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Old May 1, 2012, 01:40 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Brian Pfleuger
I consider powered muffs to be a better solution than a suppressor, in this instance. They protect your ears (and it doesn't matter if you "notice the blast" or not, loud noises damage your ears), they actually ENHANCE your hearing and there will be no questions asked as to why you used them.
I didn't submit that comment to say that ear protection is not required, I submitted it to say that the following comment was stupid.

Originally Posted by Skans
You won't go deaf firing 9mm or .45 a few times without hearing protection. In fact (and here's where everyone will tell me to "shut up") if you are using 45 or 9mm for home protection, you aught to fire a couple of rounds without hearing protection just so that your brain will know how loud it is. Trust me, you don't want to do this with 10mm.
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