80% build prices


#1

One would think you doing all the work yourself that the cost would be less than actually going to the shop and purchasing said firearm
Thoughts


#2

You would think, but it’s not. A good jig will set you back a lot. The real savings comes from doing several.


#3

Tell me about it I just pulled the trigger and bought all the matrix prescion jigs to build 1911 80 percent Frames and at Brownells as well for a staking tool and other tooling 600+ for everything


#4

:+1:


#5

You don’t build off an 80% for less price. You build for bragging rights, having good tools, feeling of accomplishment, better quality than off the shelf, yada yada yada.

It does get cheaper as you do more though.

Some manufacturers are making a premium on 80% because… well people want them.