80% Lower News
We’re only three months into the new year and we’ve already seen exciting releases and new products in the 80% lower world. In case you’ve been missing out on the latest and greatest, we’re here to go over the top 3 80 lower receivers of 2018 – be careful reading, you might just find yourself parting out that new build in the next 15 minutes.
Top 3 80 lower receivers of 2018: Number One is…
Our new Premium Billet 80% Lower! This bad boy features some nice little touches that’ll make you question why they were never introduced with the AR 15 decades ago. First, we threaded the bolt catch release hole so you don’t have to risk losing that tiny lil’ roll pin and sabotaging your build (and no more risking scratching up your finish before your pistol or rifle’s ever assembled).
Then, we thought, “what a great idea!” so we did the same thing to the rear takedown detent hole. Again, no more struggling to force a tiny, annoying roll pin into place – that one last step preventing you from finishing your build.
What’s more, our Premium Billet 80% Lower is ergonomically designed and aesthetically improved, featuring a reinforced and very cool trigger guard with matching broached and beveled mag well. The whole thing’s made from quality 6061 T6 aluminum, promising easy machining and a perfect finish.
Remember, no FFL is required to own or build this 80% lower and it ships straight to your door! It’s even pre-engraved with FIRE and SAFE markings, so all you need to do is grab a jig and machine for about an hour.
Top 3 80 lower receivers of 2018: Number Two is...
Number two on our list is our AR-10 80% Lower! This guy’s the same quality piece of equipment as our Premium Billet Lower, save for the fancy threaded stuff. However, it does afford black rifle builders with an affordable, quality AR-10 lower in a market where so few are available.
This lower’s picking up steam and gathering notice because of its affordability and quality. At its price, it sells fast so be sure to keep an eye on it! Grab one while you can, pair it with an 80% lower jig and our by-design 80% lower router, and become the next proud owner of your own, home-built AR 10.
Top 3 80 lower receivers of 2018: Last, But not Least...
By popular demand we've gotta elect our good ole' tried and true, simple, affordable, tough-as-Hell 7075 Forged 80% Lower. With so many positive and overwhelming reviews, this insanely cost-effective, quality 80% AR-15 lower is a poster child for proud black rifle builders. It's a poster child for the 2nd Amendment in a time when our rights are threatened.
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5D Tactical is well known for making some excellent 80% lower jigs. In our opinion, they are right on par with 80% Arms for having the highest quality, easiest-to-use jigs. If you’re looking to get yourself a jig to finish either a billet 80% lower or forged 80% lower, there’s an excellent chance that you’ve come across [...]
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o, you’ve decided to build yourself an AR-15 from an 80% lower. First of all, great choice! However, you may find yourself wondering what your next step might be. In this article, we will recommend a few different kits that you could use to finish out your 80% lower. They kind of run the gamut [...]
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Put enough guns into the hands of enough people and a negligent discharge is inevitable. Practicing good firearms safety will reduce the likelihood and it may very well be true that this has never happened to you. However, the truth is that they do occur and it can happen to some of the most professionally [...]
For the first-time AR builder, the nuances of putting together a weapon on which you may need to rely on for your life can seem overwhelming. What if you don’t mill out the trigger well properly or perhaps you are worried something won’t align properly resulting in a major weapons malfunction when you needed your [...]