How about having actual 9mm bullets instead of buttons on your 360 pad?

If you're a fan of first-person shooters, or third-person shooters... or just shooting things in general, you'll be wanting one of these. One bright spark on internet craft market Etsy has set up a shop for Xbox 360 controllers with a neat little modification: The ABXY buttons have been replaced with real, fired 9mm bullets. 

Above: Somewhere in the world there's a bullet with your game on it...

The bullets have been sawn off so you're only getting the blunt end of them, but the size appears to fit the pad's shell very nicely indeed. In fact, they look like they probably play very well.

Above: Should we point out the dirt on the start button? Hmmm...

You can just buy the bullets and a DIY kit to fit them to your existing pad for about $20, or the guy doing the mods will apply his skills to any pad you can pay for and he can buy (so as long as his local store has Hello Kitty Pink, you're good to go) and he'll adjust the fee accordingly. If you're interested, his Etsy page is here.


  • GAMEPHRENIC - May 13, 2012 10:56 a.m.

    I already have 2 controllers with these bullets. It feels more consistent and lets sticky.
  • profile0000 - May 10, 2012 2:45 p.m.

    Alright, that's pretty sweet. Does someone want to lend me $20 or a few 9mm rounds?
  • Rub3z - May 10, 2012 2:08 p.m.

    Yeesh, the edges of those shell cases would probably (definitely) hurt your thumbs after a short while. ... Still badass though. :P
  • darkvare - May 10, 2012 10:41 a.m.

    if he added a fifty cal shell instead of the guide button i would get one
  • RonnyLive19881 - May 10, 2012 9:42 a.m.

    They are called CARTRIDGES! But still, freaking awesome mod! I'd like a Wii Remote one done with a 9mm shell for the A button, .22's for the 1 and 2 buttons and an actual Beretta Nano trigger in place of the B button!
  • BladedFalcon - May 10, 2012 7:40 a.m.

    That's both stupid and also incredibly badass at the same time. Would never want one though, even if the buttons are functional, the edges of those casings would cause you to blister faster than a Nintendo fanboy jizzing at the announcement of a new Zelda game.
  • oryanbelt - May 10, 2012 7:28 a.m.

    It be even better if he could turn the right and left Triggers into actual triggers from a gun. You would have legit Trigger Fingers then...
  • azureguy - May 10, 2012 7:13 a.m.

    Bullet Time!
  • Chong03 - May 10, 2012 6:20 a.m.

    Thats stupid but...Nice grinder bro!
  • codystovall - May 10, 2012 6:02 a.m.

    How about comfortable multicolored plastic buttons.
  • Blaastoid - May 10, 2012 5:49 a.m.

    Very cool and innovative idea.
  • Hiruandan - May 10, 2012 5:28 a.m.

    How to do this yourself: 1. Get gun and controller. 2. Fire bullets into controller. 3. ??? 4. Profit
  • robert-patterson - May 10, 2012 3:43 a.m.

    If they've been fired than they're shell casing not bullets
  • dktuesday - May 10, 2012 6:25 a.m.

  • bass88 - May 10, 2012 3:30 a.m.

    Well, that isn't creepy in the slightest.

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