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I honestly thought you could already buy them but couldn't fire them. My friend was so excited that today was pay day and he finally had enough to buy one he made the order through his phone.
At the end of the month we plan to go to his ranch where he already has a burn pit to try it out. Now before anyone says anything about it being unsafe the one who bought it is ex police/military and the others that are trying it out mostly safety men so all precautions will be taken. As for burn pits themselves they are perfectly legal in most counties in Texas.

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If you had the money would you buy one? What uses would you have for it "real life and just for fun"
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Please note this is not a thread about attacking people who choose to buy them and for what purpose. Like most things such as guns and fireworks if you handle them correctly they are perfectly fine. A little common sense goes a long way.
Simply asking would you buy one if you can and what would you use it for.


What inspired my friend to look into it and ultimately buy one.
http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a16651/x15-flamethrower-consumer-flame-thrower/

http://throwflame.com/
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As long as it's not California. Anyways, no I will not own a flamethrower, It just isn't practical. Also, it sounds like an absolute waste of money.

X15 Flamethrower is on sale for $1,599.00

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I wonder if you can cook with a flamethrower. I'd go to a barbecue place if they advertised: "Fresh pig, hot off the flamethrower"
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Benzecry wrote:

I wonder if you can cook with a flamethrower. I'd go to a barbecue place if they advertised: "Fresh pig, hot off the flamethrower"
If you want to cook a polar bear maybe.
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Benzecry wrote:

I wonder if you can cook with a flamethrower. I'd go to a barbecue place if they advertised: "Fresh pig, hot off the flamethrower"
If you want to cook a polar bear maybe.


You make it sound like you don't want to eat a polar bear cooked by a flamethrower. As for me, sign me up! I want hot 'n crispy bear paws, and not from a bakery.
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I'd buy a 22 foot long body pillow before I'd buy a flamethrower.
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I'm hoping it's not legal in Florida now. Florida got some crazy people. Inb4 news stories start coming up about flamethrower murder.
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what the fuck can go wrong?
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animegirl2222 wrote:

I'm hoping it's not legal in Florida now. Florida got some crazy people. Inb4 news stories start coming up about flamethrower murder.


I imagine if this becomes a big seller then things may change. I honestly don't see too many people being able to buy them in the first place.
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The military doesn't even use those anymore, I think only a nut case would want one
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In all seriousness, I definitely could see the cathartic fun in a flamethrower, but I don't know if I'd be able to use it enough to justify the price. Maybe instead if you could rent one in a already set up location for you to just fool around with it. I'd love to spend an afternoon just roasting assorted things in a safe environment.
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Posted 8/14/15 , edited 8/14/15

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animegirl2222 wrote:

I'm hoping it's not legal in Florida now. Florida got some crazy people. Inb4 news stories start coming up about flamethrower murder.


I imagine if this becomes a big seller then things may change. I honestly don't see too many people being able to buy them in the first place.



Well. Yeah. Few people have the proper resources to buy one, but that doesn't mean there ain't crazies among them.

Personally though, while I think flamethrowers LOOK fun, I wouldn't use them outside of a very controlled and safe setting. Because something like that COULD accidentally result in destruction of property if not outright incidental murder or lawsuit if there's people involved. Man creatith weapon that can destroy itself, shocking, but not that shocking. A larger scale of weapons that really shouldn't have been invented but were and still exist today: nuclear bombs.
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How would you get the fuel, though? Assuming, somehow, that it becomes legal to use a flamethrower. Even if you get a flamethrower, you can't just stick any ol' flammable liquid in it and expect it to work properly.

I'd most likely not get one. It seems cheaper and more versatile to have someone who is good with tools make one for you. I'm content with using WD-40 and a lighter for my special pest control needs.
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How would you get the fuel, though? Assuming, somehow, that it becomes legal to use a flamethrower. Even if you get a flamethrower, you can't just stick any ol' flammable liquid in it and expect it to work properly. .


According to the website only 2 states even have laws on the books. Maryland you can't ship a flamethrower but you could own one, while in California you need a permit. Of course you would need to verify the information with the state you live in. As for fuel they sell the mix and co2 tanks.
http://throwflame.com/faq/

Personally it would be something I would want to try once but the price point isn't worth it to me.
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