The Mechanics Behind SIG P320 Drop Safety Failures

If every degree on the X, Y, and Z axes is a data point, there are over 46 million potential orientations in which to drop a firearm. Unfortunately, the SIG SAUER P320 has shown an unacceptably high potential for firing when dropped on a hard surface in at least one general orientation: on the back […]

Four Ways to Dispose of an Unwanted Gun — Ask Foghorn

TTAG reader Zak writes “How do you properly dispose of firearms that you don’t want to re-sell such as firearms that are unsafe to shoot or broken and not worth fixing? I realize you can drop it off at a gun buy-back, but what are other options?” Firearms are mechanical devices. Like all other mechanical contraptions they […]

Ask Foghorn: Best Route to SBR?

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 then shorten the barrel? Or should I prefer to start with a pistol and, once approved, add a stock? I’ve done it both ways now, […]

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 to the simplicity and raw reliability of a piston. The AR-15 rifle was originally designed to use a “gas expansion” system for operation, but these […]

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