AR-15 Podcast 219 - Adam Kraut NFA

Welcome to Episode #219 of the AR15 Podcast. Adam Kraut Running for the NRA Board and Your NFA Questions

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What’s Up?

  1. Reed

  2. J.D.

  3. Adam

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Adam Kraut….

  1. Who he is and why he’s running.

  2. Change he wants to see from the NRA

Check with Adam in anything he wants to promo

Questions

Zachary D: I know you've done several shows about acquiring NFA items, but don't think you've ever done one about what the rules are after you get your items. I envision this being similar to what a lawyer would provide to his client after drafting up a trust and the do's and don'ts for staying out of trouble.

Suggested topics include:

1. Traveling with your items;

2. federal laws, vs. state;

3. Do you really need to get permission from the ATF to transport across state lines?

4. How far ahead do you need to start planning if you do need ATF approval?

5. Does federal law trump state law when it comes to NFA items?
6. Loaning your items out - Is it ok to hand to the guy next to you at the range to let him try your silencer / SBR?

7. What about letting your wife or child use the item if they're not on your trust?

*****: What do you need to do to SBR an 80% lower

Joseph: If, hypothetically I have a trust that my wife doesn't know about right now and I add her later to the trust, what would she have to do to have access to the silencers or sbrs already owned in the trust?

Craig: What does it cost to set up a Gun Trust through them? Is it easy? How many people need to be on the trust?

Craig V: What's the difference between a single shot/Unlimited trust vs a NFA Gun Trust?(both of which Silencer shop offer)Also is there any difference in wait times for a SBR stamp vs a stamp for a can? Thanks again! You guys are my go-to source!

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AR-15 Podcast 218 - Listener Feedback Part 2

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Welcome to Episode #218 of the AR15 Podcast. This week we have some more listener feedback.

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  2. J.D.

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Listener Feedback…

Samuel B: Hi guys. Love the show!  When I build my next AR I am considering putting a scope and offset iron sights on it. My question is, with options ranging in price from $20 to $200.  Are there any offset irons that you guys can suggest based on positive personal experience? Thank you.

Curt H: Guys, I've been having a discussion with a friend about the 300 blackout he wants. He claims that a piston system works better with a silencer than DI. Do you know if this is true and if so why?

kiki kiki: Hello Reed and JD..... I have one AR-15 Lower and multiple uppers... all my uppers have an assortment of different 2 chamber muzzle brakes... from Surefire procomp to Wheaton arms 2 chamber brake! what these brakes all have in common is carbon build up on barrel crown face! No matter how many times I clean them, few 100 rounds later build up back! Cleaning becomes a pain, since you have to remove muzzle brake and reinstall and time with a new Crush Washer! Is this something I should worry about or just ignore...thanks kiki

Don: Glad to hear you back after a few weeks away. My question is about acceptable weight range for an AR-15. I just finished my first AR-15, built from sourced upper and lowers as opposed to building completely from scratch. Unloaded and with optic and BUIS it comes in at 8 lbs even. I know weight is subjective and depends on intended use but what do you think a normal weight range should be for a defensive rifle?

Dan C: Hey guys, I love the show, I've listened for years. Just like on all of Reed's rifles my iron sights are always up. I was wondering if you guys were ever planning on doing a show about the Fostech and Franklin Armory binary triggers, these are amazing developments and honestly seem better than an actual full auto. Though of course I'd like the Hughes Amendment to go away just as much as anyone. Love the show and Reed is for sure my favorite host, nothing against the other guys at all lol.

Zachary D: I know you've done several shows about acquiring NFA items, but don't think you've ever done one about what the rules are after you get your items. I envision this being similar to what a lawyer would provide to his client after drafting up a trust and the do's and don'ts for staying out of trouble.

Suggested topics include:

1. Traveling with your items;

2. federal laws, vs. state;

3. Do you really need to get permission from the ATF to transport across state lines?

4. How far ahead do you need to start planning if you do need ATF approval?

5. Does federal law trump state law when it comes to NFA items?
6. Loaning your items out - Is it ok to hand to the guy next to you at the range to let him try your silencer / SBR?

7. What about letting your wife or child use the item if they're not on your trust?

Shawn E: I live in Minnesota, which like a lot of states has regional separation during deer hunting for the legal means to take deer. I happen to reside in the shotgun zone, but we have several guys who hunt with rifle-caliber pistols.

Thinking of possible range, recoil, and repeat shots, I thought I would build an AR pistol in .300 AAC Blackout. One of the reasons I like it over a traditional pistol platform is that three points of contact, rather than one or two can be made with a traditional handgun. The fore end, grip, and the cheek weld on the buffer tube help to steady it a bit more than a traditional revolver or single-shot rifle-caliber pistol. With its weight, combined with its semi-auto bolt, it soaks up the recoil of the round pretty well.

So, flatter shooting, longer range, better stability, easy-to-mount optics, less upward recoil all make the AR pistol attractive to deer hunting where I am.

Thanks for a great podcast.  I actually like when you guys eat food on the air – it gives the show an “earthy” quality of sitting around the table in a hunting shack, a feed store, or somewhere else where folks are comfortable, normal, and real.

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AR-15 Podcast 164 - AR 15 Pistols

Welcome to Episode #164 of the AR15 Podcast. In this episode we talk about all things “AR Pistol”

 

Network News:

 

NRA Show Listener Meet Up

Where:    Cardinal Hall of Fame Cafe

When:    Saturday May 21st at 7pm.

Jake tells us “If they can say "Amberdextrious" as well as I can I'll buy them a drink.”

 

What’s going on with us?

 

Reed - Busy during tax season.

J.D. - Range day.

Giveaway: New Frontier Armory 9mm Carbine

 

Main Topic:

 

The AR-15 Pistol

1.    What’s the difference?

A firearm built from inception to be a Pistol

Based on the same components you’re already familiar with

AR Receivers

AR lower parts kits

AR Handguards

AR Bolts

Buffer tubes and barrels are usually different

Flexibility is limited in a number of unique ways

2.    What’s the point?

Rifle power in a compact size

Near NFA utility without the cost

Use in a PDW capacity

For those that can’t SBR

A few manufacturers have been able to eliminate the buffer tube.

3.    Where Does it fit In?

Compact Truck Gun

Substitute/Transition SBR

Can go from pistol to rifle and back

Some of the perks without the NFA burden

That final accessory for your Ninja setup

4.    What do I need to consider?

NFA considerations are still relevant

Thumbing your nose at the “Man” rarely ends well

Your money is tied up in this build, so you need to want this

Practicality vs. Novelty

 

Feedback:

 

Jody T:  So the story came out last year about a young soldier dying of a massive erection because he was so excited about shooting a 50 cal machine gun. (True story, poor guy) Has Reed ever got that excited, well almost that excited, while shooting a particular gun and if so what gun? 😎

LCR:  Heard your discussion about the changes to the Marine Corps shooting program.  Part of the misunderstanding I see when this is discussed is the Marine Corps time, aka the Marine Corps Enquirer mashed together multiple years' worth of Marksmanship Symposiums and quite a bit of conjecture.  During the M16A4/M4 PIP there was a proposal to field a new Upper Receiver Group (URG) with a free floating rail and without a fixed front site.   Currently that is on hold because of costs and the current initiative to equip all re-equip all infantry and infantry-like units with only M4s.

Since 2008 all of our new guns did not come with carrying handles, they came with a BUIS initially made by Matech. In 2010 the Marine Corps started buying KAC 600m BUIS, there were problems with its fielding because it did not come with a body of doctrine to support a BUIS, so many of them walked off over the years.

In 2012 the Marine Corps decided to only use the RCO in the entry level pipeline, this was based on numerous studies and feedback from the field that Marines could not shoot with RCOs all that well and most did not understand them.  This was tied to 1) the optical sited weapon is the primary means of using it, if using irons the weapon is in a degraded mode of operations 2) most Marine learn to shoot in the Marines 3) all their initial training was on the irons 4) because of the rule of primacy, they understood irons 5) it takes 2-3 times longer to retraining to a new item (deprogram) as it did for their initial training.  So why spend the two total weeks of training on the degraded mode of operation when most shooters will never get the time required to retrain them for their primary means of shooting the weapon?  What finely really killed the irons at recruit training was after they studied recruits and lTS at TBS and demonstrated that all RCO training shooters could still qualify with back up iron sights

Ian N:  Hello Men, I wanted to write to tell you how much I enjoy listening to the podcast the last few months.  I wish I would have known about the show sooner, but am working hard to catch up on past episodes.  I got back into shooting three years ago and the AR platform quickly became my top priority.  One off the shelf purchase and three builds later, I show no sign of slowing.  I regret the almost five year break I took from shooting after the military.  I just wanted to tell you guys to keep up the good work, and I appreciate the product that you put out each week.

 

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ARP 139 - Project Build - Thoughts on an SBR

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Welcome to Episode #139 of the AR15 Podcast. Tonight I am going to talk about what goes into building an SBR.We want to let you know about a new source of cool products! Please go to http://patriotpatch.co/ to pre-order the Huckleberry patch and buy FRN stickers.

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Main Topic

SBR Considerations

  1.  Thoughts about the NFA process
  1.  My Build
  1.  Cerakote
  2.  Suppressor Use  
  1.  Accessories

Otis Technology:

August 16: Jones Foxx Jr.

August 23: Don Hall

August 30: David Dickerson

September 6: David Hibler

The fine folks at Otis Technology have sent over a mountain of rifle maintenance tools and cleaning kits for the AR-15 and AR-10.  We’ve been tasked with giving them away.  Watch for the special posts on Facebook and Instagram to get a chance to win some of the awesome products made by Otis Technology.  We’ll give away a complete MSR Cleaning kit in either 5.56 or 7.62 in the middle of each month up until Christmas, when we’ll give away a complete Otis Technology Elite Cleaning System to one lucky listener.  During the alternating weeks, we’ll be giving away a host of Otis tools and cleaning supplies.

Feedback:

Jason P: I hope this is where I submit feedback for the Ar15 podcast.  I would like to hear a show on building a pistol caliber SBR with a direct impingement operation.  Have not heard of such a thing?  Think it is impossible?  There is a guy in Florida building them.  His name is Ron, he has a website at RMWxtreme.com.  Thanks for reading.  Hope this show idea works for you and happens.  P.S.I do enjoy your program.  But would like to hear some more technical information imparted during the program.  Especially when talking building.Robert:  Hi again Reed, I've been going through the back episodes, and in #025 (Trijicon) you mention a range near Ukiah, CA around a place called Cow Mountain.  Do you still have the GPS coordinates? I'm desperate for a 400 yard range in Northern Kommyfornia! Also, you and Steve mention some form of "gun scrubber".  Is that the one from Birchwood Casey?  I need something to clean out my gas tube, since I'm have a gas problem.  It may be the fact that I'm using Norma .223 ammo in my Colt M4 Match Target rifle (with a rifle length gas system). Thanks again,

Casey F:  I'm building my first ar and I want to shoot both .223 & 5.56 ammo. I'm going to use a .223 Wylde barrel for this. My question is I have a complete bolt carrier group in 5.56 will this also shoot the .223 or do I have to get a bolt chambered in .223.  Any thoughts you have would help me out.  Just learned about the podcast and I enjoy it.  Many thanks.

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