Dragon Breath At Night

Destin and his team from Smarter Every Day took Dragon’s Breath into the woods and videoed it with a variety of cameras.

Apparently Dragons Breath is loaded with particulated Zirconium, which is easily ignited. Zirconium has a wide variety of uses, including the nuclear industry, and is used along with the likes of Magnesium and Aluminum in fireworks. A Dragons Breath round essentially a firework launched from a 12 gauge barrel šŸ™‚



Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


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  • Erik

    Video isn’t showing up for me.

  • Ben

    I don’t know if it’s just me, but the video isn’t showing.

  • wild thunder 02

    The video link is broken there is nothing there

  • I am not sure but I tried to load the page and the video did not show up. I refreshed the page a few times and still nothing. Is it just me????

  • Under Chrome there’s a blank space when I right click “Movie Not Loaded” is shown in grey.
    Under IE I get a grey sided rectangle and little red X box in the top left corner.
    Is this the video? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwhCygmhbCg
    When I view your source it shows http://www.youtube.com/v/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwhCygmhbCg&feature=player_profilepage&hl=en&fs=1&
    I think you want to delete the http://www.youtube.com/v/ part at the start.

  • gunslinger

    Steve, is there supposed to be an embedded video? If so, it’s not visible. I’ve looked in Firefox, IE and Chrome.

    thanks

  • Tom

    For those who remember using flash bulbs when taking photos, weren’t the the flash bulbs filled with a glob of zirconium wire that made the flash?

  • Foetus

    Firing those things from a AA-12 would be like a VERY expensive flamethrower šŸ˜€

  • Gunship Cowboy

    Zirconium is one of the reactive metals, along with magnesium, aluminum and titanium. All of them will burn if ignited by an ignition source of high enough temperature. These types of fires are extremely difficult to extinguish. Using water is useless, as it flashes to steam upon contact. The fire usually has to be smothered with sand to cut off the oxygen supply and then usually it will continue to burn until all of the metal (fuel) is consumed. One of the best ways to prevent the fires is to not machine the material, i.e. create small particles which provide more reactive surface area.

    Since titanium is reactive, why did Ruger use a titanium firing pin in their new SR1911? I’d be interested to know if a pierced primer would burn hot enough to ignite the titanium firing pin. Did Ruger test this potential failure mechanism? Has anyone in the firearms industry tested this failure mechanism? Is it possible or am I just paranoid?

  • David

    This would RULE for home defense. When you light someone up, you light someone up. Imagine the deterrent factor of a burning man running from your house in the middle of the night. Here in the Southwest, outdoor uses would have huge grass fire potential.

  • JonMac

    Very pretty, but I still have no idea what practical application DB rounds might have.

  • Derek

    David, if you fired that in your house, you’d certainly start a fire!

  • Kate

    @Foetus

    If I remember well, you’re not supposed to shoot DB from an auto-shotgun, because it’s likely to malfunction and end badly. You’re supposed to use them in pump shotguns.
    But like I said, that’s if I remember well. In which case, it wouldn’t be good for use with the AA-12.

  • chairman mow

    Certainly not for indoor home protection. Flaming burgler=burned down house.

    What does the inside of the barrel look like after shooting a few of these?

  • Nice! Cool ! Beautiful ! …but it isn’t too smart to shoot this in the forest, is it?

  • David
    What if in home defense scenario you use this ammo and…miss the bad guy…what you’ll have is a burning house šŸ™

  • Try to shoot a duck with this and you’ll have cooked ducks dropping from the sky . One shot and the meal is ready:):):)

  • Chrontius

    I believe they’re marketed as a signaling round, much like flares or smoke grenades.

  • Wosiu

    @JonMac

    It is perfect for home defense in case of attack of werewolf or bigfoot.

    BTW, look at this, at the and of clip:

  • don dallas

    No, Titanium does not burn…

  • Jake

    Don Dallas, Titanium does burn, that is why machining it is very tricky, the actual milling can get it started on fire, and there is no putting it out.

  • Texas Jack

    Sorry Mr. Dallas, but Titanium (Ti) most certainly does burn. The ignition temperature is fairly high, and of course the larger the piece, the harder it is to ignite (fine powder easier, ingot harder). Burning Ti produces heavy clouds of TiO2, a fine white powder, which is, incidentally, the base for white paint. If a bar of Ti or Ti-based alloy ignites, the correct response is to cut the bar ahead of the ignition point and move it away from the burning section, which is then allowed to burn itself up. Attempting to put the fire out is a waste of time and money, and can be very dangerous.

  • TATim

    “Since titanium is reactive, why did Ruger use a titanium firing pin in their new SR1911? Iā€™d be interested to know if a pierced primer would burn hot enough to ignite the titanium firing pin. Did Ruger test this potential failure mechanism? Has anyone in the firearms industry tested this failure mechanism? Is it possible or am I just paranoid?”

    @Gunship Cowboy, titanium reacts with oxygen to form titanium dioxide at something like 1200 degrees celcius (in air). It isn’t going to burst into flames any time soon and I would stake my house on the fact that somebody will have considered that possibility before going ahead with the design.

  • That is pretty cool. I’m going to do some searching to see if I can buy that around me.

  • Woqabalud

    Happy New Year šŸ™‚
    Sorry, if not the topic … but …
    Interestingly , synchronization of music and videos!
    This is equivalent?
    UFO. Travel in Space. UFOEVE Travel 1