I must use a quote my 1st armor division Colonel father used with me while growing up. "it is better to have and not need then to need and not have" i live my life by this, god willing so will yall. Oh, Capt. Henning, i would not use the dragons breath out of a flare gun. From what i have seen they use a trace amount of white phosphorous which when not contained by some sort of steel or heavy metal will quickly burn through most synthetic materials. since a flare gun uses a small powder charge to propel the phosphorous burn out of the barrel before ignition, i dont believe the barrel is rated to stand that much heat. Fair wind!