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Where to buy 37MM ammo (Flares)?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by markdneck, Oct 5, 2012.

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  1. markdneck

    markdneck Member

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    I just bought a spiffy looking 37MM Flare Launcher. I live in a rural part of Louisiana and I use flare guns for fireworks; 4th of July, New Years, Mardi Gras (of course), etc. I have used 12ga flares and I have a 26.5 flare gun but have heard that the 37MM flares are much more colorful and are larger. Is this true? Much difference? I also would like to find where to buy the flares. I see $12 each ads on line. I can buy 26.5 flares doe $3 or $4 each and the 12ga ones you get in Walmart are even cheaper.

    Suggestions? Someonhe said gun shows have them sometimes. True.
     
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    Firequest.com, ammunitiontogo.com, and americanspecialtyammo.com off the top of my head. But if you're a reloader, you can reload 37mm as well. And there are adapters so you can fire 12g flares out of a 37mm launcher.
     
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    Welcome to THR!

    For 37mm flares, the sites already recommended are good places to go. However, to really get the most out of the launcher (not to mention save a ton of money), reloading is the way to go.
     
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    Wow... just wow. I don't think I will be getting into 37/40mm flare lauchers. Stick with my nice cheap 26.5mm thank you.
     
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    Holy smoke! That is gnarly. I think that I'll pass.
     
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    I picked up a RPB mod. about 18 years ago. I bought some flares & some load your own rounds. The flares worked fine, all 10 of them at $2.50 ea. The load your own Rd.s DID NOT COME WITH ANY INSTRUCTIONS AT ALL! I called & was told over the phone to use blackpowder & 209 S.G.primers ! That's all! As they were made of plastic & I had been reloading for some years,I decided to look into it more before I did! I am really glad I did! Traded the load your own stuff away . Cleaned F.L.& put it up. After those pic's I will only buy from rep.dealer & I will not load my own until I can do so safely & that means more than just talking to a dealer on the phone. Thanks for posting this infomation it may save someone body parts or their life!
     
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    That is horrible! MUST be careful with these things!!
     
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    I used to be able to get them from the Pawn Shop at 9th and Quicy in Topeka, Kansas. (its also a bail bond place)
     
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