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Old 01-26-2018, 08:47 AM
Location: Idaho
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Originally Posted by Difficult Dave View Post
Enjoy the rest of your life. Thank you for your service. YOU EARNED IT.

Ditto the ears. The electronic ones work fairly well and allow you to converse without taking them off.

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Old 01-26-2018, 09:58 AM
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Big +1 on getting the best hearing protection you can.

Whenever I went to the range I'd not only have shooting earmuffs but also used the foam earplugs which compress and go into the ear canal. Reason was that many times I was done or in the middle of the process I could take off the muffs and still be protected (a bonus on hot sweaty days) from others who were firing nearby.

A few buddies used to make fun of it but now many of them are developing hearing issues. I understand some of that comes with age but I fully believe part of it was from not taking full protection when shooting or around others who were shooting nearby. From my understanding, high velocity/supersonic rounds (rifle ammo, etc) do greater damage and many guys would stand around with no protection if they were a distance away from the shooter....I still think damage was done though and I believe it is cumulative damage that piled up over many shooting years.

Going back many years, we had guys (even instructors) who would use spent .38 or .45 shell casings reversed and stuck in their ears....LOL.....Always thought that was foolish and found out later that it could be really dangerous since the empty casings could serve as a amplification device, like using an empty can to listen thru a wall.
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