Accession Number:

ADA582179

Title:

Environmental Assessment of Small Arms Live Firing: Study of Gaseous and Particulate Residues

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CANADA VALCARTIER (QUEBEC)

Report Date:

2011-11-21

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

Small arms training is an important military activity of the Canadian Forces and the U.S. Army, and contributes to the accumulation of residues on the training areas. In the present work, the amount of unburned energetic residues deposited per round was estimated for five calibers 9 mm, 7.62 mm, 5.56 mm, 0.50 and 0.338 and nine weapons Browning and Sig Sauer pistols, rifle C7, carabine C8, machine guns C6, C9 and M2HB, and rifles McMillan and Timberwolf.

Subject Categories:

  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE