Ballistic Gel: The Ultimate Medium for Ballistic Testing

Oct 31, 2023

When it comes to testing the performance and effectiveness of ballistic products, such as firearms and ammunition, having a reliable medium to simulate human tissue is crucial. That's where ballistic gel comes into play. At Cumberland Rubber, we specialize in manufacturing high-quality ballistic gel that meets the stringent requirements of industry professionals.

The Science Behind Ballistic Gel

Ballistic gel is a synthetic substance designed to mimic the density and consistency of human flesh. It provides a reliable medium for testing the penetration, expansion, and overall performance of various projectiles. This gel is composed of a carefully formulated mix of organic and synthetic materials that closely resemble human tissue.

One of the key advantages of using ballistic gel is its ability to accurately replicate the behavior of human tissue when struck by projectiles. The gel's density and elasticity closely match that of muscle and organs, allowing for more realistic and consistent test results. This makes ballistic gel an invaluable tool for weapon manufacturers, law enforcement agencies, and forensic experts.

Why Choose Cumberland Rubber's Ballistic Gel?

When it comes to ballistic gel, quality and consistency are paramount. At Cumberland Rubber, we understand the importance of providing top-of-the-line products to our customers. Here's why our ballistic gel stands out from the competition:

1. Unmatched Purity and Clarity

Our ballistic gel is manufactured using a proprietary process that ensures exceptional purity and clarity. When conducting ballistic tests, visibility is crucial for accurate measurement and analysis. Our gel's transparency allows for clear observation of bullet penetration and cavitation, providing valuable insights into projectile performance.

2. Consistent Density and Elasticity

We take pride in maintaining consistent density and elasticity in our ballistic gel formula. This allows for reputable and reliable results, ensuring that every test conducted with Cumberland Rubber's ballistic gel provides accurate data. Whether you are conducting terminal ballistics research or bullet performance testing, our gel consistently delivers.

3. Customizable Formulations

Understanding that different applications may require specific properties, we offer customizable formulations to meet your unique needs. Our dedicated team works closely with customers to develop tailored ballistic gel solutions that adhere to the desired specifications. From varying densities to simulating specific tissue types, we have you covered.

4. Rigorous Quality Control

At Cumberland Rubber, we follow stringent quality control measures to ensure that our ballistic gel consistently meets the highest standards. We conduct thorough testing at every stage of the manufacturing process, guaranteeing product integrity and performance. Our commitment to quality is unwavering, making us the go-to choice for professionals in the ballistic testing industry.

The Versatility of Ballistic Gel

Ballistic gel not only serves as an essential medium for ballistic testing but also finds applications in various other fields. Its versatility allows it to be utilized in:

  • Forensic Investigations: Ballistic gel provides valuable data for analyzing gunshot wounds and understanding bullet behavior.
  • Weapon Development: Manufacturers can test the effectiveness and reliability of their firearms and ammunition using ballistic gel.
  • Law Enforcement Training: Police and military personnel can simulate real-life scenarios and evaluate bullet performance for tactical purposes.
  • Safe Simulations: Ballistic gel offers a safer alternative to conducting live tests on animals or human subjects.
  • Medical Training and Research: The gel's tissue-like consistency makes it an ideal medium for medical training and research purposes.


Ballistic gel has revolutionized the field of ballistic testing, providing an invaluable medium to evaluate the performance of firearms and ammunition. Cumberland Rubber's commitment to producing high-quality ballistic gel sets us apart from the competition. With our transparent, consistent, and customizable solutions, we are the trusted choice for professionals in need of reliable ballistic gel. Make Cumberland Rubber your go-to source for all your ballistic testing needs. Contact us today and experience the difference!