The whole crew is in for this episode! Reed Snyder, J.W. Ramp and Anthony Hardy are sitting in for this week’s episode on coatings. This week’s show covers the many aspects of coatings of all kinds from paint jobs to barrel linings. The episode is organized into several sub topics of barrels; bolt carrier groups; and furniture/receivers, and further down into coating types.

J.W. delivers the tip of the week regarding some of his insight and thoughts into the 300 Blackout since he missed the episode on that emerging round.

First up, why coat anything? The consensus is form, function, and camouflage. The guys go through the aesthetic preferences, and the functional advantages of component coatings. Starting with function, they explore the types of barrel coating. What’s the standard? Is one better than others? To what effect is chrome used in a barrel?

The logical progression flows right into one of the crucial systems in the AR platform, the bolt carrier group. What’s best to not only withstand the stresses of use, and provides a better friction reducing finish for this integral moving part? What’s the balance of durability versus lubricity?

Finally, they get to furniture and receivers. Where to start? Anodized, phosphate, krylon? What’s the difference and what does it matter? Anyone can listen to this episode at www.ar15podcast.com/067/.  Tune in for listener feedback questions and answers.

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