Frequently Asked Questions2024-02-20T13:36:41-06:00


Are there any guns that Firebird Targets will not work with?2023-05-31T08:14:41-05:00
Firebird Targets are unlikely to function with BB guns, airsoft guns, and low-velocity (less than 700 fps) pellet guns. Remember that the minimum safe distance for use is 50 feet and Firebird Targets are not a toy and are prohibited for use by unsupervised children.
Can I re-use a Firebird Target that has not been detonated?2021-09-14T20:16:02-05:00

Usually. Just make sure the adhesive sticker (on the back of each Firebird) is clean and does not have debris that could interfere with the adherence of the target.

Can I shoot Firebird in a Clay Pigeon from any angle?2023-02-07T09:47:46-06:00

Shoot Firebird-loaded clays exposing the underbelly or top of the clay target, wherever the Firebird Target is placed.

For the Firebird to function, the shot must first penetrate through the front face of the Firebird target.

Can I use sub-sonic ammunition or air guns with Firebird Targets?2023-02-07T09:47:49-06:00
Yes, if the minimum velocity is 1,000 fps or more.
How are Firebird Targets biodegradable?2023-02-07T09:47:58-06:00
Anerobic digestive testing of FIHRF indicates 8.2% degradation as of the initial 123 days according to the ASTM D5511 test method.
How Do Firebird Targets compare to Tannerite® and other Binary Targets2023-02-24T15:51:20-06:00
Firebird Targets are not binary targets and thus don’t need mixing and are safe to transport. While Firebird Targets offer the same heart-pounding blast as other exploding targets, Firebird’s proprietary mixture and self-contained shell make it a safer alternative to Tannerite® and other binary compounds. Firebird Targets also don’t contain ammonium nitrate and are not classed as a high explosive. Best of all, Firebird Targets are easy to use without the need to measure, mix, and fill targets; just peel, stick and shoot away!
How hard does the material need to be to detonate a Firebird Target?2021-09-03T20:05:45-05:00
Firebird works best on steel plates, steel silhouettes, steel gongs, steel paddles and other flat steel surfaces. Firebird Targets require attachment to a surface that will not bend or move when struck by the projectile. Paper, cardboard, rubber, and plastic target backers are not firm enough to ensure proper detonation.
Smaller calibers require harder backing, such as steel or hardwood. The harder the material, the greater the report and flash will be: wood backing will give a smaller report and flash and a steel plate will give a much louder report and bigger flash.
How quickly will I receive my order?2024-02-15T16:03:14-06:00
When placing your order, you should see an estimated delivery timeframe. Your order should ship within 3 business days from receipt of order (usually same day if the order arrives before 12pm CST). Ground shipping in the state of Texas is 2-3 days. Your shipping confirmation will have tracking information that should give you an expected delivery date.
(Note: delivery dates are estimates and can be affected by shipping delays due to factors and conditions such weather or mechanical failure.)
How should I store Firebird Targets?2024-02-15T15:58:32-06:00

Firebird Targets are self-contained, which makes them very safe to store and transport. But, there are a few guidelines to follow to ensure your targets remain ready-to-use:

  • Cool & Dry: Like ammo storage – a cool, dry place away from heat sources and moisture. Think basements, cabinets, ammo cans, more than garages or sheds. We’ve seen target still shoot just fine after spending a winter outside, but for best results, “keep your powder dry”!
  • Fire Safety First: Keep them far from open flames, sparks, and anything flammable. Treat them with the same respect you would ammunition. While Firebird Targets are intended to remain stable in heat, open flame may cause them to flare up. Never put Firebird Targets in a fire!
  • Out of Reach: Especially important if you have curious critters or little ones around. Store them securely where they can’t be tampered with. We’ve engineered Firebird Targets to be safe to handle, drop, and more, the contents could be dangerous if ingested.
  • Original Packaging: Keep them in their original packaging until you’re ready to use them. It provides added protection and keeps them organized. We’ve worked closely with multiple certifying agencies to develop packaging that prevents unwanted detonation, so keeping Firebird Targets in their original packaging until use is the best way to keep them safe!

By following these simple tips, you can ensure your Firebird Targets are safe and ready to deliver that satisfying BOOM when you hit the bullseye! Remember, safety first, then unleash the fun!

I am a gun shop or gun show vendor. How do I become a dealer of Firebird Targets?2021-09-03T20:07:48-05:00

We welcome you to apply to become a retail partner. To start, send an email to Firebird Targets Support with your contact information and location, and we will get in contact soon.

I tried to buy your targets online and it would not let me because I live in California. Why can’t I buy Firebird Targets?2023-06-15T10:19:28-05:00

In many cases, your state or local laws prevent us from shipping our product to your area or prevent use of our product in your area.  These states include California, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. In some cases such as Alaska and Hawaii, we cannot ship our product to your state due to complications with shipping regulations.

I’m a convicted felon, can I purchase Firebird Targets?2023-02-07T09:46:53-06:00

Firebird USA, LLC does not sell to convicted felons.  Federal law prohibits any convicted felon from possessing a gun. It also bans their possession of ammunition, cartridge cases, primers, propellant powder, and bullets (18 USC §921(a)(17)(A)).

What happens if I drop one?2023-02-07T09:47:47-06:00

Tests carried out have demonstrated that it is extremely unlikely for a Firebird to detonate if dropped. However, Firebird Targets are pyrotechnic devices and should be treated with care and caution.

Where can I find Firebird Targets locally?2023-02-07T09:47:55-06:00
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Where can I get Firebird Reactive Targets in the US?2022-01-11T16:12:56-06:00
Firebird Targets are available online here.
Click here for a list of physical locations where you can find Firebird Targets.
Where do I find my tracking number?2024-02-15T15:59:38-06:00
You’ll receive a shipping confirmation email to the email address you entered when you placed your order that will include a link to your tracking information.
If you chose to create a customer account, sign into your account with your email address and your password and your tracking info will be listed there with a link to the shipper’s information including status and delivery day estimate.
Note, delivery dates are estimates and can be affected by shipping delays due to factors and conditions such weather or mechanical failure.
Which weapons will Firebird Targets work with?2023-02-07T09:47:54-06:00

Firebird Targets have been proven to work with high-velocity pellet guns right through to .50 caliber weapon systems.

Why didn’t the target detonate?2021-09-03T20:06:37-05:00

For the Firebird to function, the bullet must first penetrate through the front face of the target. The target must be adhered to a solid flat surface such as plywood, etc.

Reasons for Firebird not to function include:

  • Shooting the target through the rear surface first
  • Target has been improperly stored (damp)
  • Target has not been stuck against a smooth solid surface
  • Bullet has insufficient energy to create detonation
  • Target has not been hit by bullet!
Why do some targets have a larger detonation than others?2021-09-03T20:06:20-05:00

Firebird is an accuracy tool. The closer the bullet is to the center of the target, the faster and louder the reaction will be.

Will you be selling Firebird Targets at gun shows?2022-01-11T16:13:25-06:00

We are no longer selling Firebird Targets at Gun Shows. You can purchase them online or find a local retailer near you. Sign up for our Newsletter to receive an email with the latest Firebird news.


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