"I, too, cannot see HOW any gas or brass fragments could possibly come in contact with the shooter, gloves or not, unless the load was such as to blow out the cylinder wall."
See my explanation about low-pressure plinking rounds failing to full obturate the chamber.
Some years ago when shooting low powered Red Dot loads I had soot on the casea all the way back to the rim.
That's when I knew it was time to up the load.
"The gift which I am sending you is called a dog, and is in fact the most precious and valuable possession of mankind" -Theodorus Gaza
Baby Jesus cries when the fat redneck doesn't have military-grade firepower.