The Box O’ Truth #7 – The Sands O’ Truth

Sand, in the form of sandbags, has been used by the military for many years. There are probably many reasons it is used, including the fact that sand is available and cheap (free), but it wouldn’t be used unless it worked. So, how well does it work? I could have just shot sand bags, but sand bags come in many forms and sizes. And, it would matter how they were stacked, end-wise, sideways, etc. But the main problem [...]

The Box O’ Truth #6 – Ballistic Resistant Glass Gets Tested

My friend Pighelmet sent me an IM on AR15.com saying, “Hey O_P, I’ve got some bullet resistant glass. Wonder if it will really stop bullets? Want to shoot it? I will send it to you.” The only answer was, “Sure! Why not?” The material is called Polycast, cast acrylic sheet. It is clear and 1 1/4 inches thick. The sheet was approximately 20″ X 14″ Of course, you give up something [...]

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 [...]
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