Do I have to mix anything?
No, all of our ballistic gelatin products come ready to use & pre-calibrated, and they never fall out of calibration.
Is your ballistic gelatin 100% clear?
Yes, our entire line of ballistic gelatin products are 100% clear as glass.
Is your ballistic gelatin reusable?
Yes, our entire line of ballistics gelatins are reusable.
Does your ballistic gelatin have an odor?
No, it is odorless and contains no organic materials.
Will your ballistic gelatin mold?
No, it will not grow mold, develop mildew or rot.
Does your ballistic gelatin have to be refrigerated?
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.
Does your ballistic gelatin contain ordnance 240A gelatin?
No, all of our ballistic gelatin is gelatin-free.
Does your product replace ballistic gelatin used for testing ballistic data?
Yes, it replaces traditional ordnance 240A ballistic gelatin 100%. Our product meets the FBI protocol for testing terminal ballistics of human tissue.
Will the ballistic gelatin stay clear?
Our ballistic gelatin will remain clear until the sixth re-melt. After that, it will start to take on a yellow tint and will gradually get darker with each re-melting.
Can I melt my block of ballistic gelatin?
Yes. Each block of our ballistic gelatin comes with complete instructions on how to melt the product. The instructions are located on your order receipt that you receive via email. You can also find the instructions online at Clearballistics.com/instructions.
How many times can I re-melt the ballistic gelatin?
Our ballistic gelatin can be re-melted an average of eight to 10 times, depending on how well you care for it. After the 10th time, the oil in the gel will begin to turn it brown, which is merely an aesthetic change. The gel will stay within calibration even if it is no longer clear.
What type of quality control measures do you have in place?
We do batch controlling for all of our products. We also use lot numbers for strict quality control measures and conduct ballistic testing to verify each batch follows the FBI protocol for ballistic testing of human tissue. Each order comes with a calibration card to show you how it calibrated.
Can you provide written documentation proving your quality control measures?
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.
What is the different between 10% Ballistic Gelatin and 20% Ballistic Gelatin?
Clear Ballistic Gelatin 10% replaces 10% solution 240A ordnance gelatin solution that is calibrated to meet the USA FBI protocol for calibrated ordnance gelatin.
Clear Ballistic Gelatin 20% replaces 20% solution 240A ordnance gelatin solution that is calibrated to meet the NATO protocol for calibrated ordnance gelatin.
What is the FBI protocol you follow for calibrating ballistic gelatin?
The FBI protocol we follow is 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 +/- 10 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).
What is the NATO protocol you follow for calibrating ballistic gelatin?
The for NATO protocol we follow is firing a standard .177 caliber (4.5 mm) steel a BB must meet the following criteria, which is by shooting a BB at 590 feet per second plus or minus +/- 10 feet, 10 feet away into a block of gelatin, and the resting position of the BB is 4.2 cm – 4.6 cm (4.4 ± 0.2 cm).
Why is there a NATO version of a ballistic gelatin?
The NATO version of ballistic gelatin exists because all NATO countries use full metal jacket (FMJ) bullets. This is to reduce the exit wound so the opposing solder is wounded but not killed. The ballistic gelatin needs to be much stiffer to stop an FMJ bullet.