Is There A Useful Metric: After gun fires, how harmful is the smoke and red fire
I have an amusing but digressing question about all the black smoke and red fire (:smt067) from my PT1911 handgun. It's exciting to see the dark red color. It's like a small explosion. I've only seen it a few times when I shoot. I've seen it when others shoot.
If I'm not seeing it am I doing something wrong when I shoot.
What is it called. Does it go by different names. Does each gun have a metric describing the smoke and fire content.
It must stay in the air for awhile around me. Is it harmful to my eyes, lungs, or skin, and what should I do about it.
Do gun ranges do something about it such as keeping the air circulating etc. Do the gun ranges themselves have a rating.
Do people who shoot at a range, ever, have a unique smell. Do I have to worry about taking a shower and washing my cloths after shooting. What detergent should I use.
On my end, I do know that I can better fire after exhaling a breath.
My guess is that wearing one of those N95 respirators is totally out of the question. It would be unwise to say the least. I'll never wear one.
FYI: One trick police use to determine the distance between gunfire and a victim is to look for a cone of particles on a victim. So, particles are definately infront of the gun after it's fired. Question: Shouldn't the amount of particles also determine the caliber of the gun.
Re: Is There A Useful Metric: After gun fires, how harmful is the smoke and red fire
This topic to me seems like a mechanic that's afraid of getting grease on his hands.