Frequently Asked Questions2023-02-24T15:43:58-06:00


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!
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)).

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.
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.
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.
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.

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.

Where can I find Firebird Targets locally?2023-02-07T09:47:55-06:00
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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.
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.


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