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    AR-15 Podcast 437 – Zombies

    enJune 10, 2024

    Podcast Summary

    • Gun Events, Shooting RangesNick and Garth attended shooting events, revamped their ranges, and look forward to 3 gun matches. Nick also recommends night vision classes.

      Nick and Garth, the hosts of the AR 15 podcast from Firearms Radio Network, have been busy with gun-related activities over the past few weeks. They've been to shooting events, revamped their shooting ranges, and are looking forward to upcoming matches. They also expressed their excitement about exploring more 3 gun events in their area. Additionally, Nick recently attended a night vision class and highly recommends it for those interested. Overall, their passion for guns and shooting is evident, and they encourage listeners to get involved in the community and continue learning and practicing.

    • Shooting drills and night vision trainingParticipants experienced daytime drills for skill assessment and technique improvement, and nighttime classroom session and shooting practice for night vision education and equipment exploration.

      The training session involved both daylight and nighttime activities. During the day, they practiced various drills to assess skills and brush up on techniques. In the evening, they had a classroom session on night vision basics and then spent several hours shooting till 1 am. The drills included standard ready-ups, high ready, compressed ready, and movement drills. Some participants were new to suppressors and found them quieter than expected, while others preferred them on rifles rather than pistols due to practicality. Overall, the session provided valuable hands-on experience and education on various shooting techniques and equipment.

    • Night Vision Shooting TechniquesEffective night vision shooting requires attention to techniques like tactical reloads, aiming methods, and transitions between weapons. Height adjustments for optics can improve sightlines. Retention methods for empty magazines and slings for rifles are important.

      Effective use of night vision for shooting requires careful consideration of techniques such as tactical reloads, active and passive aiming, and transitions between primary and secondary weapons. While AR fifteen rifles offer advantages for rapid-fire scenarios, black powder guns have their own charm and can be used effectively with night vision. An extra inch or two of height for optics can significantly improve sightlines for night vision users. During a night vision class, the importance of retention methods for empty magazines and the use of slings for rifles were emphasized. While some high risers may seem unnecessary for normal shooting, they can be beneficial for night vision users. Overall, the class provided valuable insights into the unique challenges and solutions for shooting with night vision.

    • Reliability of rifles in survival situationsInvesting in a high-quality, dependable rifle is crucial for survival situations, as highlighted by experiences at the Zombies in the Heartland 3-gun match and personal anecdotes from the speakers. High-quality options from Daniel Defense and Mitchell Defense were emphasized.

      During a survival situation, having a high-quality, dependable rifle is crucial. The speakers in this discussion emphasized the importance of investing in a reliable rifle, such as those from Daniel Defense or Mitchell Defense, rather than relying on multiple budget ARs that may fail. They shared their personal experiences and the differences in feel and performance between high-quality rifles and budget options. Additionally, they discussed their experiences at the Zombies in the Heartland 3-gun match, where they encountered various weather conditions and had to adapt to unexpected challenges. Overall, the consensus was that having a reliable, high-quality rifle is essential for survival situations.

    • 3-gun match learning experiencesEngaging in a 3-gun match, regardless of division, offers opportunities to learn from professionals, gain new techniques, and connect with shooters from diverse backgrounds, ultimately leading to personal growth and improvement.

      Participating in a 3-gun match, even with a different division (PCC), can provide valuable learning experiences and opportunities to connect with other shooters from various backgrounds. Despite the challenges, such as unreliable equipment or unfamiliar shooting styles, the experience can lead to personal growth and improvement. For instance, the speaker learned from professional shooters, gained new techniques, and even discovered the benefits of using a box-fed shotgun. Overall, the 3-gun match was a fun and educational experience that broadened the speaker's horizons in the shooting community.

    • Shooting competition experienceParticipating in a shooting competition with various guns offers an enjoyable experience and valuable advice from experienced shooters, even if performance is not optimal.

      The speaker had an enjoyable experience competing in a shooting competition with various guns, including a shotgun, handgun, and rifle. Despite not being fully prepared and placing relatively lower, he appreciated the advice and camaraderie from experienced shooters. The use of different types of guns, including a box-fed shotgun for easier grip modifications, enhances the shooting experience. The equalizer stage in shotgun competition proved challenging for all participants, regardless of their position. The speaker plans to improve his skills and preparation for future competitions.

    • Shooting GripsHigh-quality shooting grips can enhance performance and experience, providing superior grip in various conditions, and customizability. They can make a significant difference in shooting competitions and should be considered for optimal firearm usage.

      High-quality grips can significantly improve shooting performance and experience, even in challenging conditions. The discussed grips offer superior grip in various textures and temperatures, as well as customizability with numerous options. During a recent shooting competition, the speakers encountered unexpected challenges, but their grips helped them perform well. They also expressed their intention to return to the competition next year with an AR 15 squad for listeners. Additionally, they emphasized the importance of practice and training to make the most of firearms ownership. The speakers shared their positive experiences with the grips and encouraged listeners to consider investing in them for their shooting needs.

    • Equipment comfort and preparationFind comfort with your equipment and make adjustments for faster access. Practice and prepare by stocking up on ammunition and magazines, especially during election years.

      It's essential to use equipment that you're comfortable with and train effectively using what you have. The speaker shared an experience where a new shooter struggled with his setup and was advised to adjust it for faster access. Additionally, the speaker encouraged listeners to practice and make adjustments to find what works best for them. Furthermore, the speaker mentioned that it's a good idea to stock up on ammunition and magazines, especially during election years, when prices may rise and availability may decrease. Overall, the message was to get out and train with your equipment, make adjustments as needed, and be prepared.

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