Cartridge Keychains: Cool Small Business for Gun Lovers

Normally, I do not spend much time on Facebook, but have to thank my friends for sharing the advertising of Cartridge Keychains, a small paracord business who adds a small twist, the incorporate bullets into their work.


Their offerings range from standard bracelets, to slings (both single-point and double) and they offer the standard array of customization of colors. All items are made-to-order including the caliber of incorporated bullet.

Check out their website and go nuts customizing your next sling. My wife was a fan of the pink womens sling.

Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • Martin Grønsdal

    will this get you arrested near a school or at an airport?

    • simon

      no its just the projectile, not the casing with all the fun stuff inside it although it wouldn’t pass airport security

    • MrApple

      SWAT will probably get called.

  • Trytwanda

    Perfect way to save that last one for yourself.

  • Mr. Pagel

    This was an outstanding idea and I was excited to buy one from a local place (Sioux City, IA) but I had to cancel my order after several weeks of waiting as it was taking too long. This place sells them at higher price than others I’ve found and it’s likely due to their quality though I will never know. This post annoyed me because I wanted a sling from them as well as the bracelet, just didn’t want to wait as long as a NFA tax stamp for it.

  • echelon

    Even if it’s not a “real” cartridge I can still see this getting TSA and other “officials” panties in a twist real fast…

    But cool tho.

    • David Sharpe

      Once they see it’s part of the bracelet, they’ll leave you alone.

  • Grindstone50k

    Legality in certain states…?

    • Marcus D.

      I would think that as certain states, and the District of Columbia, define “ammunition” to include all the separate components of a cartridge, this just might get you arrested for illegal possession of “ammunition.” There was a recent case in D.C. where a jilted ex called in her ex-husband, and the police search turned up a casing from a rifle he owned but had not registered in D.C.–for which he was promptly charged, as DC law allows you to only possess ammunition for a firearm that you have registered to you i the city. I would have to assume that NJ (which bans hollow points), and possibly even NYC would be equally stupid.

  • Mark

    can any one figure out how the bullet is held in place?

    im scratching my head raw about about this

    • David Sharpe

      First thing that pops to my head is that they drilled a hole threw the cartridge.

  • guest

    The “look at me I am a wierdo” bracelet
    Oh and yeah of course… paracord… the must-have for any operator. I have a speculative idea, real tier 1 operators can confirm this perhaps, that the underwear of a true operator is hand-knit from paracord.

  • Not So Free

    Wear one in Washington D.C. and go to jail
    Those folks are just plain nuts about anything that even looks like ammo.

  • David Sharpe

    But with this, I think the bullet is secured with paracord running through it, which obviously means that there’s no powder etc.

    I’m just going by travelling with bullet necklaces. While the looked closely at it, they saw that they were not real/live, and let me through.

    • echelon

      Huh…the TSA bots showing levels of comprehension…who wudda thunk it? Either that or they were just being insubordinate by letting you through. 😉