In the event a shooter is not able to immediately shower-clean after use of ammunition, what deodorants and antiperspirants sprays would you use as an alternative to removing removing a residue?
I would think deodorants and sprays would seal in residue. FWIW, I use lead free wipes on ,my hands and occasionally face after a session.
A bottle of water and some foamy pump soap (or whatever soap) on your hands and arms. If indoors consider wearing an outer shirt like a sweatshirt or flannel and taking it off after.
What I did as a teenager, to hide the smell of me drinking, I’d go to the gas station and spill a little bit of pump gas on my hands or shirt sleeve.
I think after a while my dad thought that whenever I smelled like gasoline I had been drinking.
Suggest you bathe in sauerkraut juice before visiting the range.
I don’t understand the original question. Is there a body odor from shooting in the heat or are you trying to remove the miniscule amount of lead from yourself?
Most indoor ranges I’ve been at have a wash station, in case of an eye injury. Though I was the only person who has ever been washing hands after shooting. I did see a guy shooting in a surgical mask (pre-covid).
“No” on the deodorant - won’t remove anything. Best options are 1) a few D-Lead wipes in a ziploc or 2) a mixed solution of D-Lead soap and water in a 2 oz. squeeze bottle (with a top that won’t leak) plus some some disposable wet wipes or a few paper towels.
Not really too worried about the smell of gunpowder, but I have my own small bottle of d-lead soap in my range bag so I can wash hands after a session.
The OP seems to be confusing… My guess is he/she asked how to get rid of residue after range visit.
Simple cold water then soap does the job.
Most ranges supply their washrooms with D-Lead soap which removes lead from hands.
I personally keep a box of lead removing cleaning paper towels and use them followed by cold water, D-Lead soap and regular soap.
Outside garments go to washing machine once I back home.
Gotcha. I’m usually ready for a bio-break after I finish and just wash then before heading to BBQ!
Yeah i’m not sure how deodorant and antiperspirant factor in here, but if the range doesn’t have a sink with soap, then keep some of those lead wipes in your range bag or car to clean off exposed skin (usually face and hands/arms).
If you’re really concerned about it have a top layer of clothing you can remove or a change of clothes until you get home.
Just a dab of Hoppes #9 behind each ear does the trick.
I just lick my fingers clean. What’s good enough for Colonel Sanders…
Are the bulk of us going to die from this? I just wash my hands.
I just use it because I don’t want to smell like I came from a fresh crime scene . Plus I like the way it smells.
Try shooting on Saturday since that’s bath day anyway!
I keep a container of hand wipes in my bag. They seem to get the lead out just fine
The principles of de-escalations and disengagement can be applied here just as much as in real life situations