Reed Snyder is the senior host of the AR15-Podcast, and is an original cast member dating back to 2013. He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and is also a practicing attorney with a predilection for iron sights. During his tenure hosting the podcast, he’s interviewed influencers and thought leaders in small arms manufacturing, and become a regular attendee at industry events such as SHOT Show.

 J.D. Smith brings 22 years of broadcasting experience to the podcast, and hails from Nevada via the Pacific Northwest. He joined the show in 2015 and is a driving force that expanded guest interviews by cultivating industry relationships. His love of the AR platform isn’t limited to functional rifles, and led him to a collection of lower receivers which he enthusiastically adds to on a regular basis.



Welcome to the AR-15 Podcast on the Firearms Radio Network! From scratch builds to optics and accessories, built uppers to stripped lowers, this show is for you if you are a fan of America’s favorite black rifle. Our hosts and guests come from dissimilar backgrounds which produces a show with diverse viewpoints, experiences, and preferences in the AR platform. There’s even some old fashioned teasing among the boys to liven things up—the only trigger warning this show has pertains to marksmanship. Industry names like Noveske, Vortex Optics, Silencer CO., Aero Precision, Yankee Hill Machine, Aimpoint, New Frontier Armory, Falkor Defense, and FNH USA are just some of the firearms luminaries who have appeared on the show. Common shows themes include builds, optics, new gadgets and accessories, and trend discussions and forecasts from those in the know. Enthusiasts of all ages, experience levels, and walks of life are welcome and invited to participate and enjoy the podcast.



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