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Old May 1, 2013, 03:09 PM   #1
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80% AR Lower

I just bought my first 80% AR Lower and jig from for $125 a pop. This will be my first attempt at finishing an 80% lower. Any general tips for this?

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Old May 2, 2013, 04:22 PM   #2
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Maybe this will help...

Given that finished lowers are now available for only a few bucks more again, seems like a lot of work for the $$ saved.

But then again, it's a "homemade" firearm- so that's got a cool factor
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Old May 3, 2013, 05:18 AM   #3
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Old May 14, 2013, 03:18 PM   #4
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Thank you guys! I am more doing it for "custom" aspect. I will post pics once I am done.
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Old May 18, 2013, 02:53 PM   #5
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Finally started to see AR lowers drop back into the 120-150$ range, about damn time. Definitely cool to make something custom from an 80% - even buying a stripped lower and building it up from there gave me a lot of satisfaction after seeing the finished product a month or so later. Be sure to post pics of your progress. Are you going to have it coated in a specific color or pattern or go with black? A buddy of mine got a dip kit for around 100$ and dipped a shotgun of his in a camo pattern, turned out really cool.
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