Q: What sizes are your blocks of ballistic gelatin?
A: We sell any size. However we have four popular sizes of ballistic gelatin: FBI– 16L6Wx6H, Air Gun – 9Lx4Wx4H, Bow Block – 12Lx14Wx6H, and Sniper block size, which is two of our FBI end to end – 32Lx6Wx6H.
Q: Where do you ship?
A: We ship worldwide. All USA shipments are sent via FedEX (you can choose the speed of service). For all international shipments and PPO’s we ship via DHL, FedEX, United States Post Office, or sea. Special note for all overseas order please call us for a shipping quote.
Q: How much does a block of gelatin weight?
A: FBI block – 18 lbs. Air Gun- 4 lbs. Bow block – 36 lbs. Sniper block – 36 lbs.
Q: Do I have to mix anything?
A: No, all of our ballistic gelatin products come ready to use & pre-calibrated, and they never fall out of calibration.
Q: Is your ballistic gelatin 100% clear?
A: Yes, our entire line of ballistic gelatin product is 100% clear as glass.
Q: Can your ballistic gelatin be colored?
A: Yes it can be colored. We offer numerous colors in our store.
Q: Does your product replace ballistic gelatin used for testing ballistic data?
A: Yes, it replaces traditional ballistic gelatin 100%. Our product meets the FBI protocol for testing terminal ballistics of human tissue.
Q: Can your ballistic gelatin be used for other things other than ballistic testing?
A: Yes, it can be used in any test where one would need to test penetration of human tissue.
Q: Does your ballistic gelatin have to be stored in a refrigerator?
A: No, all of our ballistic gelatin can be stored anywhere if the temperature stays under 110 F / 37.77 C. It needs to be kept out of direct sunlight when storing for long periods of time.
Q: Will the ballistic gelatin stay clear?
A: The ballistic gelatin will remain crystal clear until the sixth re-melt. After number six it will begin to start to turn a very yellow tone color each time you re-melt it and gradually get darker.
Q: What are the melting temperatures for your synthetic ballistics gelatin?
A: The product begins melting at 130 F / 54.44 C. Normal melting temperatures range from 200 F to 270 F / 93.33 C to 132.22 C. The flashpoint of the ballistic gelatin is 325 F /162.77 C.
Q: Is your ballistic gelatin reusable?
A: Yes, our entire line of ballistics gelatin is reusable.
Q: Can I melt my block of ballistic gelatin?
A: Yes, each block of ballistic gelatin has complete instructions on how to melt the ballistic gelatin.
Q: Do you make custom blocks of ballistic gelatin?
A: Yes, we can make any size or shape that you wish. Please contact one of our sale staff for pricing via the contact page. We have the option to request a special request on our contact page.
Q: Does the ballistic gelatin smell or rot?
A: No, it is odorless & not it contains no organic materials.
Q: How many times can I re-melt the ballistic gelatin?
A: On average eight to ten times depending on how you care for it.
Q: Can I make a dummy’s head out of ballistic gelatin?
A: Yes, any shape can be made from the ballistic gelatin.
Q: Can I put bone or tile in the ballistic gelatin?
A: Yes, but the contents you insert cannot contain any water.
Q: What is the melting point of your ballistic gelatin?
A: The ballistic gelatin will begin surface melting at 120 F / 48.88 C.
Q: What type of quality control measure do you have in place?
A: We do batch controlling for all products. We also use lot numbers for strict quality control measures, and ballistic testing to verify each batch is following the FBI protocol for ballistic testing of human tissue.
Q: Can you provide written documentation proving your quality control measures?
A: We can provide a letter of certification if your company needs to use our ballistic gelatin products where the FDA requires these types of quality controls.
Q: Will your ballistic gelatin mold?
A: No, it will not mold or rot.
Q: What other industries are using your ballistic gelatin other than the firearms industry?
A: Currently, we services many industries including medical tool manufacturing companies, medical research companies, colleges & higher institutional learning facilities, hobbies, and high school science fair competitions.
Q: Can you make your ballistic gelatin into the shape my company needs?
A: We can mold our ballistic gelatin into any shape you want in any quantity want.
Q: Can I buy a thousand items?
A: Yes, you can purchase any quantity you want, and yes we do offer volume discounts.
Q: What is less than perfect gelatin?
A: Less than perfect ballistic gelatin is ballistic gelatin which got some type of foreign material in during the manufacturing process. It preforms the same as all our ballistic gelatin it is just not perfect so rather than waste the product we sale it for less.
Q: Can I just buy a mold?
A: Yes, we sell a full line of molds.
Q: Can I get a custom sized mold?
A: Yes, just call us our phone number (888) 271-0461 or submit a request via our contact page and use the option to request a special request on our contact page.
Q: What sizes of standard molds do you sell?
A: We sell three sizes of mold FBI– 16L6Wx7H, Air Gun – 9Lx4Wx5H, and Bow Block – 12Lx14Wx7H.
Q: Do you have a return policy?
A: Yes, please check our company policy.
Q: Do you have a retail store?
A: No, to keep the cost down of our products, we have decided not to have a storefront at this time.
Q: Where are you located?
A: Our sales office and manufacturing plant is located in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Q: Can I become a reseller?
A: Yes, we are always looking for our next partner. Just contact via our contact page and one of sales team member will contact you.
Q: What is the best way to contact Clear Ballistics?
A: The online request form is the fastest way to contact us, because we respond ASAP including after hours including weekends. Our phones are staffed only 8 -5 Monday to Friday.
Q: I need more information about your company how can I get it?
A: We will be more than happy to provide additional information. You can request that information by contacting us on via our our contact page or call us toll free.
Q: Can I get additional information about your Clear Ballistics products?
A: Yes, please fill out the online request form and we can send you additional information.
Q: Do you have gift certificates?
A: No, we do not offer gift certificates at this time.
Q: Do you do purchase orders (PO’S)?
A: Yes, pending credit approval. Most PO’s over $1000.00 require 50% deposit. The remainder may be paid over 30 days.
Q: Are you hiring?
A: In our manufacturing areas we are not. In our sales area we always are.
Q: What are your hours of operations?
A: We are open Monday – Friday 8am-5pm. We do respond to email after hours and weekends.
Q: Do you take checks, cash, and credit cards?
A: We accept checks and all major credit cards.
Q: Do you have a Facebook account or Twitter?
A: yes, we do www.facebook.com/clearballistics, @clearballistics
Q: Can I get a tracking number for my order?
A: Yes, our current primary shipping company is UPS, unless shipping overseas.
Q: How long does it take to fulfill my order?
A: On most orders ship the following business day. If you provided an email address with your order, you will receive an email containing your tracking number(s). You can always call and ask us by phone for an update.
Q: Do you ship outside of the United States?
A: Absolutely! We are very versed in shipping all across the globe.
Q: Are there any restriction for importing in my country?
A: Not to our knowledge.