The Chopping Block is a harsh environment. It is as patient and unforgiving as its namesake. We test ammunition according to exacting standards, as close to the FBI protocol as is practicable. We test armor and other gear beyond the limits for which they are designed. Our philosophy is that, whatever our own opinion, you should be able to draw your own conclusions from the data collected by our testing. We pride ourselves on tough, fair, and unbiased testing.