I'm reading an excellent "gun book" currently, - while my power is off so that the electricians can extend & modify my circuitry .. I'll tell you about the book later.
Very early in the text the writer stresses the need for HEARING PROTECTION (what?) when shooting guns - and also mentions another danger of the hot gasses that blast from the cylinder gap when using revolvers.
- This book is written for the American market and is coaching U S Self Defense shooters in the practical social benefits and skills of knowing what you are doing when defending from criminal violent attack. - Yes indeed - believe it or not - but our 'murican cuzzies are still lawfully entitled to defend themselves against scum attack.
The way we seem to be heading here in New Zealand .. I'd suggest that you buy this book NOW before it becomes a banned import.
- Anyway, - returning to the topic - I note that while it is easy & essential to wear hearing protection when enjoying planned shooting as on a range visit or hunting .. when someone needs their carry piece in a hurry for self defense they are unlikely to be kitted-out with full PPE.
Why don't we have SILENT AMMUNITION for handguns - when that technology has been well established for decades? - It is called CAPTIVE PISTON CARTRIDGES.
My guess is that a majority of shooters will have damaged hearing. Certainly military veterans will include hearing loss in their injury listing.
Captive piston technology is well suited to the longer magnum style cartridge cases and would eliminate all blast and flame together with the damaging & painful noise.
I reckon that the 327 Fed Magnum, - The 357 Magnum, & the 44 Mag. are ready and waiting for captive piston science.
I'd say that the problem is again POLITICAL.
So the book that started this line of thinking is DEFENSIVE REVOLVER FUNDAMENTALS 2nd Edition from Grant Cunningham and in the same way as his earlier writing - both Mas Ayoob & I reckon he is great.
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