October 10th, 2008 12:17 PM
Best Gun For Shooting Indoors
Been looking at recent post about 357 muzzleflash and begain to consider my pick for shooting inside a car or house. I have fired many 357 mag rounds at night and found the 145 grain ww silvertips had the lowest flash, recoil and noise of all I tested. That being said the 357 my still be to loud. I was wondering if the noise question has been talked about here. I would think a standard loaded 45 auto with 5 inch barrel may be the best but would like your opinion.
October 10th, 2008 12:36 PM
No. Go to the Taurus website and look at the Judge video. I have one and hands down you have a larger pattern than any bullet out there. *Don't buy the UL, however, because you cannot use a 3" 410 shell--only 2 1/2--and the bullistics are dramatically different and possibly uneffective against stopping an intruder.
Watch the video.
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October 10th, 2008 01:05 PM
If I am firing at someone who broke into my house, I am not worried about noise. I am worried about stopping them from harming my wife and childern.
I would probably be firing a M1 Carbine or a 9mm and I not not worried about the effect on my hearing only the effect on the BG in my house.
Don't over think the effects on your hearing, but think about the desired effect on the target.
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October 10th, 2008 01:45 PM
I keep a secondary pair of headset ear protectors hung on the closet door handle in my bedroom.
Additional to that I keep two pair of foam inner ear protectors inside the safe where I keep my HD pistols.
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October 10th, 2008 09:03 PM
I keep a set of amplified hearing protectors near my bed at night.
Grab glasses first, then gun, then if time I put on the hearing protectors.
The idea is that if I have time to get on the muffs I can not only protect my hearing but be better able to detect movement (audibly) after shots are fired.
I also keep a light on my weapon. Again, if I have time I can slip it off and use it in my off hand. But it is one thing that I don't have to look for along with everything else I have to worry about.
October 10th, 2008 09:45 PM
Ditto....+1. Also....not including the +p ammo, I figure the sound pretty much goes along with the size of the case, the amount of powder, and the speed of the projectile. We might also figure that sound and flash may very well be more in revolvers than semi-auto pistols, and may even be more in shorter barreled pistols say 3" rather than the 5" pistols. All that being said, firing any pistol 9mm and up is going to stretch your eardrum to the max in closed quarters. As been discussed here somewhat before, surges of adrenaline in the body may also play a role in hearing conservation and focus. The human body has a lot of automatic defenses. Again....deaf or dead?
If I am firing at someone who broke into my house, I am not worried about noise. I am worried about stopping them from harming my wife and children.
October 11th, 2008 12:08 AM
yes,same here. i would probably be using my yugo underfolder AK 7.62x39 mm
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October 11th, 2008 10:39 AM
Ain't no one gonna notice how big the muzzle flash is or how loud the report is when you're actually defending life and limb, hearth and home.
Anyone notice recoil when actually shooting a deer?
Take it from a different angle: ANY round worth shooting at a BG is going to be too loud and too bright (if at night) for comfort.
It ain't about comfort, amigos.
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October 11th, 2008 10:52 AM
If you are shooting your gun t save your life, who cares about noise?
Google "auditory exclusion."
Or just read this;
October 12th, 2008 09:12 AM
A 5.56X45 in a building isn't very loud when your adrenaline is goin. Hardly even notice it, and you don't really notice the muzzle flash.
If you have to shoot to defend yourself, chose a weapon that will get the job done, living is the most important part.
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NRA Pistol/Rifle/Shotgun/Reloading Instructor, RSO, Ohio CHL Instructor
October 12th, 2008 09:17 AM
I've heard loud bangs in enclosed places before and I still hear fine. God forbid you should have an encounter but it will only last a very short while. If you are the winner you wont care if your ear aches a little. It's not like you shoot in the house every weekend for God's sake.
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