Q: Where do I buy one?
A: Right here in our store at www.tibatactical.com
Q: Is it EASY to do?
A: Polymer80 pistols are very simple to complete. All the drill bits are included and you could complete one by hand with a sharp knife if you don’t have a drill press or dremel tool.
If you’re doing an AR lower then check out some good videos on poly vs metal and the tools required. Want to see a sample? Stop by anytime. With practice you can complete a P80 pistol in less than 30 minutes, while an aluminum AR-15 can take a few days to finish off.
Q: Do you sell firearms?
A: NO. We sell parts only. We are NOT an FFL dealer, so we don’t sell any products that require paperwork.
Q: Is it cheaper to build a firearm as opposed to buying one already complete from a dealer?
A: Probably not when it comes to pistols. If building an AR-style rifle then we’d guess you’ll save about $100 off the same thing already built. Of course that is minus what you might pay for tools, etc.
Q: May I lawfully make a firearm for my own personal use, provided it is not being made for resale?
A: (From the ATF Website): “Firearms may be lawfully made by persons who do not hold a manufacturer’s license under the GCA provided they are not for sale or distribution and the maker is not prohibited from receiving or possessing firearms.”
Q: Can you build my gun for me?
A: Yes & No. We CAN NOT do the remaining mill work on an 80% lower. Whoever does the milling & drilling owns that firearm FOREVER. You can’t sell it or transfer it unless you follow at the ATF rules (see below). We CAN do everything else. We can install all the little parts and make it work.
Q: Does an 80% lower receiver require transfer or registration through an FFL?
A: No. This is a do-it-yourself product that requires special skills and tools to complete the fire control pocket and drill the appropriate pin holes for the trigger assembly, etc. There are reliable videos on YouTube and various gunsmith sites demonstrating the procedure.
Q: Can I build and then transfer a finished firearm to another individual?
A: Yes, but you’ll need to mark the firearm in accordance with 27 CFR 472.92 (formally 178.92) and follow all the laws that are in place today. Protect yourself and don’t put a completed firearm in anyone’s hands unless you have gone through proper channels and background checks. Following the proper channels will protect us, our family, and our friends, it’s also the best way to ensure you can come back to this site again and again as you finish your project. For any firearm transfer it is your responsibility to understand the federal and local laws and how they apply.
Q: Are felons restricted from owning a firearm that was built from an 80% receiver?
A: Felons that are restricted from owning a firearm, are restricted from purchasing and/or building a firearm. We have a strict policy against selling 80% lower receivers to convicted felons or any other restricted person.