Model Comparison: What Scare Cartridge Launcher Do I Need?

The manufacturers of the RG-46 have made changes to the design of the launcher which has caused it to be unsuitable for launching scare cartridges. The cylinder has been modified to comply with new regulations, resulting in poor performance when launching all 15mm pyrotechnic cartridges. The modifications have caused a 50% decrease in range for the Bangers and Screamer cartridges are flying erratically and “corkscrewing” more in flight. 

We are still able to supply most replacement parts and repair older models, with the exception of their cylinders. Older models of the RG-46 will continue to be good tools and should be well maintained. We suggest a full overhaul of an RG-46 every 10,000 shots of pyrotechnics and are able to offer refurbishment services at our office.

In light of these changes, we will no longer be selling new RG-46‘s to be used for launching scare cartridges.  They are only able to be used to fire blanks, as an audible scare technique or as a prop. Continue reading for a rundown on all of the launchers we stock that can be used instead.

 

The Margo Thunderstick  (#5800), a non-gun launcher designed specifically for airport and industrial use. Much like the RG-46, it uses 6mm crimped blanks and has a rotating 8 slot magazine that is removed for loading and cleaning. The Thunderstick is easy to use and has 3 safety mechanisms: A safety switch, a pin and a gravity trigger that locks the trigger when the launcher is pointed downward.

  • Blanks: 6mm
  • Good For: Heavy industrial use.
  • 5-Shot Adapter Compatible: No
  • Fast Firing: Yes
  • Ease of Maintenance: Simple maintenance at the end of each use.

The Record Single Shot (#5100) and Double Shot (#5101) are simple and affordable options that are easy to maintain. Both use 6mm crimped blanks and the Double Shot can load 2 blanks and cartridges at a time to be fired in quick succession. Ideal for hikers, hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts as well as for light industrial use. It comes in a bright safety orange colour.

  • Blanks: 6mm
  • Good For: Affordable low volume use.
  • 5-Shot Adapter Compatible: No
  • Fast Firing: Moderate, Double Shot allows for more aggressive hazing.
  • Ease of Maintenance: Simple daily maintenance.

The RG-3 (#5120) is one of our more compact launcher options. Simple in its use and easy to carry.

  • Blanks: 6mm
  • Good For: Light to moderate industrial use.
  • 5-Shot Adapter Compatible: No
  • Fast Firing: Yes
  • Ease of Maintenance: Simple daily, frequent deep cleans.

The RG-300 (#5170) is very similar to the RG-3, in that they are both 6mm clip launchers. The RG-300 loads 10 blanks in a clip.

  • Blanks: 6mm
  • Good For: Light to moderate industrial use.
  • 5-Shot Adapter Compatible: No
  • Fast Firing: Yes
  • Ease of Maintenance: Simple daily, frequent deep cleans.

The RG-59 (#5500) revolver uses .380 blanks and can load up to 5 at a time. This launcher is able to be used with the 5 shot adapter which screws into the barrel and allows for simultaneous launching of any combination of up to five 15mm pyrotechnic scare cartridges.

  • Blanks: .380
  • Good For: Aggressive scaring and cold weather use.
  • 5-Shot Adapter Compatible: Yes
  • Fast Firing: Yes
  • Ease of Maintenance: Simple daily with detailed monthly cleans.

The RG-89 (#0000) revolver is the more weighty version of the RG-59. It also uses .380 blanks

  • Blanks: .380
  • Good For: Aggressive scaring.
  • 5-Shot Adapter Compatible: Yes
  • Fast Firing: Yes
  • Ease of Maintenance: Simple daily with detailed monthly cleans.

The RG-88 (#5350) is a dependable semi-automatic launcher that uses 9mm P.A. blanks. It has a 7 blank clip capacity for rapid deployment. This launcher can be used with the 5-shot adapter. Separate magazines can be purchased for speed loading and firing.

  • Blanks: 9mm P.A.
  • Good For: Aggressive Scaring
  • 5-Shot Adapter Compatible: Yes
  • Fast Firing: Yes
  • Ease of Maintenance: Simple daily with detailed monthly cleans.

 

At varying price points and purposes, our range of launchers suits many different needs. If you are interested in any of the above but are unsure of what would work best for you, call or email Margo Supplies to find out more.

1 – 888 – 652 – 1199 | info@margosupplies.com

 

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