ARP 084 - News and New Gear for your AR-15


Welcome to Episode #085 of the AR15 Podcast. I’m your host J.W. Ramp and with me today is my co-host, 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.

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Main Topic:News

US House tries to roll back DC gun control (but probably doesn’t end up doing much)

Viva Noveske Video (we’ve got awesome rifles and expensive cameras. let’s make a silly video!)

Jerry Miculek Dual-Wielding AR-15 Pistols (he’s awesome. enough said)

Larry Vickers’ Long Range Aimpoint Challenge (Uncle Larry getting all excited about hitting steel at distance with a 4moa red dot)

Petition to Remove Suppressors from the NFA

New/Updated Gear

Magpul - MS3 Multi-mission Sling Gen 2

Devil Dog Concepts - Hard Charger

Iron Viper - Pin-Detent Spring Combo

Adams Arms - NY Compliant MSR

Blank Rain Ordnance - NY Compliant MSR

Ares - NY Compliant MSR

SilencerCo - Shotgun Silencer

Haley Strategic - INCOG Discreet Rifle Bag


Mario (Uneek64) S: Hey Reed! Well I’m almost finished with my very first AR build and wanted to ask you which muzzle break/ comp you recommend. My style is close quarter training and here are the ones I was looking. Let me know what you think or have any other suggestions to finish this up as I don’t have any experience with any of the below muzzle breaks. If you need additional info please let me know.

Battlecomp 1.0




Jacob M: In response to Chris's issues with his KMR hand guard, he writes...

"the width of the hand guard creates a potential problem if you want to use the 45 Deg top KeyMods.  If the tool, light etc, does not have a KeyMod base, then you cannot use a Picatinny Rail Section as the top rail is too close to the 45 deg rail to install a part on it."

At first I thought the same, but some will fit. I have a Surefire lite with a cheap aluminum ring. I attached that to the picatinny rail section that came with the KMR. I have it to the top right 45 section... It was snug but it wasn't too difficult getting it on there.

The KMR is super light weight and great hand guard. I'm sure Chris thinks so too if he has two of them. I just didn't want people to get too discouraged if they are planning on doing a setup like that cause it is possible.

In response to your episode 79 on Slings, I briefly heard mention of "The Way of the Gun Sling" by Frank Proctor. I Liked the Idea of a minimalist setup so I wanted to try it. It attaches using supplied para cord, so there is no need for any additional hardware, or bulk. Its Slim lightweight and battle proven. Frank spent 18 years in the military 12 of which was Army special forces. He did a great job, I Highly recommend his sling. Any doubts just youtube one of the review videos

Recently I've had the urge to tell everyone about my findings with stocks. I've tried several stocks in my past. I have used Two different VLTORs, Tapco, and Magpul. I have to say I'm most impressed with the B5 Bravo stock. It's light weight, It has a great cheek weld with out the additional bulk of battery compartments. Also the plastic they use is very durable. It can take quite a bit of heat and punishment before it deforms. For the price of around 60 bucks, It\'s a really nice stock.

One last thought. I noticed a big improvement in the audio the last few episodes, Makes it a lot more enjoyable to listen too. Thank you. Ill try to add links to a photo of the KMR mount

Take Care.

Ian K:Last week you were talking about the KeyMod system, and all the accessories.

Just picked up the beautiful KMR 13 rail from Bravo Co., very light weight, fit and finish is first rate, comes with Loctite, additional 1913 rail sections, and a barrel nut wrench (that some others make you pay extra for). The assembly instructions are clear and concise, but made a point that the KeyMod hole is NOT to be used as a QD point. Who knew?

Thanks again for a great program,

Nathan Y:  I just wanted to say thank you for your quality of shows and the variety of topics. So here is some irony, I listened to episode 71 when you had the interview with Josh Waldron from SilencerCo. I never really thought much about suppressors before and listened to that show a few days before the NRA Exhibits in Indy. Because of the interview I stopped by the SilencerCo booth and talked with the staff there and brought up your podcast and chatted a bit about the interview. They were having a drawing for their new Saker 762 rifle suppressor. When I got home I found out I won the Saker 762 for that day! Needless to say I now have an NFA trust and a Form 3 in the works for my Saker to ship to my local dealer. I wanted to share that with you and encourage you to keep educating us on a variety of topics.

Keep up the good work and providing a great service to us- God Bless