23 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

ARP 007 – SHOT Show AR-15s

Black Rifle CompanyReed & Jake discuss some of the AR-15 highlights of the SHOT Show.

Welcome to episode 7 of the AR15 Podcast.  I’m your host Jake Challand from Gun Guy Radio.  This is THEE podcast about youuurrrr favorite black rifle!  This show is for you; whether you’re building your first AR or you’ve been building ARs for years.  There’s something we can all do to take our black rifle to the next level.
Joining me again is Reed Snyder the former Marine and full time Texan.

AR-15 Product of the Week:
Ranier Arms Raptor Ambidextrous Charging Handle
Main Topic:  SHOT Show’s Take on the AR-15

  • http://www.iwi.us/tavor.html
  • Black Rifle Company – Modified Quad Rail
  • Delton – Extreme Duty
  • CMMG – MK3 308
  • Rock River Arms – ATH Carbine Upper
  • Lancer – AR-15 Magazines


Building ARs on the ar15rifle.tv video blog:
Got the Barrel and Upper from White Oak Armament

Listener Feedback:

JT:  I am getting caught up on GGR back episodes as i just started listening. You mentioned that you will be giving away your AR builds. Is that through the GGR email subscription I could not find one on the AR podcast.
Robert ( last name Zack can’t pronounce) in Memphis
Hey Jake, Great show on AR uppers and lowers only problem is now I can’t find ammo to practice with oh well I can just run around the back yard and dry fire and yell bang bang. Seriously no 9mm either so I went another way and bought a 1911, so far plenty of 45 available. It’s my first one.
Myles:  I just wanted to comment about the use of forward assists on AR-15s, I have never and will never use a forward assist for it’s intended purpose. Forcing a round into a fouled chamber seems like an incredibly bad idea. However I do use the forward assist for 2 purposes, one, it allows you to silently chamber a round as opposed to simply dropping the bolt which makes a lot of noise.  The other purpose? The next time you are out shooting an AR-15 drop your bolt on a full magazine, then extract that chambered round. You will likely notice a tiny dimple on the primer, that is the result of the firing pin bouncing off the primer. This is a slight safety hazard, but I am told that repeatedly removing and rechambering a single 556 caliber round will result in that round becoming unreliable. I have discovered that by easing the round into a clean chamber with a forward assist will not cause this dimple to form.


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