Im going to be shooting in an area where it is legal to do so, but dont want to disturb neighbors. Using normal ammo, how loud is .22LR out of a handgun, like a ruger or buckmark?
For reference, I have a .22 rifle with something on the order of a 30 inch barrel, and using 22 shorts, I can hardly even hear it if Im in the house and its fired outside. Normal LR's are a little louder, but not really much louder than a high powered air rifle. Even then, I think most of that 'loudness' comes from my proximity to the gun being fired.
So yeah, just how loud is a .22 handgun, for the most part?