View Full Version : ATF Responds to EP Armory re: 80% polymer lower

8 April 2014, 20:17
EP Armory posted this on Facebook a little while ago. ATF has responded to their appeal, upholding their stance that the EP Armory 80% lower is indeed a firearm:

Link to ATF Letter PDF (http://michellawyers.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ATF-FTB-letter-to-previous-EP-Armory-attorney.pdf)

Battle Cock
8 April 2014, 20:25
So if I read it correctly, they do not consider the "biscuit" to be an integral part of the receiver and EP Armory is essentially building a firearm lower receiver (with a fire control pocket) around a piece of plastic?

9 April 2014, 11:16
I believe the ATF is saying that the biscuit clearly marking the fire control pocket is enough to warrant their determination. However they also believe that the extruded pins showing where to drill the fcg holes are enough to warrant the determination. They claim that regardless of whether or not the biscuit is made first, the receiver is a firearm.

They have made their stand and they won't back down. Especially considering the ATF head has been making an ass of himself on Capitol Hill (http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2014/04/02/atf-head-in-the-hot-seat-today-on-capitol-hill-over-reckless-storefront-tactics-n1817883), unable to reasonably answer many of their recent questions, I don't believe they will let this go no matter what.

When I first saw EP Armory's 80% lowers I thought to myself "wow, self, this is neat but I hope they don't get in trouble for making it too easy!"

It will be interesting to watch the battle unfold ...

9 April 2014, 15:40
The EP does look a little to easy.

5 May 2014, 14:26
Completing an 80% (even the EP) doesn't look that easy to me! But my hands aren't that steady and my patience is thin!