So, I found this board a month ago and I am not going to lie--it has been one of the best finds online that I have had in a long time.
That said, I openly admit to being a complete newb (though one who can make a pretty broad assortment of different smoke grenade recipes now, following finding this site).
As to the igniter, I have been driving myself nuts. Since the training fuzes are no longer legal, many seem to use primers in a drilled out grenade igniter's top. The downside for that is a relatively loud bang upon release of lever--something that I am trying to avoid.
I then moved to trying a magnesium striker (failed) and a few other really sad approaches. I ultimately landed on self-strike matches encased with a striker that *maybe* 3 out of 5 times will ignite the fuze.
After looking for a long time, I finally found a video of someone showing a mechanical igniter, though his accent prevents understanding the full part list.
Can someone please provide me with ANY way that I will be able to ignite my fuzes for my smoke grenades without a resulting loud report? I would forever be indebted and promise to pay it forward with my knowledge learned!