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  1. The Box O' Truth Articles
    On a recent post about sight off-set, we discussed using 00 Buckshot at close range. My friend dport wrote me and said, "I believe that the new "Reduced recoil" loads will pattern smaller than what you shot. Also, I've heard that they pattern smaller at longer ranges. If I sent you some ammo...
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    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...
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    I have had several friends write me to ask, "My wife doesn't like the recoil of a 12 gauge. How about a 20 Gauge for home defense?" Well, let's see what we can determine. We will use the Waterbox O' Truth to measure penetration. According to a recognized expert, DocGKR, "Be aware that water...
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    I had some friends from the HS2000/XDTalk Forum contact me about some ammo they were interested in testing. My friend DJDan said that if I would be willing to test some, he would arrange for the purchase of the ammo. This ammo is expensive. This is a picture of what I received. That small...
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    I have a friend that is a member of AR15.com, contact me about a shoot he was involved in a while back. I will not give his name or department or even state. His note said (paraphrased): "Hi OP, I am a SWAT sniper and was involved in a shooting a while back. The bad guy was a crazy guy that...
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    My friend Darkmage sent me a note asking, "Have you ever shot Breaching Rounds? How would they work as anti-personnel rounds? Would they be "safer" for use in a home?" Well, I didn't know. But Darkmage offered to send me some rounds to test. He ordered them from The Sportsman's Guide. They...
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    Many of us have, from time to time, carried small guns that are easy to conceal. If asked, we would justify it by saying, "A .32 in your hand is better than a .45 ACP in your safe." But, as Clint Smith has observed, "I never met a man that had been in a gunfight and wished that he had a smaller...
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    As often happens, the Little Guns post presented us with some additional questions. We figured it was only appropriate to give it a follow-up to settle a few of them. Once again, we will be looking at small carry guns. There are sometimes called Back-Up Guns or BUGs for short. The main reason...
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    I have had several readers, many from other countries, ask about how American cowboy pistols would compare to modern firearms. Today, we will take a look. The most common "western" cartridge would surely be the .45 Long Colt. Many will say that it ought to be called simply the ".45 Colt", as...
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    Several people have asked me to shoot a new Kevlar helmet. My old buddy Ponyboy finally found a couple and sent them to me to test. Before we start, let me explain that we are not conducting "scientifically valid" tests on these brain buckets. It is my understanding that the military requires...
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    I've been surprised to have had several guys contact me and ask me about snakeloads in a pistol as a defense load. One guy said: "My step-Dad assured me that .38 Special shotshells are the BEST for home defense and NOTHING else can come close. He didn't elaborate on why. Maybe he thinks it is...
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    I have had a number of folks send me notes on two related questions. The first is regarding the Bibles that some US troops carried in their shirt pockets in WWI and WWII. There were reports that some of these guys had bullets or shrapnel stopped by the Bibles in their pockets. Some...
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    Had a few folks ask me recently about Dum-Dum bullets. Let's see what we can find out about them on the Internet: "The 'dum-dum' was a British military bullet developed for use in India - at the Dum-Dum Arsenal - on the North West Frontier in the late 1890s. The dum-dum comprised a jacketed...
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    Lots of folks ask me, "Have you ever tried rock salt in a shotgun shell? Would this be a good load for personal defense?" We have seen it done in the movies. I remember an episode of "The Rifleman", where Lucas McCain shot some bad guys with a load of rock salt. I never understood why, but...
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    I recently got a message from my friend Pighelmet. He said that he had a piece of bullet-proof material and would I like to shoot it. Whadda you think? When I got it from the Brown Truck O' Happiness, I took a look at it. It was about 14 inches square and a little over 1/4 inch thick. I sent...
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    Well, I guess it's time we finally put this one to rest. People are steadily asking me to try a load of dimes in a 12 gauge shotgun as a defense load. I guess all the westerns that use this load have created a myth that needs to be busted. First a little education. One of the ways old timers...
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    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...
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    My friend FreeWilly sent me a note asking if I would be interested in him sending me some assorted .303 British ammo to test. Of course, I said, "Sure!" smilie He was particularly interested in the bullet construction of these rounds. He had sectioned some of the bullets to allow us to see how...
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    My friend Aim4myhead sent me a note saying, "Have you ever tested RBCD Platinum Plus Ammunition? I have some and think it is great stuff. If I sent you some, would you test it?" I said, "Sure. But I will only report what I observe. If it doesn't do so well, that's what I will say." He replied...
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    We have all participated in debates about how harmful oils are to primers. In fact, I, along with most folks, often said, "I bet WD-40 will quickly kill a primer. You had better keep it away from your ammo." But, just how fast does this happen? I had one respected firearms instructor tell me...
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