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Veritas_223
04-10-2006, 2:49 PM
:confused: Ok, I got one of these from Traders awhile back with some flares

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/cb/cb.asp?a=217633

Question is I want to test fire a flare to make sure it works. Is there any legal restrictions on shooting a flare?

Thanks

V

stevie
04-10-2006, 2:53 PM
Might be a good idea not to fire one off in your backyard or at approaching aircraft. :D Sorry could not help it.

jmgray
04-10-2006, 7:59 PM
I've been sailing at night outside the gate, its pretty common to hear someone get on the radio to warn nearby boats that they are going to practice shooting a flare. I dunno about the restrictions on land, but if you have access to a boat and warn people that you are not trying signal an emergancy...

socalguns
04-10-2006, 10:17 PM
I think the fireworks prohibition applies on land.
If you want to test, shoot in your pool? Otherwise go for sea.

xenophobe
04-10-2006, 10:21 PM
Do NOT shoot one over water. Doing so is a false emergency, and could get you into a LOT of trouble... From what I have been told, it is a felony.

Find a nice deserted spot off I-5 or something.

socalguns
04-10-2006, 10:23 PM
Not over, into. Dive dive dive

Mr.RoDiN
04-10-2006, 10:23 PM
HAH i was just about to say that!!!! DO NOT SHOOT IN WATER!!! Oh god those things are pretty loud too. It kicks like a 12 guage. A buddy of mine actually tried shooting it horizontally and the damn flare landed on the groundl. Almost started a fire. They are fun to have. I dont know about the legality though. Just please be careful!!!

socalguns
04-10-2006, 10:33 PM
Here is something about legality (mostly federal)
http://37mm.com/legal/

Basically, if you've got the wrong kind of ammo, its a destructive device.

Mr.RoDiN
04-10-2006, 10:51 PM
Here is something about legality (mostly federal)
http://37mm.com/legal/

Basically, if you've got the wrong kind of ammo, its a destructive device.


I think he was talking about the (handgun) type H&K 26.5 mm flare gun.

socalguns
04-10-2006, 11:46 PM
Yes he was, and I understood that from the beginning :)