Build your own 80% FAQs

The information below is just a few of the questions that we’ve been asked by some of our customers but as always one should do your own research! We are not legal advisers!

Under the Gun control Act of 1968 it is legal to build a weapon for your own personal use. You may not build to sell, trade, gift or transfer. You can read the entire legislation by clicking here.

– Can I build one for a family member or friend?

No. You may not gift, transfer or otherwise distribute your hand made firearm.

– Does it need a serial number?

As an individual, you do not need a serial number. It is allowable to mark your weapon for identification purposes.

– Will you help me make a full-auto, suppressor, silencer?

No. All State and Federal laws must be followed.

– Are there restrictions on who may own a firearm?

Yes. You must be over 21 years of age, not an illegal alien, not a felon or a fugitive from justice, not have a mental defect, not dishonorably discharged from the military, not an unlawful user or addicted to a controlled substance. The full list of prohibited persons is on the ATF site, click here.

What is the difference between anodized and raw receivers?

Anodizing is a finish on a raw receiver. A raw receiver is uncoated aluminum.

– If I leave it raw, will it rust?

Aluminum lowers will not rust. Steel lowers will rust.

– What is the difference between a forged and billet receiver?

Forged means that aluminum pressed with great pressure in to a form then machined to 80% or finished product.
Billet means it started from a solid block of aluminum then every surface is machined to 80% or finished product.

– How do I get the parts to complete my firearm?

You can openly buy the parts required at your local gun store or the internet to complete your firearm and even have them shipped to you!

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