Pop Your Top With A .50 Cal

    A couple of weeks ago I ran into a very interesting product. I’m sure it’s a tool you’ll find invaluable. What is it? It’s a .50 caliber round made into a bottle opener. Yes i’m kidding about it being invaluable but it’s sure to start some conversations. They are called “The Alpha Opener”.


    I received two of the most popular Alpha Openers. They work well and if you can’t pop the cap with one of these you need to take a few trips to the gym.The first is a .50 cal polished FMJ and the other is a .50 cal cleaned up but not polished. This version has an honest to goodness API bullet. The company also makes another opener milled from a standard AR flash suppressor. The company, Alpha Opener.com has a variety of other products including other types of openers as well as necklaces with .50 cal bullets on them and so on. Prices range from $7.00 to $35.00 depending on the product and finish.

    Here’s what the company has to say about itself and how they prepare these bottle openers: Founded in 2012, in SW Missouri, The Alpha Opener aims to be the coolest opener on the market. Every single AlphaOpener is made by hand. We take actual once-fired .50 BMG Military-once fired brass and tumble, mill, size, sand, de-burr, and finally press a new bullet in it. I just ordered some 750 gr Barnes solid brass bullets to do a special run. We are proudly 100% Made in the USA by utilizing: American made brass; American made bullets; and last but not least, American labor.

    photo 1AR flash suppressor key chain opener

    Here’s the website Alpha Opener.Com








    Phil White

    Retired police officer with 30 years of service. Firearms instructor and SRU team member. I still instruct with local agencies. My daily carry pistol is the tried and true 1911. I’m retired as associate editor since December 14th 2017. My replacement is my friend Pete M email: [email protected] you can reach Pete for product reviews etc.