ARP 107 – Interview with Primary Weapons Systems


Welcome to Episode #107 of the AR15 Podcast. I’m your host Reed Snyder and tonight I am flying solo.  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.  

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Tuesday Night, January 20th, in Las Vegas

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Main Topic:

Reed and Steve talk with Stacey Nagy, from Primary Weapons Systems also known as PWS.

The AR-15 Giveaway Winner:

John Wind


Samuel L: What did santa bring you?

Josh I: The girl is getting better.


Jesse C: My son is home on leave so we went to the range today!


Jesse C: The rifle on top is the one I made my wife, today was our first day shooting it! Talk about a rifle that shoots smooth as butter!  (The rifle is an Anderson Mfg Lower with a PSA upper. The furniture is 1960's surplus A1, a 20" pencil style barrel with a Bushmaster Threaded Izzy Muzzle Brake and A1 sight base. The grip is a Hogue Over-molded and the trigger is a Spikes Tactical Battle Trigger.)


Roger T, Burlington, NC:  Hello,  I can't remember the exact episode, but a while back you guys had a listener write in talking about how their AR buffer is getting chewed up. A lot of folks assume it's the pin that retains the buffer that chews up the buffer, however if you pay close attention while attaching the upper and lower receiver you will see that the bolt carrier group pushes the buffer back in the tube, also the bolt carrier has a keyway cut for clearance of that buffer retaining pin. In one of my ar's and a small handful of M16's I've seen this chewed up buffer problem. Unless you lower is out of spec the buffer retaining pin is only used to keep the buffer in place during assembly/disassembly of the rifle. Every time I've encountered this problem it's been a burr left on the back of the bolt carrier keyway during the machining process, I've simply deburred  that area, then replaced the buffer and carried on without issue.  I'm not saying this is that listeners problem, but it's somewhere to look.

I'm a huge fan of the show, and loved the Marine Christmas poem.

M Chan: Hey guys:

Great show this week. I'm just getting into 3 gun and found the interview to be very helpful. I am writing to see if you would be willing to do a show on muzzle brakes. There are so many options at a wide range of prices and it's hard to see distinguish the wheat from the chaff.


Arturo:  Hi Reed, While at shot show I hope you have time to checkout the new G2 line of .308 AR rifles from DPMS. It looks to be a really great evolution of the AR10 style rifle.