Forbidden Fireworks

31 Grd 2020
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In order to properly say good riddance to 2020, we figure there's no better way to send it off than with fireworks that the federal government says are illegal without a Federal Explosives License.
So we headed out to Renaissance Shooting Club and made legit "clone correct" classic verboten fireworks that everyone has heard about such as an M80, Cherry Bomb, and a Quarter Stick; plus a bonus round where we nuke a toilet with a Quarter Stick.
Nothing in this video should be construed with legal advice on how not to go to jail for illegal fireworks or explosives, nor practical advice on how not to meet a Darwinian fate when making fireworks. For more info on what you can and can't do with fireworks, checkout ATF's website, but remember that State & Local regulations also apply:
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  • Get a ham or a roast and stuff them full with one of these

    MrJdog1987MrJdog1987Prieš 8 val
  • Yes, Mercury fulminate from breaking bad

    Jason DowellJason DowellPrieš 3 dienas
  • Your cherry bomb is way too large. They were smaller back when they were sold, around an inch in diameter.

    Michael HathawayMichael HathawayPrieš 3 dienas
  • in Romania we have fp3 😎

    10nu77zh10nu77zhPrieš 4 dienas
  • Which is more powerful flash power or guncotton ?

    Little HueyLittle HueyPrieš 5 dienų
  • cherry bombs are actually my favorite bombs too

    Oh, Beans?Oh, Beans?Prieš 6 dienų
  • i thought pumpkins were orange not yellow... i guess that why they blew it up ;)

    yeet yeetyeet yeetPrieš 8 dienų
  • I just spit all over my iPad screen when he says “next is this herpes pumpkin” HA HA HA HA

    Matt MMatt MPrieš 8 dienų
  • Ayyy westvirginia shirt!! Im from there!, and live here

    TheLethalPredatorTheLethalPredatorPrieš 9 dienų
  • In 1979 my friends brother used to get the real deal. He sold me a couple of them for $20 bucks. He told me that they could take my hand off. I made sure to believe him. So I put one in the glass telephone booth stand in kind with closing door change part.Lit it and ran. It had a big explosion. Ran back before the cops came to see the damage. All the glass in the booth was gone, the metal phone was destroyed with big hole in it an I found half quarter,s at least 30 yards away and to be honest I could have been killed. The next one I threw into a big canal we live very close to an it looked just like ya see in the army with the water going up 25 to 30 I would guess. Never the less I would never mess with them ever again I was a young dumb kid.if it was in today's world I would have had some government people come talk to me and my friends brother would have gone to jail. Maybe idk haha

    Kev MacKev MacPrieš 9 dienų
  • That ain't no Cherry bomb.

    Fred Gervin M.P.Fred Gervin M.P.Prieš 9 dienų
  • Thanks for the video. I enjoyed it. The M-80 was accurately represented. But you may want to do some more research on the cherry bombs. I bought them from the stands back in the 50s and 60s. They were based on 3/4 inch cup sets and contained noticeably less flash than the M-80s. They were very loud, because of how they were made, but less powerful than M-80s and Silver Salutes. They were still my favorites. Bought them in boxes of 72. Keep up your vids. I appreciate the entertainment and Pyro fun.

    Steve SDSteve SDPrieš 9 dienų
  • I live in tornado valley. I have never seen a tornado grow corn.

    Jon walkerJon walkerPrieš 9 dienų
  • I have 2 original M80s and would love to shoot them off but decided to save them for vintage value instead. I bought 72 of them for $15 back in 1980

    zone47zone47Prieš 9 dienų
  • Maybe not as much explanation over and over again , very repetitive, EXCELLENT SHOW I MUST SAY THOUGH. Carry on the good work 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🤔😁😁😁🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿👍👍🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

    Charles StewartCharles StewartPrieš 10 dienų
  • T H E M U T A T E D H E R P E S P U M P K I N

    Cole QuinnCole QuinnPrieš 10 dienų
  • Too much talking light the dame things

    Red FoxRed FoxPrieš 10 dienų
  • M80s blow up mailboxes real good and 15ft concrete 8 port conduits crack. Putting one on a sinker while fishing and tossing it in makes the bottom of the boat bulge and sounds like you hit it with a bat. The early 70s were fun if the fuse wasn't too short..

    F JansonF JansonPrieš 10 dienų
  • The government is tyrannical

    Ben SmithBen SmithPrieš 11 dienų
  • A cherry bomb from the 60s had 1 gram of flash.

    ZamoraZamoraPrieš 11 dienų
  • My dad made the mistake of telling me and my three brothers how to make a reusable firecracker. You would take two half inch bolts about an inch long and one nut. Start nut on one bolt. Then fill the bolt with the white tips of strike anywhere matches and put the bolt on the other side. Tighten down real tight and throw on hard surface. BANG! Of course it was cool in late 40's but we got in trouble in late 60's!

    vern bowmanvern bowmanPrieš 11 dienų
  • Cherry bomb way too big.

    carl ganglcarl ganglPrieš 11 dienų
  • I’m here from Tasting History..... Algorithm, you’re weird.

    The GeneralissimoThe GeneralissimoPrieš 12 dienų
  • As said before cherry bombs were smaller than m80's...ash cans were about the same as cherry bombs..We had lots back in the day.

    Dick TomaskoDick TomaskoPrieš 12 dienų
  • That toilet blowed up real good.

    Jim DanosJim DanosPrieš 12 dienų
  • ONE IMPORTANT RULE THAT COULD CAUSE DEATH! DONT! every judge a book by its cover. The remark and im not being left wing sensitive just real. If somebody named billybob with no teeth sells you a firework it may be the safest in the world! You did your homework right you know who your dealing with? Could be a fed? Ready to bust ypu. Some of the best teachers and operators and explosive experts dont have all their teeth some are hill billies i learned how to run and gun safely and stay alive as well as fornulating (textbook) only Explosive mixtures from a guy who who was a mess 5 teeth, smelled like salami survived 2 tours in vietnam republic of, and did after war, merc work went to school later in life for demolition work he looks like a mess hell sounds like a uni bomber but he is a role model a gentleman and a scholar, decided to fight in the war to stop the spread of communism, wound up volunteering for humanitarian security work as a merc protecting bean planters and those aiding warzones, who were very likely communist leaning individuals, etc who would teach anybody he vetted and if you saw him you would think he should of been vetted, that wanted to kill or hurt others without just cause or support of his peers. Many fine men and woman went on to military careers and officer school as well as people who became professionals and some who live honorable existences and hunt on holidays and blow up many things back in the woods during hunting season. Had i followed the billybob rule of thumb i would not be the educated, safe, operator that i am today. And had a hell of a childhood in the 70s and 80s when buying flash powder materials didnt get your door kicked in. So believe the rule "never judge a book by its cover or a man by his look cause you could end up reading the most boring book and wind up getting beat within an inch of your life by the funky skinny old nasty teeth guy at the bar saw that last part a few times and im a believer!

    Fallout ShelterFallout ShelterPrieš 13 dienų
  • This channel should be called "It's all fun and games until..."

    Michael W. DeanMichael W. DeanPrieš 13 dienų
  • Silver Salute? Which is close?

    Everett AmadorEverett AmadorPrieš 13 dienų
  • what a bought making 1lb firecracker

    happy camperhappy camperPrieš 13 dienų
  • So this IS explosive material but NOT a destructive device?...

    Logan BarnetteLogan BarnettePrieš 14 dienų
  • I run too fast i never get the chance to see the explosion.

    Kao VangKao VangPrieš 14 dienų
  • Wow; this brings back memories!! When I was a kid in the 70s, our local illegal fireworks vendor (the ice cream guy - rumor has it he also sold pot, but only to teens and above) still had M-80s in stock from time to time, and very occasionally cherry bombs. We'd heard about quarter-sticks, but never saw one. It is, however, amazing I survived my childhood with all fingers and toes intact. :-)

    MrJest2MrJest2Prieš 14 dienų
  • I used to break concrete blocks with m80's in my youth

    gunrunner 46gunrunner 46Prieš 14 dienų
  • I wish I knew about this remedy for herpes a long time ago! Cherry bombs are definitely faster at removing them! Great Public Service Announcement!

    RaivoltRaivoltPrieš 14 dienų
  • West by God Virginia!!!

    Scott CameronScott CameronPrieš 15 dienų
  • just a suggestion try searching for the Patton.. it will tell you exactly what they were made of and who made them

    MEMOE GZMEMOE GZPrieš 15 dienų
  • Deal or no Deal box 😂

    NatalieNataliePrieš 15 dienų
  • Back in the 60’s on the farm we had a permit from the Sheriff. We would buy them by them 144 at a time to use for black birds in the corn. We would buy cherry bombs and silver tube salutes. We would put them in cow poop and blow the crap far and wide. Since the fuses would burn underwater but float we tied stones to them to make them sink. They would go bonk with underwater. Fish would boil to the surface and float knocked out and swim away in a short time. Those cherry bombs would blow a couple fingers off if held to long. It happened to a neighbor.

    rich hayrich hayPrieš 15 dienų
  • Skip 3/4 through. They like to hear their own voices.

    MoefuggerrMoefuggerrPrieš 15 dienų
  • makes flash powder and cals himself not a Pyrotechnician that aint true right there, it seems you know what you are doing so goodjob mho

    crusaders soulcrusaders soulPrieš 16 dienų
  • Yep in the late 60's Halloween had a different meaning with those things....we had them and people did get hurt.!!

    mike6963170mike6963170Prieš 16 dienų
  • Question: You set off the M80, with it laying on its side, but the 1/4 stick was standing on its end. Doesn't that have a lot to do with how much, and what kind of damage occurs to the surface an explosive is sitting on?

    throngcleaverthrongcleaverPrieš 16 dienų
  • Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection at work.

    usarmypatusarmypatPrieš 16 dienų
  • I think the reason the government got involved on what could and couldn't be bought was explained at 7:55 . Was to prevent the wide spread of Herpes.

    Joe G_fdjcengine2Joe G_fdjcengine2Prieš 16 dienų
  • Hey guys. Cool video! Before I watched the results of the quarterstick in the pumpkin, I knew the results my be slightly underwhelming. In my similiar experience, those large pumpkins are fibrous and very tough!! The volume of air inside the pumpkin may allow a kind of buffer against the rapid expansion of gases as well.

    Tom BuikemaTom BuikemaPrieš 16 dienų
  • "ThA aTf LeT mE hAvE tHeM " bootlickers 😂😂😂

    FRO DOZFRO DOZPrieš 16 dienų
  • A cherry bomb is only 1 gram of flash powder.

    charles reedycharles reedyPrieš 17 dienų
  • Make a video. With a metal trash drum. Blowing it over power lines please. Thank you. Cherry bomb please

    Sammy MarquezSammy MarquezPrieš 17 dienų
  • 6:09 начало

    ДмитрийДмитрийPrieš 17 dienų
  • One 4th, my older, but not wiser, brother threw a lit M-80 into our fairly rusted burn barrel in the back yard. Afew seconds later the barrel had a decent sized hole in the side and a cloud of white ashes was settling all over everything, including us!🤣 My Dad however was NOT amused.

    b3j8b3j8Prieš 17 dienų
  • smart. We placed thexplosives on the ground and lithe fuse. If a fuse burned in.stantly, not holding thexplosive and lose fingers. But dummiestillighthe fuse and throw the object. Do I recall plasticased cherry bombs made in Japan in thearly 1960's?

    Robert GiftRobert GiftPrieš 18 dienų
  • I used to make my own.

    Tomken8d2Tomken8d2Prieš 18 dienų
  • What happens when I go visit a friends bathroom... 10:30

    RockyRockyPrieš 19 dienų
  • When I was a boy, I used to buy M-80s and Cherry bombs but the Cherry bombs were smaller than the one you have. By 1962 or 63 I could not find them any more.

    George CrutchfieldGeorge CrutchfieldPrieš 19 dienų
  • The powder in your quarter stick was junk. Had they worked properly there'd be nothing left of that pumpkin you would have had pumpkin puree

    Edward GormleyEdward GormleyPrieš 19 dienų
  • Shut up and light the fuse

    Edward GormleyEdward GormleyPrieš 19 dienų
  • M-250s are fun

  • Original M-80 was powder equivalent of i/8 of a stick of TNT. I remember buying these in the late 60's and very early 70's

  • Inconclusive test in reality. We used mail boxes as a test which unfolded all the pressed seams. Dudes, get some man bras.

    Icenesis WayonsIcenesis WayonsPrieš 19 dienų
  • Omg stop talking

    christer perttunenchrister perttunenPrieš 19 dienų
  • Billy Bob said that you have a pretty mouth.

    John DoeJohn DoePrieš 19 dienų
  • Put the m80 NEXT to the pumpkin

    2101 Fabrication2101 FabricationPrieš 20 dienų
  • Thought a m80 was half a stick of dinomite...which i cant spell

    2101 Fabrication2101 FabricationPrieš 20 dienų
  • There used to be a time when you could walk into a General store and buy a case of whiskey, a case of TNT and a Thompson sub machine gun. Those where the days.

    Maverick nonconformistMaverick nonconformistPrieš 20 dienų
  • A better test would be sitting on the pumpkin or next to it so we could see the damage it would do.

    Sean FoltzSean FoltzPrieš 20 dienų
  • He spread HERPES! (Pumpkin). Kid: toys are so much better today! Great Grandpa: Hold my Cherry Bomb!

    MI PrepperMI PrepperPrieš 20 dienų
  • Starting guy talks WAY TO DAMN MUCH!!

    Phillip BennerPhillip BennerPrieš 20 dienų
  • Like the shirt

    • The West Virginia shirt at the beginning of video

  • Jim Carrey? ! That shit's funny right there!

    Kevin OstbergKevin OstbergPrieš 21 dieną
  • It's too bad you did not have that toilet setup on some plumbing with water in the bowl and flush the m80.

    Sean Not-tellingSean Not-tellingPrieš 22 dienas
  • Playing with mercury fulminate ? Natural selection at work.

    Pierre VilleyPierre VilleyPrieš 23 dienas
  • What's neat here is how the container influences the blast.

    Joel AJoel APrieš 24 dienas
  • Sucked..

    Paul ThomsenPaul ThomsenPrieš 24 dienas
  • 🤣 “mutated herpes pumpkin “🤣

    Gregory DanforthGregory DanforthPrieš 24 dienas
  • "Darwinian consequences" lmao

    Carl WilsonCarl WilsonPrieš 25 dienų
  • Not the great pumpkin Charlie Brown.

    Bill KBill KPrieš 25 dienų
  • The original cherry bombs had 1 gram of flash powder.

    theitalian556theitalian556Prieš 25 dienų
  • Love flash powder super easy to make i always used potassium perchlorate

    This AwesomeThis AwesomePrieš 26 dienų
  • watch tornados grow corn ??? those wacky hoosiers.

    scott thompsonscott thompsonPrieš 26 dienų
  • what kind of flash powder did you guys use :)

    Zpyro1Zpyro1Prieš 27 dienų
  • Yeah you’re shiiit has something wrong with them...I have 3 gram salutes and it lets off way more smoke then you’re 1/4 stick so y’all don’t know how to build ground salutes properly

    BoBBy DiGiTaLBoBBy DiGiTaLPrieš 28 dienų
  • That mutated pumpkin was creepy AF

    Zubair SaifiZubair SaifiPrieš 28 dienų
  • Lol herpes pumpkin

    Sean McCormackSean McCormackPrieš 29 dienų
  • The best kind 🙂

  • My favorite is the m1000. Makes a very satisfying BOOM!

    Just MeJust MePrieš mėn
  • Should have done something fun like we used to do....shoot some paint cans in the air

    Sloan ChampionSloan ChampionPrieš mėn
  • The great days of real fireworks I remember them welll...not these whimpworks they pass off today are jokes

    Sloan ChampionSloan ChampionPrieš mėn
  • 4:17- "FIRE"

    El Gallo XEl Gallo XPrieš mėn
  • you need to contain them tighter in thicker, denser cardboard with epoxied ends

    P. DiddleyP. DiddleyPrieš mėn
  • I grew up in the 60's when you could actually buy m60s m80's and m120s..

    Terry SwensenTerry SwensenPrieš mėn
  • The favourite flash powder of "my times" was aluminium powder mixed with finely powdered potassium permanganate (stoichiometric mixture was roughly 1:1 VOLUMETRIC). Much safer (and easier to make) then mercury fulminate - lot of bang, ("deep sounding" one) and a decent flash. Still, not something to be toyed with - SAFER then mercury fulminate, but still a potent explosive. And then there was silver acetylide - more difficult to make, but it has some interesting properties. Firstly, it produces no gases when it explodes, so it is RELATIVELY safe - you can explode a pea-sized lump of it placed on a piece of cardboard on the top of your palm and it won't (OK, SHOULD NOT) do any harm to you. The sensation (apart from "ringing" in your ears) would be as if something slapped your hand REALLY hard, but all your finger should still be there. (And, no, I'm not recommending it or encouraging anyone to try it for themselves - I'm only relating my own experience.) HOWEVER, any solid object placed next to it (Ag2C2) might "inherit" the energy of explosion, and that poses a certain risk of injury - and I can attest to it as well. I'm still sporting few tiny black dots on my right palm and on my face, which were made by remnants of a Petri dish covered with fine soot created during the explosion (don't ask...). But even though Ag2C2 produces no gases during explosion (OK, just a negligible amount of them) the speed of it is high enough to produce a very loud crack. But as this compound is HIGHLY sensitive to shock and friction the only sensible way to use it is to produce it, filter the precipitate, dry it and explode "on the spot". BANG!

    MrKotBonifacyMrKotBonifacyPrieš mėn
  • I heard a real m80 a 1/4 stick of dinomite might be the video but your m80 sounded week the one i heard you could feel the thump in your chest 15 yards away

    larry pattersonlarry pattersonPrieš mėn
  • LOL

    ProPyroPowerProPyroPowerPrieš mėn
  • Do the whole thing in Russia accent.

    allan thomasallan thomasPrieš mėn
  • Oh man I'd love to have a case of those cherry bombs. Y'all sure you can't sell them LOL.

    Jason NorthcuttJason NorthcuttPrieš mėn
  • I never seen a cherry bomb that loud. Well I seen 2 sizes...they use to make plastic cherry bombs

    Joshua lavonOBeyerJoshua lavonOBeyerPrieš mėn
  • Dude that's so easy. We buy the aluminum German. You buy the potassium chlorate you mix them together and that's it. Look man . There mad dangerous. But that's flash powder . Look I see boxes all the time That say 1.4 And they are real . Because there from the 60s ..

    Joshua lavonOBeyerJoshua lavonOBeyerPrieš mėn
  • I don't get it. We can make large salutes that have more than 3.5 grams of Flash.

    SmithN' WessonSmithN' WessonPrieš mėn
  • This the first vid i seen from this channel n i thought he really had that accent 😅

  • All it takes is one person to ruin all the fun

    US ArmyUS ArmyPrieš mėn