The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Conference Center > General Discussion Forum

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old September 22, 2018, 10:39 PM   #76
Don Dayacetah
Join Date: May 28, 2018
Posts: 47
Yeah, shotgun, too. IMO, they are over-rated for home protection.
A pistol's more maneuverable, and you'll get your hearing back
quicker, too.
Don Dayacetah is offline  
Old September 23, 2018, 03:43 AM   #77
Junior member
Join Date: October 20, 2012
Posts: 5,866
9mm Makarov accidental discharge when I was drunk and playing around with it. Shocked at how quiet it was. I even remember snapping my fingers next to my ears and the snaps didn’t seem dull or like my hearing was suffering one bit. Sounded at most like a small firecracker.
Model12Win is offline  
Old October 9, 2018, 05:57 PM   #78
Vesuvius Curmudgeon
Junior Member
Join Date: May 6, 2018
Posts: 10
I had to er - 'dispatch' a neighbor's cat once.

It got into the fan and belts on my wife's Astro Van and it lost most of it's left hind foot, it's tail and had serious mutilation of it's ears.

It hid - yowling really loudly - under my low-boy fifth wheel trailer and I crawled under it to get a good bead on the cat --->and hopefully a single shot to kill it as quickly as possible.

As the trigger started moving, I had that brief thought that this was gonna be L O U D!

It was very loud. My head rang for days.

The neighbor was OK with it since there was no choice for the poor thing. It was a very pretty white, very fluffy cat. <sniff>
Retired, living in The Bitterroot Valley, Montana.
Glock 20.4 10mm
Vesuvius Curmudgeon is offline  
Old October 11, 2018, 08:21 PM   #79
Senior Member
Join Date: November 6, 2005
Location: Toledo, ohio
Posts: 603
I shot a .22LR in my bedroom one night. It was late, I had been up for over 36 hours, and cleaned the gun, put the magazine in it, racked the slide and pulled the trigger. It was louder than I thought possible, but no worse than this guy yelling in the car everytime,and I mean every single time, I put my car in park. A lot of lungpower and that giant head made for a lot of noise..
hemiram is offline  
Old October 12, 2018, 03:20 PM   #80
Don P
Senior Member
Join Date: December 17, 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 5,903
Yep, and it's damn loud
NRA Life Member, NRA Range Safety Officer, NRA Certified Pistol Instructor,, USPSA NROI Range Officer,
ICORE Range Officer,
,MAG 40 Graduate
As you are, I once was, As I am, You will be.
Don P is offline  
Old October 15, 2018, 09:22 PM   #81
Senior Member
Join Date: March 18, 2013
Location: Chicago suburbs
Posts: 554
If you fire a short barrel .357 in a dark room , you'd better hit your target with the first round cuz your gonna be blind and deaf for awhile afterward.
At the young age of five, a bear told me that I was the only person who could prevent forest fires. Why I was chosen, I'll never know.
Auto5 is offline  
Old October 15, 2018, 10:46 PM   #82
Senior Member
Join Date: November 18, 2017
Location: Madison WI
Posts: 139 it possible that he's really, really happy that you are done driving??
If God is watching us, the least we can do is be entertaining.
Laugh at your problems, everybody else does.
If you need a real belly laugh, try this:
blackwidowp61 is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:52 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2018 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.05566 seconds with 9 queries