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    Default 80% AR-15 lower receiver

    I tried do a search but kept getting a message about not using 3 words.

    Anyways, If they're still available, where is the best place to get 80% AR-15 lower receivers?
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    AR15 Plus Store - custom firearm parts, kits, AR15, AK47 has them, as do a few other places. Unfortunately, for me anyway, when the price of an 80% is only a few bucks cheaper than a 100% it kinda loses it's appeal.

    AR15 Lower Receiver 7075-T6 Alloy Forging, Military Spec - 1001-D S Arms

    These are a better deal if you can handle all the machine work. They are raw forgings.

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    Here is a link from the Sturmgewehr board for ones selling for $ 85, but the FCG needs to be milled out:

    WTS 80% complete AR 15 Receivers, $85 shipped
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    Tactical Machining and KTO both sell the 80% with the solid FCG pocket and if you buy the CNC Guns Jigs, it's a fairly easy build with a drill press.

    Now I need to figure out how to do my engraving and anodizing.

    Site where I bought my Jigs; CNCGUNSMITHING - www.cncguns.com - Home of the AR45

    Tactical machining; http://www.tacticalmachining.com/images/80-determination.jpg That's their approval letter drop all the stuff after .com to see their site.

    KTO: Kristi Tool/KT Ordnance/Promised Land Products/Molon Labe Arms - Portal Page

    I have the Jigs and a couple of each of their 80%, the KTO ones are rolled marked for legal protection he doesn't like you having a completely unmarked lower.
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    There also William from the The Tannery Shop- KC Ordnance & Supply since 1999 I think he still does 80% AR receivers.

    Here is an interesting article on a 80% AR build and anodizing.

    Building an AR from an 80% casting
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    When the Forged 80 per-centers were available I bought 4.
    With the jig from CNC gunsmithing the bits and tap along with the Auto Cad files I was able to do a respectable job. I have kept 2 uncompleted as they are just chunks of metal.
    It is not that they are cheaper in fact with the cost of tooling, not to mention the time to complete them.They are considerably more expensive but they are CLEAN if you know what I mean.

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    A buddy of mine got a couple from here: Lower Receiver parts for the AR-15 and M-16 rifles. Click on "80% Lower Paperweights"

    He measured them up and they were dimensionally within specs.

    He also got ahold of a 80% made by another company (sorry, I don't know if he ever told me where he got it) which was not in spec, and seemed to me to be a lot more work anyway: Bolt hold open pin not drilled, takedown pin retaining pins not drilled, selector detent not drilled, etc.

    Good luck. As Fredseviltwin pointed out, they aren't cheaper, but they come without any Imperial entanglements.

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    Buy from Tactical Machining, they are the best. On the CNC Gunsmithing website-in the forums one of the guys posting is "Thinwater"' I think he owns Tac Machining. It IS nice to have a "clean" AR!!

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    absolutely!!

    TM's are the way to go!

    ive got a dozen of these or more (lost count) and these are dead on the money and super easy to finish with even just a basic drill press and some common sense.

    ive got a quick "how to" on these posted.
    Hate takes LESS energy & thought... Dont be so Lazy.

    Building or Bitching? which are you here to do?


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