Skip to content Skip to navigation menu

ORION
12-Gauge High-Performance Red Meteor Flares

$32.99

Add to My List
Hazard Shipping – Ships ground in U.S. Lower 48.
In stock online.
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

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Orion 12-Gauge High-Performance Red Meteor Flares
 
4.7

(based on 45 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (29)
  • Reliable (25)
  • Compact (20)
  • Waterproof (19)
  • Simple to use (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Personal watercraft (16)
  • Sailing (15)
  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (29), Casual/ recreational (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (37)

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This past July 4'th I decided to try some out of date Flares and 12Gu.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This past July 4'th I decided to try some out of date Flares and 12Gu.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!

Reviewed by 45 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
5.0

They're great I hope never to find out otherwise

By Big D

from Chicago

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Easy To Use
  • Pretty colors i think hope i never find out
  • Reliable
  • Waterproof

Cons

  • Never know how reliable until its to late

Best Uses

  • Personal Watercraft
  • Sailing

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

I keep buying these and they keep expiring so I consider myself lucky............

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

Yes

By Papo

from Juncos PR

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Reliable

Cons

  • Bulky

Best Uses

  • Sailing

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

Gret price

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

good enough to buy every years last longer

By sailingc

from virginia

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Reliable
  • Waterproof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • all boating
    • Sailing

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

    industry standard setting product at best available price.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good trusted product

    By Sandlapper3

    from Panama City, FL

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable
    • Waterproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        Good product and reliable, but I don't like having to buy these over and over when they expire and so far (thank goodness) I have never had to use them offshore. I will be glad when the Coast Guard finally gets around to approving some LED lights for the same use, and we will only have to replace batteries instead of pyrotechnic items.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        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

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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

                  Displaying reviews 1-10

                  Back to top

                  Previous | Next »