Fireworks For Weapons Training

Baret Fawbush posted this on instagram.  He uses fireworks to elevate his stress level while engaging steel targets. I think this is rather clever. Albeit, there is always an element of danger when handling or using fireworks. There is a risk of catching one of those in the face. But he is wearing eye and ear protection. For raising one’s solo training, the use of fireworks as an opposing force’s weapon, seems rather effective. Yes, we all know fireworks are nothing like firearms. However other than playing airsoft or simunition games that require another live individual as an opponent, this offers a shooter something random to react to and you don’t need a friend to help stand down range of live fire.


Nicholas C

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  • TheNotoriousIUD

    He’ll be ready for those punk-a** neighborhood kids come next 4th of July.

  • patrickiv

    Damn that looks fun.

  • Jeff Smith

    I can think of about a dozen reasons why this is a horrible idea.

    I really want to try it.

    • Ajax

      That was my general reaction. Double the last phrase.

  • Grindstone50k

    Damn, I just used up my last two roman candles.

    • Tassiebush

      Was it in an awesome Roman candle duel?

      • Grindstone50k

        No, we’re not 15.

  • USMC03Vet

    This guy a spetsnaz?

    That’s something you’d see in a spetsnaz video…

  • Bob

    Just don’t put the fireworks on your head to light them.

  • Ajax

    Baret Fawbush is the man. And too darn motivational.

  • Tassiebush

    That looks like so much fun! It’d be such a giggle!

  • KFeltenberger

    This guy is a moron and will be used by the antis as a bludgeon against those of us who use a bit of sanity in our training.

  • Sianmink

    as long as you’re wearing decent clothing, eye protection, and a paintball mask if you really want to (I’d also wear a hat, because I don’t want my gorgeous hair burnt off) I don’t see a lot of danger here.