One Trigger pull of a handgun exposes a shooter to more lead oxide than properly outfitted lead miners are exposed to in a week. Washing with LeadOff soap removes 99.9 percent of lead from skin, while regular soap only removes about 30 to 35 percent.
There is still some confusion regarding flash suppressors and muzzle brakes and there use on the rifle range particularly under the roof . Following are actual definitions of both but to make one thing very clear! I really doubt anyone would take more than one shot under the roof with a true muzzle brake because the concussion would ring your bell seriously if it didn't make your ears bleed!
A flash suppressor, also known as a flash guard, flash eliminator, flash hider, or flash cone, is a device attached to the muzzle of a rifle that reduces its visible signature while firing by cooling or dispersing the burning gases that exit the muzzle, a phenomenon typical of carbine-length weapons. Its primary intent is to reduce the chances that the shooter will be blinded in low-light shooting conditions. Contrary to popular belief, it is only a minor secondary benefit if a flash suppressor reduces the intensity of the flash visible to the enemy.
A flash suppressor is different from a muzzle brake, although they are typically mounted in the same position and sometimes confused with each other. While the former is intended to reduce visible flash, a muzzle brake is designed to reduce painful recoil inherent to large cartridges and typically has no effect on visible flash.
A muzzle brake or recoil compensator is a device connected to the muzzle of a firearm or cannon that redirects propellant gases to counter recoil and unwanted rising of the barrel during rapid fire. The concept was introduced for artillery and was a common feature on many anti-tank guns, especially those in tanks, in order to reduce the area needed to take up the recoil stroke. They have been used in various forms for rifles and pistols to help control recoil and the rising of the barrel that normally occurs after firing. They are used on pistols for practical pistol competitions, and are usually called compensators in this context.[
PUBLISHED DECEMBER 2014:
We just finished an audit of our membership rolls and we found that we have several members that failed to attend the required orientation this last year. If you did not attend within two months of your last renewal your card has been locked and you do not have acess to the range.
To help accomodate these people plus anyone else that needs to get their orientation done we will be offering two extra dates this weekend.
Saturday the 13th at 11am and Sunday the 14th at 2pm along with our previously scheduled Tuesday the 16th and 2pm. This will be the only extra opportunity to get your orientation in.
The board has also decided that with all of the changes and conditions that we have had this last year, we will be requiring all members to go through another orientation upon renewal of their membership for 2015. We will be updating the format this week so we will be counting this next weekends orientation as 2015.
President East End Rod & Gun Club
We have had someone shooting AK or SKS rounds on the pistol range and 22 Silhouette area again and I have narrowed it down to two possible members. If I get a definite identification their card will be deactivated and a letter will be sent. Apparently this person has not attended and orientation as this is covered at this time.
We have installed the straw bale bays as well as back walls to collect the ricochet's. These straw bales are not target backing and I hope to have a target system in place next week on some of the bays. These will be supports for cardboard and we will try to have cardboard storage available and will be needing a source for cardboard about 24 inches square. Targets are to be placed down range or to the East and not in the direction of the adjoining bays. The falling plate target has been moved and set in a protective bay also and in no instance should anyone shoot at it from outside of it's bay.
I repeat. Do not place targets directly on the straw bales.!