AR-15 Podcast - Winners and Losers in the Gun Industry

Welcome to another edition of the AR-15 Podcast. On this episode JD and I will be talking about who is winning and losing in the gun world.   

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MAIN TOPIC:

Winning:

  1. Consumers

    1. Availability

    2. Choices

    3. Cost

  2. Innovators

    1. New Frontier Armory

    2. Pat and Rocky Harrigan

    3. Aero Precision

    4. Faxon

    5. MDWS

  3. Growing base of Enthusiasts

  4. Federal Level Politically

  5. AR Enthusiasts in particular

Losing:

  1. Industry’s Ability to bring promising products to the market.

  2. State Level Politically

  3. Manufacturer built AR

  4. Industry companies that aren’t keeping their houses in order

  5. Gimmicky offerings (Franklin Armory); bad advertising (kel-tec); Companies operating in bad faith.

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AR-15 Podcast 224 - Catching up with Faxon Firearms

Welcome to Episode #224 of the AR15 Podcast.  Tonight we catch up with Faxon Firearms.

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What’s Up?

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  2. JD

  3. Patrick Murphy

Main Topic:

Topics

       Tell us about yourself. Your backstory

        New Products AR-related

        ARAK

        Barrels & Hand Guards

        What's coming up in the future?

        Glock Barrels.... - Not AR Related... but pretty cool

 


 Listener Questions....



Reed will help with these questions also.

Gary - Recommended pistol barrel lengths, bullet weights and should your gas block be adjustable to help tune.

Tyler - I would be interested in any info in regards to barrel length and twist rate. Or are those 2 things mutually exclusive? Like, do shorter barrels need a faster twist rate?

Jared -  Status on ARAK-21 items (handguard extension, other caliber BAUs) and ARAK-31

JT - What degree of degradation in accuracy, if any, happens in a pencil profiled barrel as the barrel heats up

Tyler - Melonite vs chrome lined!

Roan - Can I order an assembled upper from them? They literally have everything I want.

When can we see a 10mm AR barrel
 

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AR-15 Podcast 200 - SHOT Show Interviews

Welcome to Episode #200 of the AR15 Podcast. On this episode we’re giving you all of the interviews we recorded on the floor of SHOT Show 2017.

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Main Topic: SHOT Show Interviews

RTT Firearms

Battle Arms Development

Primary Weapons Systems

Faxon

JP Enterprises

SWAT Concepts

Unique AR

New Frontier Armory

Palmetto State Armory

F1 Firearms

Alexander Arms

SIRT

Yankee Hill

Mega Arms

IWI

Savage

Magpul

 

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AR-15 Podcast 189 - Bob Faxon & Faxon Firearms

Welcome to Episode #189 of the AR15 Podcast. On this episode we’re going to talk to Faxon Firearms’ very own Bob Faxon.

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Main Topic:  

Interview with Bob Faxon

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ARP 122 - Interview with Pete Brownell of Brownells

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Welcome to Episode #122 of the AR15 Podcast. I’m your host Reed Snyder and with me tonight 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. Brownells helps make this show possible.

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Tonight we interview Pete Brownell, CEO and President of Brownells, Inc.

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April 6: Nathan Sanders

April 13: Mike Mourer

April 20: Eric Strong

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Feedback:

Tim C: Heard Anthony talking about CMC-triggers. I bought one of their flat ones for their $150 deal at last year's show. I LOVE IT! When I found out this year's deal was $130, I bought another about as fast as I could get my credit card down! Trigger for trigger, their trigger and price can't be beat!

Nathan D. Y:  Hey guys, I wanted to point out that in episode 121 you talked about the NRA Show being like a gun show and people can buy guns. You cannot buy, sell, or trade guns at the NRA show, you can however buy accessories and place orders for accessories there. The firing pins are even removed from all the firearms on display. I just wanted to point that out because some people think it is just a gun show. Great podcast as always and thanks for what you do.

Jamie H:  I've been listening to your podcast for over a year and find it one I will not miss. I'm taking a local gunsmithing course and have decided to build another AR.  I've built several carbine AR's in the past so I want to build an 18" SPR type of weapon.  I'm having issues finding a barrell.  Please advise me on my options.

 Soebox56:  Glad you all briefly brought up Olympic AR Pistol Carbines.  They're highly underrated and overlooked. Unlike the Colt-Type AR Pistol Calibers, the Olympic AR Pistol Caliber Uppers can be used with an existing 223 AR Lower.  Olympic sells polymer magazines to fit standard AR Lower, or you can get Hahn magwell block & use Sten Magazines. I think Olympic is the only ones that have 10mm uppers as well.

Bob L:  Reed, Thanks for all you do in producing an amazing podcast (cast & crew included).  I have listened since the beginning.   I know there is an endless amount of subject matter for our black rifles, but thought I would pass this on.

 A friend of mine who is an aeronautical engineer called me one day and asked if I would research the merits of the big bore AR 15's, after all I am retired and have more time, right?   Specifically, he was interested in the 458 SOCOM vs. the 450 Bushmaster.  I personally had no interest in either until I dug in and started learning about the two.   I think the stories of their development are incredibly interesting and think that some interviews with their respective developers would make great shows.  Tim LeGendre the creator of the 450 Bushmaster (450 Professional) is actively posting on the 450bushmaster.net forum under the call of "wildcatter" and I believe Tony Rumore of Tromix was involved in the Socom development, he is also on the same blog under tonyrumore.   I believe both would be willing.  Additionally, I believe the interviews would be of value just due to their historical significance.

 Some aspects; if SAAMI spec'd, parent cartridge, bullet differences, ammo availability and cost, max effective range, required components for conversion, pro and cons of straight walled case and bottled necked cases as well as recent changes to Michigan and Ohio hunting laws.

 Another interview I would love to listen to would be Bill Alexander on the development of the 6.5 Grendel and the 50 Beowulf.

 Loved the Faxon segment! Keep up the good work, thanks again.

DW Taylor:  I recently got bitten by the black rifle bug. I discovered your podcast right after you closed registration for the latest give-a-way. Missed it by THAT much… (Per Maxwell Smart. Yes, I am old)

 I appreciate the humble approach you take to your audience. We are all newbies at one time in this field. I would have left more feedback, but I can only do that on my mobile devices through my Facebook log on, and I do not have a Facebook account (don’t want one either).

6.5 Grendel

I have not heard you speak much of this in the AR configuration. Pros, Cons, thoughts?  I am thinking about building an upper that I can use for deer this fall. I have heard this is a good round for larger game. You talk a lot about the 300 Blackout. How do they compare? Are they similar, totally different purpose & intent?

Thanks for the weekly show. I haven’t missed one since I started. I listen on Stitcher and often download so I can listen on the plane as I fly to work.

@godlybowman88:  Faxon Firearms 18” 1:8 socom barrel.  Machining was much cleaner than the brand previous.  Excited to pull the trigger!

@wallygat0r: Beautiful day at the range. #stampcollecting #m11 #ar15 #gemtech #suppressor #.22

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