AR-15 Podcast - 3GunShow

Welcome to another edition of the AR-15 Podcast. On this episode we sit down with Dave Hartman from The 3 Gun Show

What’s Up?

  1. Reed

  2. Capri

  3. JD

  4. Dave

About Dave

3 Gun… What is it?

Trae - When Dave switched to the shorter barrel did he need to switch his long range ammo to a lighter grain? heavier grain? or did he stay with the same grain?
Does he try to get his long range ammo and hoser ammo to have the same point of aim?

Tyler -

Favorite optics for potentially unknown stages/distance shots?
Mental preparation?
What’s their favorite rig/setup?
Do they use any fancy parts we may not know about?

Anyone make use of the Proof barrels?
Load techniques? Best times

Mike - Flat vs curved trigger.

Weston - Good inexpensive starter gear, mag holders, shell caddies, etc.

Blake - Benefits of LPVO vs red dots, in the LPVOs, first focal plane vs second focal plane and why.

Austin - Preference of single vs two stage triggers in competition. Affordable optics. The practically of Offset sights/ and 45 degree red dot mounts.


ARP 130 - This Is What We Do When the Wheels Come Off


Welcome to Episode #130 of the AR15 Podcast. Anthony is with me tonight and we are going to see what happens when the wheels come off. We want to let you know about a new source of cool products!  Go to to pre-order the Huckleberry patch and buy FRN stickers.  AND . .maybe?  I’ve heard through the grapevine that it’s possible, maybe maybe?   That there might be an AR-15 patch coming soon. Maybe.  That’s an unconfirmed fact.

Main Topic:

Anthony’s first 3gun experience @ Dothan Gun Club

Lone Wolf Distributor’s G9 Lower Receiver with an R&D upper

Optics:  Vortex Sparc 2; Vortex VMX-3T Magnifier

New space saving solution for my Gun Safe - Rifle Rods

Furniture:  PWS Enhanced Buffer Tube; Daniel Defense Collapsible Buttstock

Testing the array of furniture provided by Brownells

Setting up my Dillon 550 for 300 BLK

Otis Technology:

May 25: @msr300blk

May 31:  Billy W. - @bigbiller on Instagram

June 7: Chris Inouye

June 14: David Michaelson

June 21: Daniel McElwain

The fine folks at Otis Technology have sent over a mountain of rifle maintenance tools and cleaning kits for the AR-15 and AR-10.  We’ve been tasked with giving them away.  Watch for the special posts on Facebook and Instagram to get a chance to win some of the awesome products made by Otis Technology.  We’ll give away a complete MSR Cleaning kit in either 5.56 or 7.62 in the middle of each  month up until Christmas, when we’ll give away a complete Otis Technology Elite Cleaning System to one lucky listener.  During the alternating weeks, we’ll be giving away a host of Otis tools and cleaning supplies.


Sean S:  Any advice on a "kit" to buy to build my first AR? I was looking at a kit from Palmetto State Armory that I believe includes everything but a lower receiver. .. but not sure of quality, etc... I think I would like to build something as opposed to buying a complete lower end gun to learn what I can. .. and if I "outgrow" its quality. .. The kids can always use it to plink with. ..

Thanks for any advice. …


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ARP 106 - Home On the Range with Jesse Tischauser


Welcome to Episode #106 of the AR15 Podcast. I’m your host Reed Snyder and with me today is my co-Host Anthony Hardy.  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. Brownells helps make this show possible.

Don’t forget that Brownells, with their 100% lifetime satisfaction guarantee, is there for you anytime you have a problem, like when you can’t remove the taper pins from your new barrel to slip off the front sight base and you now have to find a new barrel.

Shop for AR-15 parts at Brownells.  Go to:

AR-15 Product Review:

J.W. Ramp reviews the Magnetospeed V3 Ballistic Chronograph

Main Topic: Interview with Jesse Tischauser

About Jesse: I grew up in Wisconsin and currently live in Oklahoma.

My father was a Vietnam vet and an avid hunter and gun collector and even held an FFL.  He got me into hunting and shooting when I was probably 9 or 10 years old.

I am a former Staff Sergeant in the US Army National Guard.

I started competitive shooting in 2009 in USPSA.  I transitioned to 3-gun later that year when I figured out 3 guns had to be better then 1.

I shoot on the 3-Gun Nation Pro Series which airs weekly on The Sportsman's Channel and Pursuit Channel.

3Gun Nation Profile (ranked #29 currently): I shot my way into the Top 20 at my first major match. Less than two years later I placed in the Top 5 at my first USPSA Multi Gun Nationals.  Then in 2012 I won several major matches and the coveted 3 Gun Nation Heavy Optics National Title.

I discovered 3 Gun while searching for shooting videos on the internet.  Wishing I had found 3 Gun years earlier I decided I needed to create an outlet to help other shooters find this great sport.  My forum BoomerShooter, and my YouTube Channel, have allowed me to do just that.

Team Stag Arms


  • $5,000 Winner 3 Gun Nation Event #1 6th Stage Finale
  • 2nd Tactical Optics Division - Generation III Gun Championship
  • 3rd Overall – Walking Dead Midnight Multi Gun Championship
  • 3rd Tactical Optics Division - ProAm 3-Gun Championship
  • 3rd Tactical Optics Division - Arkansas State Multi-Gun Championship
  • 10th Place 3-Gun Nation Pro Series Event #1
  • 5thcom New Dawn Charity 3-Gun Championship
  • 3rd Tactical Optics Division - 3-Gun Nation West Regional
  • 10th Crimson Trace Midnight Invitation 3-Gun Championship
  • 3rd Tactical Division - Nordic Components Tactical Shotgun Championship

The Cost of Being a Pro 3-Gun Competitor (2014)

The AR-15 Giveaway Winner:

John Wind


Jared T:  Hey guys! been listening since Oct. and I'm a lifer now. I love the Firearms Radio Network and your show is my favorite. I just got done building my first black rifle and had a few noob questions.  Is there anything to the break in of new rifles and barrels? I keep finding mixed information on this. Do you guys break in your new rifles? if so how do you like to do that.

Also during the building process I tried to keep all the small parts together on a magnetized tray. Now is seems some of my small parts are magnetized and sticking to the metal. The part I'm most worried about is the firing pin. I can pick up small parts with it like it was a magnetized screw driver. A red flag went up in my head and felt I needed to ask somebody if this is a big deal.

Thanks again

John S:  The 300BLK is ALMOST complete! Waiting for the Seekins Precision 9" rail to come back from cerakote - Magpul OD Green to match the upper/lower and buffer tube.


Craig B: You guys are invited to You can start a thread about you podcast or whatever.

Jeremy H: A Hardin County, Texas woman was shot in the shoulder on Christmas night when her husband was handing her his AR-15...He claims the sling caused the accidental discharge, but I'm wondering why the safety wasn't being used since there was a round in the chamber…

JD W: Hello, Like the podcast and I am black rifle fiend. I roll my own ARs and instructor for my agency. I like when you guys get in the weeds and always feel like I have stuff to say and yell at the speaker sometimes. Good podcast.


Ben W: You guys should do a show on the different buffer weights for AR15 carbines, and explain when someone should go to a heavier buffer than the standard "carbine" buffer, eg H1, H2, etc. Should the average builder stick with the carbine buffer that comes in most parts kits unless they have a problem with reliability? What role do stiffer buffer tube springs have in this decision? Thanks!

Joe M:  Guys, Please do not make fun of me, but my 8 year old and I have discovered that daddy's unused AR-15  picatinny rail mounted accessories will work on most of my son's Nerf guns. My son has his eye on a $19 Refurbished Tasco Red Dot 1 x 30mm Rifle Scope 5 MOA Dot Reticle sold at Wal-Mart for his new Christmas present, a Nerf Rhino blaster. I thought your readers would get a kick out of this discovery (see pictures below of the red dot scope and it's intended destination).

#1 Fan, Love the podcast!

Richard S:  Quick question, I keep hearing you joke around about your issues involving removing the taper pins from a barrel you were trying to remove the front sight post from.  My question is:

Why didn't you just use a dremel tool with a cut off wheel to cut through the bottom of the forged aluminum front sight base directly over the taper pins?  One cut into the sight base until you hit the hardened pins, then lay the barrel on the bench and whack it with a chisel in each slot you cut and you will relieve any holding pressure the sight base has on the pins and they should come out easy.  If not keep cutting the very soft aluminum sight base until it falls off exposing the pins.  Or am I missing something?

Love the show guys, Merry Christmas!


ARP 068 - Competitive Shooting and the MSR

Reed and our special guest, Michael Caprioli, talk about the sport of competitive shooting.

Welcome to Episode #068 of the AR15 Podcast.  I’m your host Reed Snyder and with me today is my special guest Michael Caprioli. 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.

Brownells helps make this show possible.

Don’t forget that Brownells is there for you anytime you make a mistake, like when Jake shoots a take down pin detent across his avocado green linoleum flooring and it skids under the cabinets.

Brownells Item of the Week:  Gehmann Shooting Gloves, Shooting Coat, and Shooting Mat

Shop for AR-15 parts at Brownells.  Go to:

Tip of the Week:

Keep a notebook, write down everything you do for the whole day, for every day you are training for competition.  Being able understand how each little decision affects you during your entire day and every part of your training schedule, helps you to determine how everything affects you at the time you are competing.

Main Topic:  High Power Competition


  • Match
  • Service

Governing Bodies:

  • NRA
  • CMP

How Do You Start:

  • Equipment
  • Find a range through the NSSF , ODCMP, Accurate Shooter
  • Participate in a match

How Do You Get Better:

  • Snapping in and Dry Firing
  • Mental Training (Visualization)
  • Try finding a range to practice

What is the course of fire:

What is the atmosphere at the competition like:

Listener Feedback:

Glenn from southwest:  Hey Reed, I am still listening and shooting on a weekly basis. Anyways I heard the recent coating extravaganza episode and would like to share my experience with Duracoat. I have included a bunch of photos of my M1991A1 that I did myself. Very easy, and man this coating is flawless. It is now impenetrable by water, solvents, oils, and anything else that could harm it.

I did the Rust-Oleum® thing the JW spoke of. The multicam pics above are 2 different paint jobs that looked good but compromised the function. I did the tedious stencil cutting and multiple layers. It constantly peeled off and messed up the action got into all of the moving parts. I do not recommend doing Rust-Oleum® unless you want to redo it often.  So, I stripped all of the paint with Stripper ( a spray can paint stripper) I cleaned all of the oils of with brake cleaner. Please be cautious if using degreasers, they can cause rust on bare metals.  I ordered the Duracoat 2in1 from Brownells  which ran $51 after 2 day shipping. I have shot nearly 350 rounds through it since allowing it to harden for 3 days. It is easier to clean than ever and I highly recommend the Duracoat. I will be doing my AR in black Duracoat simply because of the protective barrier it adds to the firearm.

Anyways if you have any questions or concerns just let me know & I would be more than happy to help. And the invitation to shoot is still open. Thanks for the podcast and all the hard work you do.

Mike C: Hey guys. Great show and look forward to each episode. Any chance you could do show on Primary Arms optics? They seem to have a very good rep and are a local company for Reed (TX). I have their fairly new 2.5X CQB scope and really like it.

Quick funny story. Yesterday, Friday, March 28th, I was sitting in a box blind hog hunting listening to the MS Clean episode and missed one hog and got another. Neither shot was with my AR though. Missed shot was with a traditional muzzle-loader and the kill shot was with a 20G slug gun. My AR was successful back in November. so, of all the stuff on iTunes to listen to, I chose your podcast!

Anyway love the show. Reed I am in Royse City just east of DFW. Not sure if a giveaway is going on, but if so....

Joseph C: Hi guys, what's the verdict on polymer lowers for the AR-15, I have not heard anybody talk about the quality of a polymer lower for a long time,when they first came out the majority of gun people were strongly against, thanks for your time.


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