Completing your black rifle or pistol without having to go through an FFL, pay extra fees, or conduct a background means investing in an AR-15 80% lower. This incomplete receiver blank (as the ATF calls it) is legal and is not regulated as a firearm since it isn't functional: It hasn't been completely drilled and can't accept a lower parts kit. To make your 80% receiver into a proper AR-15 lower, you'll need an AR15 jig, like the ones listed here.
How The AR 15 80% Jig Works
The AR 15 jig replicates the same milling and drilling procedures a commercial arms maker uses to fabricate an AR-15 stripped lower receiver. Using two side plates to secure the 80% lower, various top plates are then installed atop the side plates to act as cutting guides for completing the interior cavity of the receiver, making the correct space for installing a lower parts kit. Once finished cutting the inner cavity with the provided bits, you'll drill the pin holes for the trigger, hammer, disconnector and safety lever. The side plates have pre-drilled guide holes to show where you to drill. The jig does most of the work, requiring you to only control the drill press or mini-mill you'll use with the jig.
AR-15 Jig Features and Specs:
- Completes an 80% lower in 30 minutes to an hour
- Requires basic hand tools (drill press or mill, vise)
- Compatible with all 80% lowers we sell!
- No FFL required to own or use
- Includes required bits and tooling
- Easy-to-follow instructions included!
No FFL required to buy, own, or build
The ATF has always maintained that Americans can legally build a gun at home for personal use, no FFL paperwork or license necessary. That means you can use your AR-15 jig and complete an 80% lower receiver with no red tape. Because neither the jig nor an 80% lower is considered a firearm, everything ships quickly to your front door.
State Laws May Vary
Contrary to federal law, some states have either restricted or banned the sale, transfer, and ownership of 80% lowers, firearm blanks, and other gun parts. Because of these restrictions, we cannot ship our products to certain states. Please confirm whether your state is restricted on our Shipping & Return Policy before placing an order. We cannot fulfill orders to restricted states if placed.
Your AR-15 build awaits.
DISCLAIMER: If you are new to the world of DIY gun building, you likely have a lot of questions and rightfully so. It’s an area that has a lot of questions that, without the correct answers, could have some serious implications. At 80-lower.com, we are by no means providing this content on our website to serve as legal advice or legal counsel. We encourage each and every builder to perform their own research around their respective State laws as well as educating themselves on the Federal laws. When performing your own research, please be sure that you are getting your information from a reliable source.