What Does ‘High’ or ‘Low’ Bore Axis Mean? Ask Foghorn

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Robert Farago asks: “What exactly does it mean to have a high or low bore axis? What effect does that have on shooting the gun?” Great question, Robert! Bore axis has a…

Ask Foghorn: How To Build an AR-15 Upper Receiver

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Daniel writes: I was reading (Nick’s) post on assembling an AR lower assembly. It was awesome and the associated video answered all my questions and was done very well. All fan…

Ask Foghorn: Best Route to SBR?

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John P. asks: What is the best approach for an NFA newbie to make a Form 1 SBR? Is it better to start with a rifle, obtain the stamp, and…

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Ask Foghorn: SIG SAUER MPX Versus CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1

Reader Eric writes: You guys have reviewed the new CZ Scorpion and the SIG MPX separately. Is there a chance you could do a direct comparison between the two? That…

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Ask Foghorn: What Barrel Length for a 300 AAC Blackout Rifle?

I get a lot of questions like this and figured that rather than responding to one specific email I should put it out there for other people as well. Reader…

The #1 Most Important Upgrade for Your New AR-15

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There’s little doubt that the AR-15 is the most popular rifle design around. Everyone seems to have one, and while the design is solid it can definitely be improved. As…

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Ask Foghorn: Short Stroke Versus Long Stroke Pistons

The piston-based operating system has long been the gold standard for firearms design. Sure there are other methods like roller-delayed blowback and Blish lock designs, but nothing really stands up…

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Ask Foghorn: What’s The Difference Between a Muzzle Brake, a Compensator and a Flash Hider?

I was sitting around with Kevin Brittingham and Reed Knight talking about gun stuff and one of the things they agreed on was a mutual annoyance at how people don’t…

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Ask Foghorn: What’s TTAG’s Relationship Like with Gun Companies?

  Reader Shea writes: Nick, I have a real love/hate relationship with your gun reviews.  On one hand I love that you are not afraid to be honest regarding how…

Ask Foghorn: So This Guy Wants to Sell Me a Machine Gun…

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A reader emailed the following question: I can buy a Ar 15 but the auto sear has been removed which is what I want anyway as I do not want…

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Ask Foghorn: Perfect Handgun for New Female Shooters?

Reader Christian writes: So I’m trying to get my very petite Fianceé into shooting. She’s 5′ 2″, and weighs 100 lbs soaking wet. The term “waifish” comes to mind when…

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Ask Foghorn: What Does +P and +P+ Mean?

Reader Randall writes: While I’m not exactly a newbie when it comes to *using* firearms, I am a newbie gun *owner*.  And now that I’m in the position of purchasing…