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The Box O’ Truth #36 – Frozen Clothing And The Box O’ Truth

I have had a number of people send me notes asking if I would test a rumor that they heard about the Korean War. It seems that it was rumored that the North Korean Commies wore thick clothing and that in the freezing rain, the outside, which was wet, froze. It was then said that the .30 Carbine would not penetrate this frozen clothing, but would bounce off like an over-cooked string bean hitting an anvil. (Okay, I just [...]

The Box O’ Truth #48 – Laminated Bullet Proof Glass – Rifles

In Part One, we shot some glass rated for pistols. Today, we will test some glass rated for rifles. This piece of glass is very heavy. Here’s the set-up, with the glass supported on three sides. It is rated NIJ III for Rifles, and is 20 X 20 inches, and 2 inches thick, and weighs 70 pounds. That’s heavy. We already know that this sheet of glass will withstand 5 rounds of .308, as that is what is required to [...]

The Box O’ Truth #54 – Busting an Engine Block

Back in the early 1970s, I was told, as a young policeman, that one of the advantages of the .357 Magnum was that it would “bust an engine block”. I did not know if it would, but that was the persistent rumor. I’ve always wondered what it would really do, but hauling a heavy engine block to the range and then hauling it off to the dump was too much for me to tackle. But my old friend Boyd called me last week and [...]