Should I buy a flare gun?

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by TheHunter100, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. TheHunter100

    TheHunter100 New Member

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    Im thinking about getting a flare gun to add to my hunting survival kit. I dont know if I should get one or not, would I really need it if in a survival situation?
     
  2. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    I'd probably look at getting a strobe or a personal locator beacon.

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  3. jjfuller1

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    hmm kinda depends on what type of situation your are in... i would say if it seems like a good idea to you and helps you sleep better at night add it. i doubt you would be upset that you have it. i bet you would be more upset if you needed it and didnt have it.
     
  4. CourtJester

    CourtJester Well-Known Member

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    I got one.
    More just because the guy at work only wanted ten bucks for it and a few flares and it is a gun I didn't already have. I haven't shot it yet though. I'll take it to a lake at night and pop on off when I go to Michigan though just to say I shot it.
     
  5. Scratchammo

    Scratchammo New Member

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    I have one. It's also used for ducks, deer, squirrels, rabbits, people, & evil robots. It's a pump action & holds 6.
     
  6. TheHunter100

    TheHunter100 New Member

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    Evil robots?
     
  7. jon1992d

    jon1992d New Member

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    I got one for $40 to take with me on a hunting trip in north canada. I love it. I went on cheaper than dirt and picked up a 22 conversion kit for it that slides into the barrel to make it shoot .22. Great buy!
     
  8. TheHunter100

    TheHunter100 New Member

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    I could get a 12 guage flare gun for $60
     
  9. jon1992d

    jon1992d New Member

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    Sounds like a good deal to me! They are deffinetly fun to shoot and they are good to have. If your ever lost anywere in the world a flare gun can definetly change the odds of survival in you favor!
     
  10. Scratchammo

    Scratchammo New Member

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    Misunderstood?
     
  11. TheHunter100

    TheHunter100 New Member

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    Understood. lol
     
  12. TheHunter100

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  13. trip286

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    If I "get lost" chances are its because I don't want to be found!

    But, if you do want to be located, I think I would carry everything mentioned, all are useful, all have advantages and disadvantages, and all are relatively lightweight and don't take up too much space.