Ask Foghorn: What Makes a Good Trigger?

Our fearless leader received an email from one of our readers. “It seems people are always complaining about this trigger or that, or talking up the smooth-as-butter qualities of some high-end revolver they’ve just acquired. I claim almost no idea of what to look for in a trigger, and what idea I can claim comes mostly from reading […]

ArmaLite AR50: Happiness is a Warm Gun on the 1,000 Yard Line

At 10:00 on Sunday morning, the airspace above Marine Corps Base Quantico was closed. The reason? I had just stepped to the firing line with my ArmaLite AR-50 chambered in 50 BMG (using Magtech 624gr M33 ammunition provided by LuckyGunner.com). Range control decided that I might be a danger to airplanes and so diverted air […]

Gear Review: Timney AR-15 Triggers

I was walking down the aisles at the NRA Convention when the Timney Triggers booth caught my eye. A gigantic banner above their booth proclaimed that they produced “The World’s Finest Triggers.” I couldn’t resist. “You make the best triggers, eh?” I asked. “Yes, we do!” the representative behind the table responded. “Prove it!” I […]

Sighting In.

I’ve been interested in how to sight-in a weapon for some time. It’s one of those subjects cloaked in mystery, superstition, science, pseudo-science, alchemy and wives tales (like ballistics and stopping power, I suppose). So my interest was piqued when an email came across my desk from the National Shooting Sports Foundation, with the claim […]

Obscure Object of Desire: Tatanka Rifle

I’ve  become addicted to playing been playing an iPhone game called High Noon. It’s Western dueling game, that’s surprisingly fun. Recently, they upgraded the weaponry, and now, instead of choosing between a U.S. Navy Revolver, a lever-action rifle and a side-by-side shotgun, they’ve added some new toys to the arsenal. You can buy a Banker’s […]

Gun Review: Benelli MR1 Tactical Rifle

The AR may be America’s rifle, but the weapon is not without its critics. Some say the system runs too dirty to be reliable. Others aren’t thrilled with the AR’s military demeanor and “assault rifle” rep. Either way, some gun owners choosing a rifle to defend hearth and home find themselves between a rock (traditional […]

Gun Review: Arsenal, Inc. SLR-106FR (Bulgarian AK)

Let’s just come right out and say it:  Precision is to AK-47 as Rahm Emanuel is to bipartisanship.  Sure, Kalashnikov’s legendary avtomat holds many virtues – virtues that have rendered it the most common firearm in history; however, the reputation for tight tolerances and ultimate accuracy has always gone to other weapons.  Most other weapons, […]