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2/21/2020 11:35:28 PM
Posted: 10/5/2004 7:44:45 PM EST
Ok, I've been looking at the 80% lowers and was thinking it would be a good learning experience and maybe a little fun. My question is, do you save any money going this route? How much money can I expect to invest just to complete the lower. The lower and tools, jigs, everything. Thanks guys.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 7:51:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/5/2004 7:54:57 PM EST by Darkest2000]
if you are looking to save money, then 80% is NOT for you. Often they cost more than a complete stripped lower.

If you're starting with nothing, i.e. no tools, jig, lower, drill bits, then you're looking at about $600 in investment.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 8:32:47 PM EST
YOU CAN RENT THE TOOLS AND SAVE THEN BUYING THE TOOLS

WILLIAM
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 6:13:32 AM EST
Guess I had it figured right. But I would like to to build my own, I don't like black weapons. Does anyone sell stripped lowers that are in the white?
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 10:03:55 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/6/2004 10:10:09 AM EST by Darkest2000]

Originally Posted By mkgunz:
Guess I had it figured right. But I would like to to build my own, I don't like black weapons. Does anyone sell stripped lowers that are in the white?



Who in their right mind doesn't like black weapons just kidding, most if not all 80% lower forgings come in the white. If you are talking about complete lowers in the white, the only ones that I know of are those Diamond billet CNC machined lowers. Those sure are ugly tho. I guess you can always strip the finish off an existing lower as well, but that's not recommended. Have you thought about painting your gun in perhaps some camo pattern?
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 10:45:12 AM EST

Originally Posted By tannery_shop:
YOU CAN RENT THE TOOLS AND SAVE THEN BUYING THE TOOLS

WILLIAM



I was gonna go with buying the tools till I found out renting was an option.

I don't have the confidence to to the work involved in an 80%

I just opted for the $90 already finished lower from Ameetec
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 12:42:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2004 9:13:00 PM EST by snipen]
you won't save any mola going with the 80% lower. i spent 400 clams already and i still need a drill press and a upper assembly to complete. this is only because i live in california where doj hates ar's. if your not in california i'd buy a complete lower from your ffl dealer.

snipen
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 2:01:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By Darkest2000:
Who in their right mind doesn't like black weapons just kidding, most if not all 80% lower forgings come in the white. If you are talking about complete lowers in the white, the only ones that I know of are those Diamond billet CNC machined lowers. Those sure are ugly tho. I guess you can always strip the finish off an existing lower as well, but that's not recommended. Have you thought about painting your gun in perhaps some camo pattern?



Yup, I was talking about stripped lowers. I guess I'll just go with a paint job. I like green ever since I bought a SA 1911 in OD. Plus it doesn't show up like black on night vision. Not that I'm going into combat with any of my guns.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 4:58:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2004 4:59:57 PM EST by txgp17]

Originally Posted By mkgunz:
Guess I had it figured right. But I would like to to build my own, I don't like black weapons. Does anyone sell stripped lowers that are in the white?



If you're into the colors thing, try Diamondkote firearms finishes and gun coatings.
Link Posted: 10/30/2004 5:14:50 AM EST
Thanks.
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