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Benefits of Using 80 Percent AR Lowers instead of Pre-Built

Posted by Jordan Vinroe on Jan 10th 2020

The Second Amendment gives all Americans the right to bear arms and stands as a civic duty and responsibility of the American people to uphold. But over the years, there has been a great deal of difficulty involved in the purchase and sale of firearms. More recently, however, there has been a surge in the popularity of 80 percent AR lowers which allow you to  purchase 80 percent of your firearm and finish building it yourself. Doing this can save you time, hassle, and sometimes even money.

You’re In Control of Your Gun

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When you purchase a kit, you’re in the driver’s seat. You get to make the big decisions on parts and build yourself a completely custom firearm. You’re also technically not purchasing a firearm because it comes to you as only “80 percent” finished (an arbitrary percentage). By completing your 80 lower arms, you maintain control of the entire process, and there is a great deal of pride in a well-built firearm.

Ordering an 80 percent AR lower allows you to build a one-of-a-kind firearm with the exact specs you want. Your gun will not be subject to the manufacturer’s requirements and, as such, can be completely customized. You can even get  engraving with your own custom serial number. Having a gun unlike any other is another attractive benefit to building your own.

The Cost

You may even be able to save some money compared to completely customizing a pre-built firearm. While, on their own, kits are typically the same price or more expensive than pre-built arms, you can certainly save some money on customization options.

Most enthusiasts don’t save money when building their own guns. There are many cases where people build a fully-loaded, high-functioning rifle with the best 80 percent AR lower parts and spend a lot of money. In fact, many hobbyists spend more on their customized options than they would just by purchasing it upfront from the manufacturer. Going into a firearm build with the sole intention of saving money is a mindset mistake. Build your own gun for the love of building it to your own specs and design.

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Custom Innovation

Another great reason to purchase a kit is because of innovation. Many original AR-15 designs are decades old, but with 80 lower arms, there have been countless advancements in design with brand new receivers and ultralight options.

Weight isn’t the only thing that makes 80% firearms valuable. The independent nature of these 80 percent AR lower parts means a lot of innovation. They’re like high-end electric car companies or solar energy companies, where innovation and quality organically drive them forward. Pre-built arms lack innovation.

Save Time, Less Hassle

When you order an 80 percent lower and decide to build your own firearm, you save a lot of time, energy, and hassle. Because you’re only buying parts, you typically do not have to deal with getting licensing and paperwork which can be a stressful part of buying a manufactured weapon.

For many residents, there are also  no waiting periods, no state fees, and no paperwork. With 80 lower arms, you are completely in control. And these are big savings in the long run because licenses often need to be renewed, and there could also be a waiting period every time you wanted a new gun. Order a receiver and supplemental parts to get fast shipping that saves you time and hassle! Be sure to always check your state and local laws to make sure 80% arms are legal for you to purchase and put together.

Building Your Gun: Easier Than You Think

You may be thinking that building your own firearm with an 80 percent AR lower is going to be too much work or too difficult. This is not the case. If you have a garage, we have  the tools you need and there are thousands of people building firearms today.

When you purchase  a jig, you can get more than just one firearm out of it. Jigs function as a personal CNC machine and drill press. Many of these kits and parts are an investment in the future of your new hobby. One of the nicest things about using 80 percent AR lowers is that they are designed for you to be able to build a firearm at home.

Building Something Great

Building your own firearm using an 80 percent AR lower has so many benefits, and it’s a lot easier than you think. They’re made for this purpose so start the process with us today. Our dedicated team is happy to help you with any questions you may have or resources you may need.  Contact us today to start building something great!