Enola Gaye Grenade Co. Smoke Grenades

Sorry, but no proper grenades or flash bangs for you. The Enola Gaye Grenade Company saves those for LEO and military buyers. You can, however, buy EGC’s smoke grenades in both small (around $8 per unit) and large sizes (about $15 a pop) from one of their 400 stockists. And why, pray tell would you, a gun guy or gal, want a smoke grenade?

Rifle or pistol hunters out in the outback traipse through areas where cell service can be spotty or non-existent. Should they screw the proverbial pooch, a smoke grenade will signal rescue services if and when help arrives. An Enola Gaye grenade is small, weighs practically nothing, emits no toxins, doesn’t spit fire and creates maximum visibility.

Alternatively, a smoke grenade is just the thing to confuse home invaders and create stealth — assuming you don’t confuse yourself and run straight into your sofa. Oh, and Enola Gaye’s smoke grenades are charcoal-based. They will set off your smoke detectors. Which tend to make a hell of a racket. Good thing or bad thing? We report, you deride.


  1. avatar pwrserge says:

    I’ve been using these for a while. Have an old 40mm can full of them. The large ones are almost as good as .mil issue. Not quite as durable or smoky, but definitely useful under the right circumstances.

  2. avatar Detroiter says:

    I have two I bought from a paintball store to try out.

    Could be useful if the need should arise!

    Now why won’t they sell me flash bangs again!?

  3. avatar -Peter says:

    The 2nd Amendment applies to guns but not grenades why?

    1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

      Good question…

      1. avatar Owen says:

        NFA as usual. Vile FDR

    2. avatar Felix says:

      Caliber greater than .50 makes them a destructive device?

      Multiple bangs for one trigger pull, what with all those pieces flying around?

      1. avatar Warren says:

        In that case, my baseball bat is a caliber greater than .50 and therefore a DD.

        Not everything gets shot down a barrel, you know.

    3. avatar PPGMD says:

      The fuse assembly of the common smoke grenades was determined to be an explosive device by the BATFE. Thus you need an explosives handlers license along with having to comply with storage and transport requirements.

  4. avatar Dan l says:

    Where do you buy them?

    1. avatar Hawk_TX says:

      I found them at this paintball store for pretty cheap.


      1. avatar strych9 says:

        Paintball sure has come a long way since I was chasing blowup dolls around (see old post on this topic).

  5. avatar Joe3 says:

    If they play that stupid music when you pull the cord, I don’t want them.


  6. avatar strych9 says:

    Got one of each in my school’s colors for graduation back in the day. Cops freaked about that.

  7. avatar William says:

    Been a staple in airsoft for a while. Downside is, if I remember right, there’s a right and a wrong way to pull the ring (it’s not a pin and spoon type). Done right you’re fine, done wrong and it’s a useless paperweight. Was intended to be a safety feature so it wouldn’t ignite and burn you if it got snagged on your gear. (“Cold-burning” smokes are just ones that don’t emit flames, they’re still freaking hot).

  8. avatar JeffCville says:

    From the website:
    “Welcome to the Enola Gaye store. This web store is dedicated to the non-pyrotechnic side of our brand, so it is not possible to purchase any smoke grenades or pyrotechnics from this website. If you require our smoke grenades you will need to find a dealer in your local area or locate a dealer that can transport them legally to you.”

    Now click the “Dealer” tab:
    “404 Page not found”

  9. avatar Shire-man says:

    Infidel Body Armor page sells them. Singles or packs.
    I toss about 8 whenever I cross a parking lot to get my car. 😉

  10. avatar Justin says:

    I can’t say if I’ve ever use this brand, but back in my air-soft days people would pop smoke all the time, normally it was a waste of time and money. now at least once some brain surgeon decided it would be cool to pop smoke in a very small room… well once the paramedics carted his dumb butt out for smoke inhalation and the fire department cleared the building for re-entry we went back to the game.

    not a big fan of them.

  11. avatar samuraichatter says:

    You can use the maritime distress smoke grenades/cans as well. Any off these indoors (other than probably causing a fire) will make the smoke so thick no one can see for a few minutes.

  12. avatar Ralph says:

    “And why, pray tell would you, a gun guy or gal, want a smoke grenade?”

    Seriously? Like, who wouldn’t?

    1. avatar samuraichatter says:

      You get “it” and thus you get to keep your guy card. It’s like when dudes say things like, “What do you want with an AK?” Instant guy card revocation with talk like that 🙂

  13. avatar Matt in Oklahoma says:

    These are decent. Not military grade but as good as it gets. They certainly have a place and purpose.

    1. avatar strych9 says:

      I’m not sure it was strictly speaking legal but I bought military grade smoke grenades years back and did so at a gun show. I don’t know of any restrictions on them but I don’t pretend to follow every law and reg that might exist.

      I do know that if you get the ones that match your university’s colors and light them off during the graduation ceremony that you’re skipping the cops totally flip shit about it and hilarity ensues.

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