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    • #61725
      Anonymous
      Inactive

        Has anyone else here heard about this?

        STREAK Visual Ammunition – Nonflammable “Tracers”

        It’s called Streak and apparently it uses phosphors at the ass end of the bullet to effectively create a cold tracer round that’s only visible to the target. So far they’re only offering pistol calibers but they’re saying they plan to introduce more calibers in time. Sounds pretty neat, count me interested once they have 5.56.

      • #61726
        First Sergeant
        Moderator

          I read an article about it. I am interested to see how well it does.

          FILO
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          In Orbe Terrum Non Visi

        • #61727
          RobRoy
          Participant

            Didn’t the SMAW training round have something like that?

            Hey F. S. have you seen the series “The Fighting Season” the reason I ask is because a platoon of the 10th was out in some tree line and the Taliban started up on them and you could see the tracers going right by the guys and they did not look green in the daylight. I thought Combloc tracers were distinctly green or something.

          • #61728
            Anonymous
            Inactive

              Didn’t the SMAW training round have something like that?

              Hey F. S. have you seen the series “The Fighting Season” the reason I ask is because a platoon of the 10th was out in some tree line and the Taliban started up on them and you could see the tracers going right by the guys and they did not look green in the daylight. I thought Combloc tracers were distinctly green or something.

              I don’t recall my AK tracers lighting up green in Syria, no, just the standard yellowish-orange.

            • #61729
              RobRoy
              Participant

                Ok that makes sense that is what I seen on the video. Actually for all the video I have seen of AfPak that is the first where I actually saw rounds impacting and flying by the soldiers.

              • #61730
                First Sergeant
                Moderator

                  Didn’t the SMAW training round have something like that?

                  Hey F. S. have you seen the series “The Fighting Season” the reason I ask is because a platoon of the 10th was out in some tree line and the Taliban started up on them and you could see the tracers going right by the guys and they did not look green in the daylight. I thought Combloc tracers were distinctly green or something.

                  I have been on the receiving end of both colors.

                  FILO
                  Signal Out, Can You Identify
                  Je ne regrette rien
                  In Orbe Terrum Non Visi

                • #61731
                  A_A_Ron2guns
                  Participant

                    I think this is an interesting concept but honestly if I’m shooting at it I don’t care if I set it on fire. That’s a bonus in my book!

                  • #61732
                    Joe (G.W.N.S.)
                    Moderator

                      …if I’m shooting at it I don’t care if I set it on fire. That’s a bonus in my book!

                      Sometimes, but there are always exceptions! ;-)

                      Know your AO.

                    • #61733
                      Anonymous
                      Inactive

                        Just an update, so far Streak ammo has only been pistol-caliber but now they’re planning to release rifle-caliber ammo to open up government contracts.

                        AMMO, Inc. Expanding Product Offering to Meet Demands of Large Military Channel

                        …Which is what I had been interested in from the start, but good to hear now.

                        I think this is an interesting concept but honestly if I’m shooting at it I don’t care if I set it on fire. That’s a bonus in my book!

                        Setting things on fire is actually the reason why a number of states have banned tracers outright, so besides the ability to trace without lighting up the local woods those of us in ban states can actually utilize some kind of tracer with Streak.

                      • #61734
                        Keeper
                        Participant

                          …if I’m shooting at it I don’t care if I set it on fire. That’s a bonus in my book!

                          Sometimes, but there are always exceptions! ;-)

                          Know your AO.

                          so all those house were burned up by tracers??

                        • #61735
                          Joe (G.W.N.S.)
                          Moderator

                            so all those house were burned up by tracers??

                            No!

                            Big fires all started small for the most part. Depending on conditions it can be a bigger problem than expected.

                            Consider the effect when Fire Departments are not available.

                          • #61736
                            Roadkill
                            Participant

                              Sometimes in the fire service the last resort is protecting exposures. It stops things like the great Chicago Fire. I’ve seen vinyl siding melted from 50 feet away where if we didn’t cool things down we would loose an entire block of homes. Similar to the picture.

                            • #61737
                              Keeper
                              Participant

                                Sometimes in the fire service the last resort is protecting exposures. It stops things like the great Chicago Fire. I’ve seen vinyl siding melted from 50 feet away where if we didn’t cool things down we would loose an entire block of homes. Similar to the picture.

                                Yep on sliding on mine melted just burning a small pile of yard waste near by. Next house will be brick and metal roof( no chance of a tracer catching my house on fire)

                              • #61738
                                Joe (G.W.N.S.)
                                Moderator

                                  Last time I shot tracers I didn’t catch anything on fire.

                                  Me either, however the conditions in Afghanistan aren’t comprehensive. ;-)

                                  I am certainly not saying no one can ever use tracers, but a common sense evaluation of conditions is called for.

                                  Here are a few examples from many incidents.

                                • #61739
                                  Abacus
                                  Participant

                                    One of the fires from last summer out here is the SW was started by a chucklehead from Border Patrol playing with tanrrite off duty. It was kinda a big deal. I don’t know if it was him, but somebody or something set the back of the mountain on fire last year.

                                  • #61740
                                    wheelsee
                                    Participant

                                      Last time I shot tracers I didn’t catch anything on fire.

                                      Just because your’s hasn’t doesn’t mean it can’t/won’t….. all a matter of odds. And as Joe said, are you going to have the firefighting resources to deal with potential consequences??

                                      This was from Dallas, a quick spread…. and yes, tracers are banned from many ranges here.
                                      https://www.dallasnews.com/news/news/2013/02/25/smoke-engulfs-love-field-area-gun-range-after-ammunition-catches-fire

                                    • #61741
                                      Joe (G.W.N.S.)
                                      Moderator

                                        Just to clarify, I am not trying to be some safety Nazi! ;-)

                                        I have a lot of experience using tracers, they have legitimate purpose and use.

                                        Just recommending some rational precautions and judgement on when and where to use them.

                                      • #61742
                                        wheelsee
                                        Participant

                                          Just to clarify, I am not trying to be some safety Nazi! ;-)

                                          I have a lot of experience using tracers, they have legitimate purpose and use.

                                          Just recommending some rational precautions and judgement on when and where to use them.

                                          The problem though is many don’t know what they don’t know. Like who thought it was a good idea to shoot tracers into a pile of ground rubber (backstop) at the DFW Gun Club?? The same people who think its cool to shoot fireworks when we haven’t seen rain for 3 months, temperatures in the 100’s and bright sunshiny days; even when there are firework bans 2/2 “Extreme HIGh Fire Danger”…..and the FD is busy fighting grass/wildland fires.

                                          :good:

                                        • #61743
                                          Joe (G.W.N.S.)
                                          Moderator

                                            Common sense, isn’t so common these days!

                                            I like to think most here are different.

                                            There is plenty of you don’t know, what you don’t know to go around.

                                            We try our best to change that. ;-)

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