Originally Posted by Bill Lumberg
23 by far. That said, you can't tell much difference between .40 and .357 sig without hearing protection. Both are louder than your ears can handle.
First post on the forum, this one just grabbed my attention.
How many of you have shot a big game animal? I noticed when you are "adrenalized" and excited, you don't even notice the recoil of a high power rifle, or notice the sound, but when you shoot the same rifle in practice, w/o plugs (not recommended) it is freaking LOUD! and recoil can be sharp!
I imagine the same thing happens in a SD situation. When the adrenaline is up, you won't even notice how loud the cartridge is. What's more important than the noise level is being able to deliver accurate fire, so get which ever one you will be able to shoot the best, and practice!