Building AR-15 Starting with 80% Lower Receiver
The advantage of an 80% lower is that the BATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms) does not consider it a firearm and therefore it need not have a serial number and may be shipped directly to your home. No FFL. No background check. Once the AR-15 is completed, it is called a "Ghost Gun" because there will be no record of its existence.
As you may know, it is against the law to purchase an 80% lower receiver, complete it and then sell it to another party. Finishing an 80% lower receiver requires an appropriate jig, drill and a router for the required milling.
Once the 80% lower is finished, you may complete the build of your custom AR-15. Complete lower receiver and upper receiver kits are hard to find but still available if you do some searching on the internet. You will generally need to catch a supplier just when they have received a shipment. It's only taking hours to sell out on most items. For more info on the build go HERE.
Most of the black anodized receivers are currently near impossible to find and most gun shops will not anodize a receiver that does not have a serial number. Usually for around a $10 up charge you can order an 80% receiver with a serial number etched on it. It does not change the status of the 80% receiver if it does have a serial number. You may also want to have "Safe" and "Fire" engraved as well.
The most efficient way to find an 80% lower online is to do a search on "AR-15 80% lower receiver." You will find numerous sites and will just have to search through them to find anyone who currently has an 80% lower in stock. They may be back ordered and it could take several weeks to get one.
Before buying an 80% Lower or contem-plating a custom build, it is HIGHLY recommended that you attend the AR-15 Orientation class. Enroll HERE. You will gain the information needed to make more informed purchase decisions. Cost for the class is only $25.
Call Terry Marksberry at 352-360-5666 with any questions.