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80% Lower

Postby N law » Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:00 pm

I went to a gun show this past weekend and saw where a guy was selling 80% receivers, which are by definition from the ATF, a paperweight. The remaining 20% of the machining can legally be completed by the end user and you will have a non-serialized, no paper trail lower. Seems intriguing, but is certainly not the most affordable route to go. The 80% blank costs just shy of a fully milled and legal (read: sellable) lower receiver plus you had to buy a jig (~$150) plus a drill bit kit (~$45). You'd have about $250 in a "ghost" receiver vs $60 plus background check in a fully transferable receiver.

I came home an did some research and it appears that you can get polymer lowers with a disposable polymer jig for <$100, but you'd still need bits. Some jigs are cheaper but require a drill press to mill everything out.

Has anyone done anything like this before? Pros or cons?

http://www.80percentarms.com

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Re: 80% Lower

Postby Ekholm1997 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:04 pm

I too have looked into this. It seems that if you were planning on producing several lowers, it may be worth the cash but, with my limited AR budget, I can only build one at a time..... slowly ;)
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Re: 80% Lower

Postby N law » Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:45 am

I picked up a blank a while back and have drilled a ton of holes but haven't milled the trigger pocket yet.
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