Rifle Kits

Rifle Kits

Kits available in 5.56 NATO, .223 Wylde, 6.5 Creedmoor, .308 Winchester, and 300 Blackout.

Join the club of amateur gunsmiths and dedicated shooters who've proudly pieced together their own AR-type rifles from scratch. Each of our Rifle Kits features mil-spec fittings and coatings, and every component is precisely forged, hammered, CNC machined, and coated stateside. Our kits run the gamut, from retro A2-style shooters to subsonic 300 BLK guns, to precision bench rifles in 6.5 Creedmoor made for confident 1,000-yard shots. 

Rifle Kit Specifications & Features

  • All carbon barrels forged from MIL-B-11595 E steel (4150 or Chromoly Vanadium)
  • All carbon barrels and chambers treated with Nitride (Melonite) or Phosphate coating
  • All stainless / match barrels forged from Crucible 416R steel for sub-MOA accuracy
  • All bolt carrier groups (BCGs) full-auto, staked, M16 profile, chrome-lined
  • All stripped upper receivers forged from mil-spec 7075 T6 aluminum
  • All buffer assemblies and lower parts kits are mil-spec in fit and finish
  • With an optional 80% lower, all kits include the necessary parts for building a functional AR15.
  • All upper assemblies ship test-fired and ready to install with no additional assembly required.

80% Lower Included? How to Cut and Drill for Assembly

Each of our rifle kits is designed to work with any "retail" stripped lower receiver -- but that's probably not why you're here. If you opt for a forged or billet 80% lower, completing your receiver blank requires a simple jig with the included drill bits and end mill bits. Completing your 80% lower and transforming it into a stripped lower receiver for the included parts kit requires less than two hours of time, even for first-time builders.Each jig includes the necessary instructions for completing your receiver blank.

Click here for a visual example of how to complete your 80% lower.

Are AR build kits legal?

Yes. Federal law and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms do not recognize any components in these Rifle Build Kits as a firearm. The Gun Control Act of 1968 allows for a private individual to build a firearm at home, from scratch, with no serial number or paperwork required. Keep in mind, this pertains to federal law. Some states have enacted restrictions against Rifle Kits like these, or otherwise recognize such kits to be firearms, contrary to federal law. Be sure to check your local and state laws before purchasing. We cannot fulfill orders to some states. We strongly recommend reviewing our Shipping & Returns policy to ensure your state is not restricted before ordering. 

Have further questions about the legality of 80% lowers and building guns at home? Check out our guide on the relevant state and federal laws. This guide is not legal advice and cannot be construed as such. Always seek counsel with a licensed attorney if you're ever unsure about firearm laws.

 


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.

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We are a national retailer of individual components and not all products depicted on this website are legal in every state. Shipping of various products found on this website are prohibited to some states (such as California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington). The information, pictures, text or products presented on this website are not a representation by us, and should not be understood by you, that any product or completed firearm is legal to assemble or own in your state of residence. We encourage each and every builder to perform their own research about the state and federal laws that apply to them. It is your responsibility to understand the law and we encourage you to consult with an attorney or your local ATF representative.