About Ballistic Concepts, LLC

As a former forensic scientist specializing in firearms investigation, testifying to a jury was a major part of the job. Testifying was tough and, in many ways, was a lot like teaching. I had to be mindful of the audience(the jury) and understand that some of us are very mechanically inclined and can easily visualize how different mechanisms work together to cause an effect. On the other hand, for most people, mental visualization can be very difficult. The answer was right there, obvious: visual aides! The only problem, there weren’t many visual aides for ammunition outside of posters and aggressive hand gestures. So this got me thinking: how can make something and develop a way to effectively show visually describe the function and parts of a round of ammunition? Applying my years of experience, unique understanding of firearms and ammunition, and creative abilities I developed the first prototypes of these now Patent-Pending ammunition display in my living room (while watching reruns of The Office and enjoying a glass of whisky) with a batch of very crude materials. And here we are!

Production Methods

All my displays are made from real, new or once-fired brass. The bullets are real, as are the primers. Everything is 100% authentic and there are no plastic or reproduction parts are used. All the parts and pieces have been 100% deactivated and more totally inert and safe for handling. Each of our Patent-Pending designs are meticulously hand fitted together in order to maximize its visual impact. 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. The display is made using a solid core design to ensure durability. The unique appearance of the powder is created using a proprietary bonding technique that I developed to keep the SimPowder suspended in shape. Each display is handmade to order and this is the reason for the long processing time. Typically, it will take about 2 weeks to produce a model, but, especially during the holiday seasons, lead times can grow exponentially. As with any handmade work, there will be variation from piece to piece and no two will ever look exactly the same.