Flare Guns

Better than nothing in combat situations, or absolutely worthless?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Flare guns are great for home defense. They'll burn those pesky homes to the ground.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You could shoot a 22lr out of one with the right inserts, but having only one shot makes it dubious at being a reliable self defense weapon.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I’ve got a .410/ 45lc insert for a 26mm flare gun, and they make powder actuated crossbow attachments, so yeah it’s pretty versatile for something made to be life saving.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >powder actuated crossbow attachments
      going to have to source on that one brah

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I think he meant this

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          what cal is that sub'd to? blank firing somethings?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            https://www.budk.com/Runway-Sub-Cal-Flarr-o-Arrow-Firing-Launcher-Kit-%E2%80%93-44221

            Uses ramset #2s

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              thats adorable and i love it

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    ?t=338
    These ballistic gel/bone targets are kind of bullshit, but it's safe to say flares can hurt. And that's just the little plastic walmart pistol.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The videos of people getting shot with flares show them bouncing off, there is one vid of a russian getting hit with some kind of pen flare in the throat that killed him but flares are not great as weapons, especially 12 gauge orion flares.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >combat situations
    yeah absolutely worthless
    >crazy plinking
    not worthless at all

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sure it's better than absolutely nothing but literally any other gun is gonna be an improvement

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Are you including even air guns?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You would be better off with pepper spray

        Yes

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    37mm has wasp, concussion, smoke, and flashbang. It's better than 26.5mm

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    only against mask cucks

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      kek he looks like a guy I saw in high school. also jesus aiming the mouth

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >punk
      >wear mask.
      Sid Vicious (pbuh) weep if he saw this.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        wearing masks is great

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Does he suck in the burning mask at the end? Always curious about the story behind this webm

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Obtain Orion flare gun (they sell these at walmart, once found one at a pawn shop for $5)
    >obtain duct tape and 3/8” pipe
    >wrap pipe with tape until snug in orion barrel
    >you now have a .410 pistol

    I have done this multiple times

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      does the hammer strike the primer in the pipe?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Sets off the .410 like normal.

        Also consider that there is no size limit for flareguns or pyrotechnic launchers as long as it’s not a designated dd size like 40mm

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          There are a whole host of laws you may still be running afoul of, the need for rifling, the amount of explosive in projectiles, whatever nebulous nonsense the atf went after when they restricted bear bangers.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >this guy follows gun laws

          lmfao laugh everyone

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          https://i.imgur.com/lljQk3s.jpg

          >Obtain Orion flare gun (they sell these at walmart, once found one at a pawn shop for $5)
          >obtain duct tape and 3/8” pipe
          >wrap pipe with tape until snug in orion barrel
          >you now have a .410 pistol

          I have done this multiple times

          How long do they hold up? How much better off would I be if I just bought the insert?

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    useless, flares can be used strapped to gas or inflammables but useless out of a flare gun or a flare pen launcher

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Good enough in a fight, useless in combat.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    These are hail mary choices for firearms. Probably the last refuge for prohibited persons before they just decide to get a regular firearm, and definitely the first step up from having no firearms at all.
    That said, there's a lot of sub cal inserts available, but you can also buy the 26.5mm to 12 gauge marine flare adapter, then add a 12 gauge to "x" insert. 9mm and .380 fit no problem. I imagine .38/.357 would as well. But my personal opinion is that the best move would be to buy two or three of the .45 colt adapters, load them with four-pellet 000 .410 shells, then lay a strip of scotch tape over them to hold them in place. At least that way, you have faster reloads.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >And then I'll shoot you, with a flaregun, and I'll use a D ration bar and two survival crackers to make smores over the crackling fire that used to be your chest cavity.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I will post this every time it comes up

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sexy.

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine dying being shot by a weapon not meant to be used in combat to begin with
    lol
    lmao even

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's a cheap alternative to NVGs.

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    In combat situations they are useful as signaling devices.
    That is what I'd probably want to limit their role to.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Or any emergency signaling

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i love flare guns

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What model?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        German M1899

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i know it's retarded but would it be legal to fill each chamber with an adapter and make an autistic street sweeper?
    asking for a friend

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      POLSKA GUROM

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I think it may be considered a Destructive device if you use those 37mm beehive adapter rounds in in

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I think you could, it wouldn't be a revolving cylinder shotgun, just an enormous .45 or .22 or whatever. You might want to roll your own inserts, make a rifling button, buy a few water keys and some epoxy, it's pretty easy to do.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Retard you just buy a shitload of .410/.45lc inserts and turn it into a Polish Lady’s Home Companion but .410.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Have you priced those out? I have a bunch, they aren't that cheap. You're already at least 2k into the launcher, might not want to pay for 20 inserts.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            If you’re buying a $2,500 flare gun you can spend the extra $500 on inserts.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >$500 on inserts.
              You still haven't looked up how much they cost and are overestimating how easy they are to make.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Get real loser, if you’re spending that much money on the gun, you can afford the inserts, stop being poor and trying to bubba a $3k flare launcher with bondo and brakelines.

  21. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Depends what you load it with

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      We found Harley Quinn's gun.

  22. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Of course it's better than nothing, a brick is better than nothing, but they bounce off people so if you're around anything that you don't want to burn down, it's not ideal.
    The actual damage is pretty low, but the sudden flash and smoke and burning is shocking and so across all the dozen or so videos I've seen of people getting hit by flares, and the maybe dozen or so accounts I've read past that, it basically always goes the same way, the person shot panics and runs. Shit catching fire isn't some off chance either, every use of a flaregun for violence that I've read about that happened indoors (or on a boat) resulted in a fire, there's a fair bit of selection bias there, but what I'm saying is it's a real possibility.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      A guy i know from an email list i was on just got out of jail a few months back after shooting at his brother-in-law with a flare gun with a .410 shell in it. It was some kind of domestic dispute retardation. I'm kind of annoyed about it because I'm pretty sure he got one after reading about MY flaregun with .410/.45 insert.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://law.justia.com/cases/ohio/first-district-court-of-appeals/2017/c-160263.html

  23. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Seen someone shoot 12 ga minishells out of one of these, bent the frame after a few shots.

  24. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Better than nothing but nearly worthless. With an insert they're actually kinda useful.
    I have fun reloading .45 colt with a lee loader, plus it's a single shot so I'm not tempted to blast away. .22 LR and 12 gauge flare adapter are also handy to have.
    I also installed one of those pic rail rings that are for putting a microdot on a scope. My RMR is a knockoff but it's not like I'm doing anything serious with it.
    I have fun with it. Trigger is absolute ass though. The inserts are a little tight so I may sand down the bases to make them fit better.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      One more thing, because they're removable single shot inserts cleaning them after shooting extra dirty homemade BP is piss easy.

  25. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    CRUDUX CRUO!

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