I have never heard a gun shot.
Not a real one and not close up. Not since I was a kid, certainly.
I do know they are incredibly loud.
The closest to a shot I have heard is a suppressed 45. That was still very loud.
I've had on ear protection every other time. Even hunting. It's cold out there and the noise cancelling headphones also magnify soft sounds.
I can't imagine how veterans in the older generation still have hearing. I guess a lot of them don't.
From an Away Game... - From discussion elsewhere... This is the single best thing about striker fired handguns. Like rifles, nobody can tell at a glance if they're cocked or not....
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