AR-15 Podcast 217 - Listener Feedback

Welcome to Episode #217 of the AR15 Podcast. Listener Feedback

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What’s Up?

  1. Reed - SBR AR-15 (.357 Sig)

  2. J.D.

Chris… Tyler and Taylor… Thanks for the help.

What Tom G said this week… “ On a personal note I was wondering if I was the only one that likes to wear the underwear with elephant 🐘 trunk and clear the house with my AR.” - Thanks for the monthly support.

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Listener Feedback…

Tyler Wiese -  Thoughts on 6.8SPC and Grendel. Things from range, huntability, bullet selection, reloading, and trusted barrel/bolt makers. Would also love a whole wildcats show, with as many calibers and info as you can get. Also thoughts on the AR10 platform’s 45 RAPTOR

Jason Kruse - I would like to hear your guys opinion and take on the NRA and how people are becoming so disappointed in that organization. Also are there any good alternatives. Also would like your take on the 7.62 X 39 round in the AR platform.

Joe Oliveira - Proper cleaning times and methods. When to or not use a borebrush.

Craig Valentine - I have a 14.5" BCM carbine length barrel. What weight buffer should I be running to help compensate for the barrel length? I also have a rifle length BCM that feels much different. I also Know it's a longer gas system. I'm just wondering if changing my buffer weight(currently a 4.3)would help. I am running a JP Enterprises carbine length polished silent spring with it (not the silent capture)Thanks guys!!
Robert Mate - I have a old(1945) browning A-5 12 gauge shotgun that is in rough condition but still functions fine it just looks bad. No pitting but definitely needs redone.It was kinda handed down to me from my wife's uncle who isn't with us anymore. I am wondering if I should have it cerakoted or just keep shooting it and keep it from getting worse or try to contact browning to see about a reblue and service

Brandon Dhondt - I'm in the parts buying phase of my first build, a .308 composed mostly of Aero Precision components. I'm looking for a good reliable adjustable gas block, more particularly in Stainless vs black. I'm leaning towards the JP adjustable block but am concerned if the adjustability while the handguard is on since the adjustment screw is on the side of the block.
Any input would be great as far as other companies to look into or experiences with the JP block.

Connor R. Hebdon - Same idea as Robert below. What are some good 80% lowers and/or jig sets. I have a 5D tactical jig and I made some Bear creek arsenal lowers (worked really well actually) and always looking for more options

Alex Stephenson - I'd love to hear you guys talk about M16-A1 and M16-A2 clones.

Robert Mate - 80% lowers worth the hassle or not?

Justin Hope - Adjustable gas blocks. Hydraulic buffers. Opinions?

Jason - Got a question for the old man... or anyone else out there. Looking for some good but inexpensive iron sights for the AR-15 and 10 platforms. Thanks all.


AR-15 Podcast 201 - Uppers

Welcome to Episode #201 of the AR15 Podcast. On this episode we’re talking about Uppers

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Our thanks to JWB Military & Brass for sponsoring tonight's main topic.  Go to and use promo code ARP10 for 10% off of quality once fired military reloading brass, AR-500 steel targets, and more.

RTT - Giveaway - SBR - Anthony not included in the giveaway

Main Topic:

Uppers -

Manufacturer "Cost" Price Range Model

DPMS            Low $ 323.00      A3 Oracle

Palmetto (PSA)   Low $ 399.00     PSA 16" MIDLENGTH PENCIL

Delton            Low $ 415.00     16'' CUSTOM UPPER

Aero Precision   Mid           $ 429.00     M4E1 16"

Bushmaster   Low  $ 529.00     XM15 AR-15 A3

Stag                      Low $ 535.00     Model 2H

Anderson             Low $ 549.00     EXT 20in 5.56/.223 Upper                                     

Spike’s             Mid  $ 549.00     15/M16 M4

Rock (RRA)    Low  $ 550.00     Mid Length A4 complete

Colt                      High  $ 678.00     LE6920CK

Olympic             Low  $ 696.00     16in. LT M4 Upper Receiver

Bravo (BCM)    High  $ 754.00     BCM BFH 16" Mid Length

Rainier Arms    Mid  $ 869.00     3 Gun Elite

Noveske             High  $ 950.00    LIGHT RECCE BASIC UPPER

Yankee Hill Mach    High   $ 950.00    BLACK DIAMOND SPECTER

Smith & Wesson    Mid   $ 1,039.00 S&W 812011 M&P15

FNH                       Mid $ 1,079.00 FN15 18 Inch DMR

Daniel             High $ 1,139.00 DDM4 V1 URG

Sig Sauer             Mid $ 1,155.00 SIG516 GEN 2

Lewis (LMT)    High $ 1,236.00 L7S1A

Larue                       High $ 1,295.00 DMR-16 Upper

LWRC              High $ 1,856.00 IC-A2


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AR-15 Podcast 160 - Day at the Range and Revisiting Iron Sights

Welcome to Episode #160 of the AR15 Podcast. On this episode we’re going to talk about  Reed’s long overdue day at the “range” and some thoughts on our old standby, Back-up Iron Sights.



New email Address:

iTunes Difficulties

What we’ve been up to

Reed - Had a great time with friends shooting out in the country.

J.D. - Lining up guests and giveaways


Main Topic:

Iron Sights


Magpul - MBUS Gen 1

Magpul - MBUS Gen 2

Magpul - MBUS Pro

Magpul - MBUS Pro LR

Diamondhead USA, Inc. - Integrated Sighting System

Knights Armament - Micro Front Flip Sight

Knights Armament - Micro 600m Rear Flip Sight

Yankee Hill Machine - Q.D.S System Front/Rear Sight Set

Troy Industries, Inc. - 45 Degree Offset Sight Set, M4 & DOA

BCM - AR-15 Carry Handle

iTAC Defense - Rotary Diopter Rear Sight

LMT - L8A Tactical Adjustable Rear Sight



Consider how You Will Dress your rifle

There is a Learning Curve

Zeroing Your Sights

Consistency in Methodology

What goes into a Successful Range Day:

Location Location Location

Remember to wear sunscreen

You will forget something (so make a list)

Think outside the box (field expedient solutions)

Water and Snacks

First Aid Kit

Never Go Alone



Going be Fatigued

Don’t be a jerk

Safety is a primary concern

Honorable Mention:

Chad Wallace Yoga pants

Tim Crosnoe Cowboy boots, @$$less chaps

Jim Southern Target girls in bikinis with fur hats and combat boots

Andrew Smith Ammo, firearm, stapler.


Stay tuned for another Giveaway.  We are working out the details and will let you all know as soon as we get everything in order.