12-Gauge High-Performance Alerter Basic 4-Flare Kit


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Model # 8665804 | Mfg # 584 | UPC # 77403093847

Compared to handheld flares, these arial flares can be seen from a greater distance.

Less expensive than SOLAS-grade flares, these flares are a good choice for coastal or inland use. In the event of a lake or coastal emergency, they are super-easy to launch. Just open the breech, remove one of the flares from the bandolier, chamber the flare, close the breech, then point upward and fire. Flares reach a maximum height of 500' and burn at 16,000 candela for seven to ten seconds.

Key Features

  • 12-gauge safety launcher with lifetime warranty
  • Bandolier holds up to six high-performance signals
  • Includes four red 12-gauge high-performance aerial flares
  • Flares burn at 16,000 candela for seven seconds
  • Flares reach maximum elevation of 500'
  • USCG-approved for day and night use


12-Gauge High-Performance Alerter Basic 4-Flare Kit

Name Value
Alert / Locate Alert
Burn Time 7 to 10 Seconds
Pyrotechnics 4 Aerial
Sound Signal No Sound Signal
Type Day/Night


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