Every 80 percent lower we sell is proudly made in the U.S.A. from quality billet aluminum (6061-T6), mil-spec forged aluminum (7075-T6), or weapons-grade polymer.
Officially called a “receiver blank” by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and firearms (ATF), an 80% lower is an unfinished receiver that isn’t considered a firearm under federal law. Cutting and drilling the lower at home with hand tools turns it into a ready-to-build firearm by legal definition. Whether it’s an AR-15 80 lower or AR-10 80 lower, thousands of shooters have built reliable and accurate rifles and pistols with our units.
Read this FAQ and guide to learn more.
Like an 80% lower, an 80% frame is an unfinished blank that functions as the firearm component of an assembled handgun once fabricated. And, like an 80% lower, the frame blank requires some basic cutting and drilling operations to make it ready for assembly. 80% frames are available for the GLOCK and 1911 platforms. GLOCK-compatible frames are made by Polymer80. All 1911 80% frames are made by Stealth Arms from forged (7075-T6) aluminum.
Have questions? This guide compares all 80% lowers and frames.
Some states have banned 80% lowers and certain firearm parts, or have otherwise restricted the sale and ownership of products we sell. So, be sure to check your local and state laws. We can’t ship our products to certain states. Please check our Shipping & Return Policy before placing an order (See Restrictions).
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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.
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, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, 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.