Do you keep ear protection on your nightstand or staged in various locations in your home or vehicle(s)?
@Mike270 There are several conversations here. Yes I do.
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Thanks for the heads up
Even if I had the time & forethought to grab ear pro while the bad guys were tearing through my house, what about my wife & kids?
My ready weapons are suppressed.
Helps keep from blinding myself with my own muzzle flash too. Not to mention giving away my position to said intruders.
“Did you hear that noise?”
“I think someone’s in the house.”
“I’ve got my gun (off the nightstand). Just a sec while I put on my safety glasses and muffs. Oh, and hand me my body armor. My tactical gloves are in the dresser; I’m just going to grab them… and my boots, in case Junior didn’t pick up his Legos…”
Meanwhile, the intruder has already left with the laptop, iPad, and Nikon camera.
Personally, in a home intruder scenario, I want to be hearing everything going on downstairs, without anything muffling the sound.
Get electronic muffs
I have electronic ear muffs next to my home defense quick access safe and plugs that let low level sounds through in my travel locking case. But they only get put on after the family has been gathered and secured in a location that I can cover them from. Have spare ear plugs for them should time allow.
I wear those while mowing the lawn etc…
Still don’t want to-
Wait for expansion;
When someone’s in my house.
Nope, Just cotton balls.
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I prefer in-ear and there are several pair in my vehicle.
Actually have some on the nightstand too, but that’s because my wife snores like a grizzly bear running a chainsaw.
The reason for my , I sleep with earplugs in
And doesn’t read the USCCA community forum.
I do have a set on my nightstand but that is for help with my sleep apnea. In case of a break-in, I would probably not think about it so I could concentrate on where my wife was to keep her safe & then turn all of my focus on the burgler/s. I already have tinnitus so a few more bangs aren’t going to matter.
Electronic ear protection has a lot of benefits. In addition to blocking the noise of any gunfire (especially if your HD weapon of choice is a rifle or shotgun), they amplify other noises. This can give you a lot of advantage in hearing where the intruder is, how close they are, if there is more than one are they talking to each other, etc.
But everything is predicated on “if there is time”. Knowing there is an intruder in the house, the first priority is the firearm. If I have time past that then I’ll put on some electronic hearing protection.
No offense but that’s ridiculous to me. Better put on your dependa first. That’s my plan. .
Wearing your electric ear protection while you sleep you will be waking yourself up every time you start snoring!
I do not. I do have a pair of passive plugs but can’t put in all that fast. I have been looking at the electronic version but have not bought yet.
If I have to use my gun…even if I went completely deaf from it…that would be a small price to pay to keep myself or my family alive.
I would not attempt to clear the house. I live in a 2 story and the plan is to get the family into the master bedroom. Once that is done I shelter in place until the cops arrive. I would be using the Alexa to turn all the lights on in the house and yell out I am armed and the police are on the way. If they then step foot on the stairs it will not be a good day as them willfully ignoring the warnings leaves zero doubt as to intent.
If any of the family is down stairs, the rest of the family is secured in the master before I locate the other family members.
You can’t take 3 steps in my house without tripping over a set of Walker’s electronic muffs of some flavor. That being said if things go bump in the night I don’t know that I’ll be reaching for those first.