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Flare Gun and Flare Shells


Trazz666

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Had the idea a few days ago, but never bothered to write it down. The idea is 2 part, the gun and the ammo.


The gun is simple. It's single shot, pistol sized, and fires shotgun shells. The cliché bright orange flare gun everyone knows.


The Flare Shells are shotgun shells that fire a bright flare slug to illuminate areas from a distance. If someone is shot with a flare slug, I think it should do a small amount of burn damage (maybe 5 or 10?), and catch and flammable liquids aflame.


It's very plain and simple, and should be orderable from cargo for about 50-100 credits. Flare shells can be made at an autolathe. For those who are 'gasming in fear about the concept of people using the flare gun to fire normal shotgun shells/slugs, it should be noted that flare guns are made of plastic and should shatter after firing anything other than a flare shell.


(I also don't know exactly how the embedding mechanic works, but I think if it's possible for something like this to be embedded when shot with, it should do an undetermined amount of extra burn damage)

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I mean, illumination shells exist, and I think they work like shootable flares, if I'm not wrong. Problem with loading a flare gun with twelve gauge, even if it fits it'll likely explode in your hand. There is a video of it, but I get it, who cares about realism. Maybe you could make a custom one/upgrade the flaregun to make it take real 12 gauge

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I mean, illumination shells exist, and I think they work like shootable flares, if I'm not wrong.

 

If you're talking about flash rounds, they're more for long distance blinding. They create a small light for a second or so, but that's it. Flash rounds were actually the inspiration for full on flare shells.

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