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Posted: 7/20/2008 8:10:52 PM EDT
My buddy was cleaning out his garage and found an old plastic flare pistol and a few bandoleers of flares, maybe a dozen total or so. The barrel on the flare pistol is cracked, so it's no good, and I wouldn't trust the flares in an emergency situation due to unknown age and condition.

so can they be safely loaded and fired from a conventional shotgun? This would just be for S&G's at the range, not for an actual emergency situation. The shotgun in question is a Mossberg590 with a 20" non choked barrel.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 8:11:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/20/2008 8:12:19 PM EDT by 70satvert]
I've used them in an 870. They're really unimpressive. Hardly loud at all, and no recoil to speak of. One night me and some buddies used a few for starting a bon fire soaked in gasoline.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 8:14:15 PM EDT
Might be a nice way to start off a live fire bayonet charge....

Link Posted: 7/20/2008 8:21:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NAM:
Might be a nice way to start off a live fire bayonet charge....

maybe, but who would play the trumpet?
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 11:23:20 PM EDT
Free Bump.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 11:28:50 PM EDT
Did the flare pistol get broken from being tossed down a driveway?!

It should be safe, at worst it would hurt the barrel.
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