Illinois 80% Lower Laws

Illinois 80% Lower Laws

Posted by Ormond Arms on May 20th 2022

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We aim to keep the content and laws on this page up to date. This page was last updated: 4/15/22


Are 80% Lowers Legal in Illinois?

Currently, there are no specific laws regulating 80% lower receivers in this state. Perform your own research before buying an 80% lower to guarantee compliance.

Do I Need to Serialize My 80% Lower in Illinois?

At the moment, serialized parts are not required in Illinois, unless you relocate them to states like California or New York. By moving to these places or by sale to a person in those states, to a resident, or any person in those or other states requiring serialization.

Do note that if you're making an 80% firearm into a complete firearm with intent to give away or sell, you will need a serial number and possibly an FFL if it's more than a hobby.

Illinois Open & Concealed Carry Laws

Illinois is considered a “shall issue'' state when referring to concealed carry, and it doesn’t recognize CCW permits from other states, though non-resident permits can be acquired for residents from Arkansas, Idaho, Mississippi, Nevada, Texas and Virginia.

Open carry is completely illegal in Illinois. Conceal carriers must be 21+ years old and pass a state-approved firearms training course that includes live-fire exercises.

Can I Build a Firearm in Illinois?

Illinois residents have the freedom to build their own 80% Lower Firearms without any required serialization or FFL transactions. Illinois continues to respect your constitutional Second Amendment right.

Can I Sell My Completed Firearm Kit?

Selling a completed kit gun nationwide, and under federal rules states that if you build an 80% kit into a fully functioning firearm, and some time later need to sell it (or pass on to your heirs), it is legal to do so. Even an uncompleted kit may still need to meet some state laws. 

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