ARP 092 - Looking at SBRs and the AR Pistol from a New Perspective

ARP92-SBR-300x225.jpeg

Welcome to Episode #092 of the AR15 Podcast. I’m your host Reed Snyder and with me today is my Co-hosts Anthony (the Wiseguy) Hardy. 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.

AR-15 Podcast - Episode #075

Shop for AR-15 parts at Brownells.  Go to: ar15podcast.com/parts

Product of the Week:

Magpul’s new MOE SL Line of furniture and accessories

Main Topic:Looking at SBR's and the AR Pistol from a New Perspective

  1. SBR’s in the Era of 30 Day Approvals

- Still a $200.00 Tax Stamp

- ATF regulatory control

- eFiled Form 1 approvals running at around 30 days

  1. AR Pistols in the Era of Stabilizing Braces

- ATF Opinion Letter is not immutable

- Stabilizing Brace is Cost Effective at $165.00

- No Government Oversight (for now)

  1. Which Way to Jump

Feedback:

Rob L.:  The cost of litigious lawyers baked into gun prices? So, How much of a guns price is for CYA for potential lawsuits? Thank you trial lawyers!!!

Thanks......

Todd:  Now that I have my AR finished and ready to shoot I have been looking at different ammo. Cost is my major concern, but I do not want to damage my new gun either, so I have a few questions.

Key info: The shooting ranges in My area of Texas do not allow FMJ ammo.

I have a 16" 1/9 twist 5.56 chambered barrel.

1. Steel vs Brass - steel seems to be cheapest but will it cause problems with my gun or will it misfire etc?

2. Mail-order ammo using wikiarms.com to locate least expensive. Is there problems with mail ordering ammo? Or should I just go to nearest store. I have academy, Cabelas, Cheaper than dirt all within 30 miles.

3. Grain - I read and have researched til I am blue in face regarding twist rates. I purchased my barrel asking for a 1:7 but when I got it home I noticed it was 1:9 so I am stuck with that cause I don't want to deal with the store I got it from due to customer service.  I plan on target shooting at the range most of time and just want the right grain that will show off my new scope and rifle. So what grain HP or soft Point do I look for?

4. Do I need to beware reloads?

Thanks in advance. I am including the photo of my just completed AR 15.

Hugh:  Hey guys, I just got finished listening to your podcast on silencers/suppressor and thought it was great and super informative. I wanted to share a link that I thought you guys would like. It's shows the different baffle designs for about 100 different suppressors from old to the new. It's very cool to see all the different ways people use to solve the same problem. It even has cutaway pics of suppressor disasters, including one where a guy dumped a 30 round mag of 300 Blackout on full auto through a 5.56 can (12 rounds sheared off and made it through the core, the others piled up on the first baffle).

http://www.waguns.org/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=68

You guys talked about the OSS suppressor in your podcast but didn't know too much about it. I've shot one and have to say, as lefties, you'd dig it. They may not be the quietest, but they only have about 10% of the increased back pressure that suppressors normally add, so there is no blowback in your face and far less wear on the gun.

On a completely unrelated note, I have a 15" BCM KMR rail on my Daniel Defense and I absolutely love it. One of the unintended benefits of having a keymod rail is that you can weave paracord through the holes to make a light, cheap and durable handguard. You can also change colors and patterns as often as you like for only about 50 cents worth of material. I've attached a pic so you can see what I mean. Just be sure that you wrap it tight so none of it is touching the actual barrel, and start with a longer piece than you think you need. Trust me, it sucks balls when you run out  about 80% of the way through and have to unweave all your work, cut a longer piece and then start over.

Keep up the good work, the show has improved so much since the beginning; it's not even funny.

Rob L.:  45 AR-15? Have you guys covered .45 ACP AR-15s? I know you did 9MM a while back. I understand their are several .45 uppers available. Maybe revisit pistol cal AR's.  I'd put a 45 AR on my wish list. Even with the higher cost of 45 ammo.  I'd bet that many "smarter" AR owners have .45 ACPs.  Thanks

Thanks Rob!  Here are a couple of links to 45 ACP AR15s.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/767426/olympic-arms-ar-15-a3-upper-receiver-assembly-45-acp

http://bazookabrothers.com/pages/home/1

Outro:

ARP 090 - Fads and Fetishes in the AR15 World

ARP090-Zombie-Pistol-300x225.jpg

Welcome to Episode #090 of the AR15 Podcast. I’m your host Reed Snyder and with me today are my co-hosts J.W. Ramp and Anthony Hardy.  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.

100-009-232 – Spikes Tactical – Dynacomp Extreme 5.56

080-000-971 –  Brownells – EOTech CQB T-Dot Holographic Sight

100-003-317 – A.R.M.S., Inc. – 40L Flip Up Low Profile Rear Sight

Shop for AR-15 parts at Brownells.  Go to: ar15podcast.com/parts

Shoutout to Brian for the inspiration for tonight’s show.

Main Topic:  Fads and Fetishes in the AR15 World

1.  AR-15 Pistols sporting wrist stabilizers

    • SB15 Pistol Stabilizing Brace
    • CAA Stock Saddle - Pistol/Stock Substitute

2.  Zombie inspired AR Gear and Events

    • Zombie Green
    • Zombie Shoots

3.  Tacticoolest Accessories

    • Opmod Battle Mug
    • Picatinny Mounted Tactical Cupholder
    • Tactical Stocking
    • Muzzle devices with pointy bits
    • Morale patches on everything

4.  Custom ARs

    • Copper Plated AR
    • Spaceguns AR
    • Steampunk AR

5. Race Guns

Feedback:

Arturo:  Reed and J.W., You left out the ARAK-21 from Faxon Firearms. They offer both right side or left side ejecting complete AR uppers ... the receiver itself being only difference. The advantage of their piston design is that the same bolt and bolt carrier can be configured for either right or left, it's only a matter of how the bolt is installed into the carrier (which of course means you have to be careful you don't assembly the bolt to eject to the wrong side).

Seems you've gone off the reservation talking about non-AR rifles such as the SCAR and Tavor. You might as well have mentioned Kel-tec's RDB. Though not yet in production it's fully ambidextrous, very similar to the Tavor but with the advantage of being downward ejecting so no bolt mods needed. Perhaps you should rename the episode "The Left Handed MSR".

Sam P.:  Hey Reed, JW, and Anthony... I have been listening to you show for a while now and I love it. I do lots of driving for my job and this show keeps me going. I just wish there was a new episode every day. Keep of the great work guys. I am currently building my first ground up AR-15. It is a dedicated Deer/Medium to large game rifle. The 6.5 Grendel is my caliber of choice for its amazing ballistics and if i choose to i could do some long range plinking at the range. Parts consists of PSA upper and lower, CMMG lower parts kit, Magpul MOE rifle stock, K2 pistol grip, Nordic components 15\" free float tube,burris p.e.p.r scope mount, and a vortex 3-12x56. I am on the hunt for a barrel and bolt and wanted your opinions. I am looking at a 20\" stainless bull barrel, of the ones available I am stuck between the JT Distributing barrel and the Lilja Barrel. The Lilja does not come with a bolt but their barrels are made to order whereas the JT barrels are pretty standard. Can you help me out with this dilemma. thank you I put a couple pictures of my build up on your flickr site.

Rob L:  Suggestion...AR accessory review of the week along with tip of the week?  Last show ARP 88......JW mentioned Primary Arm 1-6 scope. I'd like to hear a mini review.  So maybe a mini review of a new to you guys or a gotta have AR accessory each week.  I realize you guys probably already cover this in your normal AR discussion.

Part Deux II....Podcast quality. To me overall audio quality has gotten much better. Except once in a while it sounds like one of you is podcasting from their bathroom. BTW....I mainly listen on my ancient $19 SanDisk player.

Todd:  Hello, My name is Todd - I went to shooting range with my nephew to shoot his Sig 556 and just fell in love with the AR 15 rifle. I got home and started working out how I could get myself a gun. I started watching YouTube videos on building your own and realized that I can do that. For the past two months I have purchased parts and have now completed the lower and most of the upper. Well needless to say I am interested in guns now so when searching for books on ar 15 I came across your podcast and have listened to almost all of them. Everyday I listen to your show to learn more about ar 15's.

Question. I have named my soon to be completed ar 15 tack driver "spider" as the upper and lower are spikes and the design is all over it. My nephew has named his gun Cujo.  I believe that throughout the warrior societies it was common to of named your weapons.  Do you guys have names for your guns?

Please enter me in the ar 15 give away as well as any other contest you guys may have going.

Calafax:  Check out the Sig M400 lowers.  Those have left hand mag release.

Outro: