Articles by tbotoh_sysop

The Ultimate Cliploader

My friend Matt came to go shooting with me and we were going to shoot our Ruger 22/45 pistols with our suppressors on them. Matt said, “I have this new thing you need to see. It is amazing.” It is a device called The Ultimate Cliploader and is made by McFadden Machine Co. Inc. It is made to quickly and easily charge the magazines for a .22 pistol. The problem is that with a Ruger 22/45, the magazines are very hard to [...]

The Box O’ Truth Tries a Suppressor on a Rifle

You may remember that while I was waiting for my suppressor, I ordered a .22 rifle to use it on. It is a Ruger American Rifle. Here’s the link: http://www.theboxotruth.com/the-ruger-american-rimfire-rifle/ Well, I got the suppressor and it was time to try it out. First, here’s the rifle without the suppressor.   Tests have shown that it will have an average of 140 decibels of sound without a can. With the can, [...]

The Box O’ Truth Gets a Suppressor

I don’t know why it took me so long to realize my dire need for a suppressor, but I finally got one. It took right at 9 months from ordering the suppressor and filing the paper work with the BATF before I got my stamp and could pick up the suppressor. First, let’s talk about the suppressor and what it does. Suppressors “suppress” the sound of a firearm firing. They are also called “silencers” or even [...]

Product Evaluation – The Colt Competition Series 1911 Pistol

My niece and nephew recently celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary and she wanted to give him a special gift. She knew he was looking for a certain 1911 and asked my help finding one for him. We found it. He said it was the best present he ever got. Here it is in the box. It is a Colt Competition 1911 pistol, a special edition model It came with two 8 round magazines and a nice case. It has a fiber optic rod front [...]

Accuracy of ZQI Ammunition

Recently my friend LuckyDucky posted a thread about “Apparently ammo can affect accuracy”. He seemed surprised. Here is the original thread: http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_1_5/1925646_Apparently_ammo_can_affect_accuracy.html He was testing a new rifle and scope and managed to shoot 5 shots of Federal ammo into 2 inches at 100 yards. However, he also shot some ZQI ammo he had and it didn’t make a group, it made a [...]

Subnet Visits Old_Painless and We Go Shooting

My buddy Subnet sent me a note this week and said he was bored and wanted to make a road trip. He asked if he could come visit me. I told him, “Sure!” But it was a long drive, as this is Texas. He was 5 ½ hours away from me, but decided to make the trip. He left after work Friday and got here late Friday night. We have a great visit and decided to go shooting Saturday morning. We woke up to the best fall weather [...]

Alien Gear Holsters – Product Evaluation

I was recently in the market for a better concealed carry holster and saw that Alien Ware Holsters were a site sponsor at AR15.com. I researched their product line and found a holster that looked like it was exactly what I was looking for. I ordered one and got it very quickly, in less than a week. First, let’s talk about what we would want in a holster. “Back in the day” holsters were built differently than they [...]

The Ruger American Rimfire Rifle

I was recently reading a thread on Arfcom about “Accurate Bolt Action .22 Rifles for Squirrel Hunting”. Several members posted pictures of some very nice rifles. But my friend 1srelluc posted a picture of a very nice rifle that he has shot over 300 squirrels with in recent months. I sent him an IM and asked about his rifle and he very kindly answered all of my questions. I decided that I “needed” one. (Know what [...]

Very Accurate .22 Ammo

I am always on the lookout for some accurate .22 ammo. It has been scarce lately, but I did find some here and there. Our friends at AIM had a sale last week and had some .22 target ammo for sale at reasonable prices. Here it is: It is some GEMTEC Subsonic .22 LR, 42 grain LRN ammo for $47.50 a brick (500 rounds). The other is some Lapua/SK .22 LR Standard Plus for $57.90 a brick. I got one brick of each and was [...]

Shoot the Terrorist Gun Game

I set up a Shooting Contest on AR15.com and here it is.  Nothing professional, just a fun game.  Here are the rules. If you are a member there, then please participate.  If not, the just print the targets and shoot them for fun. Ok boys, it is time for a little fun. Let’s play a shooting game. First a couple of definitions: Precision – The ability of a shooter and firearm to place a number of shots into a [...]
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