- Oct 26, 2020
Yes, I live in the country, not much worry about a bullet hitting the closest neighbor, but flash and muzzle blast concern me. In just my own personal experience, the .45acp seems to be most friendly to my ears, and I have not noticed much flash, from a pistol. A 9X19mm in a carbine might be the best choice if one must have a long gun for home defense. I've not fired mine without ear plugs, but the longer barrel sure eliminates most if not all of the flash, especially with some kind of muzzle device.Unless you stop to put on ear pro or are running suppressed, I would not want to discharge 223/556 in a building.