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It is now only a matter of time before everyone will be struggling to find where to buy AR-15 and AR-10 lowers for investment. Soon they will be on back order everywhere and the cost will skyrocket. Considering this, maybe we should be discussing how to start an s-corp, how to select a CNC machine, how to obtain mil-spec AR-15 and AR-10 CAD drawings, how to produce the lowers, and how to offer them in a BATF-compliant manner with little overhead. There's a fair amount of information needed, but if these things can be worked out, then the demand can be legally fulfilled before the next impending ban.

By staying one step ahead of the game, our efforts now can help protect several entire generations of ownership rights in the face of new legislation. Time is still on our side but not for too much longer.

AR-15 and AR-10 lowers provide the ability to meet newer technologies with a single simple part. For instance, the new HK416 and Barret REC7 both rival the new FN SCAR while still being usable with standard AR-15 lowers. AR-15 lowers will always be compatible with low to medium caliber rounds, and AR-10 lowers will always be compatible with medium to high high caliber rounds.

Right now a single lower can be purchased for about $100 and in less than a few years it will be worth over $2000. From this point on, the price of lowers will continue to rise and availibility will become limited due to demand. My suggestion is that at this point, instead of investing in lowers, we invest in CNC and produce lowers to assist upcoming demand. Lowers could also be produced and kept on hand right now to meet future demand as needed.

There should be parrallel intiative for magazines as well.
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Why not just sell the drawings?  No ATF approval needed.  Alot less overhead.  If you have the drawings PM me and I'll see about getting it quoted. 

Think about being able to sell a disk with the stuff on it. Think about the most easy to use software being able to transfer into any Cad machine. 

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So your suggesting that instead of buying a CNC machine, that we instead share CAD drawings and contract out the machining to CNC shops on an individual basis? That sounds very interesting indeed. That way, as far as I know all we have to do is etch our own serial numbers to be BATF compliant. There would absolutely have to be a means to register them with the BATF so that there is a record that they existed before any upcoming ban. I believe that is very important.

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After looking into it, I think the easiest way to offer legal lower receivers in the most cost-effective and time-effective manner is to get a manufacturer's license with the BATF ($500 or $1000), contract milling work out to a full service CNC shop (arrangements may have to be made for the manufacturer licensee to physically oversee the manufacture), serialize the lowers, and sell the lowers to others through FFL licensed dealers. Any number of lowers should be able to be sold sold to an individual within a single transaction through an FFL dealer.

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