The Box O’ Truth #21 – The Breadbox O’ Truth

A recent thread in AR15.com stirred a big debate.

It seems a “Firearms Instructor” told a student that a loaf of bread would stop a bullet, especially if the bullet was a Jacketed Hollow Point.

Now, we all know that if you read it on the internet, it must be true. Right?

So, to the range.

My old buddy Tman doesn’t get many “acting” parts in these threads, so I assured him that this was safe, and he agreed to hold the bread and let me shoot it with my 1911 Kimber in .45 ACP.

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The results were tragic.

The results were tragic.

Just kidding!

Luckily for both me and Tman, we aren’t stupid enough to believe everything we read on the internet.

This is the actual set-up. One Standard Loaf of White Bread.

This is the actual set-up. One Standard Loaf of White Bread.

First, we will try a round of .45 ACP Winchester Ranger SXT JHP, out of my Kimber 1911.

A pretty neat picture as Tman caught me in full recoil and you can see the crumbs blowing out the back of the bread loaf.

A pretty neat picture as Tman caught me in full recoil and you can see the crumbs blowing out the back of the bread loaf.

This is the exit from the rear of the bread.

This is the exit from the rear of the bread.

These are the last couple of pieces with the hole through them.

These are the last couple of pieces with the hole through them.

Now, having dealt with the guys on AR15.com before, I know what you will say.

“Sure it went through white bread, but if you had used wheat bread, it would have made a difference.”

So, here’s a loaf of wheat bread.

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And maybe the “Firearms Instructor” really meant to say that it would stop a round of .22 Long Rifle.

So, I tried a round of CCI .22LR HP out of my S&W.

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This is the result: It went through it like an ex-wife through your life savings.

This is the result: It went through it like an ex-wife through your life savings.

Lessons learned:
  1. Sit down boys. I have some really big news for you. Everything you read on the Internet isn’t always true.
  2. Just because someone is a “Firearms Instructor”, that doesn’t mean that they aren’t full of Bovine Scatology (BS)
  3. Why do people repeat silly stuff about firearms when it is so easy to shoot stuff and see what really happens? I just don’t know.
  4. Shooting bread is fun.

(Thanks to Tman for the photo help)