Ambivalent Skeptic

May 21, 2012

Easy home back stop

Filed under: commenting comments — Clint1911 @ 2:17 pm

Weerd Beard posted about decocking a gun.

He wondered about using a bucket o’ sand as a backstop. I find old phone books less messy.

My comment:
For dry practice, I first drop the hammer with a the gun pointed at a copy paper box full of old phone books/newspapers.

The box o’ truth guys tested bullets vs books and found 9 mm will go thru 7 inches of paper.

http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/bot31.htm

But remember, the extra backing really helps stopping the bullet. A bullet that penetrates 7 inches of a 20 inch stack can go thru an 8 inch stack.

links
http://www.weerdworld.com/2012/to-decock/
http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/bot31.htm
http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/bot7.htm

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1 Comment »

  1. Good idea on the phonebooks!

    Comment by Weer'd Beard — May 21, 2012 @ 2:59 pm | Reply


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