears on.
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