I am really loving this site and am so glad I found it. I've been reading as much as I can, which brought another question to mind. Are there advantages/disadvantages of using an indoor range versus an outdoor range for cleanliness and breathing reasons?
My wife and I just added a G26 to our collection and we are going to our first indoor range this Saturday morning. The range is called the Firing Line, located in Denver (Aurora), CO. I have heard decent things about Firing Line, but was told we needed to watch out for increased noise and for gunpowder in the air.
For gunpowder in the air: I know ventilation is an important factor. Is this because it will be hard to breathe or gunpowder will get all over our skin and clothes? I'd like to know what to expect. Should I wear grungy clothes to the indoor range? Will I need to worry about covering the leather seats in my car when we get back in? Will our skin be covered in "soot"? I'll want my wife to know too, in case this means she'll have to "primp" back up at home after practice, if it really is that messy.
For sound issues: we bought the gel inserts, which are really comfortable and worked well when we shot outside. Will these be ok indoors too, or will they be inadequate?
We were considering buying a membership at Firing Line so we could shoot all year round, but will reconsider if indoor ranges are a real messy environment to be in.
I sincerely appreciate the feedback. Sorry for the "noob" questions, but I don't want any surprises at the range.