AR-15 Podcast - The Apocalypse Feedback Show

Welcome to another edition of the AR-15 Podcast. On this episode JD and I will be talking about what 4 firearms you the listeners told us you would want for the apocalypse.

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MAIN TOPIC: Listener Feedback

 

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AR-15 Podcast - The End of the World… Pick 4 Firearms

Welcome to another edition of the AR-15 Podcast. On this episode JD and I will be talking about what 4 firearms you would want for the apocalypse.

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MAIN TOPIC: -

End of the World…… Pick 4 Firearms

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What’s important? What’s vital?

Reed:

1. AR-15 -

2. Benelli M4

3. Marlin 1894 - 45 Colt

4. Colt 1860 Army with howell conversion cylinders

J.D.:

9mm USP/ Glock 17 - Threaded Barrel for a suppressor.

9mm Sub Gun MP5SD

12ga Mossberg 500.. Benelii M4

AR-10 .308

What four would you pick? Email us ar15.podcast@gmail.com We’ll share them on an upcoming episode.

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AR-15 Podcast 220 - Be Prepared

Welcome to Episode #220 of the AR15 Podcast. Being Prepared  

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What’s Up?

  1. Reed

  2. J.D.

  3. Anthony

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Being Prepared

What does it mean? DoomsDay Prepper? Is it normal?

Events… Mother Nature or Man Made.

Planning Food - Water - Shelter - Protection

Mind Set

Why an AR?

Which AR?

What would you take?

 

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AR-15 Podcast 207 - When the Apocalypse Calls and You're not Home

Welcome to Episode #207 of the AR15 Podcast. On this episode we get the band back together to talk about what happens when the apocalypse comes calling and you’re not home.

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

Clear the Air -

BUSY SEASON IS DONE FOR A WHILE

1. Reed:  New Can Cannon Build

2. JD:  

3. Anthony:  

4. Michael:  

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Main Topic:

The Setup

Concerns

Surmounting Obstacles

Adapt and Overcome

Thoughts

Outro:

AR-15 Podcast 174 - When the Revolution Comes

Welcome to Episode #174 of the AR15 Podcast. Talking with the Guys about where to secure your rifle when the revolution comes.

Shout Out: Aero Precision and Otis Technology

News

What We’ve Been Up To:

Reed - Planning to hit the range this weekend

J.D. - Mr. Noodles

Chris - Sold some cars!
 

Main Topic:  

Storing your Rifle for the Revolution

1.    What to store

  • Firearms
  • Ammunition
  • Magazines
  • Spares
  • Tools
  • Lowers

2.    How to Store

  • Cosmoline
  • Mylar Bags
  • Oil
  • Monovault
  • PVC
  • Vacuum Seal
  • Ammo Cans
  • 5 Gallon Bucke t

3.    Where to Store

  • Underground
  • In plain sight
  • Your neighbors house
  • Car / Truck
  • J.D.’s Gun Foster Care Program  
  • Septic Tank
  • Covert storage (Tactical Walls)
  • Work

4.    Why to Store

  • Revolution
  • Force Majeure (Act of God)

Feedback:

Feedback next week… We are going long
 

Outro:

AR-15 Podcast 173 - This is How We Roll Our Own

Welcome to Episode #173 of the AR15 Podcast. This week we talk about some of the parts and companies we like having on our personal rifles.

Shout Out: Aero Precision and Otis Technology

What We’ve Been Up To:

Reed - Fitting in at the new gig and missing my morning range time

J.D. - Mr. Noodles

Anthony - Still moving

Chris - Just kicking it
 

Main Topic:  

We are going to break down every part of the rifle.

Lower/Uppers

  • Aero
  • Mega
  • BAD
  • Daniel Defense
  • J.D. Machine
  • PSA
  • RTT
  • Spikes
  • LMT- MARS Lower
  • Stag?

Barrel

  • Daniel Defense
  • MegaArms
  • FN
  • Ballistic Advantage
  • Yankee Hill
  • Chris uses Craddock Precision - on all builds
  • Faxon

FCG

  • CMC Trigger
  • Geissele Triggers
  • PSA
  • The Wisconsin Trigger Company, INC
  • Rock River
  • ALG

LPK

  • Brownells
  • CMMG
  • DPMS
  • PSA
  • Rock River

BCG

  • PSA
  • Bravo Company
  • Brownells
  • Rainier Arms

Gas Block

  • Low profile (.750”)
  • Ultra Low Profile (.625”)
  • Heavyweight (.936”)
  • Midweight (.875”)

Buffer

  • VLTOR
  • Spikes
  • PWS
  • Brownells
  • Bravo Company
  • JP Silent Capture
  • Tubb Precision Buffer Spring

Furniture

  • B5 SOPMOD/ Bravo
  • Magpul CTR
  • Magpul PRS
  • Magpul MOE
  • BAD - Saber - Vert
  • Luth-AR
  • VLTOR

Rail

  • Midwest Industries G3 Lightweight Keymod Rail
  • ALG Defense
  • Geissele - Price drop
  • Yankee Hill Machine
  • Knights Armament
  • Brigand Arms - Carbon fiber
  • Precision Reflex Inc.

Feedback:

Sean K.  Oh my gosh. You guys say "you know" "um" "so" more than any other podcast (apparently Sean has listened to all 150,000 of them). I thought there was a level of professionalism when I started listening to episode 172 (I thought I was supposed to be paid to be considered a professional) but that quickly left my thoughts when Reed started talking and said "you know" 10 times (exactly) in just a few minutes (exactly how many minutes is a few). It was almost to (too) difficult to listen to (dangling participle). All the great information you guys share is lost with the filler (apparently we used filler enough to drown out 77 minutes of a show) and "you know" crap thrown in.

Spencer:  Hey guys, great show as always... but I was hoping Reed would mention where he found an A1 rear sight assembly for his retro upper.

I have exactly the same upper/lower set from Brownells, and it never really occurred to me that this part would be a sticking point. Is it possible to use the A2 parts in an A1 upper? I know it wouldn’t be correct, but I could live with that in my build.

Also, for the listener who wanted a reasonably priced suppressor to use for home defense, they should check out the Griffin Spartan 3. Its MSRP is $550, and it’s available for under $500 most places, so the cost is reasonable.

More importantly, it’s a direct-thread device that is intended to be pinned and welded onto a 10.5” barrel to make a non-NFA 16” barrel length.

This gives you the absolute shortest suppressed system you can get without an SBR stamp, and Griffin makes excellent suppressors that routinely outperform other 5.56 cans (The Military Arms Channel did a great review showing this).

This is how I plan on building a dedicated home defense AR that won’t leave me permanently deaf if, God forbid, I ever have to use it.

Rob:  Hi, Just saw an interesting Outdoor Channel show (Shooting Gallery 5/23/16) on owning silencers. Guest Jeremy Mallette was from The Silencer Shop (Austin TX.) and covered how to one stop shop a silencer. Would love to have someone on from The Silencer Shop. Thanks

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AR-15 Podcast 168 - Bob Mayne and the SHTF AR-15

Welcome to Episode #168 of the AR15 Podcast. In this episode we are talking with Bob Mayne about the AR-15 in a SHTF scenario.

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 - Aero Precision Optic Mount.

J.D. -

Bob - Teaching and Prep for AR15 Class

Giveaway: New Frontier Armory 9mm Carbine

Main Topic:  

SHTF AR

Who Bob Mayne is.

http://www.todayssurvival.com/

http://www.handgunworld.com/

Real World things we'd face… What’s it going to look like?

Riots

Elections

Natural Disasters

Terrorism

Pandemic

Solar Flares

Bug Out Situation

Portability

Recoil Sensitivity

Weight Considerations

Ammo Availability

Parts Availability

Ease of Repair

AR-15 Podcast 146 – Discrete Carry For The AR

Bug In  

Less Likely to Penetrate Walls

Don’t beat you up

The ability to stockpile ammo

And magazines

Where do you store our SHTF AR… Truck/Car? Office… Home.

What would those situations look like? Engage or Stealth

SHTF Characteristics in an AR

Reliability - Save money or Spend the $$$$

Caliber/ 300 BLK - 556 - 308 - How much?

LW Build or weight doesn't matter

Red Dot for CQB or Longer distance

Rails?

Iron Sights?

Hunting

Sling

Light

SBR

Suppressor
 

Outro:

ARP 120 - Are Pistol Caliber ARs Relevant When the SHTF

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Welcome to Episode #120 of the AR15 Podcast. I’m your host J.W. Ramp and 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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Discounts On 2-Day & Overnight Shipping

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Main Topic:

  1. Pistol Caliber AR

-How do we define this category

-How do they differ

-Other considerations

  1. Why would a Pistol Caliber AR be a good thing?

-Match all your ammo, traditional calibers are plentiful

-Engagement distances are said to average 50 yds in urban environment

-Longer Sight Radius

-Suppressibility

-Available pistol powders seem plentiful by comparison.

-Reloading is less complicated

-Ammunition still available when rifle ammo is banned

  1. Drawbacks?

-No long distance reach

-Diminished punch

-Changes to rifle are essentially permanent

-Conversion can be unreliable

-Aftermarket mags can be unreliable

-Dirty to shoot

  1. Cross compatibility issues:

-Magwell/magazine compatibility

-Direct blowback operation

-Barrel/barrel extension

-Bolt carrier group/bolllllt

-Hammer

  1. Rifle Manufacturers:

-Colt

-Olympic Arms

-Rock River Arms

-Lone Wolf Distributors

-Stag

-CMMG

  1. Conversions:

-Magwell blocks

-Magazines Colt/Uzi/Metalform vs Glock Mags vs Other?

-Barrel/BCG Swap

-Upper replacement

-Dedicated lower? Dedicated magwell lower

  1. Parts Manufacturers:

-Palmetto State Armory

-Brownells

-CMMG

Otis Technology:

March 23:  Chad Goeden

March 30: Michael Sheldon

April 6: Nathan Sanders

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:

dan v:  I'd like to search old episodes, but you don't have a search function on your website.  Please consider adding one the next time you're tweaking your page.  Thanks. [We do now]joelfrederick:  I'm not sure if this is the best way to send feedback and a question.   That said, thank you for this episode.  I'd already discovered 80% Arms due to a comment you'd made and a friend that has nearly completed an 80% AR build.

I know you'd mentioned changes to ATF policy.  From what I understand I can build an 80% AR but after I die, this creates issues for my son who would end up with any guns.   If this is true, would a gun trust make this easier?

Ken:  I recently discovered your podcast, and want to listen to all of them.   I was able to down load to episode 90 using i-tunes.   I was able to download to 64 using  the webpage.   I want to listen to episodes 63 to 1. I really wanted to listen to the range bag segment, and that is where it stopped.  How do I get episodes 1 to 63?

PS I subscribed to your youtube channel and left a 5 star review on itunes

Outro:

ARP 093 - Building an AR For When the SHTF

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Welcome to Episode #093 of the AR15 Podcast. I’m your host Reed Snyder and with me today 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.  

Joining us tonight are special guests Peter Palma; Sam Azner host of the Guns of Hollywood Podcast; and J.W.’s good buddy Josh

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.

AR-15 Podcast - Episode #075

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Product of the Week:

Spool Tool

Main Topic:  SHTF / WROL / TEOTWAWKI

  1. Introductions & Background

- Movies and pop culture:The Road, RED DAWN (F this zombie shit) WWZ, Walking Dead, Red Dawn, Zombie ammo/shoots

- Real world: Hurricane Katrina type disaster on larger scale, Terrorism, Solar Flares,Pandemic

  1. Potential Situations

- For each of these are you going to:

a. Bug out: light-weight, cleaning/maintenance on the go, what can you carry, etc

b. Shelter in place: belt fed uppers(Ares Defense MCR), huge ammo pile, etc

- Pandemic - Ebola/killer flu/weaponized disease

- Zombies/Alien Invasion/REALLY?!

- Conventional War - Invasion by aggressor nation or organization like ISIS or North Koreans (we really mean the Chinese)

- Nuclear War - Nuclear Holocaust

- Terrorism - EMP/Dirty Bomb/Infrastructure attack

- Natural Disaster

- Local “Tragedies”

  1. SHTF Characteristics in an AR

- Reliability/KISS… OF GOOD QUALITY (no DPMS shit)

- Caliber/bullet weight

- Super tactical or low profile

- Light weight build or strength through weight

- Battery-free?

- Optic for targets from CQB to “longer” distance

- Thermal/NVG/IR lazer

- Piston/DI

- Hunting rifle for game (you can kill an elephant with a .22)

- Back up irons (must be zero’d - not the irish tactical youtube sensation)

- Master key or back up/secondary gun? (or an entire cache(“bug in”))

- Weapon light

- Suppressor

  1. Support gear

- Body armor / plate carriers

- Magazines (type and how many)

- Cleaning kit (uh, MSCLEAN)

- Sling

- Lube (FIRECLEAN!!!) Yeah FIRECLEAN is the best but I can’t say that

- Carbon scraper

- Spare parts: bolt, spring kit (where’s my MSCLEAN PARTS KIT PALMA!)... (Buy an empty case and make one before I do and make a profit on it.)

- Survival Rifle (Chiappa X-Caliber)

- M&Ms/cyanide pill/Scotch

  1. WROL

- Would you go full auto/SBR?

-Shave that disconnector off?

  1. Reality check - if this thing breaks you DIE so don’t be cheap
  1. Training.

Feedback:

Dan: I'm thinking about building an AR-10 .308 specifically for distance...up to about 1000 yards. Obviously money IS a major factor but not a total deal breaker. So, without mortgaging my house, what are the most important things I need to consider when buying parts? What are the absolute must have features? Barrel length? Optic power? Trigger?  Etc...Thanks

Steve:  A couple of comments on your SBR show.

1. Another option to build an SBR is to shorten an existing barrel once the stamp arrives. 2. Form 1s for silencers only require the length and caliper.  No plans or other documentation is required. Materials should be less than $100.  My 9mm form 1 silencer will require around $50 in materials.  A good resource for home builds is the silencersmithing forum on Silencer Talk (http://www.silencertalk.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=10) 3. Stamp collecting is fun but not as cool when you efile and do not get an actual stamp on your approved form. 4. efile rocks.

2k4ranger: Hi I was wondering if you have any opinions or experience on the new dpms gen 2 line of ar's.I would love to get a 308 ar for deer hunting, and the gen2 hunter seems like what i want but since it's dpms and such a new design I'm not so sure about it.  As always awesome podcast can't wait till the next release.

Chad W:  Reed, Anthony, or that other guy, I listened to the last podcast on SBR's, great info for those beginners.  I did mine on a form 1 and it was super easy. When I sent the paperwork off as an individual, not a trust, it took 30 days from when I sent it in until the stamped, signed paperwork was back in my hand, back in the George W. days.  One of my suppressors on a form 4 a month later took 35 days. I have form 1'd a suppressor for a 9mm also. It is a little more complicated in that you have to give it a serial #, Overall length, and caliber.  You do not need to send plans on the type of internals you plan on using, just length an caliber.  You can not do anything on it until the stamp is returned approved, only planning.  You must also engrave it with MFG Name (me), Caliber, ser#, and model (if you gave it a model on the form 1).  If you do a show on mfg your own suppressors, I might be interested in helping out.

kiki:  hey guys, u need to do a show on ar15 9MM carbines....  they are fun as hell and train at half the cost of 5.56.....  i have a mp15 converted to shoot 9mm, with a cmmg upper.....lots of fun, and able to shot indoor ranges that  don't allow rifles calibers.......

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