AR-15 Podcast 199 - SHOT Show 2017 Day 3

Welcome to Episode #199 of the AR15 Podcast. On this episode we’re talking about day 3 of SHOT 2017.

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Our thanks to JWB Military & Brass for sponsoring tonight's main topic.  Go to and use promo code ARP10 for 10% off of quality once fired military reloading brass, AR-500 steel targets, and more.

RTT - Giveaway

Trump Lower for Inauguration

Main Topic:


        Giveaway rifle, 10” SBR distressed flag cerakote


        MSR Line Up

        Takedown in 5.56 with barrel wap to 300 Blackout, custom bolt

        More American’s in 6.5mm and 6mm Creedmoor


        Ported barrels and slides, Gen 2

        Desert Eagles/ Auto Ordnance 1911

Thompson Center Tommy Gun


        Caldwell Pistol Mag Charger

        AR Tac 30 Mag Charger, Doesn’t require their holder

        Stinger Shooting Rest designed for AR

        Tipton Ultra Gun Vise

        Target Cam System (Range Day)


        Saints/ CA compliant model with “legal” stock and brake


        Black series ammo designed for the AR in a variety of bullet weights

        More offerings in 6.5mm Creedmoor

    Gun Broker- Shot Glass

Smith and Wesson

Performance Center ARs from Range Day

New M&Ps


MUT Tool, Bronze Scraper and Cleaning Rod Threading

The Waze as itself would be the 3rd largest multi tool brand

Lucid Optics

    Shot Show Bingo

    L7 1-6x, blue illumination, clear optics @ $449

    Variable red dot magnifier

    C3 Slim Weapons Light


    X7 Marauder- 9000+ lumen light

    Rechargeable Valkyrie Pistol Light, magnetic charging


    H9 Pistol

Strike Industries

    Sidewinder BUIS

    Spring loaded PDW Sight

Black Rain Ordinanc

    BRO Spec 15 Carbine $899, standard trigger, M-Lok, 223/ 300BO

    BRO Spec 15 SOCOM Plus $1299, upgraded trigger, longer rail and Nickel Boron Bolt Carrier

    Recon Series is competition series in a variety of calibers



AR-15 Podcast 193 - AR Gift Guide

Welcome to Episode #193 of the AR15 Podcast.  This week we talk about what gifts we'd like to see under the Christmas tree.

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Our thanks to JWB Military & Brass for sponsoring tonight's main topic.  Go to and use promo code ARP10 for 10% off of quality once fired military reloading brass, AR-500 steel targets, and more.


Main Topic:  AR Gift Guide







Chase J: I guess this is old news, but have you heard of RF85? Apparently Anderson rifles has a coating/metal treatment/voodoo enchantment that allows their rifle to function WITHOUT LUBRICATION. You clean the rifle with soap and water?!?!?!?
There's a video where they shoot 300 rounds through it, clean with dishwater, then shoot 4700 more rounds through it, clean it 'Anderson style' by tossing it in a creek, shake it off, and dump a 30 round mag. 5030 rounds.  Straight up Kentucky madness.
I've been listening to your podcast for about a year, just re listened to your 6 part build from scratch series. I understand everything now that I've familiarized myself with a Colt 6920, putting 150 rounds down range once or twice a month, cleaning after every other trip to the range just to familiarize myself with the parts. Came across this rf85 video while scouring the web for things ar related, the bug has me pretty bad, and my gf loves shooting the rifle as much as I do. However, I may reconsider building myself a new rifle, and pick up an OEM Anderson rifle I can customize.

But anyway, what are your thoughts on RF85, and if it's all that they say it is, why hasn't this revolutionized the industry? Who needs chrome nickel Teflon boron anything when there's rf85?

Who am I kidding, I'll still build one. I'm itchin. I'm kinda waiting for Faxon to produce 6.5 Grendel barrels and bolts. Every time I hear (nick?nate?) talk about their engineering I feel like Jesse Pinkman (YEAH!!! Science Bitch!!!)
Reed, you have the same effect. You're the Walter White to my black rifle disease. I know JD knows what I'm talkin’ about.

Thanks for the show. I'll keep listening and using affiliate links. Chiau

Sean: In California... would it work for people to acquire a 458 socom AR... that way they can keep all their 30 round magazines? (i think it'll hold what... 9 or 10? ) of course you'd have to have some decoy 10 orders... (not sure since they can't be "detachable"... just a thought... always thinking…

Brandon: Listening to Josh Waldron on some of the pre-election discussions, I was kind of shocked to hear some details about the age of the NRA lobby in Washington, and I felt like he appropriately nailed exactly what I've felt about the NRA for years. I've long felt the NRA is far too focused on a glory days image of a father and son hunting deer, and more or less ignores the modern younger shooter and their needs and wants. I received a renewal request in the mail with a questionnaire that was tailor made to fire up my aging relatives with phrases such as "those washington politicians", but it did little to move my needle as a Gen Y/Millennial modern sportsman.

I would be interested to hear a guest from the NRA on your show, ideally to discuss their stances and progress on more modern issues like NFA restrictions, and the protection of AR's and other semi auto rifle platforms for any use (not just hunting).

Craig: Are those 83 lowers you have 80% completed or are they 100% finished requiring a 4473 form filled out? If they're all 100% finished lower"s; has the ATF questioned why you have so many lowers? Personally, I would not want the ATF's attention.