Question: What makes the Safety Bullet different from all the other devices?
So, what's the answer?
You have a gun for protection, not to be chained up. That's why a lot of us keep a loaded gun, me included. If I need my firearm I don't want to disable a safety device in the dark and then try to load my gun. I would probably shoot myself!
That is why I invented the Safety BulletÆ. If you keep your gun loaded, put a Safety BulletÆ in the firing chamber and one at the top of the magazine. If anyone pulls the trigger the gun is locked up. If anyone cycles the action and pulls the trigger the gun is locked up. I know the Safety BulletÆ is loaded in my firearm, so I cycle the action twice; once for the bullet in the chamber and the second time for the bullet in the top of the magazine.Two seconds is all it takes, and with practice, one second.
Any other device will send you looking for a key or trying to remember the combination to your lock. That's nuts and not for me. I like to keep it simple, so I use the Safety Bullet Because it is simple, easy, safe and fast.
Question: How does it work?
When a hammer falls on the Safety Bullet™ it ignites the primer. The primer is all the force that is needed to instantly send the components of the Safety Bullet™ into action. The force of the primer pushes a ram made out of Aluminum forward about 1/4 of an inch, where it stops. It stops because a crimp has been placed in the shell casing to stop the Ram and hold it inside the shell casing. The Ram has moved through a plastic sleeve that is also held inside the shell casing. The plastic sleeve I call the Expander, because it expands outward against the inside of your firearms firing chamber. The Expanders forward end has an X cut placed in it to allow it to be spread by the ram. It expands outward less than 1/4 of an inch against the walls of the firearms firing chamber. That does not seem like much, but it is held in place by enough pressure that no one can remove the Safety Bullet™ without the use of an ejector rod. The expander is made of Delrin and does not harm the gun in any way. The Ram has moved out past the end of the Safety Bullets'™ expander and into the barrel of the gun. In an automatic it works like a dream. In a revolver, the Ram that has moved into the barrel of the firearm stops the cylinder from revolving and renders the revolver locked up also. To remove the Safety Bullet™, push the ram back inside the Safety Bullet™ and this will relieve the pressure. A rod comes with the bullets for that purpose.
Question: Isn't education and training the real answer to this problem?
Education and training is what my father hammered into my head. He sent me to a firearm Safety Course and it taught me a lot. Most responsible gun owners have had a Safety Course and practice those lessons that were taught to all of us.
OK, then why are we still having Accidental Shootings? What I found after a year of reading hundreds of cases, is that most Accidental Shootings are caused by those people that did not have the benefit of a Safety Course. Rarely do those of us who have had the education and experience get involved in an Accidental shooting.
Most cases are caused by people that don't have any experience with a firearm other than what they see on TV. Guns are power, they have a mystique to them. For that reason some children are drawn to them.
Emory University in Atlanta did a study of how children respond when they see or find a firearm. They put several kids in each of 20 rooms and they also placed an unloaded firearm in each room. The parents got to watch how their kids handled the situation if the unloaded gun was found.
In 15 of the rooms a child found the unloaded firearm. In several of those instances the kids pulled the trigger on the gun. In only one case did a child leave the room to tell an adult that there was a gun in the room.
My suggestion to you is to go to any search engine and type in Accidental Shootings. Start reading the stories.
Is this better than keeping an unloaded gun? Yes!! Just put in the Safety BulletÆ. If a kid or anyone else that is not supposed to touch your gun pulls the trigger, clink, it's locked up. If the gun was empty, the unauthorized user would then go looking for some bullets. With the gun firmly locked up they cannot load anything in the gun. Yes, it is better to load a Safety BulletÆ than leave the gun totally unloaded.
For real safety, place a Safety BulletÆ in your firearm and pull the trigger. It just became a paperweight. Now you can proudly display your guns without fear that someone will place a lethal round in it, until you remove your Safety BulletÆ!!
Is this a great idea or what!!
Question: Will it work for any gun?
For those guns that we have configured it to, yes. It works perfectly every time. For now we have Safety BulletsÆ for these calibers:
9 mm - 357 cal - 38 cal - 40 cal - 45 acp
We are working on several other calibers and will list those as they become available.