The Comparison

At Clear Ballistics, we use only top-quality materials, and unlike the other guys, there's no mixing, curing, or calibrating required. It turns out that not only is the quality superior but the cost savings are immense. But don't take our word for it, we ran a set of independent cost comparison tests and the results are showcased below.

pick a test comparison:

The Competitors

Clear Ballistics FBI Gelatin Block vs Traditional Ordinance 240A Gelatin

The results

+$1,551 total dollar savings

real results

74% cost savings

how

CLEAR BALLISTICS FBI BALLISTIC GELATIN BLOCK

Clear Ballistics
Competitor

EQUIPMENT: $55.00

The mold procedures are not needed for newly purchased blocks only blocks that have followed the reuse instructions.

  1. Pull gel away from edges of mold
  2. Place mold on edge of table with the gel facing you, small end down
  3. Work hand in on end at the top of the mold (opposite small end)
  4. Press down firmly and pull block out in one movement

The mold procedures are not needed for newly purchased blocks only blocks that have followed the reuse instructions.

The mold procedures are not needed for newly purchased blocks only blocks that have followed the reuse instructions.

The mold procedures are not needed for newly purchased blocks only blocks that have followed the reuse instructions.

MATERIALS: $129.00

MIXING: X

MOLDING: Only needed during re-use

CURING: X

TRANSPORTING: Carry to site and place on table

CALIBRATING: X

SHOOTING: Shoot & save for re-use

RE-USE: Can re-use numerous times

The Clear Ballistics Advantage

EQUIPMENT

MATERIALS

MIXING

MOLDING

CURING

TRANSPORTING

CALIBRATING

SHOOTING

RE-USE

Traditional Ordinance 240 A Ballistic Gelatin

EQUIPMENT: $270.00

x

MATERIALS: $158.00

x

MIXING: Up to 15 steps

x

MOLDING: Up to 28 hours

x

CURING: Additional 48 hours

x

TRANSPORTING: Place in ice chest, take to location

x

CALIBRATING: Time-sensitive

x

SHOOTING: Shoot & discard

x

RE-USE: X

x

The Competitors

Clear Ballistics FBI Gelatin Block vs Traditional Ordinance 240A Gelatin, Clear Ballistics FBI Gelatin Block vs Traditional Ordinance 240A Gelatin

The results

+$1,851 total dollar savings

real results

80% cost savings

how

CLEAR BALLISTICS FBI BALLISTIC GELATIN BLOCK

Clear Ballistics
Competitor

EQUIPMENT: $55.00

MATERIALS: $129.00

MIXING: X

MOLDING: Only needed during re-use

CURING: X

TRANSPORTING: Carry to site and place on table

CALIBRATING: X

SHOOTING: Shoot & save for re-use

RE-USE: Can re-use numerous times

The Clear Ballistics Advantage

EQUIPMENT

MATERIALS

MIXING

MOLDING

CURING

TRANSPORTING

CALIBRATING

SHOOTING

RE-USE

Traditional Ordinance 240 A Ballistic Gelatin

EQUIPMENT: $270.00

x

MATERIALS: $158.00

x

MIXING: Up to 15 steps

x

MOLDING: Up to 28 hours

x

CURING: Additional 48 hours

x

TRANSPORTING: Place in ice chest, take to location

x

CALIBRATING: Time-sensitive

x

SHOOTING: Shoot & discard

x

RE-USE: X

x

ASSUMPTIONS

Here are some of the assumptions made before the test begins. We understand that in some cases, equipment might be owned and costs will vary, hence why the cost is listed by each piece of equipment. Time spent waiting on the ballistic testing medium to be ready to use is also calculated in the test when listed.

Cure-time is calculated hourly to the nearest whole hour at current US Federal minimum wage rate of $7.25 as of 2013.
We assume all equipment must be purchased to make each each testing medium except major appliance costs were not calculated because most consumers would own one already.
All dollar amounts have been rounded to nearest whole dollar.
All prices for equipment were found via amazon and the lowest price possible is used.
All prices for ordnance gelatin, aka ballistics gelatin, were taken from a major gelatin manufacturer, and where possible we used their 20 lb Standard 3 block kit
All cure-time for each product is included in the overall cost of the use for each product on the test of three blocks where noted.
Cure-time for ordnance gelatin can be reduced if refrigerated storage is increased.