80 Percent Arms has just introduced their new Easy Jig Gen 2 router jig. I bought their Easy Jig Gen 1 router jig to machine some 80% lowers and thought it was awesome, but this new Gen 2 jig looks amazing. Not only is it Multi-Platform (can do AR-15, AR-10 and AR-9) but it also only requires that you drill one hole to get things started, features a vacuum hose attachment and it protects the jig templates from the drill bit so they never wear out. I think I might need an upgrade!! Check out the details and video in their press release below.
The 80 Percent Arms Easy Jig Gen2 is available now at an introductory price of $199 through the end of July 2017 at www.80PercentArms.com.
Easy Jig Gen 2 Multi-Platform fits every brand of AR-15, AR-9, and DPMS style .308 lower. 90% less drilling is required. Jig templates never wear out. An integrated vacuum cleaner attachment makes clean up a breeze. These are just a few of the many improvements that together amount to the greatest advancement in jig technology since we introduced the world’s first router based jig in 2013.
About 2 weeks ago I ordered some Cerro Forge 80 Percent lower receivers from a company called Right To Bear Arms and Supply. With the uncertainty of future gun legislation, 80% lowers are a great item to have on hand but are super hard to find in-stock. The 80% lowers not only shipped the next day but they showed up at my house just a few days later. I had never purchased anything from them before but after an outstanding experience I am putting them on my “Will do business with again” list. Unfortunately, as soon as I went to write up a quick post about my experience and tell you where to get some 80% lowers…they were sold out. However, they just got a re-stock and now have Cerro Forge 80% lower receivers in-stock again and they are just $49.99 a piece.
The 80% AR-15 Lower Receiver is NOT an FFL item. These units are forged by Cerro, which produces the forgings for companies such as Colt, Spikes Tactical Daniel Defense, DPMS and other major manufacturers. No FFL is required for transfer and the only machining needed is to finish out the trigger and safety well on the lower. The ATF classifies these units as non-firearms. No registration required. These units are “finished in the white”, tumbled and are ready for either Anodizing or Cerakote finishing.
80% Lower Specs:
- 80% Machined (Just needs trigger and safety well machined)
- 7075 Aluminum
- T6 Heat Treated
- Magwells are flared and broached.
- Cerro Forge (KeyHole)
If you’re looking for a great deal on 80% lowers from a trustworthy source, head on over to www.RightToBear.com and snag a few of these before they are sold out again.
Juggernaut Tactical just introduced their new Ultimate Jig. There are tons of jigs out there for machining 80% lower receivers. For the most part all of them are specifically for either the AR-15 or AR-1o lowers and not both. The new Ultimate Jig sets itself apart by accommodating both AR-15 AND AR-1o lower receivers from not just Juggernaut Tactical but also most lowers available on the market. It also has Press Fit Stainless Steel Drill Bushings, an alignment tool to keep your lower in the perfect spot and a depth gauge for the drill bits.
After considering everybody’s feedback regarding jigs, we were able to develop our patent pending Ultimate Jig. With this jig, you are now able to build both AR-10 and AR-15 80% lowers. Our alignment tool that ensures the pocket is always centered in combination with our oversized top plates allows for very smooth and consistent finishing. Pair that with our press fit stainless steel drill bushings and included depth gauge, you will have yourself the perfect tool to finish any top-tier AR rifle. The only thing necessary to get your project going is a drill press or a hand drill and router; everything else provided in your Ultimate Jig Kit.
– 17-4 Stainless Steel Drill Bushings
– Patented alignment tool with light
– Depth gage for quickly setting tool length
– CNC-machined from solid aerospace billet aluminum
– Laser-etched with Right/Left markings and drill hole sizes for convenience
– Individually replaceable plates
– Type III hard coat anodized
– Optional high quality tooling package includes all bits required to finish your AR-15 or AR-10 lower. These are the same bits we use in our commercial CNC machines at the Juggernaut Tactical factory
– If instructions are properly followed, the jig kit can be used to finish up to 25 lowers, or more
– Made in the USA
– PATENT PENDING
Tooling package comes with:
– 1 ea. 0.375″ Cobalt Drill
– 1 ea. 0.3125″ Cobalt Drill
– 1 ea. 0.156″ Cobalt Drill
– 1 ea. 5/16″ Carbide Endmill
Overall this seems to be a very well thought out machining jig. The fact that it works for both AR-15 and AR-10 80% lowers is pretty awesome. Being that it works with both AR-15 and AR-10 lowers I was expecting to see a huge price tag on it but was very happy to see it is priced right in line or less than many of the comparable machining jigs on the market that only work with one or the other. If you’re an 80% DIY’er you definitely need to at least give the new Juggernaut Tactical Ultimate Jig a look.
The Ultimate Jig can be purchased directly from Juggernaut Tactical at www.JTactical.com.