Personally I don't think the benefit of a flare gun and flares would be great enough to justify the weight in the pack for me. In most of the scenarios I have run through where I would bug out a flare gun wouldn't do me any good, in fact its use would probably be detrimental.Or have I been watching too many movies? What do you think? If so what kind?
Your right, I did some quick research and they were issued to aircrew and special forces. They seem to be fairly collectable too. My kit has 6 of the 7 flares still and the original case too.HighDesert, sounds like a pencil flare which is issued to air crews in our military
Years ago Walmart use to carry 12 gauge flares & I bought several packages. But you should be able to get some at any good sporting goods store or gun shop.
Interesting topic. Not to go a little off page, but have you considered getting a rifle attachment? I have been considering getting a $300 37mm flare launcher for awhile.
I can attach it to my M14 (since its on an EBR chassis) or my wife's AR (since she has a quad rail)
I just cant seem to commit to it for various reasons