How to Choose an AR-15 (and how's that New Bushmaster?)

James Reeves
by James Reeves

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves reviews the Bushmaster Bravo Zulu carbine and takes this as an opportunity to discuss what features to look for in an AR-15. James’ first AR was a Bushmaster Patrolman’s Carbine, an early civilianized version of the military’s M4 rifle. The AR-15 and M-16 have been around since the 1960s, but even in the past 20 years, there have been vast improvements in the design and build of this rifle. James discusses those advances and tells you “what’s the deal with new Bushmaster?”


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James Reeves
James Reeves

Owner, Neutral Ground Gun Co. NRA/Louisiana State Police certified concealed weapons instructor, 2012-present Maxim Magazine's MAXIMum Warrior, 2011 TFBTV Executive Producer Champion, Key West Cinco De Mayo Taco Eating Competition Lawyer Instagram: gunshorts Twitter: @jjreeves

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  • Rudi Rudi on Apr 19, 2022

    At this point building is a no brainer whether it be to save money or to get the absolute best the industry has to offer.

    Even if you’re hesitant to buy tools or have two left hands, D wilson has like a 2 day turn around time and you can ensure your gas block is pinned (as they all should be)

  • Brett Wallace Brett Wallace on Apr 23, 2022

    There are many companies that make AR15. Do all companies make the same material? Which material is best made for AR15 lower receiver or Ar15 rifles?