Most gun ranges do their part to try keeping the firing range lead cleaned, and there are some things each shooter should do during and after they’re done at the range.
- Keep an eye on the range’s ventilation yourself. If your gun is smoking or the air doesn’t smell clean after a few seconds after firing it, immediately inform management. You can always return on another day if you must.
- Wear plastic gloves when picking up your spent casings. Once finished, wash your hands with cold water and soap. This way you’re removing any lead particles while keeping your skin’s pores closed (with cold water) so your body doesn’t absorb them.
- Don’t drink or eat inside the range. Remember, lead particles are airborne and they’ll land on your food.
- Never smoke inside a shooting range because this is similar to what happens when you eat. However, with cigarettes you’re actually inhaling the lead into your lungs.
- Change your clothes and shoes as soon as possible so you don’t pass the lead particles on to other people or your pets.
MT2 has a passion to protect police officers while shooting at firing ranges, we are the Leading Nationwide Professional Lead Reclamation & Maintenance Contractor for BOTH Indoor & Outdoor Firing Ranges and have served over 1,000 public and private firing ranges nationwide since 2000. MT2’s firing range services include complete range maintenance, improvements and lead remediation services.
MT2’s extensive list of clients includes over 400 law enforcement agencies such as NYPD, State Departments of Corrections, and the US Military. Since 2006, MT2 has been implementing a BMP Program for lead management and maintenance that successfully reduces lead hazards at the NYPD training range where over 40,000 officers and recruits train annually. The NYPD BMP Program includes removal and recycling of lead bullets and bullet fragments; sampling, analysis and monitoring of soil and groundwater conditions; and chemically converting potential leachable lead fines remaining in range soils utilizing MT2’s patented ECOBOND® lead treatment technologies so that treated soils are considered non-hazardous and can be replaced back onto range berms.
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