I have been thinking, I bought a .45 a few months ago and have been keeping that next to my bed at night. Now, obvioulsly I would fire it if I had to at an intruder. What I was thinking about though was whether or not that would blow out my ear drums?
Awhile ago I fired my walther p22 at the range without hearing protecting to see how loud it was and it made my ears ring. I can't imagine how loud a .45 would be in an enclosed area.
What do you think?