Shot this single stage three times at our local indoor range and used GlowAmmo in the dark and lowlight. It works much better from the audience’s standpoint as I can’t see a thing when I shoot in the dark. All I see is the silhouette of my front sight against the muzzle flash and a red dot (not a streak). It does however look cool on video!
check it out! :
here’s my war wound from just the first attempt! Now I have two scars.
Ordered 500 rounds of .45 ACP 230gr RN from Berry’s Manufacturing so that I can participate in a match on Monday in an indoor range, got an order confirmation but no shipping ocnfirmation. Called them yesterday and they said that the order did not reach the processing queue. They apologized and said it’ll ship today, which means it’ll arrive NEXT Friday. that’s pretty lame, they should have handled this a little better both for ensuring they process my order correctly, or at least trying to appease me by shipping rush OR giving a discount or something.
Anyway, that forced me to pull the bullets off factory ammo and mount my GlowAmmo stickers on the bullets and reload them for Monday. So much unnecessary work. Perhaps I’ll go with another vendor for bullets in the future.
Heard this a few months ago and been following their progress up till ShotShow 2011 when they announced the public availability of their cold-tracer invention called Trajectory Identification Technology. It looks like a small sticky disc that you attach behind a bullet before you reload it. Here’s how it looks like shipped.
I believe Glow Ammo reacts to the gun powder as it ignites in the chamber and glows, much like a glow stick would. Initially I thought it was heat that activated it, I tried lighting it up with a lighter and it melted instead of glowed.
I recorded a video of my initial experience with it :
Each box comes with 255 stickers and costs around $51 shipped. Can’t wait to take it to the range next!
Can’t wait to be able to get some of this from Glow Ammo. It’s a “tracer” like kind of technology that is both chemically and biologically safe unlike traditional tracers. It’s a sticker that you’d stick at the bottom of your bullet just before you reload it. Once shot, the heat (I believe) causes the sticker to glow thus making it look like a tracer going downrange. here’s a video of how it works with .45 ACP ammo :
Watch this space, I’m definitely going to shoot an IDPA match with this and post videos.