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A thread on "the other place" got me thinking back to my college days. Had an old 870 that I kept loaded with 3 12ga signal flares, followed by 00Buck for the rest of the magazine.
Now admittedly, I only had to draw the weapon once, and never had to fire it, so I never really found out....
Will the signal flares sold at wally world or most hunting/boating stores actually penetrate clothing, and better yet, the human body?

I know they burn around 1700+ degrees if I remember correctly, so I'd think it would be like a really hot knife through butter, but again, I'm probably wrong.
 

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If they did penatrate it would instantly cauterize any wound so no blood or deep injury, The whole reasion of home defence is to stop them. I have shot a few of these flares in 12Ga and in 37mm I would not think it would cause much dammage at all. They do come out with some force and it would hurt like hell but its not going to penatrate I sure would not want to get hit with one... especially in 37mm that would be like a brick.
 

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fatcat said:
If they did penatrate it would instantly cauterize any wound so no blood or deep injury, The whole reasion of home defence is to stop them. I have shot a few of these flares in 12Ga and in 37mm I would not think it would cause much dammage at all. They do come out with some force and it would hurt like hell but its not going to penatrate I sure would not want to get hit with one... especially in 37mm that would be like a brick.
Cauterization would kind of be the part of it I like...

Yes, I'm a sick SOB.
 

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other than 3rd degree burns and the smell of burnt flesh its hard to tell - the projectile doesnt weigh enough or have a high enough velocity i would imagine


maybe we put together some funds and send some over to the boxotruth.com for them to document?
 

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damn Bham - u didnt waste anytime getting this over to the boxotruth! :lol:
 

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Nose Nuggets said:
did the likelyhood of burning down the house your trying to protect calculate in to this master plan?
:)


halon ftw!!!!
 

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sorry, I cant seem to save the video to post it on here, but I just found this video today.

Warning, I have no idea what will come up on the ad's at the top of the page...
You have been warned...

Link deleted....

If this retard lived it must not be to bad..
 

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Yes a flare can kill you.

Ages ago in a thread at OT on guns and weapons and shit I'd posted a link to an FBI forensics report toward wounds made via various weapons and one was a pic with detail toward a flare gun killing. It was ugly and looked like it hurt.
I'll try to find info on as much later tonight and post it here.

That guy in the video is an idiot.
Why do people get drunk on boats and why do people put guns to their head?

Update:
Damn, I can't find the reference at the FBI site.
As well I swore off NASIOC and won't break my promise to myself so I can't go back there either. :\
Anyway I swear I've seen it and the report does exist. I wouldn't depend on a flare gun for self defense although if it came down to that and nothing byut knuckles then yes I'd run with it.

- Janq
 

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Janq said:
Yes a flare can kill you.

Ages ago in a thread at OT on guns and weapons and shit I'd posted a link to an FBI forensics report toward wounds made via various weapons and one was a pic with detail toward a flare gun killing. It was ugly and looked like it hurt.
I'll try to find info on as much later tonight and post it here.

That guy in the video is an idiot.
Why do people get drunk on boats and why do people put guns to their head?

Update:
Damn, I can't find the reference at the FBI site.
As well I swore off NASIOC and won't break my promise to myself so I can't go back there either. :\
Anyway I swear I've seen it and the report does exist. I wouldn't depend on a flare gun for self defense although if it came down to that and nothing byut knuckles then yes I'd run with it.

- Janq

dont be so hard on yourself - i did a fair amount of searchin also, couldnt find sqwat

i got a call into my uncle, he can query the fbi db and see what turns up, though i cant expect a speedy turn around
 

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btw janq - i havent been followin "as teh worlds turns in t3h ot" but what set u off?


i have read some of ur posts at teh other place too - just curious, no harm - no foul
 

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He's following my lead.

i will admit that t3h ot has gone way down hill rather quickly lately

its not nearly as entertaining or interesting as it once was saddly enough
 

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Thats pretty much it MMC.

No single item is a cause while my taking a break from there has been long over due.
I'll be back I suppose some day...just not tomorrow.
Besides how many times can one say the same thing to the same folks about the same stuff and folks make like hey I've never heard that B4?1!?
It's like playing ping pong with retards.

Rather than bellyache and complain about it in OT or elsewhere I'm just going to apply more time to extracurricular activities that actually make a difference, like Gunatics and I'm taking on a new challenge IRL with a community group I'm involved with and enjoy.
My past OT related time & energy will be reapplied here and there.

- Janq
 

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well congrats then - at least i wont miss the janq articles that i like so much



but i completely understand where your coming fromt3h ot is much like beating your head against a brick wall
 

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fatcat said:
sorry, I cant seem to save the video to post it on here, but I just found this video today.

Warning, I have no idea what will come up on the ad's at the top of the page...
You have been warned...

hXXp://poststuff5.entensity.net/021607/media.php?media=flare.wmv

If this retard lived it must not be to bad..

link you used comes up as containing a virus HTML/TrojanClicker.Agent.A
 
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