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80% Lower FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about the 80% Lower Receiver


How do I order an 80% lower receiver?

The ordering process is simple. Choose your 80% lower from the menu and follow the steps to our secure, online checkout. Our customer service team is available for questions, and they can be reached on our Contact page.

Does the ATF know about 80% lower receivers?

Yes. However, an 80% lower receiver is NOT a firearm and, therefore, does not require the necessary paperwork or regulations that firearms undergo. 

Can 80% lower receivers be traced?

Due to custom-made builds using an 80% lower having no serialization or paperwork, it is typically impossible to determine the firearms origin or history. 

What is an FFL? 

An FFL is a Federal Firearms License. It is a required document for the transfer or sale of a FIREARM in the United States. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) grants FFL licenses.

Is an FFL required when I purchase my 80% lower?

No. An 80% lower receiver (which is the ONLY type of lower receiver we sell) is NOT a firearm so an FFL is NOT required to buy or sell. 

Where can I find more information regarding my state laws and 80% lower receivers?

The NRA website is a great resource for citizens to familiarize themselves with their states laws regarding firearms. 

New Jersey's attorney general recently demanded that companies stop marketing and selling untraceable weapons or "ghost guns". Therefore, we are not allowing sales or shipping of any of our items to the state of New Jersey. See N.J.S.A. 2C:39-9g

When I make a purchase on 80LowerJig.com will I get a warranty with my purchase?

All products purchased on 80LowerJig.com come with a lifetime warranty except the 80% lowers. For more information on refunds, returns and exchanges contact our customer support team.

Can I use factory .223 ammo in my build chambered in 5.56 NATO?

Although we do not recommend using .223 in a firearm chambered for 5.56 NATO, it can be done.

How can I learn more information about completing my 80% lower receiver and other related products?

Our team is always open to assist you with any questions you might have about 80% lowers and other products available on our site. Feel free to browse our blog articles or give us a call with any questions you may have.

Who do I reach out to when I have questions about my order?

We offer 3 options for contacting our team. You can complete the Contact Us form, where you can expect a response within the same business day. Additionally, you can also contact us at info@80-lower.com or call 888-623-6480.