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Ear and eye protection

Shooting a firearm can cause immediate and permanent hearing loss and can damage your vision.

  • When shooting any firearm, always wear properly fitting ear protection. For target practice, use an earplug or earmuff (or both) with a high Noise Reduction Rating (NRR). When hunting, use electronic or non-linear devices that allow normal or even enhanced hearing but block damaging levels of sound. For more information, visit the National Hearing Conservation Association website.
  • Always wear suitable eye protection, such as shooting glasses with high-impact lenses, to protect your vision when shooting.
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