Happy Bullet Easter!

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Thanks to one of our readers, we’ve come across a company in Europe that makes bullets in a variety of colors, 26 to choose from, to be exact. The company is called ARES, and is based in the small town of Nitrianska Streda, Slovakia. They make lead rounds, from a machine casting process, then either use a waxing process, or special sort of paint, to coat the bullets in whatever color you pick from their choice of colors, which range from light yellows or pinks, to darker blacks, or blues. Their page is in Slovak, so I’m not sure if they have any customers in the U.S. or else they might have an English option to read and place orders. So it looks like for now, their clientele is mainly in their home country of Slovakia. As far as I know, there isn’t an equivalent service in the United States that offers this sort of variety of choice when it comes to bullet colors.

Apart from making an awesome Easter gift, I can see the practicality of being able to use different colored bullets very advantageous to many of us. A shooter or reloader could have a number of 9mm rounds, each with the same bullet, but with different powder configurations of amounts, or types of powder. Using the color scheme could tell the differences between each load out, and thus be able to help testing go by smoother.

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Much thanks to Hrachya H. for the tip!



Miles V

Former Infantry Marine, and currently studying at Indiana University. I’ve written for Small Arms Review and Small Arms Defense Journal, and have had a teenie tiny photo that appeared in GQ. Specifically, I’m very interested in small arms history, development, and Military/LE usage within the Middle East, and Central Asia.

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  • Suppressed

    If I order 1,000 of the Yellow Rape, I really hope they don’t try and deliver it to my backdoor.

    • BrandonAKsALot

      You win my favorite comment of the week. Congratulations.

      I’m sure you can specify where you’d like to receive the yellow rape.

      • Suppressed

        Lol, thanks.

        I’m not so crazy about receiving it anywhere, but if I could fill in the “Ship To” fields with either Hill-Dog’s address or that of NYC Public Advocate Letitia James, I’m pretty sure we could get a nice collection going for this. Might even have enough left over to send some to Mikey Bloomberg too…

  • BrandonAKsALot

    So, no one has ever seen powder coated bullets?

    • Pete M

      That’s what I thought they were, but I bet that wax/paint coating won’t stop lead build up in a suppressor.

    • Hinermad

      I managed to get some red polymer coated 9mm bullets last year. When loaded in a new brass case they look like a tiny tube of lipstick.

      I’m curious if the ARES waxed bullets make it harder to clean the barrel after shooting them.

  • Don

    Eggleston Munitions out of Colorado offers colored coated bullets.

    • Roger V. Tranfaglia

      Thank You!!

      • Don

        Anytime my friend.

  • nero

    Perfect for seeing which rounds or weights hit where on paper or even steel. Has to leave a color note behind. That’s the whole point I think.

  • Aaron

    Your Honor, that bullet couldn’t have come from my client’s gun. My client only uses Yellow Melange, not Yellow Rape. 🙂

    Hey, this could be something to bring reloading families together. Let the wives/daughters express their artistic capabilities and practice their nail polish skills.
    “Honey, where are those purple sparkle bullets? I can only find the pink with daisies.”

  • SP mclaughlin

    Honestly thought they were earplugs at first…..

  • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

    Apparently none of the Firearm Blog authors are reloaders.

    They would have known that polymer-coated, epoxy-coated, and powder-coated bullets in multiple colors have been the norm for a couple years now.

  • Hensley Beuron Garlington

    This would be awesome, but some nanny here would sue them for some kid thinking it is candy, or thinking this is the new airsoft.