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Old 02-11-2013, 19:25   #1
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Flare guns for defense

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Old 02-11-2013, 20:14   #2
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Miyamoto Musashi, "In short, the Way of the Ichi school is the spirit of winning, whatever the weapon and whatever its size."

It's not the gun, or knife, or club, or even 'flare gun'.

You are the weapon, all else is incidental.

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Old 02-11-2013, 22:32   #3
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:29   #4
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I always like the goofy stuff these guys do, it's fun and interesting.
I kinda winced seeing him stand so close to the 1/2" wood when shooting it with the flare, though.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:15   #5
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:27   #6
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Although there is a lot of chatter on the internet about something non standard causing legal problems, I'd wonder about that in this case.

Police use conventional firearms and from a legal standpoint (I'm certainly no lawyer), I'd think you wouldn't want to try a flare gun. Don
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:43   #7
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Why would you want to carry an overly large, unsighted, single shot pistol in 45 long colt or 410?

Albeit flares work well as bear deterrents.


Also, dumb of them to advocate #4 bird shot in 410 as a legitimate SD loading.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:53   #8
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Although there is a lot of chatter on the internet about something non standard causing legal problems, I'd wonder about that in this case.

Police use conventional firearms and from a legal standpoint (I'm certainly no lawyer), I'd think you wouldn't want to try a flare gun. Don
I'd assume the flare gun is for people who don't have a choice, like DC residents or New Yorkers.
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Since they add the adapter and make it a regular firearm, what would that do Bren?
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"We had one flyer, but for a defensive waepon, whaddayawant?"

It's a single shot flare gun. You have a flyer, you're dead. Hahaha! These guys are too funny.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:38   #11
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Horrible personal defense gun. Even more horrible with .410 bird shot.

I do think that .45LC/.410 insert would make excellent company with a survival kit. Flare to help get found, and the .410 for hunting small game.
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Old 02-12-2013, 13:38   #12
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The flare gun would go well with the can of wasp spray as defensive tools. If that's what you have, that's what you use.
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Since they add the adapter and make it a regular firearm, what would that do Bren?
Shoot flares out of it.



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Since they add the adapter and make it a regular firearm, what would that do Bren?
If that insert isn't rifled, it might not even be a "regular" firearm.
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If that insert isn't rifled, it might not even be a "regular" firearm.
Shotguns are not required to be rifled to be considered firearms...


Secondly, every one of the ones I found on the Internet clearly says installation into a flaregun constitutes making it a firearm.
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is it the optimal choice? no.

is it a hell of a lot better than nothing?

it's basically a 12 guage tracer round. and i don't think i'd want to take one in the face.
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Old 02-12-2013, 18:03   #18
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The flare gun to pistol conversion brings to mind the world war 2 liberator pistol concept. A single shot pistol that was a last resort.
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Old 02-12-2013, 18:53   #19
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Flare guns work great for defense if your afraid of the dark............
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Why does "Squeal like a pig" come to mind...
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Old 02-12-2013, 21:14   #23
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Goofy guys, interesting topic

I've got the same 12 ga. Flare gun, but somehow mine doesn't create quite as much recoil as these guys experienced

Just sayin
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Old 02-12-2013, 21:43   #24
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is it the optimal choice? no.

is it a hell of a lot better than nothing?

it's basically a 12 guage tracer round. and i don't think i'd want to take one in the face.
Someone last year took a flare to the face.

http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2012/...ith-flare-gun/


and in the neck
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/11/14...ith-flare-gun/

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Old 02-13-2013, 05:45   #25
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Ouch! Hope he recovered.

"Flare guns are not considered firearms in the state of California."
Are they now?
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