I wish I had silencers on my guns years ago, my ears wouldn’t be ringing now. Every time I read about some one wanting to use a .45 for home defense, I wonder if they realize how LOUD firing it inside a home would be? Get the muzzle as far away from me as possible. I’ll take a shotgun everytime.
I now consider muzzle brakes and comps to be the works of Satan.
I do, I do! I figure that under the stresses of a no shucks life-or-death situation, my aim *might* no be as good as I'd like.
I figure if I miss, the flash and noise will discourage the attacker.
And I don't plan on missing...
Dad fired a .357 in the bathroom once. Once. (long story) Think about it, small room, lots of tile to reflect sound... Ouch.