ARP 070 - Useful Accessories for the MSR


Welcome to Episode #070 of the AR15 Podcast.  I'm your host Reed Snyder and with me today are my co-hosts Anthony Hardy and J.W. Ramp. 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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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.

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Let your moments of difficulty and frustration in operating and running your rifle to guide your search for useful add ons.

Main Topic:  Useful AR-15 Accessories

 Making operation faster/easier/more reliable (pick two) with parts that are not replacements/upgrades or differ in function enough to make the cut.

**Remember to Locktite as necessary

Listener Feedback:

Ian K:  I like to congratulate you on another great podcast!

Optics pt.1 and 2 were amazing!

I really felt like I got drunk with a bunch of my buddies and argued, and swore and had a great time, and got to really get some in depth perspective from guys that really use the tools. Every time It felt like the show was ending, you’d go on for twenty more minutes, just great!

Please more show like that, for those of us who love the combat aspects of the AR platform, this episode was absolutely invaluable.

Is it possible to email any of the guys, I love the ACOG, and have some reticle questions.

Again, great job, love the show, and I’m so glad I discovered the podcast.

Rob:  Hi, Very interesting to read in the Apr 2014 AR- American Rifleman a fairly positive review of the cheap BSA red dot. ($72. Amazon).

I had looked at these as a cheap 10/22 red dot or a cheap 1st AR build Red Dot. Told they were just for air-soft.

So guess they're not just for airsoft guns as soooooooooooooooooooooooo many experts have told me.

Hey, And I love the name....BSA Birmingham Small Arms.


Ian K:  Reed and Co.,

I’ve finally caught up with all the episodes,

love the show, love the guests and love your commitment to the platform! Great job so far.

What I don’t love is that even after going through all the shows, you have barely mentioned Noveske Rifleworks!

John Noveske got his reputation not making accessories but highly accurate AR barrels! Now they produce a highly refined product with an excellent reputation.

You guys spent ten minutes discussing how great the Key-mod system is and never mentioned Noveske co-developed the open source design with Vltor.

I knew that when I got to ep. 50,  High End AR15s that would all change. Nope, only a brief aside, that’s it.

Is there some industry bias?

Anyway, not to unload on you, otherwise keep up the good work.


Did I miss the CHROMED AR? As in shiny pistol.

Have you done a show or discussed ALL Polymer ARs? Poly Uppers & Lowers.

Have you covered angled vs. rail mounted back up sights?

Have you covered the AR .410 upper? It works sounds like a blast as a plinker!! Maybe cheaper to shoot, kid perfect, & less worry about what's downrange?

PS, Hey GUYS don't you know any AR-15 GALS as co-hosts? NOW is gonna be after Y'all!! LOL


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