Jayoco: Hey guys, great show! Another option. For those who own or will be purchasing a Ram truck with Ram Boxes (I love mine), you can purchase a holster for the Ram Boxes. The Boxes on the '13's and '14's lock when you press the button to lock the doors. The holster looks like this:
They're on Amazon for about $250.
John W: Hey guys I was just listening to episode 94 and wanted to give you a little more information on the carbon fiber wrapped barrel you were talking about in a question. The main advantage of going to that style of barrel is not the heat dissipation but the weight savings. Your able get the performance of a bull barrel out of something that weighs in a half the weight. The heat dissipation is only a plus.
I also have been reloading for a couple years now. I started so I could save money while shooting my 25-06. I now load for my AR and a few other rifles and multiple handgun calibers. I find no need to crimp my rifle rounds and only crimp my handgun rounds.
A tip if you happen to smash your case after seating the bullet. If you run it through the resizing die again you can save the round and still use it. As long as the case isn't too far gone it will straighten back out.
I hope you find some of this information useful. Thanks for the great podcast.
Arturo: Hi Reed, Do you know if there are any FRN listener events planned for Shot Show? What I’d like to see reviewed during Shot Show 2015:
- Ultra light weight aluminum rails/handguards
- Compare contrast piston conversion systems … compare/contrast Adams Arms with Syrac Ordance's new piston system.
- Affordable silencers
- Side charging upper receivers/BCG
- Affordable battle rugged CQB and mid distance optics
Lumby: Greetings and salutations from Lumby. Regarding the incredibly ugly AR pistol in episode 97; It's not actually a frankengun. It's a Professional Ordnance Carbon-15 pistol. Specifically, it's a type 97 (appropriate episode, eh?), denoted by its fluted barrel and quick-detach compensator. It had carbon fiber reinforced receivers and a proprietary bolt carrier and recoil buffer system. The goofy looking gas tube shroud is perforated sheet steel.
And you were right about the laser-dongle-thingy being attached to the flutes in the barrel. It was an accessory available from the factory.
Too bad Professional Ordnance had terrible quality control, or these might be more than just a curiosity.
Thanks for all the work you put into the show. It continues to be pretty great.