ARP 130 - This Is What We Do When the Wheels Come Off


Welcome to Episode #130 of the AR15 Podcast. Anthony is with me tonight and we are going to see what happens when the wheels come off. We want to let you know about a new source of cool products!  Go to to pre-order the Huckleberry patch and buy FRN stickers.  AND . .maybe?  I’ve heard through the grapevine that it’s possible, maybe maybe?   That there might be an AR-15 patch coming soon. Maybe.  That’s an unconfirmed fact.

Main Topic:

Anthony’s first 3gun experience @ Dothan Gun Club

Lone Wolf Distributor’s G9 Lower Receiver with an R&D upper

Optics:  Vortex Sparc 2; Vortex VMX-3T Magnifier

New space saving solution for my Gun Safe - Rifle Rods

Furniture:  PWS Enhanced Buffer Tube; Daniel Defense Collapsible Buttstock

Testing the array of furniture provided by Brownells

Setting up my Dillon 550 for 300 BLK

Otis Technology:

May 25: @msr300blk

May 31:  Billy W. - @bigbiller on Instagram

June 7: Chris Inouye

June 14: David Michaelson

June 21: Daniel McElwain

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.


Sean S:  Any advice on a "kit" to buy to build my first AR? I was looking at a kit from Palmetto State Armory that I believe includes everything but a lower receiver. .. but not sure of quality, etc... I think I would like to build something as opposed to buying a complete lower end gun to learn what I can. .. and if I "outgrow" its quality. .. The kids can always use it to plink with. ..

Thanks for any advice. …


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ARP 107 – Interview with Primary Weapons Systems


Welcome to Episode #107 of the AR15 Podcast. I’m your host Reed Snyder and tonight I am flying solo.  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.

Don’t forget that Brownells, with their 100% lifetime satisfaction guarantee, is there for you anytime you have a problem, like when you can’t remove the taper pins from your new barrel to slip off the front sight base and you now have to find a new barrel.

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SHOT Show Announcements:

Listener Meet and Greet is On!!!

Tuesday Night, January 20th, in Las Vegas

Details to be announced.

Main Topic:

Reed and Steve talk with Stacey Nagy, from Primary Weapons Systems also known as PWS.

The AR-15 Giveaway Winner:

John Wind


Samuel L: What did santa bring you?

Josh I: The girl is getting better.


Jesse C: My son is home on leave so we went to the range today!


Jesse C: The rifle on top is the one I made my wife, today was our first day shooting it! Talk about a rifle that shoots smooth as butter!  (The rifle is an Anderson Mfg Lower with a PSA upper. The furniture is 1960's surplus A1, a 20" pencil style barrel with a Bushmaster Threaded Izzy Muzzle Brake and A1 sight base. The grip is a Hogue Over-molded and the trigger is a Spikes Tactical Battle Trigger.)


Roger T, Burlington, NC:  Hello,  I can't remember the exact episode, but a while back you guys had a listener write in talking about how their AR buffer is getting chewed up. A lot of folks assume it's the pin that retains the buffer that chews up the buffer, however if you pay close attention while attaching the upper and lower receiver you will see that the bolt carrier group pushes the buffer back in the tube, also the bolt carrier has a keyway cut for clearance of that buffer retaining pin. In one of my ar's and a small handful of M16's I've seen this chewed up buffer problem. Unless you lower is out of spec the buffer retaining pin is only used to keep the buffer in place during assembly/disassembly of the rifle. Every time I've encountered this problem it's been a burr left on the back of the bolt carrier keyway during the machining process, I've simply deburred  that area, then replaced the buffer and carried on without issue.  I'm not saying this is that listeners problem, but it's somewhere to look.

I'm a huge fan of the show, and loved the Marine Christmas poem.

M Chan: Hey guys:

Great show this week. I'm just getting into 3 gun and found the interview to be very helpful. I am writing to see if you would be willing to do a show on muzzle brakes. There are so many options at a wide range of prices and it's hard to see distinguish the wheat from the chaff.


Arturo:  Hi Reed, While at shot show I hope you have time to checkout the new G2 line of .308 AR rifles from DPMS. It looks to be a really great evolution of the AR10 style rifle.


ARP 064 - Interview with Primary Weapon Systems

Reed and J.W. interview Stacy from Primary Weapons Systems. Welcome to Episode #064 of the AR15 Podcast. I’m your host Reed Snyder and with me today is my co-Host, 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.

They are there for you anytime you make a mistake, like when Jake shoots a spring across the room into his lime green shag carpet.

Brownells Item of the Week: PWS Triad Flash Suppressor

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Tip of the Week:

Try out different kinds of slings. One/Two-point, QD/latch/straps, adjustable/fixed. There’s some very nifty little gadgets that guys like PWS make to help give you more options for attaching your AR to your body. Does your sling let you transition to a sidearm, is it easy to walk around with the rifle hanging, are you muzzling yourself or others by manipulating the sling? Take time to work with your sling and a dry AR to test all the different uses you can come up with.

Main Topic:

Primary Weapons Systems Stacey Nagy, Regional Sales Manager

  • Mk1
  • Mk2
  • Accessories

Listener Feedback:

Mike R: Great podcast on suppressors - Thought I would comment on my two most overlooked details - length and weight. I was a novice and was not able to test any suppressors. I purchased a Gemtech HVT 7.62 can. I really like the product, their service, and support. I am very happy with the performance of the suppressor. I too shoot it on my 308 caliber guns, and sub caliber firearms as well.

The length and weight of the suppressor comes into play when moving with the gun, such as hunting and competition. I for one wish I has spent the few extra dollars on a titanium suppressor, as they are a considerable weight savings, in some cases half the weight. The length adds to a very unbalanced feel of the firearm when in the field as well, in my experience. That coupled with the weight lead me to cut my .243 hunting rifle barrel to 16" so with the suppressor it's not so unwieldy

I think all shooters of rifles should start out with a suppressor. I started my son on his .243 with the Gemtec. It reduces recoil, and of course the sound. The added bonus of hoping for no hearing loss for my son (I have some documented loss already) was one of my main selling points on the purchase.

I'm currently looking for a short, titanium can just for hunting.

Also, you addressed some points of accuracy but not point of impact shift. I experience some significant point of impact changes with the can on the firearm, versus it off. So much that I have to sight in with the can, and make sure I shoot with it on. In some rifles the POI change is 6" at 100 yds. I have found no real accuracy differences, just POI shift.

Keep up the great show,

Frankie in Rock Hill: Reed and JW - Just wanted you guys to know that the Silencer podcast was just awesome. It really cleared some things up for me and I like the thought of one can for multiple guns. I don't like paying two hundred dollars for a tax stamp but I dislike the thought of being locked up even more.

I am on my first "build" thanks to your podcast. It's not really a build as I bought a Palmetto Complete Upper and Completed Magpul Lower. In case new listeners want to know l have less than five hundred dollars in the complete build. But I am an AR Owner!

I am curious if you guys have any thoughts on the poly receivers from New Frontier? I also would like to second Arturo's request about some brand comparisons and what does more money get me? Is it like buying a store brand vs. name brand and they all come off the same assembly line? I know FN is making most (maybe all?) of Palmetto's barrels.. do you know who makes their receivers?

Please enter me in the Otis give-a-way so I can keep my new AR Clean.



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