There are problems with modern tracer rounds, the biggest is that they rely on the friction from flying through the air to heat up the element which glows and makes it visible. Not only does a “hot” tracer such as that have a tendency to start fires, but it can easily be seen by enemy troops (or home intruders or whoever your bogeyman of choice is). Glow Ammo claims to fix all of those issues, using a “cold” tracer substance placed on the back of the bullet that is visible only to the shooter and others on their side of the firing line. Ammo is available and seems to be shipping, but at about $1 a round it’s still spendy stuff.
The site appears to have been up since 2009, but this is the first I’ve ever heard of it. Rest assured, we’ll have a couple boxes shipped to us for testing and evaluation ASAP. This has the potential to be a fantastic training aide and do some real good in the military so we’ll be keeping a close eye on it.