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Old January 23, 2013, 01:55 AM   #1
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This is a must have...

Check out this .22lr conversion insert for flare guns. I can see keeping this with a flare gun with a few rounds of ammo, either with your Hiking gear, or in your boat etc...

http://www.kennesawcannon.com/subcaliberinsert.php
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Old January 23, 2013, 02:11 AM   #2
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Looks like an interesting device. This is certainly a single shot type scenario for emergencies only. I can see something like this in an emergency kit (where else would you put a flare gun). If you were out in the sticks and you needed something to take small game, it would probably be ideal. I certainly hope it would never have to be used in a self-defense scenario... I would probably stick with the flare rather than count on a single shot of .22 LR. It might be cool if they could make it in .22 Mag or even a center fire pistol round.
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Old January 23, 2013, 02:13 AM   #3
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Funny you should say that... just found one .45 LC / 410
http://www.cannonfuse.com/store/pc/-...tol-p11834.htm
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Old January 23, 2013, 02:35 AM   #4
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I could see a .45 long colt or .410 as a defensive cartridge. The single shot nature of the gun is still a concern, but I guess it is better than clubbing an attacker with a flare gun! I would hope to have a real gun with a bit more fire power in any place I might have a flare gun. National parks now allow concealed carry, but I know firearm laws get pretty dicey on international waters. I certainly would not want to fend off any pirates with a single shot weapon!
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Old January 23, 2013, 05:01 AM   #5
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but I know firearm laws get pretty dicey on international waters
I understood there were no laws prohibiting armed private vessels on international waters?
(Perhaps a bit off topic, but considering it's a flare gun conversion...)
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Old January 23, 2013, 10:45 AM   #6
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Those are interesting, althoug I imagine the accuracy is not great. Just don't forget to pay the $200 AOW tax stamp to the ATF so you don't end up in prison.

http://www.atf.gov/firearms/guides/i...#flare-inserts
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Old January 23, 2013, 11:14 AM   #7
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If you just stay at sea, maybe you are ok - but many ports and countries will bust you harshly with a weapon.

And if you think you are going to fight off pirates with a 22 - good luck.

Also, the legality sounds really funny to me.
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