The Safety Bullet® is comprised of four components.
2. Shell Casing
1. & 2. The primer and shell casing are the same primer and shell casing that each pistol would normally use. The difference with the Safety Bullet® is there is no gun powder in the shell, only the primer charge.
3. The Ram is placed inside the shell casing and up against the primer. It is similar in shape to a roofing nail. It is held inside the shell casing by a crimp that has been rolled into the shell casing to hold the Expander and the Ram inside the shell. The Ram it is made of Aircraft Aluminum and designed to travel until it reaches the crimp that has been placed in the shell casing. It travels through the Expander causing the Expander to be pushed outward against the firing chamber, jamming it in place.
4. The Expander is made of Delrin(TM) plastic and is held inside the shell casing by a crimp, which also holds the Ram in place. The Ram sits inside the Expander. The end of the Expander is X cut to allow for expansion when the shaft of the Ram is forced through the forward end expanding the expander outward against the guns firing chamber.
The assembled Safety Bullet
We have tweeked the Safety Bullet so it is stronger and loads - ejects easier!
The Ram is the nail looking component to the Safety Bullet. To make it stronger we doubled the width of the end of the ram ( the flat part ). Plus instead of a true 90% angle from where the ram shaft meets the flat end of the ram we rounded off the metal to get rid of a weak point in the Ram. These two modifications has added a lot more strength to the Safety Bullet.
The Expander is the plastic delrin component of the Safety Bullet that sticks outside the shell casing. Where the ram meets the end of the Expander we rounded off the inside end of Expander to meet the newly designed ram. When fired the ram will fit perfectly snug against the expander.
The Crimping grove cut into the Expander has been changed to a bowl shape to lessen the impact to the shell casing when the crimp is forced into the brass. Brass is not that strong. The hard 90 degree corner before our new design placed a lot of stress on the brass to make that 90 degree corner. We have eliminated that stress point and made the Safety Bullet a lot stronger.
I found that in a few firearms the Safety Bullets flat end would catch in some magazines and would not eject smoothly. To eliminate that problem I sent Bill Burns our manufacturer of the Safety Bullet components several of my guns to find the solution to the problem. He has put a 45 degree cut on the end of the Expander to make it load and unload smoother than ever before.
Bill and I are working together to make the Safety Bullet better, easier, faster and stronger than ever before. If you have an older Safety Bullet that did not load smoothly send it back and it will be replaced free of charge. We here at Safety Bullet want you and your family to have the best Firearm Safety Device on the planet!
REMOVAL OF THE SAFETY BULLET
With every package of Safety Bullets®, an ejector rod is included that is used to force the locking Ram back inside the Expander. This will release the pressure against the firing chamber so that the Safety Bullet® can then be ejected.
First, make sure that your gun is totally empty of live rounds. Take out the magazine and try to eject any rounds that may be in the firing chamber. If you cannot eject the round, your Safety Bullet® has done its job and disabled your firearm and saved someone's' life!
Simply take the dowel, which may be made of either wood or plastic, and insert it into the barrel of the firearm. Then push or strike the end of the Safety Bullet® with the rod. It may take several strikes to push the Ram back inside the Safety Bullet®. You will know when the ram is back inside the Safety Bullet® because, until it is, you will be unable to eject the Safety Bullet®!
Now you can either reload a new Safety Bullet® in your gun or load a new and lethal round. If you want to reuse the Safety Bullet® either take it to a gunsmith or send it back to us and include $3.00 and we will be happy to insert another primer charge and return it to you to be used again.
Letter from BATF
The BATF tested the Safety Bullet and this is what they found. Nothing leaves the Safety Bullet when fired so it does not fall under their jurisdiction. They know this because they fired the Safety Bullet. They also tried to take apart the Safety Bullet to see if they could make it a live round suitable for firing a projectile. In trying to removed the components they destroyed the Safety Bullet in the process. The Safety Bullet has passed all Safety Tests. Their letter in its entirety is below.