80% lowers

Discussion in 'DIY Projects' started by viveremilitareest, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. viveremilitareest

    viveremilitareest New Member

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    I have been wanting to build an ar from a 80% lower. Does anyone have recommendations on where to buy or have any reviews on 80% lowers?

    Thanks

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  2. Ez2b

    Ez2b New Member

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    I ordered mine from
    gun parts plus.com
    You can pick couple different options.
    Also they have the least expensive jig that I could find

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  3. viveremilitareest

    viveremilitareest New Member

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    I looked into them earlier, the website didn't seem that great, so I was a little sketched out. How well did your finished product turn out?

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  4. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Look at American spirit arms 95% lower.
     
  5. Ez2b

    Ez2b New Member

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    Came out great I chose the black anodized one.
    And they answer the phones shipping took about 10 days though.

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  6. sputnik1988

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    Is it any different than any other 80% or is the 95% thing a gimmick? I'm not extremely familiar with 80% lowers but it doesn't look any different than any otherone to me.
     
  7. Ez2b

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    A 90 percent lower has a pocket drilled right in front of the threading of the butt stock already done for you.
    It's really not that much of a difference

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  8. viveremilitareest

    viveremilitareest New Member

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    I was wondering that too. It looks like an 80%, doesn't really matter I guess. The price is about the same.

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  9. JRAndres99

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    I'd stay away from buying an EP Armory poly from Ares right about now.

    Other than that are you looking for forged or billet.
     
  10. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Looks like the only difference.
     
  11. viveremilitareest

    viveremilitareest New Member

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    I feel bad for them. Tough break for the eplower

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  12. Ez2b

    Ez2b New Member

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    I was pretty has hesitant of a plastic lower in the first place

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  13. Ez2b

    Ez2b New Member

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    Here is A couple pictures of Mine in the process.

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  14. pawjr74

    pawjr74 New Member

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    If you're looking to buy an 80% lower for privacy reasons then buy one locally and pay cash. And don't give out your name or address to the store either. Look into the Ares Armory situation in CA for clarification.


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  15. TexasGunner

    TexasGunner New Member

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    I ordered 2 80% lowers from Shadow Ops in Colorado on the 28th of Feb. and they still have not shipped. :-( I ordered 2 80% lowers from Brownells this morning..... Already have a tracking number! I already have a jig, all the drill bits, and milling bits. Ready to go!


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  16. Ez2b

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    That's cool I did not know brownells had 80 percent they must have just started carrying them. I think the place I ordered from was $80 but they're already black but you don't have a problem with duracoating do you lol

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  17. JRAndres99

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  18. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    I've been thinking about doing an A1 80% lower with replica Colt markings. Problem is they are not made except by one guy in a custom shop using existing 80% lowers. They run about $300 in the white.
     
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  19. viveremilitareest

    viveremilitareest New Member

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    I don't know anywhere in Utah that has 80% lowers.

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  20. viveremilitareest

    viveremilitareest New Member

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    Looks good! I like it.

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