2016 has been an exciting year at AR-15 Lower Receivers. The passage of new laws around the country has cemented the necessity of 80% lower receivers for American gun owners. It’s been a big year for gun owners in general, however, the year is over and we wanted to share with you our most popular products of 2016.
1. Beautifully Basic - The 1 Pack 80% AR-15 Lower Receiver
One of the best choices for those looking to dive into the market of building AR 15s is our single 80% lower receiver. It’s made of anodized 7075-T6 aluminum. It’s anodized black and this acts as a protective coating against the great outdoors. This is the perfect receiver for someone looking to make a high quality, but budgeted build.
2. Mil Spec Masterpiece - The 1 Pack 80% AR-15 Lower Receiver With Fire/Safe Engraving
Most 80% lower receivers are plain cut. Obviously there are no manufacturer markings, but the lack of a Fire and Safe engraving may drive some crazy. Undoubtedly, these were popular because people like their Fire / Safe markings. It is safer and it’s closer to a Mil Spec build than being completely smooth.
3. Extras are Always Handy - End Mill Bits
When it comes to milling an aluminum receiver I always advise having extra tooling. Cutting through aluminum can be rough, and it can break end mills easily. Having an extra end mill laying around is an affordable insurance policy to finishing your AR-15 lower receiver. Keeping your build in motion is a must, so preparing with a few extra end mill bits is very much encouraged.
4. Three is One - Forged 80% Lower 3 Pack
You can never build just one AR 15. It’s an addicting hobby. Buying in bulk not only gives you additional options to build different rifles, but also saves you considerable money. Our receivers are forged, and made from tough 7075-T6 aluminum. They are 100% mil spec from the metals used to the finish applied.
5. The Friends and Family Pack - Forged 5 Pack 80% Lower Receivers
Building AR 15s is not a lonesome task. The fact that one of our best selling items is actually a 5 pack of lower receivers. A lot of people build rifles in rifle parties. Groups of friends and family get together, spend some quality time together and build rifles.
DISCLAIMER: If you are new to the world of DIY AR-15 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. 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.
Alternatively, a builder may want to build a wide variety of different AR 15 style weapons or may want to stock up in case of future laws. Giving AR-15 lower receivers as a gift and buying in bulk reduces cost and increases simplicity.
Onwards to 2017
2017 looks like it may be a big year in the gun world. More and more companies are releasing magazines, ammunition, accessories, and more in the AR 15 space. We look forward to seeing what lies ahead in 2017 and want to invite you to follow along with us.