Ask Foghorn: What Does a “Free Float” Barrel Do?

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The term "free float handguards" is something you see a lot on "precision" AR-15 builds -- guns designed to pluck the wings off a fly from 500 yards. But what exactly do they do? One...

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: 6.8 SPC versus 300 BLK?

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Reader Erik writes: I've been reading many articles re. defensive rifles/ammo and it seems I've noticed your fondness for the .300 BLK round.  I am impressed as well but the overall lack of its use...
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First-Time Gun Buyer’s Guide, Fall 2020 Edition: NOW What Should I Buy?

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Rumor has it that "may you live in interesting times" is an old Chinese curse, and these are definitely interesting times. Between the civil unrest currently happening in various parts of the United States,...

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: 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 terms of money and time investment)...

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: Use Both Iron Sights and a Red Dot?

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Jim writes: I have not been into guns since I left Viet Nam. When I came home I did not want to see guns much less shoot them. Now I am older and maybe wiser....

Ask Foghorn: What Does +P and +P+ Mean?

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Reader 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...

Ask Foghorn: What Are Offset Iron Sights For?

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There's been some discussion about "offset iron sights" on a gun and why they're useful, so I figured that while I'm stuck on this airplane heading to Las Vegas for SHOT 2012 I may...

Ask Foghorn: AR-15 for Left Handed Shooters?

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Elliotte writes, I'm looking to expand my firearm collection out into the realm of AR-pattern rifles, but I could use some advice. I'm a lefty and I've heard stories of other lefties having trouble with...

Ask Foghorn: SIG SAUER MPX Versus CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1

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Reader Eric writes: You guys have reviewed the new CZ Scorpion and the SIG MPX separately. Is there a chance you could do a direct comparison between the two? That would be awesome. I reviewed both...