Ask Foghorn: Trigger Terminology

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A reader writes: “trigger’s a bit gritty and prone to stacking” Educate me, please. What is stacking? One of the major problems with talking about guns is that you're often trying to convey a feeling with...

Ask Foghorn: Competition Iron Sights

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A reader writes: A commenter on Foghorn's $500 1000 yd rifle linked to a rifleman's journal post, which in turn linked to a couple sight manufacturers. I've seen giant, weird-looking sights on competition rifles before,...

Ask Foghorn: What is Short Stroking?

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A reader writes: Could someone like CUJO please define for me the phrase “short stroking?” Does it have anything to do with shotguns? Unlike the Urban Definition version of this phrase, "short stroking" a firearm is...

Ask Foghorn: How does a gun work

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Today's installment of "Ask Foghorn" isn't intended so much for you, the readers of this site. Our readers (as the recent survey, which is still going on BTW, shows us) generally own firearms already, so we...

Ask Foghorn: Do groups “tighten up” at longer distances?

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Tyler writes: Have you done any research on bullet stabilization? Some of the boys back home seem to think shot groups sometimes tighten up at some point downrange. Have you heard or seen such a...

Ask Foghorn: How Do I Become a Collector of Curios and Relics (C&R) (FFL...

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Some of the finest firearms ever designed were made before or during World War Two: the majestic M1 Garand, the indestructible Mosin Nagant m1891/30, the Swiss clockwork masterpiece K31, the German engineered K98, the...

Ask Foghorn: Cleaning Kit for Firearms

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SneakyArab over at Reddit says "I've got a Bersa Thunder 9 and as of right now no cleaning supplies. I'm just getting into the shooting scene, and have only been out to shoot it...

Ask Foghorn: Cheap Red Dot Sights

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Ben writes: I am new to the 2nd Amendment community. I have always had an appreciation and love for firearms, but I didn't put my money where my mouth was until this past summer when...

Ask Foghorn: Best Pistol for Competition Shooting for New Shooters?

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A reader writes: I am interested in getting into some kind of shooting sport. I love the sound of 3 gun however, I am not financially ready for this. It looks like the...

Ask Foghorn: Best AR-15 for First Time Black Rifle Owners

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John writes: I want to buy my first black rifle. I have decided on a Colt SP6920. I'd buy a LE6920 but I don't feel like paying an extra $200.00 for some roll marks. I...

Ask Foghorn: Should I buy an AK or AR? Which is better?

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A reader writes: uy an AR or an AK? If an AK, any suggestions? Man, you just opened a can of worms. And I've got a crowbar to open it even further. Let's get this thing...

Ask Foghorn: Best AK-47 for First Time Commie Milsurp Owners?

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Reader Texan asks: In line with your previous article (Best AR-15 for First Time Black Rifle Owners), what is a good AK-47 for the first time AK-er? The AK-47 system is the most popular firearm ever...