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Old 06-28-2019, 06:35 PM
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Can anybody recommend a source for 80% lowers? Looking to hear some first hand experiences, not just the typical google results!

Also, how have you done yours- drill press, router and jig, hand drill and jig, etc?

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Old 06-28-2019, 08:14 PM
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I've been interested but unfortunately the only ones I have found are all glock frames (gen 3 at that) and my hands hate glocks. There are so many good gun choices that fit me so much better. I keep trying to like glocks though. Maybe one day.
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Try local gun shows and shops and pay cash. That leaves no trace unlike ordering online.
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I used the 5D tactical router jig pro. Finished a couple lowers with it, very happy with it.
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I’ll tag this post. I need some P229, P226, P220 80% frame without the flashlight rails.
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The AR-15/AR-10 aluminum or plastic.
Their 80% AR-10 lowers work perfect with AERO uppers.

I have milled A LOT using this jig and 80% lowers.

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I got a great deal on a couple Matrix 80% AR lowers from Joe Bobs for $35 each. Supposed to be blemishes, and I did find 1-2 very light scratches in the anodizing that I could only see in good light.

I haven't worked on them yet, maybe I will this winter when things slow down, but they seem very nice for the money.


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I've recently been looing into the 80% frames and lowers and was quite surprised at the depth of frames and lowers available. I'm thinking about doing an 80% gun as a project or setting one of the advanced kits (all parts + 80% frame/lower) back as a hedge against worse case scenarios.
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Noreen Firearms are excellent 7075 80% lowers . small bites, sharp bits.

80% ARMS GEN2 Jig or the Multi Jig (if i did it again I would go Multi, does .556, 9mm and 7.62) easiest to use, top notch rig.
CORE is another Excellent 7075 80% lower and does have the tension screw so you can adjust you lockdown. as far as poly,
Tennessee arms, they put brass inserts in the threaded areas, excellent castings never any porousity bubbles
another is JMT James Madison Tactical. excellent mix, well braced, brass insert in grip screw
80% arms lowers are decent, they have a cast in trigger guard, and are a lil easier to cut being 6061.
good lowers
and they do glock as well and sell the jig
JMT excellent poly 80% lower
their sabre single stage trigger is excellent as well.
tennessee arms you can do any finish they offer, you can even do a heat polished clear
ive only done their std .556 and 7.62 , never messed with the clear.
Noreen Firearms excellent forged and billet
ive cut and built everyone of these. same jig. mines a Gen 2 for [email protected] 9mm, Glock Gen2, and for 7.62 is a DIY armory jig
these, i have had experience ,hands on with. took a few to sort out to this group
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Old 12-10-2019, 10:16 AM
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I did the same, bought some lower blems and used a drill press with an anderson jig.

take your time, don't get in a hurry. They turned out great.

I spend more time trying to protect the jig because I don't want to wear it out. Once you get the lower properly marked and started. The rest is easy. Just go slow, let the drill press do its work.
Much faster using a router jig. I know a couple guys that have them and love them. Plus they are getting cheaper now if you don't already have a drill press.
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