Machining an 80 lower into a finished AR-15 lower receiver can be a surprisingly easy, fun, and enjoyable experience – or it could be a disaster, a waste of time, and a sunk cost. Let’s short for the former! Here are some secrets and tips you should know before you even add an 80 lower jig or router to that shopping cart: Start with a billet 80% lower Sure, a forged, mil-spec 7075 T6 lower that’s hard as Hell and ready for war is cool, but it’s also more difficult to machine than a billet 6061 T6 lower. You’ll...
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 [...]
Yes, finishing an 80% lower is extremely easy. However, that does come with caveat. The lower should absolutely be finished with a jig. Let us start by saying this. It can be done.. but only under the perfect conditions.There are three main reasons you really shouldn’t do this: precision, time, and safety.Your Lower Parts Kit Requires PrecisionWhen [...]
If you’ve decided to build your first AR then you probably want to do it right. We’re building a firearm here, after all. You’ve saved the cash, read all the stuff, and debated the things, the last thing you want to do is mess it up with a cheap part purchased from Wild Willy’s Gun [...]
There’s a lot of mystery and uncertainty surrounding the idea of machining your own 80% lower into a functional firearm – we’re here to help dispel some of that mystery by explaining how these AR15 Jig features work. What exactly makes an AR15 80% lower jig so easy to use? Keep reading for some easy [...]