This is perhaps our favorite question to answer because we get a little giddy at the thought of birthing a new 80 lower build to the pew universe. The benefits to the builder range from the physical, legal, economic and if we might be so bold as to suggest there is something a little spiritually uplifting about sending rounds downrange from a rifle you built up from scratch.
The 80 lower receiver is gaining in popularity by the day, but be warned, the gun grabbers are taking notice. So if building with an 80 lower has always been on your bucket list then now is the time to act.
Consequently, let’s jump right in and highlight the benefit to you.
The Legal Benefits of an 80 Lower Receiver
While we are not lawyers and you should always consult your local gun laws, we can say with authority that the 80% lower offers a range of legal benefits. According to the ATF, an 80% lower is not classified as a firearm while it remains incomplete. In fact, according to the ATF, this beautiful piece of American aluminum might as well be considered an oddly shaped paperweight. That means you can purchase the 80 percent lower and have them shipped right to your front door without the need of an FFL.
It is only when you complete the 80 percent lower that any applicable gun laws apply. For most of America, you don’t even need to serialize or register the firearm when completed so long as you the owner/builder maintain possession. In California you are required to apply to the government and beg for a serial number that they will only give you after you hand over a little of your hard earned coin.
The Economic Benefits of an 80 Lower Receiver
The next benefit worth highlighting is the economic benefits of building with an 80% lower. Thanks to the advancement of jig technology, you can build one 80 lower right after the other with the same jig. Jigs like the Easy Jig Gen 2 Multi-Platform can be used over and over again. In addition, it can swap between the AR-9, AR-15 and even the LR-308 with little effort.
That means you can buy your 80 percent lowers in bulk and simply save them up for a rainy 2A day when you need them most. Again, the gun grabbers have their eyes set on the 80 lower and in some states they are already under assault. When you purchase one of our quality 80 lower jigs and store up your 80 lowers today you will be ready for whatever may come tomorrow.
The 2A Benefits of an 80 Lower Receiver
Finally, we just want to point out that building with an 80 lower receiver is 2A liberty at its finest. Despite what new laws may come our way, no one will ever be able to take the knowledge of how to build your own firearm from you once you own it.
That’s why there is so much focus on the 80% lower right now as it denies government the control and gifts it to the citizen just like the 2nd Amendment always intended. That’s some good stuff right there and that’s why we do what we do.
So don’t forget to check out the rest of our liberty inducting products here at AR-15LowerReceivers.com and live the 2A life the way the constitution intended.