Many gun owners may not know why someone would want to buy what is called 80% lowers. This is too bad because they can actually be quite handy when it comes to the love that gun owners have for their firearms.
Basically, an 80% lowers is nothing more than a gun-shaped piece of metal that needs just a little bit of tooling to become a functional firearm. However, it is this small distinction that makes them so popular among gun enthusiasts in the know. When a gun is only 80% of a gun, it does not have to be registered with the state or federal government nor does it have to be only sold by someone with an authorized firearms dealer license.
In fact, the 80% lowers do not even need any serial numbers. While some people still recommend them in case the firearm is ever lost or stolen, many lawful gun owners simply do now want the government knowing if they have guns or not. In this way, they can completely avoid the registration process because the initial product they received was not legally considered a gun.
The gun pieces can be etched or designed with virtually anything that you could want. While some companies may not offer custom etching, there are many that do and you should make sure that the company you hire to do this important task is truly up to the challenge. There is nothing worse than turning in your firearm to have a really cool design placed on it and then have it not come out looking right. That can be a huge disappointment to even the most relaxed gun owner. So, by all means, make sure that you do the reserch first and foremost, you will not be disappointed.