Building your own handgun or AR-15 at home is a great alternative to just buying a retail gun (with unnecessary accessories or the wrong configuration) and paying extra at the gun store. Picking up one of these polymer 80% receivers is the way to do it. The ATF says it’s legal to build a gun at home from scratch, with no paperwork required (just check your local and state laws, too). The best part? These 80% frames and lowers are all compatible with their corresponding Glock® Gen 3 handgun parts or mil-spec AR-15 parts.
The best part about building your own handgun with a frame blank is that it requires few tools and very little equipment to complete. Polymer is easy to cut and drill with basic tools, and the entire project should take less than 2 hours, even for first-timers! Once your frame blank is completed, simply assemble it with the appropriate factory Glock® parts or aftermarket kits, and you’re ready to hit the range.
These un-finished 80% frames and 80% receivers are not considered firearms under federal law, nor does the ATF consider them firearms. Because they are not functional, they can be shipped like any other product to most states. They do not require an FFL, background check, transfer fee, or other special taxes or paperwork.
Contrary to federal law, some states have either restricted or banned the sale, transfer, and ownership of 80% lowers, firearm blanks, and other gun parts. Because of these restrictions, we cannot ship our products to certain states. Please confirm whether your state is restricted on our Shipping & Return Policy before placing an order. We cannot fulfill orders to restricted states if placed.
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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.
We are a national retailer of individual components and not all products depicted on this website are legal in every state. Shipping of various products found on this website are prohibited to some states (such as California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Washington). The information, pictures, text or products presented on this website are not a representation by us, and should not be understood by you, that any product or completed firearm is legal to assemble or own in your state of residence. We encourage each and every builder to perform their own research about the state and federal laws that apply to them. It is your responsibility to understand the law and we encourage you to consult with an attorney or your local ATF representative.