Category Archives: 80 Lowers

What is Anodizing and What are the Benefits?

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Any shooter who is familiar with the famous AR-15 rifle is also aware that both the upper and lower receivers are made from aluminum rather than steel. However, aluminum is prone to corrosion just like steel is in the right environmental conditions and thus, aluminum receivers also need a protective coating to provide abrasion and […]

5 Common Questions about AR-15 Pistols

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Any shooter who is familiar with the AR-15 is well aware that it’s a rifle platform rather than a pistol platform. So, how can a rifle possibly be classified as a pistol? Well, the answer to that question lies in an obscure section of a U.S. law called the National Firearms Act. However, using a […]

Some City Police Not Taking Calls for Some Crimes

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As you know we are living in strange and difficult times. This message is not meant to scare, but more to spread awareness. In cities like Portland, Cincinnati, and Michigan, law enforcement may only be responding to calls deemed absolutely essential, so they may not respond to some crimes. This means, the general public could […]

Which is better, buying an AR-15 or having one built?

The age old question, “should I build my own AR-15 or should I buy one fully assembled?” Well, if you’re a beginner, you’re definitely better off buying your own AR, figuring out how it works, how to assemble and disassemble the rifle, and how to clean it. Next, you should shoot as many different AR-15 […]

What tools are needed to assemble an AR-15 lower receiver?

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So you bought your first lower receiver, eh? To assemble your lower you’ll only need a few simple things: AR-15 lower receiver vice block (this holds the lower securely to your vice so you can work on it without damaging the finish A set of punch pins of various sizes for the many small pins […]

Are M-15A4 uppers compatible with AR-15 lowers?

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The short answer is no, they are not. There really is no such thing as an M15A4. The classic M15 is a squad automatic weapon variant of the M14 rifle. The catch here is that neither the M14 or the M15 has a split receiver, it’s a single piece.  So in other words, it’s not […]

How much does it cost to buy or build a good AR-15?

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First you have to define what a “good” AR-15 means to you. You can purchase AR-15s for thousands of dollars or you could build your own for hundred. It all depends on your level of comfort with building your own.  If you’re building your own AR, you can go straight from scratch, with an 80 […]

Does filing off the serial number of a gun do any good?

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The only good filing off a serial number would do for you would be to get you locked up. Filing off a serial number is a felony. We’re surprised this is actually a common question, but of course it is. Be smart, do not try to file off a serial number on a gun. If […]


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