PTS 029 - AR15s with CIV Tactical and NSZ85

CIV Tactical and NSZ85 come on the show to talk about fine tuning AR15s, common issues with AR15s, and what CIV Tactical does to the AR15s he works on to make them perform at their best!

CIV Tactic

 Welcome to Practically Tactical Episode 29 brought to you by the Firearms Radio Network! The Practically Tactical Show features a round table discussion about guns, gear, and shooting with some of the brightest minds in the firearms industry. Don’t forget, you can also watchour show LIVE on Wednesday nights at 7PM CST.

Guests:

Dustin - CIV Tactical

http://www.civtactical.com

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Nate Schultz aka NSZ85

www.youtube.com/nsz85

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Thanks for joining us this week guys. For all of our listeners out there, this weeks is a topic themed show. So we will be getting down and dirt on the specs of AR15s. On the show we will be talking about TractionGrips, FIREClean, Geissele SD-3G and CIV Tactical Muzzlebreaks.

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Main Segment 

Part I - Dustin’s History

  • When did Dustin get into firearms?
  • Where did you learn everything that you know now?
  • When, what, where and how did Dustin decide to start CIV Tactical?
  • Tell us about CIV TAC - what is the business mindset?
  • What do you consider your forte’?
  • Is there anything you currently do not do as far as gunsmithing goes that you are hoping to do in the future?
  • Why California? Run into any issues because you operate in California?

 

Part II - AR-15 Building/Gunsmithing

  • Beside's nsz85's upper, what was the worst build you have worked on? Either because it refused to operate or because it was joe-bobbed?
  • Considering that everyone makes mistakes, is there any words of wisdom to new or newer AR-15 builders out there that you can offer to save them from making some of the same mistakes? (for example - have you ever broken the dog ear off during a trigger guard roll pin installation?)
  • AeroShell 33MS - is it the end all to be all grease for barrel nuts and receiver extensions? Have you personally ever seen corrosion on an AR-15 due to improper grease application?
  • Headspace checking. Specifically on an AR-15, is it needed? Why or why not? What are some things to do to fix a headspace issue before sending a barrel or upper back to the manufacturer?
  • Explain different buffer weights and dwell time.
  • Touching on buffers - The system was designed to work with a carbine buffer, why so many different ones now? Thoughts on tungsten powder buffers such as the Spikes ST-T2
  • How does the gas system and barrel length affect how quick the rifle could potentially wear out? Is it true that a carbine gas system will be harder on internal parts than a mid-length gas system?

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Segment: Live Audience Questions

In this segment we will be fielding questions from our Live YouTube audience. Want to get your questions answered live? Visit practacpodcast.com for upcoming episodes and times! Also, feel free to email nick@firearmsradio.tv with your question!

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Part III - Barrels

  • We understand that CIV Tactical makes custom barrels? Tell us about them and what kind of services you offer.
  • When selecting a barrel, what are some things to look for and some things to avoid?
  • Explain the different type of rifling processes - cold hammer forged, button, etc.
  • Twist rate 101 - the quick and dirty on 1:7 vs. 1:8 vs. 1:9 twist rates and explain what twist rate affects.
  • Specifically to 5.56, what length barrel do you feel would be the most accurate for long range?
  • Barrel break in, is it needed or not. If it is, how to do it?
  • What do you feel is the proper way to clean a barrel?

 

GEAR SEGMENT

In this segment we will talk about some gear that we like, or has impressed us, or maybe hate.

nsz85: Geissele SD-3G

CIV Tactical: Muzzlebreaks

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Segment: Live Audience Questions

In this segment we will be fielding questions from our Live YouTube audience. Want to get your questions answered live? Visit practacpodcast.com for upcoming episodes and times! Also, feel free to email nick@firearmsradio.tv with your question!

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So let’s move on to our last segment of the show. This is the part of the show where it’s time to start wrapping up another episode of Practically Tactical.  

 

Thank you so much for coming onto our show this week. So let’s take some time now to discuss what we have coming up with each of us in the near future and where you can find us on the mysterious interwebs...

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