The Buick of Truth

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    The Buick of Truth

    This is a VERY eye-opening set of experiments from the masters of shooting stuff at the box o' truth:

    http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/thebuickotruth.htm

    Interesting to see the effect of vehicle structure on small arms rounds.

    Might make you re-think your defensive plans a bit....

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    Cool. Always love to see more "experiments" by these guys.

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    very intersting. thanks for the post.
    btw - for the pistol tests, I wouldn't expect jhp to do as well as ball ammo.

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    Thats a good read.
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    I checked that out earlier today myself. The safety glass in those windshields is tough stuff. .22LR didn't penetrate at all!
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    You know the real reason they do this:

    "Shooting at stuff is fun"



    I like these guys also, good writeups and impressive shots (pictures). Also takes the "fun" out of shoot-em-up movies because you sit there rolling your eyes at the stupid stuff they try to pass off as "real".

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    I don't believe their results.....does anyone have a car I can shoot?

    Very Good post. It is really good info on what is cover and what is concealment.

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    A very interesting read. Sure wish I could volunteer to help do some of their shooting!
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    Interesting info...and that is something I have thought about...

    Thanks...

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    So what is the bottom line of the Buick O' Truth?
    1. You do NOT want to be in the passenger compartment of a vehicle when someone opens up on it with a firearm.

    As I was at Blackwater this week, my dentist was driving from his home with his wife to go to dinner when their jackass neighbor opened up on their vehicle with a firearm. His wife is dead and he is still in the intensive care unit on a vent at UVA.

    If someone starts shooting at you while you are in a vehicle, get the hell out of there NOW. Hit the accelerator and if you have to run the ******* over, do it.

    A car provides little in the way of cover, but it DOES give you the power to move fast which makes you harder to hit. Use that to your advantage.


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    LOL I have been shooting at strange crap for years , just never documented it .. anyone else remember " junkyard rat shoots " ?
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    WOW that was really interesting....what a good post

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    A simple, clear reality check for those with heads in the clouds. Good post. Good reminder about 'stopping power' and 'defensive cover'. Absolutely.
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    Very interesting! Thanks!

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    Reminds me of the episode of Mythbusters where one of the hosts wanted to prove the myth of the exploding gas tank. He took a PSG-1 to a Cadillac put 5 or 6 holes into a full gas tank. As you can guess, nothing happened. But it was interesting to watch.

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