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Differences Between the AR-9, .308, and AR-15 80% Lowers

Differences Between the AR-9, .308, and AR-15 80% Lowers

80% lowers! There are so many of them available in new calibers and configurations, it can be difficult figuring out what 80 percent lower is what – and more importantly, what you might want to build. Whether it’s your first or tenth build, we’ll break down the differences between the AR-9, .308, and AR-15 80% lowers you can more easily decide what your next black rifle (or pistol) build will be! The AR-9 Lower Our 80% AR-9 Lowers are, unsurprisingly, chambered in 9mm. The AR-9 lower generally shares the same exterior dimensions of a 5.56- or .223-chambered AR-15 80% lower,...

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Pros and Cons of Building Your Own AR-15

Pros and Cons of Building Your Own AR-15

Building your own AR-15 can be the most fulfilling thing any gun owner will ever do. After all, you’re not just parting together pre-built components, you’re machining a hunk of metal from scratch, transforming it into a functional, by-definition firearm. There are, of course, some pros and cons of building your own AR-15. Is it worth it? Are you on the fence about deciding whether to pull the trigger and do it yourself, or go to the local gun store and pick one off the shelf? We’ll help you decide! Pros of Building Your Own AR-15 The pros are the...

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Secrets and Tips for Building Your Very Own AR-15

Investing in an 80% lower and 80 lower jig is the quickest and most customizable way to build your first AR-15! But there are some basics you should consider, lest your build end up disappointing. See, the AR-15 is one of the most versatile and modular firearms platforms – you need to use that advantage as your own, making your rifle exactly the way you want it. Machining your 80% lower also requires some best practices to make the project fun! Keep reading to learn the secrets and tips for building your very own AR-15: Build your AR-15 with a...

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Do 80 Lowers Need Serial Numbers?

Do 80 Lowers Need Serial Numbers?

We’ll cut right to the chase here: Sometimes, yet. Mostly, no! Depending on what state you live in, you do not need to serialize your 80 lower once it’s complete. Under Federal Law – that’s the laws set by the ATF – any individual building a firearm at home for personal use does not need to mark their firearm with a serial number. That’s the easy answer, but it’s not the whole answer. Keep reading. Some states require COMPLETED 80% lowers to have serial numbers Just like the title says, you might have to serialize your 80% lower before you...

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What are 80 Lowers?

What are 80 Lowers?

We live and breathe them, gun owners love them, and they’ve been in the news with scary phrases like “ghost gun” attached to them. So, what is an 80 lower? Let’s go over what it is NOT first, then we’ll explain why you want one and don’t even know it. 80 Lowers are NOT firearms Contrary to what you may hear from uninformed folk, an 80 Lower is NOT a firearm. No legal definition in any local, state, or federal book says they are. An 80 Lower is also not a tool or item that lets any felon own a...

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