The Box O’ Truth #5 – The Locks O’ Truth

My friend DVDTracker, sent me an IM on AR15.com and asked, “OP, I wonder how difficult it is to shoot a lock off? I’ve seen it done on TV and in movies, but wonder if it is as easy as they show it to be. How about if I send you some funds to buy some locks. Will you shoot them and report back?” The only answer was, “Sure! Why not?” So, with funds supplied by LifeLibertyEtc, I set up an [...]

The Box O’ Truth #4 – Miscellaneous Rounds Meet the Box O’ Truth

I had friends on AR15.com send me some requests and samples and ask me to run them through the Box O’ Truth. So we went to the range to kind of tie up some lose ends. We used the Box O’ Truth with 12 sheetrock boards in it, backed up with a gallon jug of water to catch the round, and backed up finally by a wall of bricks enclosed in a wood enclosure. Started out with some ammo that Arowneragain sent me, some [...]

The Box O’ Truth #3 – The Shotgun Meets the Box O’ Truth

I didn’t want to slight the shotgun lovers by not carefully researching what a shotgun will do as far as penetration. The shotgun is a Mossberg Maverick, 12 Gauge, with a 19.5″ barrel, no choke. Typical of “combat” shotgun dimensions.   The Box O’ Truth is loaded with 12 sheets of 5/8″ sheetrock, backed up by a jug of water to try to “catch” anything that might [...]

The Box O’ Truth #15 – Fragmentation Armor

We’ve had a lot of interest in what would Level II Armour do to stop bullets. This is commonly called “Fragmentation Armour” and is designed to stop shell fragments. While not designed as an anti-bullet armour, we wondered what it would do. My old buddy DVDTracker, of LifeLibertyEtc, sent me some old Level II vests from the military, and said to give them a try. Here’s one of the used vests [...]

The Box O’ Truth #14 – Rifles, Shotguns, and Walls

In our last tests shooting walls, we tried to line up 4 walls that were 2 feet by 2 feet. It turned out that the 5.56 deviated so much from its course after the first wall, that it was almost impossible to hit the other walls to test penetration. So, we built bigger walls. These are 4 feet by 4 feet. They are normal 1/2 inch drywall or sheetrock, as it is called in some areas. We spaced the walls about 10 feet apart to [...]
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