I'm pretty sensitive to loud noises.
At the range I upgraded to 33db ultra ear muffs because the sound bothered me.
I've had the misfortune of having to fire a 40 S&W, in a small closed room, with no ear protection.
The weirdness was is wasn't loud at all.
No pain, no ringing - nothing.
Something about adrenaline I guess.
This whole thing about how loud your gun is in a house is highly overrated.
Use what you're proficient with and don't worry about that...
Last edited by barth; 02-17-2012 at 23:54..