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Hi Guys , I have maybe an unusuall question. About a month ago I spent 3 days in the hospital with pneumonia. The Doc has me on oxygen now and maybe for quite a spell.
Since oxygen and flame don't mix to well ,should I take it off while I'm firing my revolvers at the outdoor range.
I don't don't think it would be a risk but would like to hear any comments. The reason I may be on it for some time is because of COPD. Caused by a combinations of smoking , welding and several years in a shop that had a lot of oil mist in the air
Smoking is NOT COOL but we didn't know all this things 60 years ago.
 

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First, please don’t take what I am about to say as the final word, I am not an expert. However oxygen does not burn it makes other things burn with enthusiasm. What I’m trying to say is that if your clothes or some other porous flammable material were to be purged with oxygen and a powder ember happened to land on it, it would go up in flame. I’m sure someone else on the site may have better insight, but that would be my concern.
I hope this helps.
 

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Re: re: Saftey when firing .

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First, please don’t take what I am about to say as the final word, I am not an expert. However oxygen does not burn it makes other things burn with enthusiasm.......
Yup... that's it. Outdoors, it's absolutely no sweat, as the oxygen will disperse almost instantly. The air around you is about 15% oxygen, anyhow, so the little bit that escapes will be like taking a leak in the Pacific ocean.

Indoors is a different story... if it's being metered correctly, it's no sweat. If it's metering too much, the excess could build up if there isn't enough air exchange.... but even then, you need something to burn, and something to ignite it.
 
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