Custom Chamber Flags for firearms safety

A Chamber Flag is normally a bright yellow piece of plastic that, when inserted into a firearm, indicates a safe weapon to range safety officers and other people around. They are constructed to withstand accidental bolt slamming and most are designed to to stay in the chamber when the bolt is open.

The chamber flag is an essential and cheap tool for increased safety. They are required for 3 Gun and IPSC style shooting and competitions, and are easy to use.

But we all like to customize our guns, and most like to stick morale patches on our gear. Why not use our safety flags for marketing or statements?

Here are a few examples of just that, customized safety flags.

A gun rack at a recent IPSC Rifle competition. There’s some serious gear and optics on that rack, most with customized flags.


You can’t go wrong with a #PEWPEWPEW in your rifle. Except the rifle will never go PEW with the flag in it, and that’s a good thing in this case.


A perfect fit for this rifle and owner.


Below: JP Rifles CTR-02 with Kahles 1-6x and Aimpoint H-2 in a Spuhr mount. The rifle is SAFE!


For some reason this chamber flag has increased in popularity recently.

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The “Beware of blast” from the Top Gun Rifle Team is not bad either.


The “I’m with stupid” below is probably one of the funniest I’ve seen.

At least the poor Range Officer who takes care of this safety flag has an excuse for any mistakes the competitor does…


There’s obviously a lot of room for marketing (or other messages) on these Chamber flags. I’m surprised that this marketing opportunity isn’t used more by companies associated with firearms industry. Who wouldn’t like to be associated with gun safety?

There should be plenty of room to market ammunition, optics, gun cleaning and other accessories.

I actually use a few of these flags to identify different keys and my bags at the luggage conveyor belt at airports, so there’s a use beyond firearms.

The flags on the pictures above are designed and made by “St. Michael“. If you’re interested he can be contacted here:

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Remove Before Zombie Apocalypse

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Zero F*cks Given

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Below is another one, irony at its best. In Sweden there’s an increase in problems with “men” (often in groups) putting their hands and fingers on female body parts – where they do not belong!

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“Police Line – Do Not Cross”

In an attempt to fight these crimes and sexual assaults the Swedish Police started a campaign, where they distribute bracelets to be worn by women with a message to the “men”.

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The text on the bracelet says “#tafsainte” (“Tafsa Inte”)  which translates into “don’t pawn” / “don’t touch”.

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I’m not sure what happens if you don’t wear this excellent crime fighting bracelet, if it’s a message that it’s OK to touch that lady’s ass or breasts?

Of course, someone had to use it as a chamber flag. Hilarious!

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Just met a guy at the range who had this bracelet, he said his wife hadn’t touched him since he started wearing it. So they seem to work.


Do you use a Safety/Chamber Flag on the shooting range yourself?  If not, why?

Any cool examples out there with customized messages or marketing? Show us in the comments below!

You’re also welcome to try to figure out which rifles that are in the top feature image.


Bonus picture. Volvo Cars – Safety first!

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Note the high heels

Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with an European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatic firearms, optics and sound suppressors. Owning the night would be nice too.


  • Harry’s Holsters

    Neat idea! with the right marketing I can see these becoming a very popular item if they are priced right!

    • AK

      The EU Gun ban proceeds go to “Firearms United” fighting fund. It is our European gun owners grass roots lobby in the EU against the idiotic law proposals. Feel free to check them out on Facebook and support if you can.

    • Don

      They are already on the market to purchase, you can customize the saying it says… www at plugrusa dot com

  • free

    The reason of “stop the EU gun ban” is that politicians in Brussels are triying to make new law for prohibit many weapons.
    Its the European way, if somebody assault you sexualy or kill you, you cant self defence your own. But hey,after the crime the politicians will take some pictures with flowers y will say some stupid motto.Realy they want say ” that is middle age Europe and you are our vassals, vassals cant have weapons”

    • free

      Sorry my bad grammar

    • Anonymoose

      Should be just “Stop the EU.” You also left out the part where the Euro pols’ (final) solution to the migrant crisis is to import more illiterate, rapey, unskilled snackbars.

      • AK

        Well, the second act of the migrant crisis is about to begin in Turkey…goodbye Mutti Merkel once that hits.

      • gusto

        Stop the EU?

        the most succesful democratic union/alliance in the history of the world?
        An internal market amongst nations, free travel and exchange of ideas like never before?

        Germany and France and England have NEVER as long as they have been countries in one form or another been at peace.
        YOUR UNITED states even fought yourself

        the problems with the EU are trifle in comparrison to the benefits

        • gunsandrockets

          The problems with EU are trifles in comparison to the benefits?

          The voters of the UK seem to disagree.

          • John Yossarian

            And the voters of the rest of the Europe would Fr-exit, G-exit, too, if they’d be allowed. 57% of EU citizens don’t want the membership.

            But if parasites like Merkel keep letting in the vermin – to eat the substance of and further lower birth rates in productive families – that’ll soon change.

      • DonDrapersAcidTrip

        why don’t shitbirds like you ever just come out as white supremacists instead of hemming and hawing about it

        • Anonymoose

          I don’t have a problem with non-white people or those who follow different religions (in general). I have a problem with people whose religious/political beliefs demand that they kill, rape, and/or enslave me and my family and friends, and also with those who glorify violence and criminality.

          • DonDrapersAcidTrip

            “those who glorify violence”

            and I’m sure you apply this equally to everyone lol

          • John Yossarian

            I’m sure he does apply the character-test equally to everyone.

            Just as sure as I am that you are the actual “racist”, for blinding yourself to the fact that it is migrants committing these crimes.

          • DonDrapersAcidTrip

            “nu uh, YOU’RE the actual racist, because you were first to type out a sentence with the word race in it!!!”

            I have yet to hear someone pull this response who can put more than two seconds into any single thought

        • jonp

          Anonymoose is right or havn’t you been paying attention. The Muslim invasion and destruction of Europe is well under way

          • DonDrapersAcidTrip

            wow I’ve never ever before heard cranky old white men tell of the impending destruction of civiliation from outsiders and kidsthesedays coming any day now. tell me more.

    • gunsandrockets

      Thanks for the explanation. I try to follow gun control news but I’m not up to speed with European developments.

  • John Yossarian

    Self-destroying Swedes couldn’t even put an Arabic “Don’t Touch” on these pathetic bracelets – Still too “racist” to call out the rapists? Or is it simply that these Mussal-“men” are illiterate in even their own language?

    • Anonymoose

      They can’t read Arabic either. lol
      A lot of them are Pakistanis, not Middle Easterners, and almost none of them are literate in any language.

    • Would a “Remove Kebab” chamber flag be illegal?

  • Renegade

    Nifty; gonna have to look into a few of those.

  • BattleshipGrey

    I thought about making my own that says “remove before flight” a while back. I swear someone is monitoring my thoughts sometimes.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Is the “EU Gun Ban” that thing my dad heard about on the internet and now wont stop talking about?

  • Mouldy Squid

    All the competitions I attend, chamber flags are mandatory. One of our guys had some of “tags” made up to go with them. The were red with yellow writing: “Remove Before Fight”, and looked just like miniature versions of the large “Remove Before Flight” tags you see on aircraft.

    • I have safety wraps for my reserve parachutes (to protect the rip.cord grip in transit or on the ground) that have red & white REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT tags on them. Last thing I do before JMPI is take them off. 😉

  • PeterK

    “Remove Before Flight” would be fun in red. Or drop the L.

    • Paul Joly

      “Remove before welding the chamber” is the one EU council chose.

      • AK

        No worries. It is a compromise we can live with. The Commission started with “Remove”, but we fought it successfully.

    • SGT Fish

      I want one that say “remove before FIGHT”

    • Rooftop Voter

      I have a “Remove To Arm-Lau 10 A/A” red streamer for my chamber flag for the 50 cal and the chamber is held open with an old case that I drilled to hold a key ring so the flag stays with the case. Tried to load a picture but it measured 3.3 MB or something so it would not take. Using it since 2009.

  • Brocus

    That’s quite a bit of politics for a non-political blog.

  • yodamiles

    How about “Safe-Space” flag. XD

    • Anonymoose

      Makes sense. In the hands of a normal, morally-upstanding person, an AR does make a space safer.

      • AK

        Not with one of those flags. 😉

  • Anonymous

    Is it still to soon to put a “No daddy no” flag on an RJF AR as the chamber flag?

    • Dan

      Lol, yeah probably a little too soon still.

  • iksnilol

    “tafsa inte” can be more accurately translated as “don’t grope”.

    • Anonymoose

      But the answer is always “rape.”

      • iksnilol

        Wait, wut?


    Awesome idea! We are starting to see so many cool custom accessories for firearms. The customs accessories segment of the industry is growing exponentially. Let’s face it, we love to accessorize.

  • Disarmed in CA

    Oh EU, I thought at first it said “stop the FU gun ban” and was looking for a US flag

  • Don

    You can get custom ones made here www dot plugrusa dot com

  • iksnilol
    • John Yossarian

      If you’ve assimilated to Western Civilization, then the Islamists don’t see you as a Muslim anymore. They’d kill you as an apostate as soon as they could, as most of their worst terror has been Muslim-on-Muslim and in those regions they control. You have even more to lose from this invasion than anyone else.

      I know you as one of the most intelligent contributors on this forum, and so my encouragement for you to breed stands! Find that intelligent Muslim woman, and bang them out. In fact, Muslims assimilable to Civilization are the best way to defeat Islamism, and to defeat the fear of all Muslims that comes in their wake.

      When you – or your parents – joined Civilization, you didn’t just remove one “point” from Evil’s scoreboard. You also added one to ours. And we desperately need more points in this War of the Worlds, if Western Civilization is going to avoid a Second Dark Age or if it will even survive.

      • iksnilol

        I wouldn’t really consider myself assimilated to Western culture. I am from the East. But close enough, I coexist.

        At best I am a filthy commie (technically socialist due to Norway and ex-Yu both being socialist but my point stands). At worst I am to be considered a dangerous bearded Terry. Awkward situation, isn’t it? 😛

        • John Yossarian

          I don’t envy you one bit! But didn’t you hear that the East already tried Socialism, that it failed, and that it murdered 94 million people before giving up?

          Anyways – If you’re gainfully employed, I don’t see how you can stay Socialist for very long. Does a farmer love the rats in his grain silo?

          Hopefully the oil money doesn’t spoil you Norwegians too long with “Free Socialism” as it has others. A decidedly market and merit-based Norway could rescue the rest of the Nordic countries by shining example.

          • iksnilol

            Nononono, those were filthy godless commies. Norway is socialist democratic, which works amazingly well, just like in the rest of Scandinavia.

            I am employed. I don’t mind taxes if they actually benefit me. For the taxes to feed bloated military budgets, that isn’t really a benefit for me. For them to pay for my healthcare, partly retirement and other benefits, I’ll gladly pay taxes.

            You really don’t understand how Norway works, do you? We do have a free market, it is just that the government also has its own companies that coexist with the other companies. Norway has been pretty smart with oil money, they’re only allowed to spend 4% of that years profits. Rest goes into savings and developing other forms of revenue (due to oil one day inevitably going dry, they’re prepared).

            Also, I do find the rats in the grain silo metaphor funny considering I am also a farmer.

  • 22winmag

    I’m going to stick with fired brass chamber flags.

    It reminds you to constantly inspect your spent brass and primer strikes.

  • jonp

    I want one that says “don’t run, you’ll only die tired”