Education

  • Handloading a New Cartridge

    I had an interesting morning and thought I would share the results with all of you. I have written previously about a very nice Swedish 6.5 X 55 Mauser that I own. Swedish [...]
  • The Remington 700 SPS Rifle

    My nephew Shane recently bought a new deer hunting rifle for the thick East Texas woods. It is a Remington 700 SPS (Special Purpose Synthetic) in .308 Winchester. He also [...]
  • A Small Lesson About Bullets

    I went to the range this morning with no intention of posting about anything. But I observed something I thought you guys might be interesting in seeing and talking about. I [...]
  • 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]
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