GUN How badly would your ears be fucked if you fired a gun inside a car?

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  1. SpicyMcVoodoo

    SpicyMcVoodoo New Member

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    Let's say all the windows are up, doors closed, no ear protection and you shoot through one of your windows at someone.

    Deaf?
     
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    bigman7903 OT Supporter

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    for a little while prolly, not permanant unless you wage an all out war with a huge caliber for several hours with it right next to your ear
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    It won't deafen you, but I'm sure there will be lasting effects.
     
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    Painkiller The Synarchy of Molten Bones

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    Temporary hearing loss.
     
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    You will possibly lose a noticeable amount of hearing permanently, or possibly not, but you will have permanent hearing damage from the discharge of a firearm in such a closed space with no ears on. How much would depend upon how close the round was fired to your ears and what kind of firearm/ammo was being fired. The damage may not be noticeable until later on in life, but being deaf at any point in life is not fun. I have significant hearing loss due to playing in bands, going to concerts, listening to the stereo in my truck, and driving with my windows down. Shooting has probably done the least damage to my hearing.
     
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    ??? that can hurt your hearing?
     
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    You would be surprised how some innocuous noises can trash your hearing.

    I get off my bike sometimes and can't hear anything for hours unless its damn loud. Being backstage at plays/musicals has also caused problem. Oddly enough, the only time I ever really use proper ear protection is when shooting.
    The one event that truly showed me how bad my hearing has gotten (and I'm only 23) was laying under a buddies car when it backfired. It was the loudest thing I had ever heard and I don't think I've been the same since.
     
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    Depends on the caliber, a .22 you would have not noticeable effect
     
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    Am I the only one here who has fired rifles and pistols inside of cars?

    With the windows down pistols aren't bad. Rifles are bad no matter what you do.
     
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    I know someone who had a ND with a glock inside a car windows up, said his ears were ringing for a long time
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    :squint: You know damn well it wasnt me, if I did it I would of told you and been bitching about the hole in my truck :o
     
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    ShackleMeNot, I emailed yo' boss tonight. Hopefully, come this summer, I'll get plenty of in- and around-vehicle shooting.
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Actually the acura i sold to an asian, there more meticulous about things then mexicans, feel free to inspect the exploder you wont find any holes :squint:
     

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