AR 15 Pistol Kit
An AR-15 Pistol Kit is an exciting, cost-effective way to custom build your very own AR 15 pistol in 5.56 NATO or .223 Remington. While providing a shorter barrel and lighter weight, each pistol kit includes a mil-spec and hyper-accurate barrel made from 4150 CMV steel. Each upper is preassembled so there's no guessing when it comes to gas systems, headspacing, handguards, or those high-torque barrel nuts.
Completing Your AR-15 Pistol
With each kit, you will receive almost every component required to build your pistol from start to finish:
- Preassembled upper receiver
- M16 bolt carrier group
- Charging handle
- Lower parts kit
- Buffer assembly
To complete your build, you will need to purchase a forged, billet, or polymer AR-15 80% lower. Fabricating the lower requires basic tools and can be done with one of our AR-15 80% jigs, which include the necessary bits.
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Available in 5.56 NATO and 300 Blackout
We offer Pistol Kits with both 5.56-chambered upper assemblies and 300 AAC blackout-chambered assemblies. These kits also come with varying handguards to suit your rail attachment preferences. Options include M-Lok, Picatinny, Keymod, and MOE (Magpul Original Equipment) with QD-style attachment points. Included flash hiders were hand-picked for optimal function, performance and field use.
AR 15 Pistol Kit Features:
- No FFL Required
- 100% mil-spec construction
- Fully assembled, test-fired upper receiver
- Includes almost all components required to complete build
- Available in 5.56 NATO, 300 Blackout chambers
- 100% Made in the USA
- All barrels are forged from MIL-B-11595 E steel (4150 or Chromoly Vanadium)
- All stainless barrels forged from Crucible 416R steel, offering sub-MOA accuracy
- All BCGs are M16 in profile with chrome lining and properly staked gas keys
- 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
- All barreled uppers are test-fired to ensure proper assembly
AR Kits: Federal vs. State Law
No components included with any AR pistol kit are considered firearms under federal law. The ATF does not recognize the optionally included 80% lower receivers as firearms, either. In most cases, you may purchase a kit and have it shipped directly to you without the need to visit an FFL or conduct a background check.
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).
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.