Why Did We Create The GrillGun

Why, How, What, and Who…

Why do You want a GrillGun?

  • Because it’s the coolest thing you’ve ever seen or experienced!
  • For a guy, it’s a plunge into a pool of pure testosterone!
  • It’s easy, safe and allows me to instantly enjoy good clean great tasting charcoal grilling without the 30 minute wait!
  • You just turn the knob, pull the trigger, light the charcoal… it’s great!
  • You’ll just want to own one, or you’ll never grill again!

How does it work?

  • You get to light your charcoal fast… when you want it lit…  RIGHT NOW!!
  • You’ll load charcoal into your grill and spread it out like you want it, light it, heat-up the grill, start cooking in just minutes.
  • You’ll get to cook on charcoal with no residual foul odor, taste or smell.
  • You’ll get to entertain your friends and family with how cool it is to start your grill and cook your food using a GrillGun

What is a GrillGun?

  • Possibly the first tool you will ever have owned that you absolutely love to use.
  • A high power clean burning 400,000+ BTU torch that looks like a semi-automatic slide action pistol.
  • A torch that you’ll use to direct intense fire directly onto your charcoal, lighting it nearly instantly.
  • Something that will change your life, and eliminate all your complaints about charcoal grilling
  • A tool that simplifies outdoor grilling, cooking, and entertainment

Who is the Inventor?

Hi there, I'm Bob Healey and I’m an engineer, an entrepreneur, a renaissance man’s man, and a patriotic American through and through. I have developed the coolest thing you’ve ever seen: the first of a long line of torches that are designed specifically for lighting charcoal grills, wood stoves, outdoor fireplaces, campfires, controlled pasture burns, outdoor trash incinerators, and just about anything you can think of that you need a high power fire torch for.  I call it the GrillGun and my company is called GrillBlazer / grillblazer.com.

You will not believe how quickly, easily, safely, and effectively you can start your grill and how macho you will look while doing it.  If you are like me, you’ll be cooking on you grill three minutes after you start. I’m including the time it takes to walk out to the grill, put charcoal in it, light it, heat it up, sterilize the grill grate, and put you food on to cook!  HOW COOL IS THAT!?!

This is where the tagline “Light your grill in 60 seconds” comes from.  Depending on how much charcoal you have and where you place it in the grill, your charcoal could be lit and ready to cook in less than 60 seconds  Heating up the rest of the grill and flaming off the cooking grates is also something you will want to do to bring your outdoor grill up to cooking temperature.  The GrillGun completely changes the dynamics of charcoal grilling from something that normally takes a long time to do, to a fun, exciting, and fast way to cook.  No more foul taste from cooking on fires started with lighter fluid, soaking self-starting charcoal briquettes in lighter fluid, or just wasting time waiting on the charcoal chimney to heat up the rest of the grill.  Because of these well understood limitations, charcoal grilling takes half an hour or so (after you began the process) to be able to grill your food.

Using the GrillGun to light your grill is the closest thing to instant readiness that you’ve ever experienced… even faster than a gas grill!  In fact, I’ve talked to some gas grillers who say they will buy a GrillGun to use on their gas grills to get them hot and read to cook much faster. They would not only use it to flame of their grill grates and warm up the cooker before cooking, but while cooking they will braise their meat to sear in the juices on a very rare piece of steak  (shhh…I secretly think I’ll ultimately convert them all to charcoal grilling, but for now I’m glad they see the value of the GrillGun even though they still want to cook over their gas flames).

GrillGuns are 400,000+ BTU torches that look like pistols with a long torch barrel and fire bell. They operate on propane; either a portable 1lb bottle or tethered to a 20lb propane tank with an 8 foot adapter hose.  Portability in a tool like this is essential so you can keep a GrillGun in your trunk or with your outdoor supplies, ready for you to take to picnics, the lake, camping, the park, tailgating, etc.  Being able to connect to a 20 or 30 lb propane tank is also a must so that you can have a seemingly endless supply of fuel for those activities that require an extensive use of propane, such as regular grilling or controlled pasture burning. It is also useful if you just want the economy of bulk propane rather than the higher cost of buying and disposing of portable 1lb bottles.

For fifteen years or so I’ve been lighting my charcoal grills with ordinary weed torches, but as effective as they are at starting fires, the idea has never really caught on and the flame isn’t optimized for starting a charcoal grill.  You can go to YouTube any time and see lots of people lighting grills with weed torches, but because of the type of torches that have been available to use, it has never become a “thing”. In December of 2018 I decided to do something about it, and the GrillBlazer torch idea started taking shape.  I researched existing weed torches and torches of every kind. I figured out the drawback of each of them, as well as how to build an attractive, reliable, robust, durable, and high-powered grill torch. I then analyzed the market to determine just exactly what would appeal to manly men, die-hard seasoned outdoor grillers, casual grillers, and BBQ cookers of either sex.  I set out to design and manufacture a product that would really work, be reliable, start safely when you pulled the trigger, and have great reviews. At last, the GrillGun was born.

The GrillGun revolutionizes the torch and makes it a superior, robust, reliable, self-starting, portable, high-power grill torch.  So far, everyone that has seen it and used it has been absolutely blown away. I’ve named the company GrillBlazer (GrillBlazer.com) as an umbrella company for selling gun-styled high-powered torches that all fit nicely in the hand, are well balanced, comfortable to use and control, and look like recognizable, cool, classic or futuristic handgun firearms.

While building a respected brand of high-quality, high-powered, compact, and portable grill torches, I hope to build a loyal following of excited GrillBlazer gun collectors who buy them for their practical use as well as for their aesthetic beauty.  Perhaps they will want to collect all the guns as I release them, just like people collect real guns.

In the future, when I see steak cook-offs at the lake, tailgating at football games, barbecue cook-offs, or just plain backyard grillers lighting up their grills, I want them all to be able to be excited about the ability to start cooking on a charcoal grill in 60 seconds and become loyal GrillBlazer enthusiasts.  My goal is to make GrillGuns a staple in every appropriate supermarket, big-box, sporting goods, firearms, and hardware store across the land, as well as on various internet online outlets.

I have to move fast to make GrillGuns available for you to buy and to make you happy with the products in order to be successful. As the developer I can do my part, and with you as the buyer we will be successful together if you have patience to grow with me.

I want to change charcoal grilling, tailgating, and the picnic or camping experience all across the land.  With your help we’ll make it… let’s toast to our success!


(or GrillBob – Now Let’s go Grillin’)