50 Caliber Bottle Opener is Made from Real Ammo

p6128_column_grid_12In the land of novelty products, the act of creating things solely for the sake of bad puns, regardless of potential sales, is maybe not king, but it’s in line for succession somewhere.

So, yes, you can – wait for it – pop a cap all up in your party with the .50 Caliber Bottle Opener. Despite bottle openers being a need for literally no one at this point, the prospect of using an actual .50 caliber shell casing to open up a beer – well, there’s just something uniquely American about that, isn’t there?

There’s no gunpowder in any of these bottle openers, and part of the reason for that is that every single one of them has actually been shot off. There’s also the slightly disturbing caveat that you don’t know, exactly, in what context your new liquor liberator was used. All you’ll know is that you’ll be holding a military-grade .50 caliber brass cartridge, and that someone, somewhere, shot it at something at some point in time.

The .50 Caliber Bottle Opener is on Firebox now for $13.

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  1. Given our military’s track record of leaving massive weapons caches overseas after engagements because it’s apparently cheaper to buy new M16s than it is to ship them back stateside, and the danger from insurgent attacks and IEDs I find it highly unlikely that the military would scour smoking battlefields for used brass and ship it home. I almost guarantee that all used military brass is collected at stateside bases where they wouldn’t have been fired at anything other than training targets. The headstamp on my .50BMG bottle opener reads FNB 81, indicating it was made by Fabrique Nationale Belgium in 1981. Given the rate at which the military goes through ammunition, it’s unlikely that this case was fired at anything in the last 30 years. Recently fired military brass would have a date on it no more than two or three years old. I don’t know what path these things took to get from the armory to my utensil drawer, but I’m pretty sure it didn’t involve being fired at a human being as the article seems to suggest. Media sensationalism at it’s finest.

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