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

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by 9 m&m, Mar 24, 2004.

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  1. 9 m&m

    9 m&m Member

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    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:
     
  2. Preacherman

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    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:
     
  3. 9 m&m

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    Preacherman,
    I said I defiantly would NOT try it.:)
     
  4. Dr.Rob

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    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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