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ORION
12-Gauge High-Performance Red Meteor Flares

$32.99

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Model # 9376443 | Mfg # 539

Product Description

Replace all previous Orion 12-gauge signals with improved performance. Fit any 12-gauge launcher manufactured since 1981. Four-pack.

  • Signal Type: 12-gauge aerial flare
  • Light Output: 16,000 candlepower
  • Burn Time: Up to 7 seconds
  • Average Altitude: Up to 500'
  • Deployment Method: 12-gauge launcher
  • Type Approval: USCG Day/Night
  • Replacement Interval: 42 months from manufacture date
  • How Sold: Four pack

Specs

12-Gauge High-Performance Red Meteor Flares

Alert / Locate Alert
Burn Time 7 Seconds
Color Red
Pyrotechnics 4 Aerial
Type Day/Night

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Orion 12-Gauge High-Performance Red Meteor Flares
 
4.7

(based on 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (26)
  • Reliable (21)
  • Compact (19)
  • Waterproof (16)
  • Simple to use (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Personal watercraft (15)
  • Sailing (12)
  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (27), Casual/ recreational (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (34)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Keeping them fresh is important.

Hello,
Just a point of interest on longevity.
This past July 4'th I decided to try some out of date Flares and 12Gu. Meteor's.
Age ranged...Read complete review

Hello,
Just a point of interest on longevity.
This past July 4'th I decided to try some out of date Flares and 12Gu. Meteor's.
Age ranged from 5 - 9 yr old devices.
2 out of 6, 12 gu. meteor's performed well. the rest you could not even see a trail in sky from the gun.
All of the handheld flares ignited and performed excellent and it was pretty old stuff!
I feel it is definitely in your interest to keep Fresh signaling devices with you.
Pray the new stuff performs if ever needed.
God bless & happy fishing.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

If not for the $10 coupon I received I'd have gone elsewhere

I must carry flares per law on my boat. These flares have an expire date at which point they are no longer legal and must be replaced. After reviewing the 20+ in stock...Read complete review

I must carry flares per law on my boat. These flares have an expire date at which point they are no longer legal and must be replaced. After reviewing the 20+ in stock the longest expire date was Nov 2018, and some were as short as 1 year out. Even Sailorman had these flares in stock that were good for 3+ years!
If it were not for the fact that I had received a $10 West Marine coupon I would have bought elsewhere.
And this was in the new West Marine SUPER STORE in Fort Lauderdale.
I blame both West Marine and Orion for having OLD product on the shelves!

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5.0

Flares have been rated for a longer time span which is great

By Vida

from Puerto Rico

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Personal Watercraft
    • Sailing

    Comments about Orion 12-Gauge High-Performance Red Meteor Flares:

    These are small and easy to handle. They can be placed within its carrying case for storage.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Required safety item. Work well, good for 3 years.

    By Redman

    from Pensacola Florida

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • Pricey, I believe they should be less for safety

    Best Uses

    • Offshore boating and fishing.

    Comments about Orion 12-Gauge High-Performance Red Meteor Flares:

    Required item, when you need them you need them.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    They fit gun and have correct expiration date

    By Penner

    from Old Lyme CT

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable
    • Waterproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sailing

      Comments about Orion 12-Gauge High-Performance Red Meteor Flares:

      Load and shoot

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great! Must have for Coastguard. Have not fired one yet.

      By Denny

      from Bradenton, FL

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Personal Watercraft

        Comments about Orion 12-Gauge High-Performance Red Meteor Flares:

        Must have for safety, especially in the Gulf.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        Expired expense

        By mjh

        from Gi Harbor, WA

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sailing

          Comments about Orion 12-Gauge High-Performance Red Meteor Flares:

          What can I say, this was the year to buy new ones.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          When these expire I will replace them through West Marine!

          By Irish Sea

          from Northern California

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fresh and up to date
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Close shore ocean

            Comments about Orion 12-Gauge High-Performance Red Meteor Flares:

            I know I am getting fresh and maximum expiration dates from West Marine.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            1.0

            If not for the $10 coupon I received I'd have gone elsewhere

            By Osprey205

            from Fort Lauderdale

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Orion 12-Gauge High-Performance Red Meteor Flares:

            I must carry flares per law on my boat. These flares have an expire date at which point they are no longer legal and must be replaced. After reviewing the 20+ in stock the longest expire date was Nov 2018, and some were as short as 1 year out. Even Sailorman had these flares in stock that were good for 3+ years!
            If it were not for the fact that I had received a $10 West Marine coupon I would have bought elsewhere.
            And this was in the new West Marine SUPER STORE in Fort Lauderdale.
            I blame both West Marine and Orion for having OLD product on the shelves!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Be safe and use this type of flares.

            By FishGodz

            from Riverside

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Personal Watercraft

              Comments about Orion 12-Gauge High-Performance Red Meteor Flares:

              If you have the old type use the newer fares, safer.

              Service and delivery comments:

              yes

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              I would buy or his again from West Marine

              By Chris

              from Easton,Md

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Canoeing
                  • Personal Watercraft
                  • Sailing
                  • Waterskiing

                  Comments about Orion 12-Gauge High-Performance Red Meteor Flares:

                  This is so I can pass the Coast Guard inspection

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Service was great. At the Easton Maryland store as it always is

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  I would purchase this safety item as often as needed.

                  By Don

                  from Mechanicsville VA

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Orion 12-Gauge High-Performance Red Meteor Flares:

                      Flares are an essential safety item for boating. It is important to keep ones that are up to date and easy to use.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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