Yes apparantly we were thinking of 2 different guns.Originally posted by: TallBill
Thepd7, were you referring to a pistol chambered in .22? I've never fired one, so I'll concede that it probably would be loud. I keep thinking rifle, since thats what most weapons chambered in .22 are.Originally posted by: pontifex
i can shoot a .22 rifle without hearing protection but its still loud. forget a .22 pistol though. tried shooting my ruger single six without protection and that is really loud.
My Dad had a .22LR Ruger Revolver, that is mostly what I shot growing up. When I think harder to the only time I shot a .22 rifle you are right we didn't use hearing protection and it wasn't that loud.
The pistol on the other hand even when we used the .22LR and not the .22magnum shells was loud and needed hearing protection.