AR-15 Podcast 221 - Today's Trends - Past, Present & Future Builds

Welcome to Episode #221 of the AR15 Podcast.  Tonight we talk about Today's Trends and the evolution of our builds.

Pre Order!!!! The Shirts!

What’s Up?

  1. Reed

  2. J.D.

  3. Graham  

What have you built for me lately…?


  • 5.56 SBR Aero Upper and Lower

  • LWRC Ultra Compact Stock Kit

  • Faxon 10.5 Pencil Barrel - Group Buy on Canceled

  • SA Adjustable Gas Block  

  • F-1 Firearms C7K Contoured Handguard

  • SX3 BCG

  • Wisconsin Trigger Company


  • Aero Builders Set


  • Magpul PRS

  • Glass is up in the air

  • Aero Nickel Boron Bolt Carrier Group, Complete

6.5. Creedmoor

  • Aero Builders Set

  • Luth-AR MBA-1 adjustable stock

  • Aero - Bolt Carrier Group, Complete - Black Nitride

  • Aero Enhanced LPK

Future….. Brownells M16a1 Clone… NFA Side Charging 9mm or .308  


6.5 Grendel -

  • Aero Builder’s Set

  • Brownells Barrel/Bolt

  • Troy BUIS

  • Syrac Ordnance Low Pro Gas Block

  • Magpul Furniture

  • Trifecta Suppressor Mount

  • Geisselle Trigger (

  • Strike Industries Accessories

  • Magpul Rail Accessories

.357 Sig SBR -

  • Quarter Circle 10

  • YHM MR7 Handguard

  • Crimson Trace LinQ

  • Magpul BUIS

  • Magpul Stock/Grip

6.5 Creedmoor -


  • 20 MOA Rail

  • American Defense Mount

Future…. .243 AR


Incomplete SBR

F1 firearms set

Seekins Precision 9” handgaurd

Seekins safety, mag release

LWRC ultra compact stock

LWRC charging handle (ambi)

SX3 BCG chrome lined and treflon coated

CMC Lantac 3.5lb trigger


Ben S: Hey guys! I love the show, but you are fueling my addiction. I am starting an aero build inspired by your advice. My question is how far can I veer from aero parts. Is it ok to use a BCM bolt or an FN barrel? I'm sure you guys covered this at some point so I hope I'm not asking a repetitive question. Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Keep up the fantastic work!!!!!

Dustin B: I just finished hiking the Appalachian Trail (2189.8 miles) and learned so much from you guys along the way. I finished the trail 2 weeks ago and have already built my first AR. I'd love to send you guys a pic, but I'm not sure how. Show some love to the Corps.....Reed. Semper-Fi. Gunny