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ORION
12-Gauge High-Performance Red Meteor Flares

$32.99

Hazard Shipping – Ships ground in U.S. Lower 48.
Model # 9376443 | Mfg # 539
In stock online.

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

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
 
4.6

(based on 51 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (34)
  • Reliable (29)
  • Compact (25)
  • Waterproof (24)
  • Simple to use (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Personal watercraft (17)
  • Sailing (16)
  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (31), Casual/ recreational (17)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (43)

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This past July 4'th I decided to try some out of date Flares and 12Gu.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This past July 4'th I decided to try some out of date Flares and 12Gu.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 51 customers

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4.0

Excellent on-line purchasing with ship to store

By jrp

from san diego

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Easy To Use
  • Reliable
  • Waterproof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sailing

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

    Excellent on-line purchasing with free ship to store. Even though I was out of town, West held the item for two weeks and found it easily.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    3.0

    Why four when three will do.

    By Keysguy

    from Florida Keys

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Waterproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        The Coast Guard requires that you carry three but they come in packs of four. Increases manufactures sale and profit. Since they must be replaced every three four years most of us have plenty of old ones that are good for at least ten years. I would like to buy three which meets the Coast Guard requirement

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great product

        By Dick

        from dunedin, fl

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable
        • Waterproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            In stock, fair price

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Required Safety item.

            By Jagxkr

            from Cape cod, MA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Reliable
            • Waterproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Personal Watercraft

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

              Safety flares are required but have a short expiration date. For the price, I wish they would design flares that didn't have to be replaced every few years since I have yet to see a flare go bad - even after 10 or more years.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Flares you can count on

              By Big Pappa

              from Key West Florida

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Reliable
              • Waterproof

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Recreational Boating

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

                Once you have the flare gun you are set for life. These are affordable easy to use and don't go bad. Can't understand why they have an expiration date. Even after 10 years they still work and I save them as backups. 10 x's better than the hand helds that seem to get wet and useless.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                3.0

                Would buy again

                By David

                from Huntington Beach, CA

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    This is required safety equipment. Money well spent if needed.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    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

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