Shotgun Shots – For When Alcohol and Firearms Mix

    It seems that firearms-related drinking accessories just keep popping up (and that’s just fine by me). Latest is the Shotgun Shot by Joel Ifell of Los Angeles, California. His KickStarter campaign is centered on generating funding to cover tooling, programming, and other costs to start manufacturing the Shotgun Shot en masse.

    Introduction below and full details are available at the KickStarter campaign. As of today, he is only about $1,300 from fully funded.


    The Story:

    The story is simple. I wanted a unique shot glass that would be the envy of my friends. Something durable and with a classic look.  There’s a few people making all metal shot glasses, but prices are high and the looks were uninspired.  Time to fire up the lathe and make some myself.

    The Design:

    Shots,shooters,shotgunning, the drinking world is rife with references to shotguns, perhaps a shotgun shell would make the perfect shot glass. Unfortunately, searching only brings up chintzy plastic shot glasses with awful proportions and ugly logos.

    Bottom Detailing
    Bottom Detailing

    No detail was left out.I wanted to keep to the classic look and feel of real shotgun shells. The bottom will be carefully machined to look like it has a real primer cap, and overall length matches actual shells. The diameter has been enlarged to offer a healthy 1.5 ounces. Perfect for shooters or a neat whisky.

    Machining Brass
    Machining Brass

    I also wanted to make something that would last a lifetime and look awesome while doing it. All materials are durable food safe metals that will take a beating and occasional drop, unlike glassware. Material grades were picked to have excellent corrosion resistance and impart zero taste on your finest beverages. A Shotgun Shot will offer years of service and look perfect on display. NO GLASS! NO PLASTIC!

    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.