firearms safety

  1. Why You Need Hearing Protection With Firearms

    Why You Need Firearms Hearing ProtectionHearing protection should always be part of firearm safety. People who regularly use firearms without adequate protection are at risk of experiencing hearing loss, especially high frequency sounds such as "th," "s," or "v."

    The following information discusses why hearing protection is important and describes the different types of protection available.

    The Decibel Range of Firearms

    A decibel is used to measure the level or intensity of a sound, and for every 3 decibels, the sound is twice as loud. Not all firearms produce the same level of noise. For instance, a .22 caliber rifle will produce a noise level of approximately 145 decibels, while a 44 revolver will raise the level to about 170 decibels. Most other firearms will fall somewhere between

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  2. 3 Reasons Why Shooting Glasses are Extremely Important

    3 Reasons Why Shooting Glasses are Extremely ImportantNo matter if you are on the shooting range or out hunting, there are several safety precautions that need to be taken when operating firearms. Wearing protective eyewear is something that, unfortunately, is sometimes overlooked.

    The following information provides three reasons why shooting glasses are extremely important.

    1. Accidents Happen More Often Than People Realize

    It's amazing how many hunters get hit with an errant birdshot or a ricochet. Even excessive powder can blow back and burn your eyes. Eyewear will also protect eyes when spent cartridges are ejected from the firearm. Even the flash of a muzzle can cause damage. Many people wear

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