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I Can't Hear You, I've Got A .45 In My Ear...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by SuperNaut, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. SuperNaut

    SuperNaut Active Member

    The guy next to me at the range yesterday had .45 ACP's in his ears instead of earplugs, IMO .380's would've probably fit better.
  2. TMM

    TMM New Member

    depends on ear size. 9mm fits me well.
  3. Impala

    Impala New Member

    now that's a strange choice for hearing protection, i'm hesitant to put live ammunition in my ears however
  4. That's funny! :) HAHAHA
  5. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

    I'm told that people used to do this in the days of yore before foam ear plugs were readily available.

    Doing that today, however, is just stupid.
  6. Erebus

    Erebus New Member

    Ar first I though you meant he had the gun in his ear like that photo that turns up from time to time.
  7. SuperNaut

    SuperNaut Active Member

    What would he have done if he had been shooting a 30-06 over in the rifle pits I wonder?:)
  8. Wonder what the chances are of a richochet hitting the primer? Probably pretty slim, but I don't like anything weighing 230 grains with gunpowder behind it pointing at my skull.

    Danger aside, that had to be uncomfortable :scrutiny:
  9. SuperNaut

    SuperNaut Active Member

    I must admit, when I got home and nobody was looking, I stuck .45's in my ears to see if they would fit.

    They did. :D ;)
  10. shermacman

    shermacman New Member

    Yup, those silicone plugs are just soooo expensive. Any your eardrums will always grow back.

  11. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

    And of dubious utility.
  12. Zundfolge

    Zundfolge Active Member

    Days of yore? You mean back when most ammo was unjacketed lead?

  13. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

    I should have done a better description.

    They would use empty shell casings. Not loaded rounds.

    Unless the old gummer was just pullin' my leg.
  14. SuperNaut

    SuperNaut Active Member

    Y'know I did just ass-u-me that they were full rounds, but they very well could have been just casing. If I had been closer I could have spied if the primers were intact. The guy would probably have gotten nervous if I got close enough for that.
  15. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew New Member

    Especially if you had a hammer and a spare firing pin in your hands :D
    I've heard of that, never tried it. It makes me nervous too even though the odds of anything setting it off are almost nill.
  16. lawson

    lawson New Member

    when i was a kid we would put spent .38 shells in our ears as earplugs. we never suffered any hearing damage. it took years of playing rock and roll in smoky bars to do that :banghead:

    now i use proper ear protection, both when shooting and rocking out.
  17. Cliff47

    Cliff47 New Member

    Wonder what that fellow wears when he shoots his mouth off?? Just asking, inquiring minds are running amok with options.
  18. 10-Ring

    10-Ring New Member

    huh? :scrutiny: 45 acp in the ears? Okay...:confused:
  19. dm1333

    dm1333 New Member

    Not enough to work with for Myth Busters but I wonder how much shell casings reduce the db level. A WWII era uncle was about stone deaf from being in the Coast Artillery before the war, then field artillery in Africa and Europe. My grandfather was a WWI Navy vet and a hunter but he wore home made wax ear plugs and he had great hearing.
  20. Jackal

    Jackal Active Member

    Well, at least he wasnt shooting a .50cal. He may have had his ears stretched like some of those african tribes.:neener:

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