If you have a laser on your pistol, this is NOT the way to test it.
Atlas Missile Malfunction 1961
Three different views of an Atlas Missile Explosion in 1961. The first clip is a wide shot at normal speed, the second two clips are photographed high speed at 400 frames per second. They are mesmerizing. This was a test of the Atlas E Missile outfitted with a dummy warhead at Vandenberg Air Force Base on the California coast.