Ask Foghorn: What Are the Different Types of Bullets, and What Do They Do?

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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 ammo,…

Ask Foghorn: Are Suppressors a Good Idea for Home Defense Guns?

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Mike asks: Now that I am turning 40 and I have a toddler in the house I am rethinking my Home Defense strategies and tactics. One of my biggest thoughts (in…

Ask Foghorn: Is 300 Blackout a Good Caliber for a First AR-15?

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Matt writes: I am looking to buy my first AR. The biggest dilemma that is facing me is the choice of caliber. Obviously, the main stream choice is the 5.56/.223…

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Ask Foghorn: Where Have All The SCARs Gone?

Reader Nick writes: Assuming that your FNH 3 Gun Team is a marketing tool for FNH to highlight their products, you might tell them they ought to disband the team…

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Ask Foghorn: Medical Kits for the Firing Range

  Yesterday I talked about a med kit that’s being offered for sale that isn’t up to my standards. What followed in the comments was a pretty good conversation about…

Ask Foghorn: Are Lasers Really Useful?

Reader Joshua asks (nearly a year ago now):

Can you tell me how useful a Crimson Trace laser system would be for a beginner?

A red laser sounds pretty cool. Green laser sounds cool too, but given physics, is going to have more powerplant issues, and buying batteries is annoying, and replacing them often is annoying. The whole option itself gets this new shooter wondering: how important is a laser sight at all? Is it a supplement for dark environs? Is it to make things easier in a chaotic combat situation, day or night? How hard are red lasers to see, how easy are green ones? . . .


Reader Joshua asks (nearly a year ago now): Can you tell me how useful a Crimson Trace laser system would be for a beginner? A red laser sounds pretty cool….

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Ask Foghorn: Eliminating AR-15 Wobble

  Reader DrewR55 writes: I have what seems to be a common AR issue. I’ve assembled a Palmetto State Armory AR-15 and the rifle functions perfectly well. But I have…

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Ask Foghorn: Staking your Gas Key?

Reader Donald writes: The one concern I have building [a bolt carrier group] myself is staking the gas key. I have seen a guy on Youtube do it with a…

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Ask Foghorn: Meters v. Yards for Zero Distance?

Jeremy writes: I don’t know if you guys have gotten this question before, or if it would warrant writing an article, but do you have any feedback on zeroing a…

Ask Foghorn: Do Indoor Ranges Pose Health Risks?

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Matt writes: I’ve gone to different indoor ranges because I like to rent and shoot different handguns. I can see the fans going, they all say they’re safe. But no…

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Ask Foghorn: What’s Up With the Ammo Shortage?

John writes: How about some Information on why there is NO ammunition available? Is it a Govt. conspiracy? Just a “Normal” shortage? How come Wall mart, Cabalas, On line dealers,…

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Ask Foghorn: What’s the Difference Between 5.56 and .223?

Ryan asks: Hello, After reading the reviews on the Smith & Wesson MP-15 from your site, I went and got one. I was torn on which make and model to…