Local Company Gives All Employees Handguns for Christmas

BenShot Gives All Employees Handguns for Christmas
BenShot Gives All Employees Handguns for Christmas

Hortonville, WI – -(AmmoLand.com)- The father and son team at BenShot, a local Wisconsin glassmaking company that makes the original bulletproof shot glass, whiskey, and beer glasses, gave all their employees handguns for Christmas.

This year’s Christmas gift was one to remember at BenShot. Every employee received a handgun of their choice.

“We are a small, close-knit team at BenShot. I want to make sure all of employees are safe and happy – a handgun was the perfect gift” -Ben Wolfgram, son from the Father and Son team at BenShot.

BenShot makes the original bulletproof shot glasses
BenShot makes the original bulletproof shot glasses.

About BenShot:

BenShot (www.BenShot.com) is a father and son team which designs and makes glassware with bullets embedded into the side. It makes an extensive line of glasses, including the original bulletproof shot glass, whiskey, and beer glasses. BenShot’s unique product has sent them on a fast growth trajectory and currently ranks #1 of over 1,000,000 handmade products on Amazon. BenShot started making glasses in a small garage workshop in 2015 and now employs 16 full time people, including veterans, in their glass shop in Hortonville, WI.

BenShot sells on 30 military bases and have partnerships in the UK, Europe, Japan, and Australia. This local business prides itself on their work with non-profits including: conversation groups, military organizations, and police and fire departments.

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Having a firearm is right for every human being. We must be able to defend ourselves

larry dieter

I believe all of us gun loving good citizens should be able to buy a gun or two for protection—even though some people misuse the privege of this. The second admenment says that this cannot be enfringed on and it should not.. Because people get killed every day drfiving cars when they are speeding driving drunk etc. etc… does thst mean they are going to get rid of all the cars out there—no am sure that will never happen—Lib eral people who think that getting rid of guns is going to change this is crazy–look at proabition hell there was… Read more »


A RIGHT not a privilege!


Uh, John…what’s your point? Yes, a RIGHT is not a privilege. A privilege is granted. A RIGHT is inalienable. Go read the Magna Carta. You can burn all the paper, kill millions…your RIGHT to defend yourself is something that cannot be taken away. So hang on to your life preserver.
So John, in closing. a RIGHT ranks far above a privilege. I hope you understand that. Do you?

Jim Macklin

Donna, every mass killer , with possibly one exception, has passed the background check. The exception is teb Sandy Hook killer who murdered his mother and took her guns.
Half the police officers killed in line of duty are killed with their own gun.
There is no brain scan that can tell what somebody will do tomorrow or next year. The Thousand Oak killer not only passed a NICS check but he was cleared by “professionals” when the police/sheriff investigated him.
You say you’re not TOTALLY AGAINST guns but you feel. You might try thinking.


Love their product, the only problem is putting a very large Ice cube for Bourbon in the glass!


It is their company so I guess they can give their employees whatever they decide to give. But I could think of better gifts than a gun. I’ve never thought owning a gun makes you any safer, too many different scenarios can happen.True story: one of my relatives has several guns, but their house was still burglarized while he and his wife were sleeping. The guns were locked in a safe. Thankfully, no one was hurt but really what good did the guns do? Maybe the two employees who initially turned down the offer felt they had to accept just… Read more »


Donna You are so correct that gun are worthless if they are locked away in a safe. I have not seen one that can pick a lock and start shooting at someone. It seems that better training is in order for all of our guns. Just remember your gun is useless if it is locked away and that it takes someone to get it out, point it and pull the trigger. It seems like it should be easier.

Adam Robertson

What would constitute a better background check in your opinion?


Adam: No background checks are the best answer. They assume you are guilty until you are proven innocent. The overwhelming number of gun owners have never committed a crime. Why should they be subjected to one when they are not the problem? I realize your question was to Donna and so was my response, but, in fact, we would be far better off with no gun laws at all. We don’t legislate laws regarding hammers, chainsaws or axes, why this inanimate object? We simply need to vigorously enforce the laws we already have against rape, robbery & murder and allow… Read more »

Wild Bill

, apparently your relatives are unable to give a home to a dog or two, contribute to the defense of home and family in a meaningful way, or plan for threatening future events.

Joe Gilbert

I love it! Very nice Christmas present! Probably a wonderful company to work for.



This is smart business. Some areas prohibit a prospectivve employee running a background check as a key part of the hiring process. THIS is bogus.. it denies my right, as an employer, to freely associate…… or not, as I deem fit for my business. After all, I will be spending a lot of time with these people. I’ve long thought a legal work-around for this unfair prohibition would be to require every new employee, as a condition of hire, to obtain their Mother May I Card to carry a handgun legally. Some would protest… fine. they don’t want to work… Read more »


Looks like they chose some real nice guns, but Not all of them picked out handguns, I see a few long guns as well. If I lived in that area I would try to get hired at that company.


WOW… first I’ve heard of this…. give this company a big boost… buy a shot glass for Christmas.. BRAVO !

willy d

This company did get it right, from what I have heard they had some turn downs, but the company got everybody training and some of the turn downs are having second thoughts about the gift. This was all done with proper training before the offer, which should be done for anyone who has never owned or shot a gun!!! Just to the point a great idea with it being done the right way!!!!!


This is the coolest thing ever. Would someone please send this to our leftist senators?

Raul O’Hare

Crazy. Wouldn’t they rather have cash? Maybe they could sell the gun to…anybody, which includes a bad guy.


you expose your own evil heart by the projection of evil on these folks. As if the ONLY “sensible” thing any of these folks could possibly do would be to canvas their town and find a felon, then give HIM their new handgun……

Consider this: with well above THREE HUNDRED MILLION law abiding gun owners in this country, and ONLY about 12,000 gun homices per year, YOU figure out the vanishingly small percentage of gun owners who use them for evil. Better find that zero key, cause you’re gonna need it… AFTER the decimal point.

Bill Mc Caslin

Most excellent point SIR, I have a feeling somebody is a troll, anti- gunner, liberal anti – gun individual that made that post.


As well as an asshole !

Wild Bill

@R A’ Hare, You do realize that the paper you call cash fails the definition of money that is in the US Code, right? It is only currency. Why would anyone trade a life saving device for mere paper with pretty pictures on it?


WOW! I wonder if the fake news picked up on this article? Maybe Acosta should do an interview with this company! Thank you for the article, maybe more companies will follow.

Jack Mac

Thinking about sending a job application. Wow, you are fantastic.


The second sentence of the second paragraph reads “every employee received a handgun of their choice”. And yet, how many people, so far, have written “what gun did they get?”.

I’m at a loss.


A very American Company!!!!!!!!


They got the guns of there choice

Rico de la Llama

What gun will hey receive?


If that photo represents their presents, it looks like they were able to pick any gun they wanted. I see a S$W 442 and 656 revolvers, several styles and brands of semi-autos, a 454 Casull or 44mag revolver with a scope, shotgun, etc.
Very cool!

Dave in Fairfax

“Every employee received a handgun of their choice.”

Jim Macklin

Ben Shot, a free gun zone. They got it right.

Longhaired Redneck

“Ben Shot, a free gun zone. They got it right.”

I see what you did there!

Jim Macklin

ounds like a good company policy. Employees with clean criminal records, a place not likely to ever have a workplace shooting. Should any nut case be looking for “:evil employed people” this place will be on the bottom of the list.


Prices? What gun did they get?

Dave in Fairfax

“Every employee received a handgun of their choice.”


Sounds like the perfect gift – in so many ways!

Karl E Schneider

Best thing I have heard in years!