Yeah, I figured that, but thought I would pass on the warning. It's pretty intense with the short barrel. Some people don't wear hearing protection at all..... my grandpa is 80 years old and an old farmer boy. He's never worn hearing protection and he hears fine. He's been shooting since he was a boy, deer hunting, bird hunting, pretty much all the small to medium size game in this country.sks forever said:I may not be steven hawking, but I know to use ear protection when shooting firearms. Are you crazy dude?