22 members attended the flare demo put on by John Brewster of CPS
and Chris Foster of the Club. Like any emergency
procedure, it is good to actually do it when not under
the stress of an actual emergency. The first thing I
noticed firing my flare gun was the kick, didn’t expect
that. I hope this will be an annual spring event and I
encourage all to participate. I still have old flares if you
and foremost, the flare gun needs to be treated like a firearm.
1) NEVER POINT THE FLARE GUN
AT ANYTHING OR ANYONE. Keep your hand away
from the front of the barrel.
2) Finger OFF THE TRIGGER
until your ready to fire it.
3) Be sure you are aware of
the direction of the barrel and the flare at all times.
Although it's not illegal to
carry expired flares, they don't count as legally required
flares and as seen at the demo, they MAY fire, but may
not perform as required or expected.
couple of 7 year old 12 gage Twin Star flares I used all fired, many
of the hand held did not.