Ask Josh: Can You Reload Modern Ammo With Black Powder?

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Today we're looking at a question posed by a TTAG reader, likely inspired by the dwindling supplies of modern powder. Reader Jesse W. asked: “Is it possible to use black powder in reloads for a...

Ask Foghorn: What’s the Difference Between a Full Auto and Semi-Auto Only AR-15 Bolt...

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OK so no one actually sent in an email for this one, but its a question I get asked all the time. And since I have nothing to do while I wait here for...

The Mechanics Behind SIG P320 Drop Safety Failures

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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...

Ask Foghorn: Short Stroke Versus Long Stroke Pistons

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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...

Four Ways to Dispose of an Unwanted Gun — Ask Foghorn

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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...

Ask Foghorn: How and Why to Co-Witness your Sights

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Jack writes: I really appreciate this recent post. It has answered a bunch of questions for me. If I may, I have one question left that I am sure you can help with. I...

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 huge impact on how...

We’re Bringing Back The ‘Ask TTAG’ Posts With Josh Wayner

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It has been quite some time since we ran the popular, informative, and witty ‘Ask Foghorn’ posts here on TTAG. Those posts informed the armed intelligentsia and kept them saturated in both arms and...

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, I'm finding things to be...

Ask Foghorn: What’s the Benefit of a Two Stage Trigger?

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Carlos asks: What's the deal with two-stage triggers? I was looking at one of the self-defense ARs you recommended, and one of the extra cost options was a two-stage trigger. What is it and why...

Ask Foghorn: Gas System Length on the AR-15

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Tyler Kee asks: Carbine, mid length, rifle length. What do they mean? Can I run a carbine length on an 18" barrel? A rifle length on a 16"? What gives? Well, you can do whatever you want,...

Ask Foghorn: Eliminating AR-15 Wobble

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  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 what is to me an unacceptable...