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September 26, 2017


louise andersen

Great news to expand it. Anything to promote safe gun ownership in our community.

Now I can bring the kids and nephews to learn how to use guns properly for sport or to defend themselves.

Thank you for the post.


Well that is great but I can still hear all the shooting from my home off of Peninsula as of yesterday.


Is it as loud as it used to be?

Research Monkey


Noise levels of firearms:
.22 caliber rifle 130dB
.223, 55GR. Commercial load 18" barrel 155.5dB
.243 in 22" barrel 155.9dB
.30-30 in 20" barrel 156.0dB.
7mm Magnum in 20" barrel 157.5dB.
.308 in 24" barrel 156.2dB.
.30-06 in 24" barrel 158.5dB. In 18" barrel 163.2dB.
.375 18" barrel with muzzle brake 170 dB.
.410 Bore 28" barrel 150dB. 26" barrel 150.25dB. 18" barrel 156.30dB.
20 Gauge 28" barrel 152.50dB. 22" barrel 154.75dB.
12 Gauge 28" barrel 151.50dB. 26" barrel 156.10dB. 18" barrel 161.50dB.
.25 ACP 155.0 dB.
.32 LONG 152.4 dB.
.32 ACP 153.5 dB.
.380 157.7 dB.
9mm 159.8 dB.
.38 S&W 153.5 dB.
.38 Spl 156.3 dB.
.357 Magnum 164.3 dB.
.41 Magnum 163.2 dB.
.44 Spl 155.9 dB.
.45 ACP 157.0 dB.
.45 COLT 154.7 dB.

The distance gun fire can be heard is dependent on too many factors to give even a rough estimate. The same report can be heard for many times the distance in one direction than it is heard in another direction. Depending on wind directions, topography, temperature and pressure differences, etc.

The answer is indeterminate.

What can be heard one day from a particular distance under prevailing conditions might not be heard the next day under differing conditions...or even a few minutes later.


Well...still hear it even from inside the house along with trains, planes, cars etc. Gunshots though make me nervous.


What is the db for a commercial airliner revving its engines for takeoff?

I can't wait to try it out with my Sig Sauer P238.

I'm glad that I brought up the renovation need to Tom Siebel over dinner a couple years ago at SFYC after some racing with him. I'd met the range master and other sheriff deputies where we discussed Bay Area closing ranges and the need for renovation at social gathering on Burlingame Ave with with my friend, Bob Doerr, several months prior to my Siebel dinner. Remember that scene, Bob?

Siebel and I and Mike Harvey are from the same home town.

I can't wait to try it out with my Sig Sauer P238.


Unless you are a LEO you are out of luck. And it doesn't sound like you are. Time to call Bob, Carol, Tom and even Alice.

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