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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
 
4.6

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (23)
  • Reliable (18)
  • Compact (16)
  • Waterproof (15)
  • Simple to use (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Personal watercraft (13)
  • Sailing (10)
  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (24), Casual/ recreational (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (30)

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This past July 4'th I decided to try some out of date Flares and 12Gu.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This past July 4'th I decided to try some out of date Flares and 12Gu.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

        • 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
                 
                4.0

                Fine produce but expensive

                By Herman

                from FL

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Personal Watercraft

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

                  Just too expensive!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Yes

                  By Rick

                  from Lorain ohio

                  About Me Advanced

                  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:

                    Use on 27 ft boat hope I never have to use them went on sale week after I bought them story of my life

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    Don't know if they work. Design hasn't been changed for deca

                    By Jedediah

                    from Ballard, WA

                    About Me Advanced

                    Verified Buyer

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

                    Never had to use these. They look good in the safety locker and will pass Coast Guard scrutiny. All of the signals expire 42 months after manufacture so be careful what you pull down off the shelf. I found these on the floor, ready to be stocked and several months newer than those on the shelf.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Fit the gun perfect, look great

                    By Rizzman

                    from OH

                    About Me Advanced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Reliable
                    • Waterproof

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Personal Watercraft
                      • Sailing
                      • Youth

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

                      A must have to keep current with your local boating laws

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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