BENSHOT – Glasses For Serious Shooters Drinkers

Ok, let’s take a brief pause from all the breaking news, press releases and technical specifications. Last week I stumbled across BenShot, a small Wisconsin business making unique tumblers and rocks glasses for the discriminating drinker. Each one has been “shot” with a rifle round that is fused and melted into the side of the glass. The result is an affordable, useful and attractive vessel for transporting your spirits from the tabletop to your mouth.

Prices range from $15 to $40 depending on the style and optional laser etching. Custom jobs are available for companies or events.

The glasses from BenShot bring new meaning to the term “leaded glass”.

I crack myself up.

But seriously, the rounds are solid copper, so no need to worry about any lead.



The story behind BenShot

BenShot was started by a father and son team in rural Wisconsin. Their mission was to create unique drinking glassware as gifts for their friends and family. A few gifts turned into a national brand of bulletproof glassware.

The glass workshop is on the grounds of a repurposed furniture factory owned by Thomas Edison in rural Wisconsin. The vintage workspace and northwoods surroundings provide a unique glass working area resulting in truly extraordinary glassware by their resident glassworker Bulletproof Bruce.

Pride is taken in everything they manufacture and sell If you’re not 100% satisfied you don’t need to pay. Send it back to them, they’ll melt it down and try again. Simple as that.

They’re bringing manufacturing back to the USA one shot glass at a time.

They’re interested in your ideas on how they can make glassware better. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Contact BenShot directly.

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  • 22winmag

    I’ll take a set in the caliber of the finest general purpose rifle cartridge ever devised.

    • Bierstadt54

      I’ll have mine in 30-06 also! (I suspect there may be a few other opinions…)

      • 22winmag

        8mm Mauser silly!

        • KestrelBike

          Oh Schnapps!

      • kbroughton77

        What if I want a 20mm in a liter stein. Go big or go home!

  • Gary Kirk

    I need a shot glass with a 5.56
    An 8 oz with a 7.62
    And a 16 oz with a 50BMG..

  • YS

    If you’re going for the shot look, apply some fake rifling on the bullet.

    • Ken

      You can send them your own fired bullet and they’ll put the two together.

      • Lt. Dan

        Way more hygienic than drinking from the actual skull of your enemy.

  • Sunshine_Shooter

    I need these. Just think of the puns! I could get some *real* mileage out of these.

  • uisconfruzed


  • noob

    Well the bullet’s on the outside so i guess we don’t need to go out of our way to request lead-free projectiles

    • BenShot

      We use solid copper rounds from Barnes 🙂

  • DapperFellow

    The projectiles do not have any land/groove striations on them…fired from a smoothbore? Orrr……Sabot? xD

  • USMC03Vet

    My molon labe shoe laces are way cooler. Nice try amateurs.

  • Keiichi


    • Marc

      I caught that.
      Straight up.

  • Ian

    I love my State.

  • Eggcelent

    I’d take a podstakannik with a 7.62×39..

  • carlcasino

    These guys are geniuses, Imagine the effort to heat a glass and figure the final velocity to only penetrate and not shatter the glass at 500 yards! Good shooting too, It appears the bullet is exactly at the one ounce mark. I need one with a Texas two finger mark!

  • Edeco

    Cute. How about one with a bunch of birdshot and a shot-cup sticking halfway out…