About Clear Ballistics the Company
Clear Ballistics is an American company, out of Fort Smith, Arkansas, specializing in the manufacturing of 100% clear synthetic ballistic gelatin, molds, testing supplies, and ballistic dummies. We distribute them to businesses, consumers, hobbyist, gun clubs, and professional investigation companies, as well as state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies. The foundation of our company is to provide quality products accompanied by premier customer support. We pride ourselves on providing the best customer experience possible.
Our main product line that we offer is ordnance ballistic gelatin, we also offer ballistics gelatin for medical use. All of ballistic gelatin can come in different forms: finished and unfinished. All other products that we manufacture are accessories to our ballistic gelatin, such as molds for forming our gelatin. We, at Clear Ballistics, are proud that all of our products are made in the USA.
Our Ballistic Gelatin
Our ballistic gelatin is synthetic, clear as glass, completely reusable, and is ready to use upon arrival (finished products only). Our ballistic gelatin’s primary use is for testing ammunition. However, since our ballistic gelatin matches human tissue, many industries within the medical community are using our ballistic gelatin for a diverse array of uses. Our ballistic gelatin is a complete replacement for the traditional ballistic gelatin made from gelatin powder. To see how our ballistic gelatin compares to standard ballistic gelatin, see our technical specification page (coming soon).
For preforming terminal ballistic testing, our ballistic gelatin provides unmatched terminal ballistics data for all types of rifles, handguns, machine guns, muzzle loaders, air rifles and pistols, bows, and crossbows. We offer numerous sizes of our ballistic gelatin to accommodate every need. No matter the size or shape, it performs the same. We offer two different states of ballistic gelatin: finished and unfinished. All preformed sizes of our ballistic gelatin come in a finished state. In a finished state, the ballistic gelatin is nearly bubble-free and pre-calibrated to match human tissue. All of our ballistic gelatin requires no mixing! Unfinished ballistic gelatin is not bubble-free and is not calibrated to human tissue density. Calibration of unfinished ballistic gelatin is achieved by removing all bubbles from those products.
Our ballistic gelatin products are ready to use upon arrival at your location with two exceptions. Our “By the Pound” gelatin and samples are not ready to use upon arrival. All of our ballistic gelatin products are wrapped in high strength cellophane and placed in sturdy cardboard packaging. In each order, you will receive a tie-down cord, one set of instructions for reuse, statement letter, company policies, and a copy of your invoice.
Ballistic Gelatin Sizes
Our ballistic gelatin comes in many standard sizes. Our most popular size is our Ballistic Gelatin FBI Block size. Our current standard sizes are, Ballistic Gelatin Air Gun block, FBI block, Sniper block, Bow block, Full Swat block, and Half Swat Block. The bellow list is ordered from smallest to largest size.
In Standard Measurments
- Ballistic Gelatin Air Gun block size -4H X 4W X 9L in inches
- Ballistic Gelatin FBI block size – 6H X 6W X 16L inches
- Ballistic Gelatin Sniper Block size – two FBI Blocks end to end total size 6H X 6W X 32L inches
- Ballistic Gelatin Bow block size – 6H X 12W X 14L inches
- Ballistic Gelatin Half Swat Block size – 6H X 16W X 19L inches
- Ballistic Gelatin Full Swat Block size – 9H X 16W X 19L inches
- Ballistic Gelatin Air Gun block size – 10.16H X 10.16W X 22.86L in centimeters
- Ballistic Gelatin FBI block size – 15.24H X 15.24W X 40.64L centimeters
- Ballistic Gelatin Sniper Block size – two FBI Blocks end to end total size 15.24H X 15.24W X 40.64L centimeters
- Ballistic Gelatin Bow block size – 15.24H X 30.48W X 25.56L centimeters
- Ballistic Gelatin Half Swat Block size – 15.24H X 40.64W X 48.26L centimeters
- Ballistic Gelatin Full Swat Block size – 22.86H X 40.64W X 48.26L centimeters
Custom size ballistic gelatin blocks and molds can be ordered by requesting a quote via our contact page including the size you wish to have made. We welcome new and unusual uses and ideas for our product! But don’t be surprised if we ask for a picture of your venture!
Clear Ballistics’s Ballistic Gelatin Calibration
We follow the FBI Protocol for calibrating ballistic gelatin developed in 1988. This protocol is as follows: “firing a standard .177 caliber (4.5 mm) steel BB from an air gun over a chronograph at 590 feet per second (fps), plus or minus 15 fps into the ballistic gelatin. The penetration of the steel BB must result in 8.5 centimeters (cm), plus or minus 1 cm, penetration (2.95 inches to 3.74 inches.) The steel BB must penetrate within that range to pass as ballistic gelatin.” All of our ballistic gelatin in its finished state passes this protocol 100%. **Samples do not pass this protocol until they are melted and all bubbles are removed.
All of our molds are 22 to 20 gauged galvanized steel. See each product for specific details. All edges of the mold are rolled for stability and safety all corners are welded for strength, and the inner corners are round with high temperature silicon, which is heat resistant to 5000F. Each mold is brushed on the exterior with high-speed steel brush and has one-inch handles to provide strength and ease of transport even if you are wearing protective gear.
Dummies & Heads
We offer custom size ballistic gelatin and mold for all needs. There is no job to small or to large!
In-depth, technical details about each product can be found on our technical specification page (coming soon).
Product Brocures – Air Gun Block / FBI Block / Sniper Block / Bow Block
- Ballistic Gel – http://rumkin.com/reference/firearms/ballistic_gel.php
- Ordnance Gelatin Preparation – www.firearmstactical.com/tacticalbriefs/volume3/number2/article1.htm