Raw 80% Forged Lower Receiver for AR-15


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Manufactured in our own precision machine shop right here in Greer, South Carolina.

  • Raw (Non-Anodized)
  • Forged in 7075-T6 Aluminum
  • Broached and Flared Magwell
  • Tumbled and Hand De-Burred
  • ATF Approved


What is an 80% Lower Receiver?

This 80% lower receiver is manufactured in the USA in our precision machine shop in Greer, South Carolina. Sometimes referred to as a “paperweight”, the 80% lower is not considered a firearm or a complete receiver until you finish it. Therefore, no FFL is required in order to buy or ship the product.

When you are looking to build out your AR, buy the American-made 80% forged lower from Palmetto State. Nothing leaves our machine shop that doesn’t meet our precision standards for quality. You can be assured of a highly accurate and aligned lower. Made with forged 7075 aluminum, your 80% lower is built with the strongest aluminum and provides a slight advantage in weight compared to a billet option.

Some manufacturers use cheaper aluminum and are not as concerned with precision machining, leaving you dissatisfied with an inferior product. At Palmetto State Defense, we stand behind the quality of our 80% lowers.

With an 80% forged lower, there is no serial or registration required since it is not a firearm. If you live in a not-so-friendly gun state, be sure you are well aware of the laws before purchasing.

NOTE: 80% lowers NO LONGER have the rear take down area milled due to ATF regulation changes. 

Please note: We are not able to legally ship to NY, NJ, CT, RI, or DC. If you place an order with a shipping address for one of these states, the order will be canceled.

Additional information

Weight 13 oz
Dimensions 7.5 × 1.5 × 3.5 in


  1. Alex

    Great quality 80% lowers and great customer service. They ship fast and communicate quickly if you have any questions or concerns

  2. Josh

    While all the rest are jacking up prices these guys are not overcharging for freedom. Exactly as described equal or better than the large manufacturers don’t hesitate on buying a bunch.

  3. cyclerate (verified owner)

    Nice 80%, Quality forging. Very good all around. Smooth no sharp edges, rear pocket done. Super quick shipping at priority mail price no gouging there. Appreciate the discreet shipping.
    These people are the good guys. No crazy mark up on pricing before the ban.
    Thank you! Get em while you can!
    Ordered twice before potato heads bill went into effect. Both orders were perfect.

  4. Mateo

    Great lowers, I got the black anodized ones for $50 a couple years ago and I absolutely love them

  5. Mateo

    I bought 2 of these when they were black anodized and all I can say is I’m impressed. Amazing quality

  6. Tylor Lenz (verified owner)

    I met these guys at SHOT and they are some of the nicest dudes I met out there! From the machinists to the top, all great folk! Great lowers, fast discreet shipping, and your supporting a small business chasing the american dream while providing us with our freedoms. This is the only company I will order my 80s from! Came back to make another purchase but decided to leave a review too.

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