80 Percent Lower Frequently Asked Questions

What is an 80% Lower Receiver?

An 80% lower receiver is a piece of material (Aluminum) which has been partially completed to a certain point.  With readily available tooling from local hardware store and the right techniques, the lower can be transformed into a working firearm.

Is a FFL required to/build a firearm for personal use?

No. You are building the firearm for yourself for your own personal use which is legal under the Gun Control Act of 1968. This is on the ATF’s website under their FAQ page. You can see it here http://www.atf.gov/firearms/faq/firearms-technology.html .

 It is not required to be transferred through a Federal Firearms License Dealer with all the federal paperwork like its finished counterpart, the completely finished lower receiver.  These factors make for easy purchasing for home gunsmiths and hobbyists for personal use.

  As long as the following laws are met there are no problems:

  1. You can legally own the firearm in question in the state in which you live
  2. You are building the firearm for your personal use and for yourself only.

It is a good idea to mark your firearm somehow so that should it ever be lost or stolen you have a way to identify it and report its loss to your local law enforcement. Please check your local and state laws.

What tools are required or recommended to finish my lower receiver?

Building an 80% lower receiver into a finished lower receiver can be done using a variety of readily available tools and the proper techniques. The most popular methods involve using a drill press or milling machine. Once you have chosen the type of drill you wish to use, you will also need a 80% lower jig set which we stock for your convenience. The jig helps ensure that the 80% lower is properly machined and that high tolerances are initiated and maintained.


Tools Used:

  • Daytona Tactical Lower Receiver Jig
  • 80% Lower
  • Drill Press (minimum requirements)
  • Drills & End mills
  • 1/2″ END MILL
  •  5/32 Drill
  •  3/8 Drill
  •  3/8 END MILL
  •  5/16 END MILL
  •  5/8 DRILL
  •  5/16 LONG END MILL
  • 3/16 Allen Hex Wrench
  • Cutting Fluid
  • Calipers

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Does the 80% lower receiver include instructions?

No, but with a simple search on the internet there are various sites with instruction to complete your 80% lower receiver.

Does the AR 15 Jig you sell have instructions to finish my lower receiver?

Yes. You will find that we include complete, comprehensive instructions with our jigs that cover virtually every aspect of using the jig to finish your lower receiver.

What can the 80% AR 15 lower receiver be used for?

It is a great starting point for many firearm calibers including, but are not limited to:

  • .223-5.56mm
  • 6.8 SPC
  • 7.62x39mm
  • 5.45x39mm
  • 6.5 Grendel
  • .50 Beowulf
  • 9mm
  • .45 ACP


The assembly or installation of firearm parts and components should only be performed by a qualified gunsmith or certified armorer. Daytona Tactical is not responsible for any injury or damage resulting from the improper installation or use of our products.

Always have a competent gunsmith assemble your barrel kit, barrel or rifle kit and headspace your barrel before first use.  Using a rifle assembled incorrectly or assembled using incorrect or modified parts can result in a damaged rifle, personal injury, death, or damage to property.

AGAIN!!!! All Products purchased need to be checked by your local professional gunsmith prior to assembling to insure proper fitment and correct assembly to protect from personal injury or malfunction.


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Do to the nature of the products offered for sale through Daytonatactical.com by Elite Aluminum Products, all sales are final and are non returnable.

 If Items are Returned for refund, total will be refunded subtracting shipping cost and there is a 10% Restocking and Handling Fee.

Delivery (Shipping Times)


Due to high volume of orders we are backed up 5 to 7 Business days from the time order is placed for shipping out items. We are working to catch up and get it back to 3 to 7 business days in the future. We apologize if there is a delay with it. Send an Email to  Daytonatactical@hotmail.com if your order has passed the above ship time, and they will check with Shipping Department to find out the reason for the delay.

Thank you for your patience


Daytona Tactical is open Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5pm Eastern time. Our shipping is done between these times.


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