The AR-15 is a prized firearm in the United States for many reasons. It is one of the best to buy, because its modular design allows its owner to experience a great deal of freedom in maintaining and customizing it. However, for the past few decades, the atmosphere around the AR-15 and the 2nd amendment  has become ripe with discontent. Legislation is constantly brought on to reduce the rights of legal firearm owners to own. 

So what is the solution? The 80% Lower 

What is an 80% Lower?

80% lower refers to the lower receiver of a firearm being 80% or less milled out. According to the present ATF standards for what a firearm is, these are basically forged or billet aluminum blocks which are milled to the shape of the lower receiver necessary. In this case, with the AR-15, the 80% lower receiver is only missing the hole for the fire control group. This effectively makes the lower nothing more than a paperweight. 

However, if you’re a builder, this becomes the grounds for a new legal-to-own firearm. All you need to do is use a jig kit and some power tools to mill out the hole you need and there you go.

Not to mention, they come out much more cost effective too. And ordering online

The main point about the 80% lower is that it is able to be purchased anywhere, anytime, without any hassle from the ATF. No background checks, no FFL. It is currently the only way to purchase a rifle without serialization. It has earned the nickname “ghost gun” for its inability to be traced by the government. 

The idea of the 80% lower clings to the idea that law abiding citizens should not be punished for the wrongdoings of others. Therefore, if you are in the market for 80% lower built AR-15s to add to your arsenal, visit Thunder Tactical!