About Us


  • Old_Painless is a Life and Benefactor Member of the National Rifle Association.
  • He holds certification as a Pistol Instructor, Rifle Instructor, Shotgun Instructor, Personal Firearms Defense Instructor, and Home Firearms Safety Instructor.
  • He has attended classes at Thunder Ranch and taken the Defensive Handgun I, Defensive Handgun II, Urban Rifle and Defensive Shotgun Class courses.
  • He took an early retirement and now has time to enjoy his favorite sport.

18 Comments on About Us

  1. Hello, love the Box for testing, and your right on target with your ammo testing, and also, thanks for the Judge test, I have been trying to convince my dad NOT to get this gun for defense, there is power in numbers, and more rounds for more clowns,meaning at 75 my dad needs to have a couple of extra shots if needed and his single shot cowboy gun is old school. I can deal with old school, but am a firm believer in an old military tactic called suppressive fire. Any way, thought you might need one of my cheek rest with all that testing. I make a great product, If you have a minute to check out my website ,please do, call me if you are interested in a sample product, Brad @855-900-2723, i am in Portland.I am Made in America and so is my Cheek rest and all its components, thanks

  2. would like to subscribe to your posts. had you running about six months ago and was receiving emails regularly and then you dropped off.

  3. I came across EZ #57. the stock plit issue is exactly the problem I have on a converted Chileno Mauser my Dad gave me 35 yrs ago. Isn’t the original stock but a stock from some catalog place that was not well done. I did some of the things you did with that stock. Looks like Hell çause I never finished working on it. Other things happened and I have left it for 32 years. Now I, like you, have the time and interest to revive some old firearms. LIke Dad’s 1873 Sprinfield, soon to get my hands on my great grandfather’s 1873 Winchester Carbine, a friend sold/gave me his Model 54 .270 badly in need of TLC.
    Anyway, how did your split stock repair turn out – functionally?

    The converted (7mm to .308 Win) is probably not worth putting a bunch of money into a new stock but, if I could get it funtional and safe, I would be happy.

    I have read a few places that the Chileno may not be that safe for .308 Winchester but, could be OK with 7.62X51 NATO. Do you have an opinion???


  4. Hey you guys are great. Excellent article. I appreciate when you get right to the point and include the photos. Keep it up.

  5. Walter Hansen // March 16, 2016 at 11:21 pm // Reply

    I saw these new expanding copper or brass shotgun slugs that expand to 2.5 inches and thought of you. Wondered if you’ve got your hands on any to see how they do with walls. I’m thinking they won’t penetrate very far, but seem pretty good in gel tests.

  6. Beancounter // August 12, 2016 at 7:58 pm // Reply

    Old Painless: I gather u r in SE Texas, given ur comments. And u shoot the same old irons I collect and shoot. I spent this week reading ur posts and enjoyed them very much. Besides being a kindred spirit, it is nice to find someone with same questions and problems, and also solutions! Please keep up the good work. Beancounter, Katy, Texas

  7. ALan Carnell // August 20, 2016 at 5:01 pm // Reply

    Love your site: I notice the tests involving drywall always has the sheets at 90 degrees to the barrel.

    My home has a drywall at a 45 degree to where I would be aiming.

    The Russian tank T34 I think had its armor at a slop to increase the amount of penetration needed to enter the vehicle.

    Can we have a test using the home defense Mossberg 12 ga with 00 buck at 12 feet against the drywall set at 45 degrees?

    I would like to do this myself but being located in Kaliexico 50 miles south of Sacramento the state KGB will not allow such shenanigans.

    Thanks for a great info site.


  8. LOVE your website!!!
    Something else you might consider testing: Paco Kelly sells a tool for modifying .22lr bullets- reshaping them- to make ’em more effective. The tool is called the Acu’rzr. It can be found at pacotools.com. He’s sold them for years. Would you test it to see how the improved bullets perform?? Many thanks—–Eddie

  9. Thank you for recording what you have done at the range on this website. The range reminds me of the one I used near Lufkin for my first firearm purchase 26 years ago. It was a fun and simple time even though I did not realize it then. Yes, it is still fun to shoot stuff.

  10. I come to these sites for the infor. and feed back. at 75 I dont shoot much any more thou would like too. thanks alot for the strait shooting your site gives. Ill never forget the days I was akid walking grape fields in california with my single shot 22 rifle getting thou rabbits. thanks alot.

  11. Don Gillmore // January 6, 2017 at 7:06 pm // Reply

    Thanks for having so much fun, which has resulted in some really great information for all of us. Especially appreciative of home defense penetration articles demonstrating multiple calibers. Hope our education continues to be fun for you!

  12. Old_Painless // February 13, 2017 at 6:28 pm // Reply

    Glad you folks enjoy the site. I enjoy doing the posts. 🙂

    • Keith F. Stehling // June 14, 2017 at 2:44 pm // Reply

      Please re-add me to your mailing list. I enjoy your informative and enlightening posts!


  13. piero amoruso // April 21, 2017 at 6:34 am // Reply


  14. This vickers .gif looks like it was on the same range you frequent.


    Have you been holding out on us??

  15. Thank you for the real world evaluations. I have often turned to your site for reliable no nonsense information on firearms and ammo.

  16. Sharon Fontenot // October 11, 2017 at 4:02 pm // Reply

    Great information! My grandson and I are working on a science fair project and we are planning to use one of your tests for his project. May we contact you if we have questions or need assistance? Thanks! redheadednanna

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