Originally Posted by RichardB
At the range everyone is wearing ears, right? So I gather if you shoot this load at home or in your car in a self defense situation you will need to be fitted with hearing aids shortly thereafter, (when ever the ringing stops).
My bedside SP-100 357 used to be loaded with 38+P (with ears quickly accessible). Now a G-19 seems good enough and I am more likely not to flinch in a clutch situation.
No doubt a confined space would make the .357SIG or ANY magnum an ear splitting round. That said, I doubt the SIG round is very much louder than the .40.
My home round is an ordinary 230gr .45ACP. It is fitted with a can from AAC. No ears required.