Back in the day, inventor and Navy vet Alex Bosco sent us an email asking if we’d do a story on his prototype AR-pistol arm brace. He needed investors. We posted pics of the styrofoam mock-up. The rest is history. And now we present a request from reader/inventor/machinist Adam Rogers: what do you think of ARTactical bullet caps? [Available for purchase at the link, no kick-back to TTAG.] Here’s his full enquiry . . .
I was wanting your opinion on a product that I have started making. They are just little things, but I like people’s opinion on stuff. They are Bullet Caps, valve stem caps for you vehicles and bikes. They work on anything that has a Schrader valve.
I first made a little set for myself, and then decided it would be cool to see if I could make something of it. They are made in Salt Lake where I live. I made them to fall within the tolerances of SAAMI specs of a 45 ACP. I had to go with a 45 cartridge because the wall thickness of the other sizes could cause failure with the caps under stress of the revolution of the tire. I have also lightened them inside so they are light enough not to cause any problems when put on a valve stem.
I’m a gunsmith and machinist by trade with a background in auto mechanics so this was destined to happen. The whole reason behind it was because somehow, one of the four valve caps on my truck didn’t match the other three. This prompted me to just make another to match the other three. It was only a brief thought before I just decided to make something of my own. I happened to put the valve cap I was going to model the replacement after next to a 45 that was sitting on my bench, and that gave the idea.
Now, I did look them up to see if this was already being done, and it was. However, I do things in great detail, and the ones that were offered all looked like cheap knock offs with very little detail. There was no way I was going to buy one of the cheap looking caps I had seen in my searches. So, I decided to just make my own, with great detail. That led me to making my Bullet Caps.
I never knew how many people actually look at your wheels, but quite a few people do. I’ve been told how neat they were, and sold a few just from people seeing them in the grocery store parking lot. I’ve also got a scowl from a passer by… Anyway, I was wondering what you guys thought about them?
Adam’s given TTAG a set to give away to one lucky reader. SO enter your comment below and we’ll pick one at random to receive four of them to spruce up the vehicle of your choice.