Flare guns, also known as ‘Very pistols,’ are plastic, brightly-colored guns that shoot flares intended for making signals, not for offensive or defensive use. Flare guns are shot directly into the sky to reveal the exact position of the user.
According to section 4488 of the Revised Statutes of the United States, 46 U.S.C. 481 and under section 5 of the federal boat safety act of 1971, Public Law 92-75, 46 U.S.C. 1454, flare guns used as signaling devices on watercraft and other marine vehicles are not required to be registered.
Types of Flare Guns
Kinds of Flare Guns include the following:
German flare guns
German flare guns have zinc construction typical of German engineering. They feature ribbed Bakelite grips, markings, and safety features. They are mechanically sound and built to last a lifetime.
Czech flare guns
Czech flare guns work with most standard 26.5 caliber flares. They feature quick hook flaps, ergonomically-designed handles, and leather carry pouches. Some models come with heavy-duty document pouches and carry straps.
Choosing Flare Guns (Buying tips)
Usage: If you plan to go on a boating trip, choose a 26.5 millimeter German signal pistol because it shoots bright flares that would be easily noticed above the water.