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80 lower & Frame Rule Destroyed!! 80% lowers are NOT firearms!

80 lower & Frame Rule Destroyed!! 80% lowers are NOT firearms!

Posted by 80-lower.com on Jul 1st 2023

BREAKING NEWS:Federal District Court Vacated ATF's unconstitutional receiver rule on 6/30/2023!Thank you all for being loyal customers. We have exciting news! We can't think of a better announcement this 4th of July Holiday week!!! We just regained one of our rights! Late yesterday evening, Fire …

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.


How to Clean The AR-15 BCG

How to Clean The AR-15 BCG

Posted by 80-Lower.com on Jun 27th 2023

Your AR-15's bolt carrier group (BCG) cycles ammunition at a high rate of fire. It extracts, ejects, and chambers new rounds with every pull of the trigger. But to do all this, the BCG gets dirty. Very dirty. The AR's downfall is its "direct impingement" gas system, which launches carbon, ga …

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.


How to Build an AR-10: The Complete Guide

How to Build an AR-10: The Complete Guide

Posted by 80-Lower.com on Jun 26th 2023

We've covered how to build an AR-15, but many shooters want a rifle with a larger caliber. While the AR-15 can chamber some larger cartridges -- like 6.5 Grendel and 300 Blackout -- the AR-10 platform is what you need to load rounds like .308 Winchester and 6.5 Creedmoor.Picking Your AR-10 Platfo …

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.


The Ultimate Gun Safe Guide, Part 3: Best Rifle Safes

The Ultimate Gun Safe Guide, Part 3: Best Rifle Safes

Posted by 80-Lower.com on Jun 16th 2023

In Part One of our Ultimate Gun Safe Guide, we covered all the info you need to know about safes, like locks, fire ratings, safety features, and the steel used to build safes. Part Two covered bedside and portable pistol safes. Now we're looking at conventional gun safes for rifles: Those big …

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.


The Ultimate Gun Safe Guide, Part 2: Top Pistol Safes

The Ultimate Gun Safe Guide, Part 2: Top Pistol Safes

Posted by 80-Lower.com on Jun 9th 2023

Let's dive right into it. First up are the safes you're probably considering as a first-time handgun owner: Portable lockboxes and bedside pistol safes. New to gun safes? We recommend reading Part One of this guide. It covers gun safe specs and ratings, locks, and features. Part Three cove …

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.


The Ultimate Gun Safe Guide: Intro, Specs & Locks

The Ultimate Gun Safe Guide: Intro, Specs & Locks

Posted by 80-Lower.com on May 31st 2023

Keeping your guns safe is as important as exercising your Second Amendment right. If you're one of the millions of gun owners in America, you're probably looking for a good gun safe. But shopping for the right gun safe is difficult. There are endless brands to pick from, misleading a …

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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