Lightning strikes start fires. Reckless campfires start fires. Johnny-come-lately exploding targets start fires, too. Tannerite brand binary exploding, center fire rifle targets DO NOT start fires.

It doesn’t get any clearer than that…

A question often asked is how with so much audible concussion and visible “smoke” is it possible for Tannerite® brand binary targets to be so safe? The answer is elementary: Tannerite uses only the purest, highest quality raw materials and precise formulations to avoid the possibility of a fire on detonation. This, while other brands may be riddled with impurities and contain incendiary ingredients.

So why would another brand of exploding targets introduce impurities that, as a consequence, could produce a fire? The answer is twofold. Firstly, it’s a legal issue. Tannerite Sports, LLC holds a patent on the formulation and competitors may add other ingredients in an attempt to skirt the patent. The chemical composition and formulation of Tannerite brand targets is exact and any attempts to modify this formulation can lead to fires and other safety concerns.

The second reason is cost. Pure, premium ingredients are more expensive to produce. So while Tannerite® brand exploding targets spare nothing to be the safest, other makers trim costs by marginalizing their product while putting you, the shooter, at greater risk.

They make more money. You take on the peril of being a fire starter.

Tannerite brand exploding targets are composed of a catalyst (pyrotechnic grade aluminum powder) and fuel (explosives grade ammonium nitrate) that when mixed, and struck by a bullet traveling no less than 2,000 FPS, detonate on impact. A .223 caliber will provide the minimum energy required to initiate the chemical reaction – 22’s won’t do it, nor will a shotgun, handgun or pellet gun…

Products of the explosion are another consideration. What’s in all that sound and fury? It’s pretty straightforward when you’re talking about Tannerite® brand exploding targets. You end up with the simplest, nonflammable products: nitrogen, water, and small amounts of byproducts that will not start a fire. Now other brands that include marginal materials – even black powder – can produce the most dangerous of byproducts: FIRE!

If you are a serious hunter, marksman or tactical firearms enthusiast – buy ours. If you want the adrenaline rush of being a potential-pyromaniac, buy theirs.

Make sure the fire station is close, though. And don’t forget the marshmallows.

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