Smoke, Pyro, & Incendiary

“There are very few personal problems that cannot be solved through a suitable application of high explosives.”

-Scott Adams-



Military Style Pull-Pin Fuse:

Grenade Fuse

Pull-pin fuses are used on military fragmentation, gas, and smoke grenades.  The pull-pin and ring hold the “spoon” (blue in the photo above) in place.  After the pin is remove and the spoon is released, a small spring-loaded hammer strikes a firing pin and ignites the time delayed fuse.

Fragmentation grenades have a three to five second delay before they detonate.  Most gas and smoke canisters will begin to smoke almost immediately after the spoon is released from the pull-pin fuse assembly.  At one time civilians were able to able to purchase military type smoke devises, but dumb-asses attempted to manufacture fragmentation grenades using the no-delay smoke canister fuses.  Because of their idiocy civilians can no longer purchase military smoke on the open market.

You can attempt to make you own pull-pin fuses, but if you try to use them with homemade explosives (illegal) then there is a very good chance that you will get killed.  There is no way that you can make a timed fuse assembly as reliable as our nation’s military industrial manufacturing complex.  You might try making them for your homemade smoke, but stay away from anything that goes bang.

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Pull-Ring Ignited Fuse:

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Trip Wire Pyrotechnic Booby Traps:

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Rocket Motors:


Coming soon.


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Electric Launch Controller / Fire Controller:

Build a launch / fire controller for your electrically ignited fireworks and rockets:

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Electric Igniters:

Make igniters for your electrically ignited fireworks and rockets:

More soon.

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Aerial Flares:

Some aerial flares can fly as high as 500’ when fired straight up. This means that they have lethal potential should you accidentally shoot someone on the ground. Be careful and observe the same precautions that you would with a firearm.

To better facilitate your rescue the U.S. Coast Guard recommends that when a rescue craft or part is spotted you fire off two flares rather than just one. Two flares will help rescuers better localize your exact position.

White flares are used for non-emergency signaling, as well as area illumination. Red flares are for emergencies. It is illegal in many places to fire a red flare unless it is an emergency.

Parachute Flares:  Parachute flares have a small parachute attached and help the flare linger in the air longer. They can remain in the air as much as 30 seconds.

SOLAS Flares:  SOLAS is an acronym for Safety Of Life At Sea. These type of flares are more powerful and are intended for vessels sailing far out at sea.

Use On Land:  Carrying some type of aerial signal when traveling in the outdoors is a good idea, however when used you must exercise extreme caution so as to not set the woods on fire.

Flare guns can be used for impromptu security duty. They have been used to scare away large animals, such as bears. Again, use extreme caution as flare guns have the ability to kill or maim.

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Ground Flares:

Coming soon.

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Smoke Grenades:



  • Concealment
  • Distraction
  • Emergency location signaling
  • Skydiving
  • Model aircraft
  • Fun


Coming soon.

Commercially Manufactured / Civilian Legal:



homemade smoke grenade

More soon.

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Tannerite Exploding Rifle Targets:

Tannerite Introduction and Instructions:


Tannerite Detonations:


Tannerite Gone Wrong:

This stuff isn’t a toy. Be careful and use common sense.


The FBI’s Tannerite Awareness Program:

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Coffee Creamer:

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Molotov Cocktail:

Disclaimer: In the USA the Molotov is considered a “destructive device” by the BATFE and is illegal in many states.  Never break the law and land yourself in jail.  The purpose of this section is not to teach you how to manufacture and employee Molotov cocktails, but rather to educate you about a type of illegal incendiary weapon that you might witness being used during riots and social unrest.  It is the opinion of the Savannah Arsenal Group that if you riot and throw a Molotov cocktail at cops then you deserve to be shot.

Molotov_cocktailA Molotov cocktail is a breakable glass bottle containing a flammable substance such as gasoline or petrol or napalm-like mixture, with some motor oil added, and usually a source of ignition such as a burning cloth wick held in place by the bottle’s stopper.  The wick is usually soaked in alcohol or kerosene, rather than gasoline.  Molotov is possibly the most widely used incendiary device in the world.  It is easy and cheap to make.

molotov_target 1The Molotov cocktail, also known as the petrol bomb, poor man’s grenade, fire bomb, or just Molotov is a generic name used for a variety of bottle-based improvised incendiary weapons.  Due to the relative ease of production they are frequently used by amateur protesters and non-professionally equipped fighters in urban guerrilla warfare.  They are primarily intended to set targets ablaze rather than instantly destroy them.

More soon.

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firework colors

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