AR-15 Podcast - The Red Dot Show

Welcome to another edition of the AR-15 Podcast. On this episode JD and I will discuss Red Dots for your AR. 

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MAIN TOPIC:  Red Dots 

Element 1x30 Red Dot Sight 

HE515CT ELITE

SPARC® II RED DOT

STRIKEFIRE® II

SPITFIRE™ AR

ROMEO4

ROMEO5

AIMPOINT® COMPM4

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AR-15 Podcast - Talking Long Range Shooting with Vortex

Welcome to another edition of the AR-15 Podcast. On this episode we talk Vortex Optics about long range shooting.

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SITREP:

  1. Reed

  2. Mark Boardman

  3. Ryan Muckenhirn

  4. Reuben Aleckson

  5. Jimmy Hamilton

Main Topic:

Vortex Extreme

  1. Long Range Endurance Race 8 Miles/4500 ft change in elevation

  2. Teams -

  3. Wyoming Partnership - Douglas Wagonhound

Outro:

AR-15 Podcast 226 - Vortex Optics

Welcome to Episode 226 of the AR15 Podcast. On this episode Reed and JD have a phone conversation with Mark Boardman of Vortex Optics.

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Main Topic:

Vortex Optics

 

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AR-15 Podcast 196 - SHOT 2017 Media Day at the Range

Welcome to Episode #196 of the AR15 Podcast. On this episode we’re talking about what we saw at SHOT 2017’s Media Day at the Range.

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RTT - Giveaway

Trump Lower for Inauguration

Main Topic:  

Colt Combat Carbine

IWI- Tavor

    Tavor x95 9mm, 300BLK

    5.56 Galiel

Smith and Wesson

    Performance Center Rifles

    223/5.56

    AR-10 in 6.5 Creedmore, ambi lower

H&K

    SP5K (Sporting Pistol)

First Tactical

    Duty Gloves

Black Rain Ordnance

    All in House Components and Triggers

    5.56 Entry Level $800

    5.56 Scout- 3 Gun

    308 Suppressed Rifle

American Tactical

    Reinforced Poly Uppers and Lowers

        Comp Model under $1k

Battle Arms Development

    SBR, JD had full auto fun

Cobalt Kinetics

    Comp guns

    Dual forward assists/ Bolt release

    Buffer system eliminates metal on metal contact

    Compensated

Vortex Razer Holographic Sight

Springfield Saint

Savage MSRs

    AR-10 Long Range, 793 yrd shot

    AR-15

Caracal M4

    USA made AR-15 DI & Piston

Ruger Precision Rifle

Aero Precision

VFOB (Veterans Forward Operating Base)

    Tango Down
 

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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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Main Topic:  AR Gift Guide

Reed

J.D.

Anthony

Chris

 

Feedback:

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.

 

Outro:

AR-15 Podcast 167 - Listener Roundtable

Welcome to Episode #167 of the AR15 Podcast. In this episode we are talking about things topical and technical with some of our listeners.

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 - Setting up my Aero based .308 with a new scope.

J.D. - Range day.

Giveaway: New Frontier Armory 9mm Carbine
 

Main Topic:

Listener Roundtable

  1. Why has the AR market exploded in recent years and will it go away anytime soon?

  2. Matched upper/lower combos... Pros? Any Cons?

  3. NFA Trust Changes with Rule 41f (which takes place July 13, 2016).

  4. Purpose built AR’s, do you have one and why?

  5. Is a suppressed short barreled AR chambered in .300 Blackout emerging as the best all-around AR for hunting and home defense?

  6. Is the AR a good platform for beginners?

Feedback:

Austin L:  Hey guys, I was glad to hear you get into the pistol AR topic for the first time since I began listening long ago.  AS of late I have been at the end of a long and arduous research phase and now into the building of my own first AR pistol. I, like you had a number of reasons why the idea didn’t make much sense and had decided it just wasn’t for me. However, as I am not discriminant of my love of boom sticks I took up an offer to shoot my boss’s 7.5” pistol AR.  Earlier this year he had heard me explaining the huge benefits of the 7.62x39 rifle and how the ballistics are much better than .223 for hunting, and far exceed .223 when shortening the barrel (7.62x39 out of 7.5” barrel choreographed muzzle @2000 fps). Having heard my rant he took my views to internet and ordered the parts to build it. After shooting it I can say that holding the buffer on my cheek was far less uncomfortable than I had predicted, and through quick follow ups and target transition I found it to be a blast to shoot. His Vortex Sparc had no trouble hitting our 12” steel at 100 yards, and hitting it again before it stopped swinging was no challenge. The only downside was the concussion of the short barrel, which I am fixing with the 10.5” barrel and 30 cal suppressor on mine.

In the end my decision was that I wanted a gun to keep in the trunk, as a fall back/coyote in the drive gun but Kansas law only allows for loaded concealed pistols, not rifles.  So doing my best to stay in the realms of legality I opted for a pistol AR, especially after shooting one broke all my logic for not owning one. So my question is, have you both shot a pistol AR? If so was that experience the reason you hate my newest addition to the AR family? And what are your thoughts on a trunk gun that would be better than a pistol AR?

Love the show and keep up the work

Tom G:  Gents, OMG WTF were you thinking.  Have you joined the Anti Gunners! Just kidding,  I have only considered AR pistols as a stop over while you wait for you tax stamp.  I also use an AR pistol as a truck gun since you can cross state lines without notification.  Of course destination and route travelling to the state also determines whether I bring it there too.  

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AR-15 Podcast 156 - Post SHOT Show Round Table

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Welcome to Episode #156 of the AR15 Podcast. On this episode we’re going to talk about what we had and opportunity to take a look at while we were in Las Vegas for SHOT Show.Main Topic:

LMT:

  • New Lower - Lewis Machine and Tool (LMT):  Total ambidextrous receiver, charging handle, flared mag well.

Tavor:

  • New Rifle X95 ( March )

Battle Arms Development:

Sigarms

  • Optics

Vortex:

  • Spitfire II
  • AMG
  • Benchrest scopes

Palmetto State Armory:

  • AR Lower’s for AK Mags

Taken Down/ Barrel Changing AR

  • LMT: MARS – L.  Modular Ambidextrous Rifle System – Light.   
  • MGI
  • Ruger

Pistol AR Lowers (Glock Magazines)

Brownells

  • A1 Upper and Lower
  • A1 Barrel

Lightened .308’s

  • Daniel Defense
  • MegaArms

Primary Weapons Systems

  • Mk 1, Mod 2

Fun Stuff for JW:

  • AntiDrone Ammo: Advanced Ballistics Concepts

Flugz:

  • DIY Molded Hearing Protection $25

Geissle:

  • New Scope Mount - Awesome!!  MSRP $320.00.  

Barrels:

  • LMT Barrels: 10.5 to 20 inches.  Calibers: 5.56mm, .300 blackout, .204 Ruger, 6.8 SPCI.
  • AERO Precision: Ballistic Advantage

Triggers:

  • Geissle - True Single Stage
  • LMT - Two stage trigger – AWESOME
  • Elftmann

Vltor:

  • Polylithic Upper
  • Handguard
  • Expanded A5 Offerings

Feedback:

None This Week

Otis Winners we need to hear from...

Joseph Doughty

David Gonzalez

Jon Borkenhagen

Kirby W. King ✅

Russell Smith ✅

Barack Obama

Outro:

ARP 149 - A Very Short Thank You

Who I am Thankful for:

  1. The Listeners
  2. Jake Challand
  3. My LEO Friend
  4. My Co-hosts
  5. My Post Production Staff

Otis Technology:

November 1: Cheryl Greene Fordyce

November 8: Jamie Hendricks

November 15: David Gonzalez

November 22:  Jon Borkenhagen

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.

Outro:

ARP 148 - What Can We Learn From the Events in Paris

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ARP148-Main

Welcome to Episode #148 of the AR15 Podcast. We want to let you know that we are beginning registration for our giveaway for the Vortex Spitfire 1X Prism Scope.  We are asking you, our listeners and fans to nominate a First Responder to receive the Vortex Spitfire 1x Scope.  You can go to the link Click Here to Enter.  We will also have a link on our Facebook Page for you to use. We’ll be doing the drawing on Thanksgiving Day (Nov 26).

Being Prepared with an AR Truck or Trunk Gun

  1. Why?
  • Protection for a major event:
  • Self Defense:
  • Workplace Protection:
  • Getting Home:  
  1.  What to look for.
  • Cost:
  • Reliability:
  • Familiarity:  
  1. AR Options that are cost effective.
  • Build your own:
    • Blem uppers and lowers:
    • Used Parts:
    • Basic Parts: We don’t need match grade.
  • Used ARs
    • Pawn Shops:
    • Gun Broker
    • Private Party Sales
  • New ARs ( Suggestions )
    • Smith & Wesson M&P15 Sport - $590
    • PSA 16" FREEDOM RIFLE - $620
    • AERO AC-15 - $700
    • Windham Weaponry R16 - $560
    • Ruger AR-556 Rifle, 5.56 NATO M4 Flat Top $600
  1.  Accessories
  • Optic Yes or No?
  • Sling?
  • Pop Up Sights?
  1. Securing
  1. Conclusion

Otis Technology:

October 25: Joseph Doughty

November 1: Cheryl Greene Fordyce

November 8: Jamie Hendricks

November 15: David Gonzalez

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:

Shawn Redmon

Do any manufactures make a clone of the Vietnam era m16. Always thought that version was the coolest of the ar15 family with its 20 inch barrel and triangle handguards

Joshua Sigmund

Hello, was re-listening to the SPR show and I'm not sure if I heard Reed correctly or not but I think he said you could find a bolt matched to a barrel for between 250-400 bux but I can't find any for cheaper that 500+. I'm trying to get a parts list/wish list going for my SPR build. Thanks for helping clarify this for me.

Outro:

ARP 147 - A Salute to Our Veterans

Welcome to Episode #147 of the AR15 Podcast. On this episode we’re going to share some of the nominations from the family and friends of some of our VeteransWe want to let you know that we are beginning registration for our giveaway for the Vortex Spitfire 1X Prism Scope.  We are asking you, our listeners and fans to nominate a First Responder to receive the Vortex Spitfire 1x Scope.  You can go to the link Click Here to Enter.  We will also have a link on our Facebook Page for you to use. We’ll be doing the drawing on Thanksgiving Day (Nov 26).

We want to let you know about a great source for T-shirts and Patches! If you go to http://patriotpatch.co/ you can line up to pre-order the new “In God We Trust” patch and buy more FRN stickers, Patches and TSHIRTS!

Main Topic:  Veterans Day Vortex Giveaway

We drew the name William Macomber for the Vortex Spitfire 3X Prism Scope giveaway.  You and your family and friends nominated many veterans for this drawing and I’d like to now share some of the nominations with you so you can hear the words of your family and community and why they are so very proud of their veterans.  I want to also remind all of you listeners that served our great nation as well that I am positive that the community of soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines as well as your communities and your families respect and appreciate your service.

Robert H.  My father Melvin served in the airforce. He was in Korea when I was born in '77. He learned carpentry in the airforce and continued to work as a carpenter  for another 12 years afterward. He took night classes while working more than full time to earn an associate's degree. He then built a successful insurance and title business from scratch. That business employed a young lady through her college degree and allowed me to earn an engineering degree my father always wanted. I never remember him calling in sick. In '93, after having 1/3 of his colon removed, he was back to work weeks before his doctor advised. While the college degree is handy, his work ethic was more valuable for me. This August he retired. To celebrate I built him his first AR-15. I hope he has lots of time to shoot it with me.

John F.  Sean has given 8yrs to the Army, including 1 tour each to Afghanistan and Iraq. He has a brand new wife (married 3OCT) and a very young daughter whom he loves, and would do anything for. His full-time job is a state prison Correction's officer.  He is always the guy that any of us can call, with anything, and he will be right there, getting his hands dirty to help. He works hard to provide for his young family, and deserves  a huge thank you!

Barrick T.  Dan is a lifelong friend. I've watched him grow from a snot nosed kid, to a punky teenager with no respect for authority (while I was making the same transition); into a man with great respect for his country, a father with great love for his family (I may be nominating his wife for sainthood soon as well), & a friend on whom I know I can always rely. His story may not be particularly remarkable, but it is one of the heart of this great country, & he has certainly made an impact in my life. He was also just hired on to a local police department, while still serving as a reservist in the army.

Tonya S.  He is my dad and my hero!  He went active Army straight out of college even though there was a war on in Vietnam.  He retired as a Major after 20 years of service to our country. He always wore his uniform with pride and it showed.  He is an honest, patient, loyal and honorable man. His second career in life, he became a Gunsmith. He used to call himself a "precisionist", since he didn't believe perfection to be attainable. He's now fully retired and enjoying traveling the world with his wife of 55 years. I have lived my life always keeping his model in my mind's eye, trying to always live up to the high standards that he set for himself but never requires of others.

Jacob I.  My father is the greatest man I know. A little cliche maybe, but I've never known a better sentence to fit him. My father is a Gulf War veteran, and a father of 5. He has been an amazing dad and an even better life mentor. He is one of the few people I've ever seen to sacrifice  everything for his family. My dad moved out here to North Dakota for a better paying job. He was apart from his family for a year and a half with one chair and a blowup mattress. He ate a can of soup every night with his one set of silverware. He deprived himself so he could save enough money to bring his wife and kids out to join him.  Two years later and he's looking at buying a house. This will be his first ever owned home, and he deserves it. His sacrifices lead me to move from comfortable california out here to North Dakota, and I hope to be able to pay him back for everything he's done for me. This scope and acknowledgement would be a perfect appreciation gift for my dad.

Stephanie B.  I'd like to nominate my husband Jeff who is my favorite Veteran.  Jeff is a Disabled Veteran of the war in Afghanistan where he served as a Combat Medic with the U.S. Army Infantry.  Not only did Jeff serve his Brothers and Sisters on the battlefield, but since returning home he has gone to work at our local VA Hospital as an Emergency Department RN.  Jeff has found great healing in working with his fellow Veterans and they appreciate knowing Jeff is one of them.  I think it would be great for Jeff to get this recognition, he gives so much and asks for so little, this would be a wonderful "Thank You!".

Chad P.  My wife Ronda served in the USN, as did I. It seems like every time someone recognizes the veterans at church or some other place and we both stand, I get all the credit. Someone actually told her thank you for standing by your husband. A lot of people these days don't realize how many women have served in the armed forces. Now that her service is over, I would just like to see her get something to recognize her service. Thanks for the podcast. Thank you Vortex.

Rod T.  I would like to nominate my brother Ron, who was in both the Navy and the Marine Corps.My brother Ronald joined the Navy after graduating from high school.  After his basic training, he served as an enlisted cryptologic technician in Japan for 3 years.  During that time, his superiors took notice of him and encouraged him to apply for the Naval Academy.  He was accepted to the Academy, and graduated as a Marine 2nd LT.  He was in charge of light armored vehicles in both Iraq and Afghanistan.  He left the Marine Corps as a Captain.  My brother's voyage from a high school graduate, to an Seaman Recruit in the Navy, to a student at Annapolis, to a Marine Corps Captain is very impressive to me.  He has always been humble about his accomplishments and service.At Ron's wedding, one of his fellow Marines revealed a great deal about Ron in a few short sentences.  This gentleman (Paddy, I still remember his name) came up to me and told me that he was alive due to my brother's actions.  Paddy told me that he was "in a bad situation" and Ron did not hesitate to go get him.  Paddy said that Ron was a "great man in combat".  My brother shrugged it off.  I'm sure you have a number of fine Veterans that are nominated.  Please consider my brother, because he is a fine man, and a fine Veteran as well.  

Otis Technology:

October 18: Dean Ackles

October 25: Joseph Doughty

November 1: Cheryl Greene Fordyce

November 8: Jamie Hendricks

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.

Outro:

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ARP 146 - Low-Profile AR Carrying Cases

Welcome to Episode #146 of the AR15 Podcast. On this episode we’re talking discreet carry cases for your AR. We want to let you know that we are continuing registration for our giveaway for the Vortex Spitfire 3X Prism Scope.  We are asking you, our listeners and fans to nominate a Veteran to receive the Vortex Spitfire.  You can go to the link Click Here to Enter.  We will also have a link on our Facebook Page for you to use. We’ll be doing the drawing on Veteran’s Day (Nov 11).

We want to let you know that we are beginning registration for our giveaway for the Vortex Spitfire 1X Prism Scope.  We are asking you, our listeners and fans to nominate a First Responder to receive the Vortex Spitfire 1x Scope.  You can go to the link Click Here to Enter.  We will also have a link on our Facebook Page for you to use. We’ll be doing the drawing on Thanksgiving Day (Nov 26).

We want to let you know about a great source for T-shirts and Patches! If you go to  http://patriotpatch.co/ you can line up to pre-order the new “In God We Trust” patch and buy more FRN stickers, Patches and TSHIRTS!

Main Topic:  Low-Profile AR Carrying Cases

Why to Conceal?

Assembled vs Broken Down

Size vs Discreteness

Options

  • Diversion Racquet Bag - from Blackhawk
    • $70
    • Available at many gun stores, designs are very similar to sports equipment bags, but still offer room for a broken down AR or an SBR <12”
    • Loop material and a divider inside, carry strap
  • 2 Vets Arms M4 Pack Insert (LBT-2813E)- from London Bridge Trading
    • Very tough to find, bought in a kit on sale from LBT, <$75
    • Loop material and rifle attachment points inside
    • Different colors, shaped more like a small instrument bag
    • Quick-open zippers to peel apart the case

Awesome!!

  • Discreet Operations Rifle Case - from Critical Precision
    • $300+
    • Started with an initial-order group buy, financed first production run here in the US. Orders just arrived.
    • Very high-quality materials, looks almost like a video camera or production gear bag
    • Removable divider, lots of padding inside
    • Quick-open zipper top

Otis Technology:

October 11: Casey Fowler

October 18: Dean Ackles

October 25: Joseph Doughty

November 1: Cheryl Greene Fordyce

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:

timlido:  After last weeks podcast I realized I should consider changing my home defense 5.56 ammo.  I was using 45 grain hollow point rodent ammo b/c I did not think my 1:9 barrel twist could handle >62 grains.  I guess I thought my barrel would explode or something.  I will now consider the higher grain home defense ammo.  Thank You!

Michael C.:  Read, I finished listening to the episode regarding an AR for home defense.

Twenty years ago my Department. Did a huge practice study of the best bullet for the AR.  This test came about because of the need to start deploying rifles with patrol deputies.  Prior to that the rifles were kept in the station armory or in the Sergeant car.  There were a few exceptions such as our Special Weapons Teams and deputies working in rural areas.

About 15 years ago our Special Weapons Teams changed from 9mm H7K MP5 to M4.

Executives who knew nothing about weapons, ammunition, or police work for that matter were concerned that using a rifle in an urban environment the bullet would go through all the buildings, ritchot and kill everyone on the block.

After a bunch of tests that included shooting in an actual house, through drywall, insulated and uninsulated,  stucco, bricks, vehicles, glass.  We found out the best bullet to use in a house and urban environment.

Now we also had to look at a bullet was accurate out to 200 yards and was capable of taking down a man.  (FYI the longest shot taken by a sniper with a .308 was 125 yards, the longest for .223 was 75 yards)

The bullet we found worked the best.....drum roll......

55-grain soft point.  Yes, that is correct.  Plain old across the counter nothing special 55 grain soft point.  The same thing you could use on coyotes or small animals.

When the bullet hit drywall it begins to mushroom/break apart.  When it hit the second sheet of drywall it spreads into shrapnel.  the effect is much less if there is insulation in the walls.  The bullet was stopped with stucco.

Interestingly a .22 LR penetrated more than the .223.

You haven't talked about it much, but bullet design plays a large part in bullet performance.   Everyone is so worried about OTM, Steel core and heavy-weights, everyone forgets the humble soft point.

On a side note:  Comparing a 20 inch barrel to a 14.5 inch barrel.  Performance is virtually the same out to 200 yards.  I've shot my 7 inch pistol out to 200 yards and hit steel. The pistol has an aim point and I stuck a bipod on it for the test.

Keep up the good work.  I hope I can start punching out shows again real soon.

Josh from Henderson, NV:  Hello Reed and friends, I just wanted to thank you for the awesome podcast you guys put out every week.

I'm also glad James is on the show now. I live right outside of Vegas as well and hope that some topics pertaining to being a shooter in the state of Nevada might be discussed at some point.

I still don't know how you guys come up with show ideas every week, so here's one that I would like to suggest that pertains to our favorite black rifle.  Maybe every week you could highlight a new product that has recently come out.  For example, even though I have adopted the keymod interface I see that a company called Kinetic has come out with a new way to attach picatinny rail sections to an m-lok handguard that is really slick.

Thanks again for the great shows. Shayne:  Reed, I'm a listener of your AR15 podcast as well as a big fan of what you guys do.  I would appreciate it if you would have Andy from ZQI Ammo on your show. They have excellent ammo at reasonable prices. Now they have a direct buy program. ZQIammo.com.  Many of your listeners know about the ZQI ammo from Walmart.  What many listeners may not know is that ZQI has rebranded some of its ammo under the Guardian name as well as added a new line of ammo from Israel from IMI Independence brand.  ZQI also has a sister company called Zenith Firearms that some of your listeners would care to know about.  I appreciate all that you guys do with the AR15 podcast and the Firearms Radio Network. Thanks again for your time.

Casey F:  Keep the podcast coming.  I looking at two barrels for my build one has chrome bore and the other does not.  Is it more important to have the one with chrome over the one that doesn't.  Thanks again

Casey F:  Enjoy the podcast , download as many podcast that I can Need some advice I have a magpul mil-spec moe stock on a mil-spec buffer tube This stock has a lot of movement and makes a lot of noise of the rifle Do you have any thoughts on how to fix this problem short of replacing the stock. Would it be possible for you to do a podcast about the different gas tube lengths and the Pros and cons of these gas tube lengths.  Thanks again and keep the podcast coming

Outro:

ARP 145 - The Tavor Rifle

Welcome to Episode #145 of the AR15 Podcast. On this episode we’re talking about the Tavor and comparing it to the AR-15.We want to let you know that we are continuing registration for our giveaway for the Vortex Spitfire 3X Prism Scope.  We are asking you, our listeners and fans to nominate a Veteran to receive the Vortex Spitfire.  You can go to the link Click Here to Enter.  We will also have a link on our Facebook Page for you to use. We’ll be doing the drawing on Veteran’s Day (Nov 11).

We want to let you know that we are beginning registration for our giveaway for the Vortex Spitfire 1X Prism Scope.  We are asking you, our listeners and fans to nominate a First Responder to receive the Vortex Spitfire 1x Scope.  You can go to the link Click Here to Enter.  We will also have a link on our Facebook Page for you to use. We’ll be doing the drawing on Thanksgiving Day (Nov 26).

We want to let you know about a great source for T-shirts and Patches! If you go to http://patriotpatch.co/ you can line up to pre-order the new “In God We Trust” patch and buy more FRN stickers, Patches and TSHIRTS!

Main Topic:  The Tavor

  1. 1.Genesis
  • Developed by IMI ( Now IWI ) Tavor development team in 1994
  • IDF  Israel Defense Force joined the development process in 1995
  • Testing by IDF began in 1997. Field testing began in 2000.
  • From IWI “ These are some of the hardcore tests that no laboratory test  can compare to: long weeks in extreme conditions, rugged terrain such as  boulders and desert, dropping,  human factors etc. “
  • Tested from 1997 to 2006.
  • The first Tavors were delivered to IDF infantry in  2006
  • The Tavor will completely replace the M4/M16 by 2018
  1. Features
  • Bull pup configuration.
  • 100% Ambidextrous $449.99
  • Can be safely fired after being submerged in water and not completely dry
  • Cold hammer-forged barrel
  • Long stroke gas piston operation for reliability.
  • 100% interchangeability of all TAVOR parts
  • Drop in trigger group…. “ Upgrade”
  • Optional 9mm conversion kit
  1. Variants
  • SAR-IDF IDF16 - Select Fire version of what is issued to IDF ( With MEPRO 21 Day/Night Illuminated reflex sight )
  • The rest of the SAR line offers options of 16.5 or 18 inch barrel. Also available in California Compliant.
  • X95 Micro-Tavor - SBR version for Israeli special forces. US version rumored in the future.
  1. Accessories
  • 9mm conversion kit - $900ish
  • Upgraded triggers.. Timney Trigger, Geissele and ect. - Recommended
  • Rat Worx ZRX 9mm Tavor Suppressor 400 ( but need the 9mm conversion )
  1. Downside…
  • Price…. $1700-$2400
  • Cost of accessories
  • 500 pound trigger
  • IWI says 550 yard range… 350 is more realistic
  • Tavor Face. Gas blow back. Much more noticeable when running suppressed.
  1. Thoughts
  • Bench
  • Standing
  1. Verdict…….
  • Home Defense Gun
  • 3 Gun?
  • Range Toy?

Otis Technology:

September 27: Seth Mullins

October 4:  Robert Hollandsworth

October 11: Casey Fowler

October 18: Dean Ackles

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:

Gordon G.  I recently found your podcast on FB. I asked a couple of questions there, I asked about a angled front grip and a VFG. I finally have been able to get to the range with the VFG,and decided I liked it more. I'm still pulling to the left after the shot is fired, I shoot left handed, I've done a little more research, there's a guy on YT that did a test on about 30 different compensators. I'm wondering now if I need to get a better comp on my AR to help with the recoil control. And what is a good one to get. His test showed that a Precision Armament M4-72 was the best he had to test.

Thank you for your time,

Will:  Hi I'm joining Brownell and it ask where I've heard if them and it ask for a source code so they know it came from your reference do you have these things.

Outro:

ARP 144 - Things to Consider When Building an AR for Home Defense

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Welcome to Episode #144 of the AR15 Podcast. On this episode we’re responding to a listener request to build an AR-15 catered specifically to home defense. We want to let you know that we are continuing registration for our giveaway for the Vortex Spitfire 3X Prism Scope.  We are asking you, our listeners and fans to nominate a Veteran to receive the Vortex Spitfire.  You can go to the link Click Here to Enter.  We will also have a link on our Facebook Page for you to use. We’ll be doing the drawing on Veteran’s Day (Nov 11).

We want to let you know that we are beginning registration for our giveaway for the Vortex Spitfire 1X Prism Scope.  We are asking you, our listeners and fans to nominate a First Responder to receive the Vortex Spitfire 1x Scope.  You can go to the link Click Here to Enter.  We will also have a link on our Facebook Page for you to use. We’ll be doing the drawing on Thanksgiving Day (Nov 26).

We want to let you know about a great source for T-shirts and Patches! If you go to http://patriotpatch.co/ you can line up to pre-order the new “In God We Trust” patch and buy more FRN stickers, Patches and TSHIRTS!

Main Topic: Home Defense Builds

  • Benefits of carbine vs pistol
    • Accuracy
    • Capacity
    • Size
    • Build pieces
      • Familiarity, under stress you fall back on what you know/are familiar with
      • Manipulation, need to be comfortable transitioning through your home
      • Visual Enhancement, must be satisfied with your target identification
      • Silencer, avoid adding disorienting factors to your environment
      • Lights, Lasers, encourage adding disorienting factors to their environment
      • Complexity, minimize the # of decisions/choices you must make to engage
      • Reliability, build the rifle with components that are tried, true and tested
      • Ballistics
        • Over-penetration?
          • Buckshot penetrates more
          • Calibers (300blk, 7.62x39?)
          • Ammunition
            • Heavy OTM
            • Fragmentation vs bonded expansion
              • FMJs rely on high velocity to frag (avoid in SBRs)
              • Hornady 75gr TAP is popular (nickel cases, BTHP)
              • 53gr VMAX, etc explode into a million pieces
              • Frangible? Hell no.
              • Generally prefer heavy expanding rounds (barrier blind) rather than fragmenting ammo
              • M193/M855 takes too long to frag at CQB ranges
              • Best way not to over penetrate a wall is to hit a bad guy first

https://www.ar15.com/ammo/project/Self_Defense_Ammo_FAQ/

  • Accessories
    • Sling (2 hands free)
    • Flashlight (as bright as possible - Scout, Fury, WMLx) (strobe is nice)
    • Laser (Dazzling Laser Light Shows are nice too)
    • Vertical Grips
    • Angled Fore Grips
    • Shortened/PDW Stocks
    • Comfortable Grips
    • Sighting
      • Always-on red-dot
      • Sight offset - height over bore
      • Turn on the lights!
      • Other considerations
        • Size - SBR?
        • Noise - Earpro/silencer
        • “safe” directions of fire
        • Locks/safes
          • No lock is more effective than gun safety training for your kids

Otis Technology:

September 20: Thomas H. Jackson

September 27: Seth Mullins

October 4:  Robert Hollandsworth

October 11: Casey Fowler

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:

Already receiving lots of great entries to the nominate-a-vet Vortex Giveaway. Thanks for sharing your stories with us and the rest of the listeners on our Facebook page.

Jack:  A discussion of AKs on an AR-15 podcast is totally appropriate if only to offer some contrast to the AR platform. As an owner of both, I can appreciate both systems and the pros & cons.

That being said, I wanted to point out an issue AK aficionados observe all the time. AR loving Americans often like to drop $400-600 on a cheap IO AK or beat up WASR with canted sights then compare it to their Noveske or DD AR race guns. No wonder there is such a disparity!

Reed, I'm no attorney, but maybe this won't be a terrible analogy:

I am trying to pick between purchasing a sedan and a pick up truck. So, I test drive a Kia Forte (I had to look that up) and then a  Super Duty King Ranch F-250 w/ every option.

This is what Americans do when running a sub par AK like an IO vs. the race gun Noveske AR. Why then are we surprised when the Super Duty outperforms the Kia? After this "test drive" we erroneously conclude that Pickups are inherently superior to sedans when in reality we've thrown in a bunch of extra variables.

Anyway, thanks for the entertaining show. Your show follows me on my soul crushing commute as well as when I'm chopping vegetables for dinner.

Mike Kyle:  Hey guys, I have a $800-1k budget and want to build a 9mm sbr. I never built a pistol cal AR so needing some help with a parts list. Have you guys done a pistol cal podcast? -we left a link to episode #120

Charlie Foxtrot (had some issues finding the Podcast listed on iTunes)

While I got you on the line: Thanks for this 'cast!. I'm currently planning my second build: a DMR-ish precision rifle. This will be my first complete upper build -- I think I can tackle it based on what I've learned a lot from your 'cast. How 'bout a show comparing/ contrasting all the build tools/ holders for the uppers?

Tom G. - suggested we go into different POUs, and we started by doing the SPR build episode. He also mentioned some alternative calibers, and we’re very interested in doing a show on Long Range Calibers and builds - what are some of the competitors using to fight the wind with high BC bullets and super hot wildcats?

Shawn Redmond - Have any you guys the chance of handling the new magpul pmag d60 " 60 round drum". What should people be looking into before the 2016 presidential election. Prices seem to jump on ammo, magazines, lowers etc during election years.

Outro:

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ARP 142 - Host Round Table

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Welcome to Episode #142 of the AR15 Podcast. On this episode we’re talking about... We want to let you know that we are beginning our giveaway for the Vortex Spitfire 3X Prism Scope.  We are asking you, our listeners and fans to nominate a Veteran to receive the Vortex Spitfire.  You can go to the link Click Here to Enter.  We will also have a link on our Facebook Page for you to use. We’ll be doing the drawing on Veteran’s Day.

We want to let you know about a new source of cool products! Please go to  http://patriotpatch.co/ to pre-order the Huckleberry patch and buy FRN stickers - and new TSHIRTS!

Main Topic:

My Cerakoted Rifle is back from the shop.  I went to Gary at Armscoat Custom Finishes.  You can see more of his work on Instagram @acustomfinishes.

I received notice that my Huckleberry Patch has shipped from the Patriot Patch Co.

I am eagerly awaiting my Critical Precision Discreet Carry Case.

I just got myself a flare gun.

XProducts Can Cannon is now NFA - https://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/killjoy-atf-slaps-conditional-nfa-restrictions-on-can-cannon/

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2015/06/daniel-zimmerman/gun-review-x-products-ar-15-can-cannon/

FIREClean Drama #canolagate

Froglube EXTREME CLP - http://www.recoilweb.com/new-froglube-extreme-hops-onto-the-arctic-scene-73539.html

Major complaint about Froglube has been gumminess at subzero temps, now they fixed it!

Fall is upon us.  Who’s made plans to do something that the heat of summer tends to disrupt?

EOTech problems identified by USSOCOM - http://soldiersystems.net/2015/09/30/ussocom-issues-safety-use-message-eotech-enhanced-combat-optical-sights-plus-goings/

New Keymod Railcovers from BCM on J.W.’s gun - http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCMGUNFIGHTER-KeyMod-Rail-Panel-Kit-black-p/bcm-kmr-rp-blk-5.htm

Tacticool22 Threaded barrel adapter for J.W.’s M&P 15-22 + Prodigy - http://www.amazon.com/15-22-Threaded-End-threaded-rifles/dp/B00HKV5H6E/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1443660363&sr=1-1&keywords=B00HKV5H6E

Colt - will they survive on their latest govt contract?

AR-15 3D Cutaway Map

http://www.tekmat.com/rifle-mats/ar-15/ar-15-3d-cutaway.html

Otis Technology:

August 30: David Dickerson

September 6: David Hibler

September 13: Stephen Carter

September 20: Thomas H. Jackson

September 27: Seth Mullins

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:

M Gonzlez:  Could you do some shows on different types of POU's for AR-15 builds?  I think for new people it might give them direction on what components to buy to achieve that type of POU.

loyal listener kiki.....:  I recently built an ar15 upper and wanted to make the smallest gas block possible. Installing a samson evolution free float rail! So i took the standard pinned ar15 front Sight and chopped it down...(included pic) figured the original metal pinned gas block would be Far stronger than any Aluminum clamp on gas blocks sold.  So far test fired 40 rnd thru it and it hasn't moved! Do u see any downsides to this mod? And comments would be nice! Thanks.

Outro:

ARP 134 - The 450 Bushmaster

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Welcome to Episode #134 of the AR15 Podcast. One thing that makes the AR-15 such a great platform is the wide variety of caliber choices you can make when putting one together. One of those is the Thumper, the .450 Bushmaster. We want to let you know about a new source of cool products!  Go to  http://patriotpatch.co/ to pre-order the Huckleberry patch and buy FRN stickers.

Also, the Firearms Radio Network will be at the 2015 BullPup Shoot in Mount Carroll, IL on September 19th. Go to bullpupshoot.com for more info.

PSA about PSA

Main Topic - The .450 Bushmaster

Invention of the Caliber

Rifle Parts Compatibility

Big punch, shorter range ballistics

Good groups at 100

Same mag, different follower (single stack, 4 or 9 rounds)

Uses .451” bullets, like 45ACP, 45Colt, 460S&W (230gr, 2500fps, 3100ftlb+)

Whereas 458SOCOM uses .458” like 45-70 and 450Marlin (405gr, $$, looks like a jumbo 300blackout)

Straight-wall case, not necessarily crimped - careful of re-chambering like when you’re hunting

Otis Technology:

July 12: Jesse Losey

July 19: Luis Chavez

July 26: Doug Weddle

August 2: Joel Frederick

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:

James M: Hey guys, love the show. I listen when I have time in the car. Lots of great information to keep me backed up with lots of project ideas. My question is two fold, I clicked on your Amazon link to give you credit for me using Amazon, but is there a marker or url difference so I can know you got credit. Also as frequent shopper on Amazon is there a way for me to make sure my browser always gives you credit. Of course please answer this same question with regards to your more important sponsor... Brownells, as I sure want them to know your listeners are using them. Keep up the good work.

Robert:  Hi Guys!  I love the show, I've been listening to and reading everything I can get my hands on since I got the black rifle bug at the end of 2012.

I recently found your show and downloaded all the podcasts that were available on iTunes (back to episode 103), which is about 30 episodes.  I noticed that the Peter Schiff show has podcasts about 90 episodes available, but they are shorter in length (20-30 minutes) compared to your show (which is about 1:20:00).  Also, the reloading podcast allowed me to download about 40 episodes averaging an hour each.  So it looks like iTunes only allows about 40 hours of any podcast?

So, how difficult would it be to make them available in an mp3 format?  I only have time to listen to them when I'm in the car or going for a walk, and I live in an area where cell reception is rather dreadful, so I can't play them directly from your website, or while sitting at a desk.

Eager for more

Joel Frederick:  Great interview, thanks... I've been a Vortex fan for a while...  Have a couple of their scopes and a pair of their binoculars…

Austin Ledbetter: Which trigger do you prefer for AR15 and which for an Ar10/LR308?  I am a Geissele man myself but hear good thing about Timney and some others, except on reliability with primers. Geissele is the only one I have yet to hear about having a light primer strike or not being able to set off all mil-spec primers with consistency.  Love the show and thanks for the help

Mark M: Hey guys, I was listening to episode 130, and Reed mentioned he has a safe with no carpeting in it.  My safe is just a security cabinet from Stack-On, and it had no carpeting either.  I found a YouTube video of a guy who carpeted his security cabinet himself, and so I decided to give it a try.  All you need is some indoor/outdoor carpet from Home Depot and Loctite spray adhesive.  I applied the carpet to the walls, floor, shelf and inside of the door, and it turned out great.  See the link below to the video I followed.  Jake could even carpet his with lime green shag carpet if he wanted.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyD0e5G75YI

Outro:

ARP 131 - Interview with Vortex Optics

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Welcome to Episode #131 of the AR15 Podcast. We’ve got Vortex Optics with us this week to talk about their company and their extensive line of scopes, red dots, binoculars and more.  We want to let you know about a new source of cool products!  Go to  http://patriotpatch.co/ to pre-order the Huckleberry patch and buy FRN stickers.

Main Topic:  Reuben Aleckson: Vortex Optics

History of the Company

Reuben’s involvement

-Customer interaction

-3 Gun Competitor

How do you segment your products?

AR Specific Lines?

Sparc II

Strikefire II

Spitfire 3X

Viper PST

Strike Eagle

What differentiates one optic from another?

What differentiates Vortex from everyone else?

What Optics parallel the other competitor’s models

Aimpoint CompM3 = Strikefire II

ACOG = Spitfire 3X

Trijicon RMR = Razor Red Dot

VCOG = Razor HD Gen II

Products to look out for in the future?

Where to pick up Vortex?

-Dealers

-Social Media

Otis Technology:

May 25: @msr300blk

May 31:  Billy W. - @bigbiller on Instagram

June 7: Chris Inouye

June 14: David Michaelson

June 21: Daniel McElwain

June 28: Rick Rasnic

July 5: Roger Morris!

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.

Outro:

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

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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  http://patriotpatch.co/ 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.

Feedback:

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. …

Outro:

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ARP 121 - NRA Annual Meeting Review

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Welcome to Episode #121 of the AR15 Podcast. I’m your host Anthony Hardy and with me tonight is my ever faithful 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.

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: NRA Annual Meeting 2015 - Nashville, TN

The trip up

Arrival: The House

Parking in Nashville

Backpack (preparedness seminar ensues)

Media Credentials

Walking the floor (9 acres)

 CMC Triggers

Sig

Magpul

North American Arms

            Daniel Defense

FrogLube: Larry Lasky

            SureFire

CMMG: MK 47

Vortex

Colt

HK

FNH

Trainers Update

America’s Rifle Challenge (sponsored by the NRA and Daniel Defense)

Otis Technology:

 March 23:  Chad Goeden

March 30:  Michael Sheldon

April 6: Nathan Sanders

April 13: Mike Mourer

 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:

Bob L:  Reed, Thanks for all you do in producing an amazing podcast (cast & crew included).  I have listened since the beginning.   I know there is an endless amount of subject matter for our black rifles, but thought I would pass this on.

 A friend of mine who is an aeronautical engineer called me one day and asked if I would research the merits of the big bore AR 15's, after all I am retired and have more time, right?   Specifically, he was interested in the 458 SOCOM vs. the 450 Bushmaster.  I personally had no interest in either until I dug in and started learning about the two.   I think the stories of their development are incredibly interesting and think that some interviews with their respective developers would make great shows.  Tim LeGendre the creator of the 450 Bushmaster (450 Professional) is actively posting on the 450bushmaster.net forum under the call of "wildcatter" and I believe Tony Rumore of Tromix was involved in the Socom development, he is also on the same blog under tonyrumore.   I believe both would be willing.  Additionally, I believe the interviews would be of value just due to their historical significance.

 Some aspects; if SAAMI spec'd, parent cartridge, bullet differences, ammo availability and cost, max effective range, required components for conversion, pro and cons of straight walled case and bottled necked cases as well as recent changes to Michigan and Ohio hunting laws.

 Another interview I would love to listen to would be Bill Alexander on the development of the 6.5 Grendel and the 50 Beowulf.

 Loved the Faxon segment! Keep up the good work, thanks again.

DW Taylor:  I recently got bitten by the black rifle bug. I discovered your podcast right after you closed registration for the latest give-a-way. Missed it by THAT much… (Per Maxwell Smart. Yes, I am old)

 I appreciate the humble approach you take to your audience. We are all newbies at one time in this field. I would have left more feedback, but I can only do that on my mobile devices through my Facebook log on, and I do not have a Facebook account (don’t want one either).

 6.5 Grendel

I have not heard you speak much of this in the AR configuration. Pros, Cons, thoughts?  I am thinking about building an upper that I can use for deer this fall. I have heard this is a good round for larger game. You talk a lot about the 300 Blackout. How do they compare? Are they similar, totally different purpose & intent?

 Thanks for the weekly show. I haven’t missed one since I started. I listen on Stitcher and often download so I can listen on the plane as I fly to work.

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ARP 102 - Naughty or Nice? - The Gift Episode

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Welcome to Episode #102 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. Anthony is attending an Appleseed training event, December 6-7 in Pensacola, FL.

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.

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

Product of the Week:

Vortex Sparc II

Main Topic: Gift Giving

Reed’s Top Ten:

Magpul Magazines

Faxon Firearms Gun Magazine Marker Bands

American Eagle 5.56MM 62 Grain FMJ 150 Rnd Loose Pack

BCM AR-15 Carry handle

Vltor Heavy Buffer

Superior Shooting Flat Buffer Spring

ALG QMS

LANTEC Dragon Muzzle Brake

Vortex Sparc II

Magpul MS4 Sling

BCM Grip

J.W’s Top Ten:

B.A.D. Ambi Safety

FrogLube (just to fight with Anthony and his FireClean)

Camo Stencils / Spray Paint

Jug o’ Powder / Pile o’ Brass

Steel Targets (+1 to Anthony for the good idea)

NFA Tax Stamp Money ($200.00)

Aimpoint T-2

Larue Scope Mounts

TNVC Sentinels

H&K Transferrable Auto Sear

Anthony’s Top Ten:

Ear Pro from Precision Ear

Go Pro HERO 4

Go Pro Picatinny Mount

Kryptek Helmet Logo Typhon Camo Cap

AR-15 Mag Wraps

Do-All Outdoors 9mm-30.06 Dueling Tree Steel Target

Engraved Ejection Port

Ranger Floor Plates (Magpul/USGI)

FireClean

Cerakoating Service

The AR-15 Giveaway Winner:

Jennifer Gehman

Feedback:

McKCHome: Hey guys, great show. I just got into the AR 15 about 6 months ago. My first purchase was an MP 15 T. It is fantastic. Sometime soon, I would like to build my own. So I have a question: Let's assume my budget allows me to buy quality, middle of the road parts, nothing over the top but also nothing cheap. But let's also say I want to go all out and spend lots of money on only one part of the rifle (e.g., barrel, trigger, upper). What part, in your opinions, should I choose to buy? This gun will be used for home defense and some plinking.   Thanks!

Tim L: Hey Guys, I just took my new build to the range.  It has a PSA LPK and a Geissele B-GRF trigger that I picked up last week.  Everything shoots great except that my BCG does not lock to the rear after the last round in a mag.  Any thoughts on how to fix this? Should I try a Full Auto BCG? The bolt release looks the same as my other AR-15. I am at a loss...

Thank You, from CommieFornia,

Brian M: I have to keep reminding myself to stop by the site and leave some feedback.  I've been listening to the show for a little over a year now and am slowly building my ar15.  The lower is complete and just waiting to decide on the upper.  I have been really looking at the magpul sl handguard and I think you've pushed me over the edge to get it.  Just a quick question; what kind of barrel do I search for that has the front sight post?  I was thinking of getting one instead of having to use a front flip up.  Is there a specific name for it?

Thanks again for the great podcast.  I keep wondering to myself what else I would like to hear about and draw a blank, but somehow you always put together an interesting episode and I really appreciate it.

Tom J:  Hey guys, Note I'm a legal gun owner and have a valid concealed handgun permit.  Have you have ever thought about having a show topic on 80% lowers? The ar15 easy jig is the jig that I use and love http://www.80percentarms.com/products/80-ar-15-easy-jig (but the older version).  This jig you cannot go wrong if follow the instructions to the tee. The last one I did while listening to the ar15 podcast, I was done by the time your average length show was finished so you see it really does not take that long to do. I just ordered my 4th 80% lower from another company for a dedicated 22lr so I can teach my little girl how to shoot.  And it's just so much fun to build your own custom AR15. The three I've built so far out perform my Bushmaster. I'm glad that my wife likes to shoot as well, she told me that I'm addicted to the ar15. Told her nope just want to build as many "ghost guns" as I can. I'm attaching a pic of the one I just finished about a week ago.

Keep up the good work.

Evertt:  Anthony, On the Gun Disassembly iPhone app, did you have \"Gun Disassembly\" or \"Gun Disassembly 2\"?  The second one has a somewhat improved interface for iPhone, yet neither is absolutely great. Gun Disassembly was made for PC originally and was ported to iOS. In fact the port was such a copy & paste the help section on the iPhone still (at least last time I used it) mentioned right-clicking to do several functions. Clearly a PC action and not possible on the iPhone. Regardless, it's in my opinion fun, educational, and impressive what the creators have done with it. If you give it another chance you might try it on the PC to get the hang of it. It's free on PC and you unlock the different gun models either by purchase or by completing challenges with the models it starts you with. Thanks for the great podcasts. The AR15 podcast is my favorite on FRN and I look forward to it every week. I'm hoping to start my first ar15 build soon and the info you all have provided has been great.

Zachary D.:  Reed, Wanted to let you know Silencer Shop has Ti-Rant 9mm suppressors on sale for $399 plus a $200 AAC online store credit.  Dakota Silencer has the Ti-Rant 45 for $450 with the same rebate.  The temptation was too much for me and I picked myself up a 9mm can, my first stamped item, earlier this week. When I asked the sales guy why they were so inexpensive, thinking perhaps a new model was due out, he said that with AAC moving he thought they were trying to reduce inventory to move, and administrative burden. Just wanted to pass along the great deal to yourself and all the listeners. Hope you're having a great holiday!

Brian P: Hey guys!!! Love the podcast. Been with you since the first show.  I have a few builds under my belt and decided it was time to get my oldest son involved so we can get a little father son bonding time in at the range.   He is ten and is building everything himself  with just  a little help here and there and of course  supervision  to make sure it is built properly.   So far everything is going great  and he is waiting for some more parts for Christmas.   Just wanted to let everyone know what a great experience this build has been.   But beware much patience is needed.   We do have one question because we will be outfitting his build with a 22lr  conversion kit. will this have any long term damage to the 5.56 barrel or will it just need a good cleaning when he is ready for  a real bolt carrier group. Thanks and keep up the good work.

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