80% Lower Receiver FAQ
What is an 80% receiver?
An 80% Lower Receiver is a partially completed piece of aluminum that requires simple machining/drilling of the firing pocket which holds the hammer, sear, and trigger assembly. Unlike a firearm receiver it is not required to be transferred through a Federal Firearms Licensed holder (FFL).
Do I need an FFL to make a firearm?
As long as you can legally own the firearm in the state, county and city you reside in you are allowed to manufacture a firearm for your own personal use. No serial number is required however it is suggested to engrave a serial number, model and manufacturer on your receiver in case it is lost or stolen.
All National Firearms Act (NFA) regulations apply to your firearm. You may create a short-barreled rifle out of your firearm via a BATFE (Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosive) Form 1 after BATFE approval.
Completing an 80% lower Receiver can be accomplished using a variety of methods, the most common methods require using a manual mill or a drill press. A jig is used accurately machine the remaining 20% of the receiver. The most accurate way to complete you lower is using a CNC machine.
Overview of AR-15 and AR.308 80% Receiver
AR-15 80% Lower Receiver
The amount of parts available on the commercial market allow for an unlimited number of combinations and configurations for any gun enthusiast. Most any mil-spec based commercial product for the AR-15 will work with our 80% AR-15 Lower Receiver.
The 80% AR-15 Lower Receiver is a great starting point for many calibers including, but are not limited to: .223-5.56mm, 6.8 SPC, 7.62x39mm, 5.45x39mm, 6.5 Grendel. .50 Beowulf, 9mm, .45 ACP.