Most people didn't realize it, but even the spurt of high-velocity gas from a blank round could kill, at short ranges.
I've ordered my troops to load blank rounds.
On 13 June 1981, she and her mount were startled by a youth who fired blank rounds from a revolver.
Therefore, the barrel was not checked for obstructions when it came time to load it with the blank rounds.
However, it is generally not as dangerous if one uses blank rounds.
Ammunition was low, and at one point the airmen actually fired blank rounds at the Japanese.
Furthermore, blank rounds use a type of powder different from that of other rounds, and generate much more pressure.
In fact, the production team used real weapons from local war museums that fired blank rounds for sense of realism.
Lowery was frustrated, knew that his troops were getting antsy, but a war game wasn't simply trading blank rounds with your opposition.
The Marines rifles were loaded with blank rounds for the training exercise.