probaly another stupid question.........


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9 m&m
March 24, 2004, 05:23 PM
This is probaly stupid, but I was reading about a flare gun (12 gauge) and they said the chamber is too short to shoot regular 12 gauge ammo, this may be a dumb idea but could they possibly fire the Aguila Mini-shells??? Ya know they are so much lower pressured than regular ammo. I am definitely not going to try it but I would just like to know. Thanks. :rolleyes:

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Preacherman
March 24, 2004, 05:27 PM
Very bad idea - the flare guns are not stressed for the pressures of regular ammo (the flare basically bounces up the bore - there isn't a tight pressure seal). Also, you may hit legal troubles: a flare gun is sold without an FFL being required, as it's not a firearm. Make it into one, and the ATFE is going to take an unhealthy interest in you... :uhoh:

9 m&m
March 24, 2004, 08:10 PM
Preacherman,
I said I defiantly would NOT try it.:)

Dr.Rob
March 24, 2004, 08:19 PM
BOOM!

However, some flare guns are sold with a solid capsicum round (a wad of pepper?) for use against bears.

I'd say you'd likely be committing some sort of illegal act by doing so... and even if not, it's a good way to join the Darwin club.

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