Dual Wielding Roman Candle Cannons

These guys used roman candles and strapped them to one guy’s arms. It is a pretty cool display of fireworks used as firearms.


They experimented with hand held versions in part one and part two of their video.

Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

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  • Vhyrus

    I cannot think of a more enjoyable way to lose one’s hands.

  • Anomanom

    They told me I could be anything i wanted, so i became an ant-aircraft gun.

  • Kelly Jackson

    I think a couple of these in the hands of law enforcement and we could burn out all the roaches in Bodymore, Murderland in an matter of hours.

  • Bill

    Johnny Knoxville? Nonetheless, with the right shielding, nomex flightsuit and eye/earpro, I’d probably do it.

  • glorypyro

    sure darwin awards and all that but as a licensed pyrotechnican I hate such displays

    especially taping them up together, just holding a tube like that can change the pressure inside and get something stuck

    there is a reason to why we set up tubes like that in boxes with some leeway (even if we make a battery.

    and you always have a chance of a fizzle or a delayed reaction.

    safe distance, preferably remote controlled, if you gotta dud wait 20 minutes and then drench it in water

    • iksnilol

      “safe distance, preferably remote controlled, if you gotta dud wait 20 minutes and then drench it in water”

      Or, Or throw a firecracker on it?

      • Bill

        Yeah, technically, that firecracker would be a “disruptor.” Or blow it apart with a shotgun. Actually, have someone you don’t like blow it apart with a shotgun, just in case.

        • iksnilol

          I like your line of thinking.

    • Dan

      Then you would have hated my small town on the 4th of July.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Living in the country do have its advantages.

  • kbroughton77

    I want to call these guys stupid, but thus was totally me in my high school/college years…

  • Jared

    I would totally read the armsonfireblog

  • H.C.

    This is nothing new, we were doing this in the late 80′-90’s as kids. Roman candles make great rifles, and mortars make great 203’s. Never had any injuries to all those who are nervously adultiing in the comments

    • Dan

      Same, we ran around shooting mortars at each other because the roman candles and bottle rocketd sucked. Kids still do it. And no one is banning fireworks where i live 4 out of the 5 city council own/operate fireworks stands during the 4th of July. Play stupid games win stupid prizes, but we don’t blame anything or anyone for us getting hurt doing stupid things

  • Jamie Clemons

    Not your average 12 ball roman candles.

  • Mog

    Old news, the youth were using these in battles on Ealing Commom in London in 50/60s. With some injuries …..

  • Lance

    Pls stop people like these who use fireworks dangerously keep giving ammo to the nanny staters who also want to ban fireworks like they do guns. Quit promoting them!

  • The Brigadier

    I heard they were pretty good at taking out drones.

  • noob

    In 1983 Brisbane, Australia inventor J. Mike O’Dwyer invented a way to stack bullets in a barrel with an obdurating seal between each propellant charge and the next bullet such that when the bullet at the front of the stack was fired by electrical priming the remaining bullets would not fire but wait to be set off by command. This means that the Metal Storm weapon system could achieve single accurate shots or automatic fire rates of over a million rounds per minute. Since the only moving part is the bullet the barrels stuffed with projectiles could be stacked in arrays to throw a literal wall of lead downrange. The charges that power each projectile were tuned so that although each bullet in the stack had a different effective barrel length to travel every bullet would hit the same point of aim from the first bullet in the stack facing a short barrel to the last bullet that has to travel the space occupied by the bullets that were ahead of it.

    The Chinese government offered O’Dwyer $100million to relocate to China and take the technology with him but he refused.

    Unfortunately there was never much institutional support for MetalStorm in the west. Reloads are essentially spare barrels and are not cheap. In 2012 O’Dwyer’s company went in to voluntary administration.

    Perhaps his patents will be quietly bought up by a defense giant and we will see the technology again one day. I hope we don’t see it from the wrong end.