In this podcast, Ryan discuses a squib round that he experienced earlier in the morning – he explains how it happens, how they can be dangerous, and what to do if you encounter one. The contest he and Jason have started to build the cheapest functional AR-15 is discussed and the rules are posted below. Finally, Ryan answers many of the questions he’s received since the last episode from listeners to include: barrel/scope offset, JP products, left handed rifles (including how they may not be a good idea for left handed shooters), and more. -Keep the questions coming!
“El-Cheapo” Build Rules:
- Lower must be “stripped.” No pre-assembled lowers.
- Upper must not have barrel installed. May purchase with ejection port cover and forward assist installed.
- If the part belongs, it must be used. e.g. if the barrel isn’t threaded, a muzzle device isn’t necessary or if there’s no space for a forward assist, then one isn’t necessary.
- Components must be available to the general public. No “buddy deals” and no home-made parts.
- No auctions – firm prices for parts only (sale items are ok).
- Shipping and tax are not included (this is to normalize our efforts in two different parts of the country).
- Must fire two 30-round magazines without a malfunction (including locking the bolt to the rear after each magazine)
- Must be able to shoot a 10″ group at 50 yards using bulk/commercial ammo.
- Cheapest complete rifle that meets ALL of the above rules wins.