Happy Bullet Easter!

    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!


    Infantry Marine, based in the Midwest. Specifically interested in small arms history, development, and usage within the MENA region and Central Asia. To that end, I run Silah Report, a website dedicated to analyzing small arms history and news out of MENA and Central Asia.

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