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Screech and Carry

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by MartinRiggs1987, Dec 4, 2011.


  1. MartinRiggs1987

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    357 Sig, 10mm; those Glock semi-autos, used for inside home defense? Does the high screech of the G31, G32, and G33 make you think twice about carrying it for edc? What about a G20 or G29? Any of them placed in your home for self-defense? I have a G32, but given my experience, I'm not convinced of the advantage. Is the noise worth it? Inside?
     

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    If you are shooting while carrying, the last thing I would worry about is the noise.
     

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    Have tinnitus as a result of a ND in the same room as me two years ago from a .40. Still, if it was to save my life or that of a loved one, I would not regret the hearing loss.
     
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    Hmm.... The 357 SIG is a loud round but, I wouldn't worry about it. Any round is loud when fired inside a structure.
     
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    Another MartinRiggs Classic. Good Lord...
     
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  7. MartinRiggs1987

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    Another Opie 1 Kenopie Response. At least I can count on that... :whistling:


    Seriously though, have you ever shot 357 Sig? It is seriously louder than about any semi-auto caliber I have used. In a close setting, your ears would be near deaf after discharging your piece in a defense situation (more than 9mm or 40). I was merely asking, if that was a factor in carrying or not carrying a 357 Sig. And you can go farther, and ask if that's a motivation not to mess with the caliber. There is a reason besides expense to why it isn't more widely used, and the bang is a legitimate one. Home invasion, 357 Sig on the headboard, and you have to use it in a small bedroom or living room, you would have permanent hearing damage. No doubt... The thing is brutal even with hearing protection when shooting it outside.

    This was a thought-out question.
     
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  8. MartinRiggs1987

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    And given what it is, 10mm would be another, let me think about this again, defense choice for inside the home.
     
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    I would think it may be quieter than a shotgun? anyone know? I use my G32 as EDC and HD. It has more mag capacity than my 45 and more powerful than my 9mm
     
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    Do you have any sources from LEO agencies who issue .357sig or 10mm indicating that ear plugs are required before drawing those duty pistols?

    There's always a concern for hearing when firing a gun, but if it was as serious as you appear to make it I'm sure we'd have read or heard something of the danger these specific calibers hold for those who carry them.
     
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    Well, at least everyone will be blind and deaf if you have to use the gun inside for defense. Especilly the 10mm! sleep in dark glasses and earmuffs:wow:
     
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    screech? What screech is the OP talking about?
     
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    Why don't you just carry a slingshot if you are worried about "screech".
     
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    Well at least you can get a .40 barrel for the G32. Pretty cheap solution to tone down the noise, have access to cheaper more plentiful ammo and have two calibers. I'm thinking of going the opposite way with my G23 to have both calibers.
     
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    I don't think there is enough difference to worry about. Firing any gun indoors without protection will do damage. I don't think the .357 will be much worse than anything else. You could always put a can on it if it worries you that much.
     
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    i can see the OPs point and it is something i have thought about also. i think you have to decide if the performance of the round over a .45 or something is worth it. the 357sig shooting a 125 HST or GD @ 1350 - 1400fps is a pretty potent round that strikes a very conclusive blow.
    i would have to think that being on the muzzle end of a 32 or 29 when it goes off would have a psychological effect on the bad guy to your atvantage.
    i also have hearing damage, with that ringing that never goes away, ever. but if i had that ringing from successfully saving my life it would be worth it.
    so to the OP, its something you just have to weigh out. does the atvantage of the sig round over others worth it? also would the sig round really damage your hearing that much more than a 9mm or .40 shot indoors?
     
  20. MartinRiggs1987

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    That's what I was going for. I've already decided it's worth it. The F.P.S. of the round is a virtual one-stop drop for any home invader. So's .45 if handled correctly. Its just I heard discussions of this, I have .357 Sig, and have noticed even more so than 10mm, having felt more ringing and the being in a rock concert effect with 357 Sig, than with 9mm, 40 S&W, and like I said 10mm. So I wanted to run that concern by, and I apologize for any inconvenience my question raised.

    Thanks.
     
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