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80P Builder Guns, Are They Legal?

Homemade guns from unfinished receivers are becoming increasingly popular, and the Second Amendment guarantees us the right to keep and bear arms, including making our own. The build kits that we sell here are perfectly legal to own, although there are a few conditions everyone must follow to ensure that you are abiding by the law. There is no need for the gun maker/owner to register a firearm, have a serial number, nor pass a background check. Some exceptions may apply in certain states, so be sure to be familiar with local gun laws. There is a long history of this building practice in our country, and the constitution would be meaningless if it did not allow us the ability to exercise that right.

Here are a few things that are important to remember:

  • For official laws you should reference the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA).
  • The GCA does NOT prohibit an individual from making a gun for his or her own personal use.
  • A non-licensed person may make a firearm, provided it is NOT for sale.
  • The gun maker/owner can NOT otherwise be prohibited from possessing firearms (such as from a felony conviction).
  • Receivers that do not meet the definition of a "firearm" are NOT subject to regulation under the GCA, according to the ATF.
  • Unfinished receivers are legal to sell and distribute.
  • The term "Unfinished receiver" refers to an item that has not yet reached a stage of manufacture that meets the definition of firearm frame or receiver found in the GCA, according to the ATF.

Homemade guns have always been legal, and are our right to own. Although they have more recently caused considerations and concerns, and are likely to be the topic of legislation in the not too distant future, according to legal professionals. It is our responsibility as firearm makers/owners to follow the laws stated in the GCA without exception, and to legally advocate for this right to ensure that our freedom of the Second Amendment is not infringed upon.


October 02, 2019

How about CT's new ghost gun law
- Ernie

July 05, 2019

This is awesome I've been doing some research on this and these 80% kits are spreading faster than wildfire, I think it's an awesome idea that one can build his or her own firearm and pass it down from generation to generation, it's definitely something that I'm going to try in the near future, thanks.
- Eugene

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