AR-15 Billet 80% Lower Receiver

Was: $72.00
Now: $42.00
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Moved on 8/13: duplicated from faq page for easy reading/clarification; nothing new is in effect/has changed


8.03.22: lead time for new order approximately 7+ weeks 

6.20.22: lead time for new orders approximately 6+ weeks 

5.01.22: lead time for new orders approximately 4+ weeks
*lead times are not guarantees - they are estimates only 

Next Available To Ship By Order #: 29869, 29871, 29877, 29880, 29891, 29896, 29897, 29906, 29921, 29922, 29924, 29956 (orders placed 5.15-5.20)

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 AR-15 Billet 80% Lower Receiver 

Our VDD80 Lower Receiver in 80% completed form, to be finished by the end user. The VDD80 is precision CNC-machined from billet 6061 aluminum at our facility. Billet receivers provide a significantly higher level of quality due to the stability of the raw material. Forged lowers are ideally suited to inexpensively producing products in high volume, but the drawback is poor aesthetic consistency, unpredictable fit/finish and material instability - Say it with us: Billet is better.

  • T6 Heat-Treated 6061 Billet Aluminum - Raw finish (As machined)
  • Flared magwell to improve mag changes
  • Billet quality in a simplified form factor
  • Proprietary magazine geometry eliminates poor quality broaching
  • Fully CNC machined from aerospace material
  • 100% USA Made

Our goal is to produce a quality product at an affordable price. Machining marks are perfectly acceptable and agreed to with the purchase of this product. 

Because 80% Lowers are not considered firearms by ATF, we can ship them right to your front door with no FFL required. Finished rifles must meet all applicable laws and you must be able to legally own a firearm. Compliance with all federal and local laws is YOUR responsibility.

We ARE NOT able to ship this product to anyone residing in the states of CALIFORNIA (6/24), Hawaii, Rhode Island, New York or New Jersey. Should an order for 80% lower(s) be placed for shipment to CA, HI, RI, NY or NJ, the order will be cancelled and the card holder is subject to a 20% cancellation fee.

*Please note - while many of our customers enjoy the look and simplicity of the "as machined" aluminum, this finish is intended to be completed by the end user; therefore, machining marks will be visible.

**Required machining to complete an 80% lower includes: Selector hole, Trigger pin hole, Hammer pin hole, Take-down lug slot, Fire control group pocket, Trigger slot



152 Reviews

  • 2
    80% lowers (raw)

    Posted by Blake w. on Aug 3rd 2022

    Honestly the over all craftsmanship is decent for the price but the finish is terrible. I've purchased raw unfinished lowers from quite a few companies and these by far are the toughest I've seen. The tooling marks are so prevelant they 100% will require sum sanding and finish work before being painted or whatever your final coating is going to be. Usually companies do a once over with the cnc to smooth out the surface before they're sold but these were definitely manufactured as quickly as possible and it shows in the quality.


    VDD Response:

    Bummer to hear you are not loving the finishing you need to put into your lowers. You did, however, receive the same 80s as everyone else, Blake. Detailed pictures of the products show all of the tooling marks each lower will feature and the description of the product, on all 80s product page, is as follows -

    Please note - while many of our customers enjoy the look and simplicity of the quote as machined quote aluminum, this finish is intended to be completed by the end user; therefore, machining marks will be visible.

  • 5
    80 lower

    Posted by sean sonke on Jul 13th 2022

    Excellent product, will buy again

  • 5
    Better than expected

    Posted by Don on Jul 12th 2022

    I picked up a couple when they had them at $40. I was skeptical, but figured why not. I’m really impressed with what I got. They mate up great with several different uppers I have. A little snug on the rear lug pocket, so it’s perfect for making a wobble free fit with any upper. Took several weeks to ship, but they stated that up front and updated the ship list every couple weeks.

  • 5
    80% lower

    Posted by Shawn p bradner on Jun 27th 2022

    Always come w the highest quality in production I've seen, flawless......I have even bought the 80% lower blems, and have a hard time finding the flaw that made them blems...will always buy from here..

  • 5
    Different Good

    Posted by Charles on Jun 21st 2022

    I Was not totally sure when I ordered these, but the price was right and it is a Michigan business, so I pulled the trigger. What I received is actually better than the pictures. The tool marks are as shown in the photos and with the smooth shiny finish look so different and cool that I think I might just have to clear coat at least one and build a pretty gun. Definitely worth the wait.

  • 5
    1st 80% lower build

    Posted by Darrow Smith on Jun 17th 2022

    Turned out awesome.. my BCA 7.62x29 upper fits perfect on it... i am waiting on my other lowers as we speak.... worth the wait.... :-)

  • 4
    Good quality machining

    Posted by Eric on Jun 6th 2022

    Over all this lower is good quality and well made. The mag well area is a tad thin and seems a little light duty. I don’t think I would want to use this lower for a 450bushmaster build but for the 223 I built it works well.

  • 5

    Posted by shane on Jun 4th 2022

    Affordable price, lovely machining. What more could you ask for!

  • 5
    Raw 80% lower

    Posted by Tyler Wilson on May 31st 2022

    Take a while to get here due to shipping and being backlogged. But well worth the wait. Was concerned at first so I sent an email which was responded to almost immediately and cleared up. Now excited for my raw upper to arrive