AR Pistol Kits
Our AR Pistol Kits represent the easiest, most affordable way to build and own your very own, top-tier pistol for pennies on the dollar. Configurations are available for AR9, AR-15 and 300 Blackout pistols. Our 100%-made-in-the-USA kits feature mil-spec Chromoly or Stainless Steel barrels for MOA accuracy.
What is an AR-15 Pistol?
An AR-15 pistol is like an AR-15 rifle, except unlike a short-barreled rifle (SBR), it doesn't have a buttstock. Instead, AR pistols are either built with only an exposed buffer tube, or they're equipped with something called a pistol stabilizing brace. AR pistols use a barrel shorter than 16", and they can be chambered in different calibers that take advantage of this compact profile. Because of its ability to use a short barrel (7" or less) and because it can cycle without a conventional gas system, the AR9 chambered in 9mm is a popular variant of the AR-15 often built as an AR pistol.
- Here's a full guide on using an AR pistol brace.
- Read the Ultimate AR9 Pistol Guide here.
- Read the AR-15 Pistol FAQ and Build Guide.
IMPORTANT! Never install a buttstock on an AR-type pistol without first being approved to build a short-barreled rifle. Here's how to convert an AR pistol into an SBR.
Regardless of caliber/chamber, each AR Pistol Kit we sell includes a fully-built upper with gas system (except 9mm, which requires no gas tube), threaded muzzle with muzzle device, stripped M4-type upper, M-Lok, Keymod, or Picatinny handguard, M16 BCG or 9mm BCG with charging handle, and a lower parts kit with complete buffer system and pistol brace. All uppers feature Picatinny rails and M4 feed ramps.
Building With an 80% Lower
To complete your build, you must purchase an 80% lower and AR-15 or AR9 jig (each sold separately). You can opt to buy a stripped AR-15 lower receiver, which is considered a firearm under federal law and requires an FFL transfer. An 80 percent lower does not require an FFL to buy or ship under federal law.
AR Pistol Kit Specifications
- 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
Not Firearms Under Federal Law
These AR pistol kits do not include firearms or receiver blanks, and are not considered firearms under federal law. No license or FFL is required to buy, own, or build a pistol kit under federal law. 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: “GLOCK” is a federally registered trademark of GLOCK, Inc. and is one of many trademarks owned by GLOCK, Inc. and GLOCK Ges.m.b.H. Neither 80 Percent Lowers, a/k/a Tactical Gear Heads, LLC nor this site are affiliated in any manner with, or otherwise endorsed by, GLOCK, Inc. or GLOCK Ges.m.b.H. The use of “GLOCK” on this page is merely to advertise the sale of GLOCK pistols, parts, or components. For additional genuine GLOCK, Inc. and GLOCK Ges.m.b.H products and parts visit www.glock.com.
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.