CHRISTMAS WISH LIST: Ballistic Concepts

Ballistic Concepts

When it comes to Christmas its nice to receive things you want as opposed to need. I absolutely need firearms and an endless supply of ammo so that is not going to be listed here. A more crafty item that people may not have heard of comes from Ballistic Concepts. Instead of having a cliche rubik’s cube on your desk or a ficus plant in your office, check these out! (And put them on your X-Mas list, of course)


Ballistic Concepts

An individual out of Syracuse, New York is making bullet displays like none other. The owner, Tony, calls his works of art archetype ammunition displays and they are truly unique. He uses all inert materials so there is no flammability hazard or cause for concern with the primer if you drop the display. Better yet, you do not have to pay hazmat to get one of these sitting on your desk. The displays look like something in slow-motion out of a movie.

Each component (the primer cup, anvil, cartridge case, gunpowder, and bullet) have been expanded out along a central axis and in an order to show how and where they fit together to make a live “round” of ammunition.

Ballistic Concepts

G2 Research “Radically Invasive Projectile” (R.I.P.) 10mm Round

These displays are available in 35 different configurations and/or calibers. You can also make special requests for unique ammo or projectiles you may own. Some more exotic ones available are 35mm Vulcan and 40mm Grenade rounds.

The displays were initially meant for courtroom use, but the small size did not go over well for explaining court matters. Not surprisingly, gun enthusiasts have taken to these like a bee to honey.

Be sure to pencil this into your Christmas list so Santa does not forget!



Hello everyone! The outdoors, Crossfit, and anything firearm related have always been my passions. I’ve been a guest writer for Sierra Bullets, am a Smith & Wesson Armorer, reloader, and have an addiction to classic S&W and Colt revolvers. Be sure to visit TFB frequently and keep your magazines full, my friends!


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  • PK

    30mm Vulcan. Not 35mm.

    • Darkpr0

      M61 Vulcan is 20mm. GAU-8 is 30mm, but not a Vulcan.

      • PK

        While you’re right, I’m just saying what it’s listed as on the site.

        • Darkpr0

          In this case, let’s just agree that the universe is wrong

  • B-Sabre

    I never thought I’d see an Etsy link on TFB. Except for, you, crochet holsters or something….

    • Martin M

      Mag and optic cozies.

      • B-Sabre

        Hey, I think we’re on to something here….

        • Martin M

          And just in time for the holidays.

    • Vhyrus

      Are you kidding? Where else am I going to get my little pony morale patches?

      • B-Sabre

        See…now…those would be AWESOME.

  • Edeco

    The shape of the propellant is weird. Trying to show it pushing the bullet? Seems like unnecessary, confusing shorthand. I’d rather just the proper amount in a shape that looks like will fit in the case. Maybe other explodey ones with a line of gas from mouth to bullet.

    • Rick O’Shay

      I don’t know. It kind of works not only to show that it’s there, but also to give a visual effect of a round being fired (at first glance I thought it was some kind of plastic representation of smoke).

      • Edeco

        Ok, I mean, to me it’s like being lead down a conceptual blind alley, maybe I’m mentally white-knuckling it too hard.

        • Rick O’Shay

          I can see where you’re coming from.

    • Norm Glitz

      Agreed. The powder representation is the one shortfall of this neat desk ornament. This almost looks like it was fired from a chamber without a barrel.
      OTOH, I’ve never seen black smoke from a “smokeless” powder cartridge.

  • Disarmed in CA

    That’s super-cool. I want one 3 feet wide with all the small arms calibers on it, but cost-prohibitive…

  • noob

    Now *these* are works of art: the artist has seen what everyone sees but thinks what nobody else is thinking, and then makes a work that effectively communicates this vision to the audience. Bravo!

  • Norm Glitz

    Almost surprised that there’s no political reaction to the R.I.P. rounds. Think “Black Talon” etc. Maybe ’cause it’s not black.