If you are new to shooting and don’t know the essential accessories for your new gun, you’re not alone. 2020 has seen a huge spike in gun purchases, with a good majority of them being new gun owns exercising their Second Amendment rights.
As a new gun owner, I welcome you. You have made a good choice to protect yourself and your family.
Check out these past articles for some additional information.
Let’s get into it. Here are 8 items you should also have so you can use your new gun safely and effectively.
Hearing protection is key. Firearms arms produce an impulsive or impact noise, OSHA recommends avoiding exposure to these types of sound above 140 dB. Rifles and pistols generally produce noise levels between 150 to 165 dB measured from the shooter’s location (arm’s length). This is well above the recommended exposure levels, so it is HIGHLY suggested and mandatory at all ranges to where protection.
Here are two really good options which can be used separately or together to give you a bit of extra protection. This over the ear set is great because it has microphones that are on most of the time so you can hear what is going on around you. However, when there is impulse noise, like a gunshot, they turn off and protect your ears.