AR-15 Podcast 124 – Building an AR-15 From Scratch Part 2

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DeKalb, Illinois –-(  It’s a one man show in the latest edition of the AR-15 Podcast. Reed Snyder brings you Episode 124, part 2 of an installment series on building an AR-15 from scratch. Part one focused on parts for assembling the lower half of the rifle, specifically the receiver, fire control group, buffer system, stock, and grip. This week, the show focuses on the actual assembly of the lower receiver.

Previously, the show featured a build series from a basic overview level. This time, much more of the detents and pins are covered in detail for first time or novice builders. With more detail, the show will span more episodes to focus on the minutiae of building a rifle. One of the more formidable challenges for the beginner is the lower parts kit. Reed takes you through his preferred order of assembly with the lower parts, and shares some hard earned wisdom from his own past builds. Once complete, we move on to the buffer assembly that includes the tube, spring, and the locking mechanisms that keep it all in place.

Tune in to Episode 125 as Reed, J.W., and Anthony continue walking listeners through the build process from scratch!

Check out the show notes for links on all products and information in the show. Listen to the entire episode at for the tip of the week and as always listener feedback. The hosts at the AR-15 Podcast, want to hear what you, the listener, think so be sure to tune in and let us know what you’d like to hear, what we’re doing right, and how we can improve!

About the AR-15 Podcast:

The AR-15 Podcast is the show about your favorite black rifle. 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. The episodes range from AR construction and reloading, to interviews and accessories. The AR-15 Podcast is found on the Firearms Radio Network and releases every Wednesday at 4:00 am central time. Subscribe to the show via AR-15 Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or


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