*I've smelled gunsmoke certainly, but cannot recall unignited powder having an odor. It's that time of year, again: Kentucky: Roar of the Tommy Guns, the smell of gunpowder - Yahoo! News The range is appropriately located in "Bullitt County" Kentucky. If my memory serves me, the range was a US Navy testing facility during WWII. It would be interesting to own the mining rights to that property.