Black Powder at an indoor range
I took my replica Colt's Army 1860 cap & ball revolver to the indoor range yesterday. I got 6 rounds fired, and the range master came running in to tell me to stop! They've banned blackpowder at their range. He said they've actually had someone start a fire.
I can believe it. I'm sorry I broke their rule, but I'm glad I got to shoot it once indoors.
It was beautiful. I had the target set at the 7 yard line. When I fired the flame shot at least half-way to the target. Of course there was smoke everywhere. And the gun made the most beautiful "BOOM". Nothing like shooting any other handgun. The boom was loud and significant, but not harsh on the ears.
By the time the range master got to me, I had already put powder in five of my cylinders for the reload. He allowed me to finish the reload and fire those. So all together I spent 30 minutes at the range and shot 11 times.
Shooting one-handed at seven yards, I pretty much made one large hole, just above and to the right of bullseye.
Never argue with drunks or crazy people.