Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I get Firebird reactive targets in the US?

Online sales -!
They will be available:
  • At select gun shows across the state of Texas
  • At all Defender Outdoors locations

How quickly will I receive my order?

Your order should ship within 3 business days from receipt of order. Ground shipping in the state of Texas is 2-3 days.

Where do I find my tracking number?

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.

How I find Firebird locally?

Beginning November 2018, Firebird targets will be available exclusively at a limited number of Texas distributors listed on this page

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Will you be selling Firebird at gun shows?

See our Stores and Distributor page to see where Firebird will be landing next. Sign up for our Newsletter to receive an email with the latest Firebird news.

Which weapons will Firebird work with?

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

Are there any guns that Firebird will not work with?

Firebird is 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 33 feet. 

What happens if I drop one?

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.

Why do some targets have a larger detonation than others?

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

Why didn't the target detonate?

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!

Can I re-use a Firebird that has not been detonated?

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???

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