So let's talk a little bit about these neat explosives that we sell and deliver to customers.
First of all, as the manufacturer, we are licensed to sell these products. We also put significant work into educating people about them, and into public awareness around gun safety and explosive safety, which are actually two different but similar things.
So how does this process work? What do you need to know to safely use these exploding targets?
The Power of Impact
One of the first things you need to know is that the premixed items will explode based on impact from a traveling bullet.
But not just any bullet.
Specifically, what you need is at least a 40-grain bullet, and a projectile traveling 2200 fps (feet per second).
Some people assume this is no big deal, and that any gun will do. What they don't understand is the history of firearm projectiles and velocity that actually makes this sort of an investigative process for a lot of inexperienced gun owners.
Evolution of the Projectile
Basically, it took the move from black powder to smokeless powder, and then the evolution of long barrel firearms, in a 100-year process, to achieve that velocity of 2200 ft./s. It's faster than you're going to get a bullet coming out of a handgun, which is why that's important to know when you're trying to explode binary targets.
Also, in order to achieve that velocity even with the right weapon, you'll need a certain distance. For some of our products, that's 40 yards – for other products that's more like 100 yards. So those things are important to know when you’re buying and when you’re setting up.
When you have all the information at your disposal, you'll know how to effectively explode the material.
We have gone over these essential safety items many times on the blog, but it's important to keep doing it, because these are so essential to the way that our products work.
First of all, the binary target materials are specially regulated when mixed together, which is why you have to mix them on site. Also, you have to make sure that you are using appropriate backdrops and all relevant gun safety guidelines, so that nobody gets hurt.
As for spontaneous combustion, the good news is that since these explode on impact, they don't just blow up by themselves. However, the distances and the other restrictions are set up in order to protect everyone from unanticipated danger and possible harm.
Anyway, that's the long and short of it. Check out our line of exploding targets and accessories and use code FIRSTBOOM to buy!