Category Archives: Reader Questions

Muzzle Velocity and Standard Deviation

We got an interesting question from a reader wanting to know how to compensate for standard deviation of his muzzle velocity. His question points to a broader misunderstanding about descriptive statistics. So, we’d like to help out. When we talk … Continue reading

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Heckler & Koch Announces Executive Level Management Change

August 29, 2017 – The supervisory board of H&K AG, the parent company of the Heckler & Koch Group (“Heckler & Koch”), has revoked the appointment of Mr. Norbert Scheuch as Chairman of the Executive Board and as Chief Executive … Continue reading

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Reader Question: What Are Some Other Hacks?

Tony asked if I could identify other types of hacks. Hacks are numerous and can be quite elaborate so it’s difficult for me to alert you to more specific techniques. One that is particularly insidious, that’s not really a hack, … Continue reading

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Reader Question: Does Glass Matter On A Reflex Sight

I have a question / comment from a reader regarding the importance of optical clarity when considering a reflex sight. He raises an interesting question that is rarely discussed. It was inspired by my review of Bushnell’s AR TRS-25. The … Continue reading

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Reader Question: What Is A Statistical Model?

Yesterday I did a little venting on how the Ebola epidemic in West Africa was being covered by the media. I referred to the fact that the role of infectious vectors was not being discussed; instead limiting discussion to human-to-human … Continue reading

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Reader Question: Ranging With A Duplex Reticle

This is a question that comes up in a variety of different ways and I’ve run across it at the range as well. The reader was not sure if he could range a target using a duplex reticle.  The duplex … Continue reading

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Reader Question: Photo Intelligence

At the height of the Ukraine crisis, the New York times published pictures allegedly obtained from the Ukrainian authorities linking specific individuals to the Russian Army. I believe the statement made by the Times is that the pictures in question … Continue reading

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Reader Question Regarding My Post Of Ukrainian Intelligence Photos

A week or so ago, I posted a short piece centered around the Ukrainian intelligence photos allegedly linking Pro-Russian separatists to Russian military and/or intelligence services. You can revisit the article here. My point was not to give you an … Continue reading

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What Should I Wear With Boots?

We get all kinds of questions from visitors and regular readers on the site, some of which are not suitable for publication but boys will be boys!! One question that surfaces quite a lot revolves around the selection of boot … Continue reading

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Reader Question Why Won’t My PMAG Gen 3 Drop

I had an interesting question from a reader with a Rock River lower receiver group. He wanted to know why his PMAG Gen 3 wouldn’t drop freely from the weapon on empty. Hank, what you want to do first is … Continue reading

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Reader Question: Fixing Position

Pete, the best way to keep this straight is as follows. When working with terrain use magnetic azimuth and when working with a map use grid azimuth. Take a look at the illustration above. Let’s assume that you are working … Continue reading

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Is It A Good Time To Start A Business?

I get questions that are inconsistent with the theme of the Blog, but they’re asked in earnest and part of my function, at least as I see it, is to be a source, to whatever extent possible,  of good information. … Continue reading

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Converting Meters To Yards and Yards To Meters

  I have a reader question, asking for a simple way of converting from meters to yards and yards to meters. Meters to Yards =======> Multiply meters by 1.094 or you can round to 1.1 Yards to Meters =======> Divide … Continue reading

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SOFIC-2013 JetLev R200 Response To A Reader Comment

This reader felt that I overlooked the element of surprise… Employment of the JetLev R200, in its current state of development, requires that planners have adequate intelligence prior to an operation. For example, many harbors and particularly those used by … Continue reading

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What Companies Are Still In The Running In The Army’s Carbine Competition? – Reader Question

  As of March 2013 the following companies are still in the running: Colt Defense FNH USA Heckler & Koch Remington Adcor Defense Beretta

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Why Do Beards Break Up Wind Resistance?

I had a reader question from Canada challenging my assertion that beards break up wind resistance. He was referring to an earlier post that you can read here. Jacques look at the two pictures below.           … Continue reading

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Reader Question: AK47 Magazine with an HSGI TACO pouch.

This reader was experiencing binding when using his HSGI TACO pouch with an AK47 magazine.

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Benghazi, A Reader’s Concern.

By: Sal Palma I received a reader question regarding the Benghazi incident; his e-mail had an almost paranoid character to it. The individual was deeply concerned that the White House was conspiring with Islamists to undermine our foreign missions in … Continue reading

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Crimson Trace Corporation LTG-701: A Reader Question

Since I posted news of my upcoming review of the Crimson Trace LTG-701, I’ve had a number of reader questions that I will hit in my review, so please hold off on those. The review should be out in two … Continue reading

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What Are You Doing With That Lemon Juice?

Some things in life just blow you away and this is one of those! I exercise regularly, usually 5 days a week and  sometimes 6. All my workouts are fairly rigorous, but I don’t use weights. I use my own body weight for resistance training, … Continue reading

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With India as an Ally China Would Not Dare Start Anything.

By: Sal Palma Yet another great question from a reader in N.Y. The gentleman submitting this question / comment was responding to my comment posted in my article “Why The Emphasis On Ammunition Awareness?“; where I state… “Although our national intelligence … Continue reading

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Why The Emphasis On Ammunition Awareness?

By: Sal Palma I have a very interesting question from a reader in the U.K. wanting to know why I placed so much emphasis on ammunition awareness. I blogged an article on the AK-47, “Modernization of the AK47”; as part … Continue reading

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Reader Question – What Do You Think of the Steyr AUG?

Thank you for your question and for visiting The FOG HORN. The short answer to your question is I love it! In my view, it’s probably one of the best carbines in use today. Here’s a short video I shot … Continue reading

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Reader Question – Can You Explain an Aerodynamic Stall?

A visitor to The FOG HORN read my Air France post and wants to understand what is meant by an aerodynamic stall. Here we go: When an aircraft is designed, engineers build it to meet specific requirements. If it’s a … Continue reading

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Reader Question 300 AAC Blackout – Why Do You Use A 50 Yard Zero?

Thank you for your question and your permission to share it with other readers. It’s a great question!         I use a 50 yard zero for two reasons: I use the 300 AAC almost exclusively with a … Continue reading

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Reader Question Regarding The 300 AAC Blackout 9 inch Upper Receiver

This readers would like to know why he needs to get ATF approval and a $200 tax stamp to purchase a 9 inch upper receiver for his AR15. It’s a great question that gives me an opportunity to get on … Continue reading

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