GNG 019 - Hearing Protection

hearing-protectionZack comes back from a week off to talk with Mike about hearing protection and hearing from God.

God and Guns Podcast

Episode 019 - Hearing Protection


Welcome back to the God and Guns Podcast. My name’s Mike, (Zack) And my name’s Zack. We use this podcast to talk about God, guns, and the responsible Christian gun owners interests.

Today we’ll be talking about Hearing Protection, from little tiny plugs to electronic ear muffs, and even hearing from God. Comedy Corner:

-Voldemort refers to Chuck Norris as “He who shall not be named.”

-Chuck Norris was in all 6 Star Wars movies as, The Force.

-Chuck Norris can get Chick-fil-A on Sunday’s.


*If listeners are interested in contributing their time as a guest on the show please email me. Listener Email:

David says: “Hey Guys,

I am just finishing up listening to the prepping and "The End" podcast. Wow! What a great job you guys did with that! I would give it 10 out of 10! Thank you for that great podcast! While I was listening I felt inspired to send you over my wish list so here it goes”.... (wish list at end of show notes).


Jeff says: “Hey guys I know I'm a little behind but I just finished listening to the violent video game podcast. I am an adult Christian gamer and I love to play military style shooters. I enjoy them not for the violence but because I enjoy playing the hero. As a matter of fact I dislike games that have a shady hero or allow the player to immoral actions, violent or not. Just had to put my 2 cents worth in lol. Thanks and keep up the good work.  P.S. do either of you guys game? Let me know and maybe we and play together.” (His PSN tag is threeinone / his Xbox gamertag is THR33IN0N3)


Wes says: “Hey Mike and Zack,

This is my first contact with you guys. I live in western North Carolina. I serve as a deacon at my home church in a small town of less than 6,000 people. I'm also a short terms missionary to Argentina each year for about two weeks. I started listening to your podcast at about the 8th or 9th one and have been hooked ever since. As a Christian, I am not a violent person, but will not think twice about defending my family in any way necessary. I really appreciate how you handle the topics which are brought up on your broadcast. They are relevant to us today, but also, how we should handle anything we may encounter, is rooted historically in God's Word. It is cool how you guys bring that aspect to the table. Thanks.

The Aikido and Karate, that I was trained in years ago, may not be an option at some point and I may need to defend me and/or my family with a gun. I will never desire for that to happen, but I want to be ready if that time should come. I didn't grow up around guns but I did serve in the Army National Guard for eight years. I really loved using the M-16 (Only on non-living targets!) and I qualified in the top of my company as an Expert. I thought that I would get an AR-15 as a civilian, but never have... yet. I did own a Glock 17 back in the 90's but I sold it to get money for a mission trip and just never replaced it. I have been re-educating myself on firearms over the last few years, however, with the help of guys like you. Again, thanks. My Pastor is a gun owner and we just had a "Conceal and Carry" class at our church. It was a huge success. We had around 120 people to attend. Unfortunately I wasn't one of them. I had a family event going on at the same time. When the next one is scheduled, I plan on attending.

Over the last year, I purchased a used Maverick 88 by Mossberg, at a local gun store. It came with an 18" barrel and is mainly for home defense, but later I got a 28" for it and hope to maybe do some hunting with it as well. My most recent purchase is a Springfield Armory XDs 45 ACP. I really love that little guy! It is very easy and comfortable to shoot. The first two rounds I shot through it, I drilled a postcard from 50 feet. One in the center and one about 3 1/2" beneath it. That was fun! The round capacity on the XDs is low (5+1) but it is great for C&C, which I hope to get my permit to legally do that very soon.

Hey, again I want to thank you guys for an awesome podcast each week. I can listen to it with anyone else listening and not worry about any derogatory or curse words being spoken. Just great conversation about two great topics... God and Guns... Go figure! God Bless you and remember... "Keep your guns close, but keep God closer!" Weekly Bible Verse: James 1:19-25

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.  Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do. (NIV)


James 1:2-8



Main Topic:

Hearing Protection Options


- Basic closed back ear muffs

-Electronic ear muffs

-Custom fitted

-Sonic Defender plugs

-Double up if needed


“Hearing the Word of God”

-2 Timothy 3:16,17

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”


-John 10:27

“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.”


-John 8:47

“Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.”


-John 16:13

“But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.” (BUMPER) Wish List:


-GunVault MV1000 multivault gun safe for my nightstand

-LaserLyte 9mm laser training cartridge

-LaserLyte LTS laser training target

-Walther PPS 9mm (I already have the PPQ 9mm which I carry daily and love, but it would be great to have a slightly more compact carry gun!) and CompTac 2 o'clock holster to go with it.

-Gebhard Solutions Kydex Mag Carriers

-Viridian X5L weapon light / laser combo

-Trijicon Orange/Green tritium night sights for my PPQ

-CRKT Willams Tactical Pen or S&W Tactical Pen

-Benelli M4 Tactical Pistol Grip 12 ga Semi Auto Shotgun

-2 or 3 of the AP Customs 4x4 Shotshell Caddies

-Surefire E2D Defender Tactical handheld flashlight

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