ARP 049 - Mega Arms Interview


Welcome to Episode #049 of the AR-15 Podcast.  I’m your host Reed Snyder and with us is my co-host Tony Imburgia. This is the podcast about your favorite black rifle! This show is for you; whether you're building your first AR or you've been building ARs for years. There is something we can all do to take our black rifle to the next level. Tonight we have with us special guest Jason Curns of Mega-Arms

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Main Topic:  Interview with Jason Curns, Firearms Manager at Mega Arms

Listener Feedback:

Smiddywesson:  Hi guys.  I have to second the listener who asked for a show on what is up with the different gas blocks, and why would I want a mid length, and what the heck is this piston doing in my gas impingement system?  I have my 80% poly lower ready to go, but I am too chicken to build the upper.  We need a show on uppers.

I'd also like to suggest you do a show about 80% lowers.  Now that I've caught up to the most recent show, I feel your experience with the cheap stuff isn't up to the level of your experience in everything else, and you therefore wrote off the 80% lowers too fast.  You definitely do not need a milling machine or a milling party.  The poly ones could be completed by Gomer Pyle with a dremel.  Now the aluminum ones might be a little harder, but the reason you spent so much time advising about the importance of covering the receiver with blue tape to protect it is because aluminum is soft.   All you need to finish an aluminum lower is a jig kit to drill out the extra material, some files, and patience.  You can pick up a drill press capable of handling the job for very little new, or find one on Craigslist or at a yard sale.  They are everywhere.  Show us cheapskates some love.

Brian G from Conway:  Hey guys, thanks for the awesome show.  After listening to the first episode back in December I decided to build my first AR.  I've never owned an AR before but took a leap and decided to build one from the ground up.  I'm so glad I decided to do this.  Its very simple if you have the right tools and the time. One thing I would like to hear on the show is an episode on rifle finishes ie; Duracoat, Cerakote, Melonite, Nickel Boron, and as Danial Shaw from Gunfighter Cast suggests, just plain ol' Krylon spray paint.  Thanks for the great show and keep up the good work.  Please enter me in the Otis giveaway.


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