07 May 2014 ~ 4 Comments

ARP 073 – The AR-15 Newbie Experience

AR-15 newbie trainingWelcome to Episode #073 of the AR15 Podcast.  I’m your 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.

 

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Brownells Item of the Week: YHM-7300 9mm Upper Receiver Kit

 

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Main Topic:  


Everyone is an AR-15 newbie at some point. When we are getting started, there are a lot of questions to be answered. While seasoned AR-15 builders might tease a little, most are willing to share some knowledge to the AR-15 newbie. Do your due diligence and shoot as much as you can before you build and AR-15 for yourself. It can really save a lot of money on trial and error.

Entry Points

  • Movies
  • Video Games
  • Friends
  • Hunting
  • Shooting Sports

Firsts

  • Shots
  • Impressions
  • Accessories
  • Modifications
  • Obsessions

Training

  • Self-Taught
  • Friend Taught
  • Instructor Taught

Sources of Info

  • Magazines
  • Forums
  • Google
  • Friends
  • Podcasts (gasp!)

 

Listener Feedback:

Glenn: Hey Reed Is this the standard running price these you are seeing these days? A few weeks ago the 2 I saw were $14-1600. I saw this one in person and think I can get it for right @ $1k after tax.

 

Jesse: I have listened to you guys for a long time and I have learned a lot but one thing I am confused about is the differences between the  M4 and A2 upper.   Have you guys discussed this in the past, if not can you please?     What would make me want to choose one style over the other?

Another topic I would love to learn more about is barrel/gas block/forearm combinations?   It appears you can’t just mix and match but I cannot find a good source of information on this topic either.

Keep up the great work!

Thanks,

Jesse

 

Tom J: Hey guys
Working on my second built on the cheap, what is your opinion on an upper receiver without a forward assist? Is it really needed? Keep up the good work and thank you for the somewhat new host JW and the Newbie Anthony they make the podcast more enjoyable especially since I’m somewhat of a newbie to.

Thanks,

Tom J

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1 comments
WickedBurnLLC
WickedBurnLLC

Some additional clarification for Jesse’s question:  I believe Jesse is also thinking about the difference in the feed ramps.  There are M4 and Rifle feed ramps.  The M4 has a deep cut to aid feeding of the rounds from the magazine.  A quick Google search for images will show you the difference.  The important thing to know is that the barrel extensions also are designed for these two variations.  Having a Rifle style barrel extension with M4 feed ramps in your upper receiver can cause feeding issues. 

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