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Flare guns for defense

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by JimBean, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. JimBean

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cWROn6d40I"]Firearms Facts Episode 16: Flare Guns For Defense Part 2 - YouTube[/ame]
     
  2. 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.

    Deaf
     


  3. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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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.
     
  4. DonD

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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
     
  5. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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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.
     
  6. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    I'd assume the flare gun is for people who don't have a choice, like DC residents or New Yorkers.
     
  7. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    Since they add the adapter and make it a regular firearm, what would that do Bren?
     
  8. skeeter7

    skeeter7 Brass Vulture

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    "We had one flyer, but for a defensive waepon, whaddayawant?" :rofl:

    It's a single shot flare gun. You have a flyer, you're dead. Hahaha! These guys are too funny.
     
  9. Fear Night

    Fear Night NRA Life Member

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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.
     
  10. sourdough44

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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.
     
  11. jbailey8

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    Shoot flares out of it.



    posted using Outdoor Hub Campfire
     
  12. WiskyT

    WiskyT Malcontent

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    If that insert isn't rifled, it might not even be a "regular" firearm.
     
  13. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    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.
     
  14. ZombieJoe

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    This guy would fit right in on Duck Dynasty.
     
  15. jakebrake

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    is it the optimal choice? no.

    is it a hell of a lot better than nothing?:upeyes:

    it's basically a 12 guage tracer round. and i don't think i'd want to take one in the face.
     
  16. JimBean

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    [​IMG]

    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.
     
  17. JDSTG58

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    Flare guns work great for defense if your afraid of the dark............
     
  18. wrenrj1

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    Why does "Squeal like a pig" come to mind...