Here’s a first look at XM42, “the world’s first commercially available handheld flamethrower.” Chris Byars, CEO of Ion Productions, the company making the XM42, said: “It is legal where there are no laws or codes written against such a device. Surplus military flamethrowers have been available for many years.” Continue reading for a video and more information.
“The key here is there’s no need for heavy pressurized tanks, so the XM42 simply takes standard 87 octane gasoline to fill ‘er up and begin shooting flames 20 to 25 feet into the air. It goes without saying that the XM42 is intended for outdoor use only, and it actually appears to be legal in most states. It’s $699 for the brushed aluminum model or $799 for the polished aluminum version.