Going Ballistic with Ryan Cleckner
About This Show
Former special operations (1/75) sniper, bestselling author, and firearm industry executive and attorney Ryan Cleckner discussing all things firearms. The episodes will include classroom/lesson format shows which will explore firearm and shooting theory and technique and talk-show format shows which will discuss all topics firearm related.
Most Recent Episode
14 - Painting Rifles, El-Cheapo Contest Results, and Shooting Glasses, Ear Protection, and Bags
In this podcast, Ryan discusses the update on Jason's precision AR-15 rifle build and he announces the winner (on price, at least) of his and Jason's "El-Cheapo" AR-15 build. Spoiler alert: one of the Cleckner boys built the AR-15 for under $400! Ryan also talks about some of his preferences for eye and ear protection and answers listener submitted questions concerning how to paint rifles and bipod and bag selection. COMPLETE BUILD LIST FOR RYAN AND JASON'S "EL-CHEAPO" CONTEST ENTRIES: Download Spreadsheet with prices, descriptions, and links (there's a tab for Jason's build and a separate tab for Ryan's) “El-Cheapo” Build Rules: Lower must be “stripped.” No pre-assembled lowers. Upper must not have barrel installed. May purchase with ejection port cover and forward assist installed. If the part belongs, it must be used. e.g. if the barrel isn’t threaded, a muzzle device isn’t necessary or if there’s no space for a forward assist, then one isn’t necessary. Components must be available to the general public. No “buddy deals” and no home-made parts. No auctions – firm prices for parts only (sale items are ok). Shipping and tax are not included (this is to normalize our efforts in two different parts of the country). Must fire two 30-round magazines without a malfunction (including locking the bolt to the rear after each magazine) Must be able to shoot a 10″ group at 50 yards using bulk/commercial ammo. Cheapest complete rifle that meets ALL of the above rules wins. Links: Sua Sponte Foundation Special Operations Warrior Foundation Free Long Range Targets