Shotshell fired from flare pistol

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

I must admit I have wanted to see what would happen (I know what would happen but I wanted to see it 😉 ). The internet does not disappoint:

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Steve Johnson

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  • Bert or Ernie Bert or Ernie on Aug 22, 2010

    I was curious what would happen too... Scary stuff. For anyone who got any ideas from that video just remember just because you might get away with doing it once doesn't mean it didn't fatigue the barrel so the next shot may very well kill you. Don't do it, and if you get curious put a magnum shell in a rifle and shoot it one handed and see how it feels.

  • Michael Hart Michael Hart on Mar 03, 2011

    Hey ya'll, I was the idiot that actually did this. You just need to bore out the "bore" a little. I still think if I wrapped hose clamps around it that it might actually puncture the milkjug. Its still going to explode, but I figured it might give it more ummpph behind the slug. I suppose thats not the point of this blog, but either way.