Battle Mug Too Expensive? Try the Polymer Version!

Ah, the Battle Mug. A nearly indestructible beverage container that sports a crenelated strike bezel, full length picatinny rails, a unique serial number and looks freaking awesome. We tested Optics Planet’s Battle Mug last year, and following that display of awesomeness there is now a similar mug on my desk (serial #0039). There was only one issue with the original mug, though: the price tag. Not everyone has $200+ sitting around to drop on a hydration device. So, just as with AR-15 rifles and magazines, there’s now a polymer version available. ThinkGeek has it for $45, and while it looks the same this version probably won’t laugh off a .45 ACP round like the original does. Nor will it be as proficient at busting open coconuts. And I don’t want to even think what will happen when a pound of Tannerite is detonated under it. Still, it looks cool!


  1. avatar Tyler Kee says:

    I smell another test. And microphones with fuzzy things.

  2. avatar Frank Masotti says:

    How about the 1/2 pond of Tannerite inside of it?

  3. avatar Jay1987 says:

    How accurate is the polymer mug if mounted with a surefire, foward grip, and red dot???

    1. avatar (Formerly) MN Matt says:

      Inquiring minds want to know…

    2. avatar Jay1987 says:

      Also can it be put in the freezer to keep beer cold?

    3. avatar Cliff H says:

      I am reminded of an old Red Skelton routine where he poles himself in the nose with his fork and comments, “I thought I was taller.”

      If you really need the Red Dot to find your mouth I think you might qualify as a person with a drinking problem.

      1. avatar Jay1987 says:

        I don’t have a drinking problem i have a running out of beer and sweet tea problem

    4. avatar SpeleoFool says:

      I dunno. Only have iron sights on mine. 🙁

  4. avatar C says:

    The keltec version.

  5. avatar BillC says:

    I wish it didn’t have a permanently attached carry handle. I really don’t. I wish I could attach my own so it would be flipped to the way it’s attached on the poly version so I could rest my thumb on the rear sight aperture.

  6. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    That was freekin awesome!

  7. avatar Rich Grise says:


  8. avatar Roy says:

    Forty five bucks for a plastic cup? Make it ten (either dollars apiece or cups for that price) and you’ve got a deal.

  9. avatar Ing says:

    A crenelated strike bezel is not something I want adorning my coffee mug. An accident waiting to happen is what that is.

  10. avatar Jennifer says:

    Ok, I was all set to get that bad boy for my husband, but HAND WASH ONLY?! Seriously?

  11. avatar Tim says:

    Only Optics Planet could find a way to make a coffee mug over-priced.

  12. avatar thatoneguy says:

    So if I wait even longer then I can get the sure-to-follow Tapco version for $30…

    1. avatar Matt in FL says:


  13. avatar Andrew says:

    I would rather it just be a big empty brass shell casing. Mehhhhh.

    1. avatar LongBeach says:

      Now THAT is a great idea.

  14. avatar Evan says:

    Ok, I really like that mug! Must have!

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