The king of the custom world is the
custom engraved AR lower receiver. Nothing is more permanent on your AR than your lower, and putting your
custom logo, text, slogan, or other graphic is the best way to show everyone
you own it. Put your favorite phrase, company logo, propaganda, flag or
anything else you can imagine on the most prominent surface of your AR lower,
the magwell. We use an industrial laser with extreme precision to turn
your standard run of the mill lower receiver into to a masterpiece, a true
extension of your personality, or just something cool that all your buddies
will envy. If you don’t see your
preferred options here, just let us know and a specialist will make sure we can
create your every custom desire for this lower.
Optional Lower Receivers
Our standard lower receiver is the
Anderson Manufacturing AM-15 Multi Cal marked lower receiver. Forged from 7075-T6 aluminum and hard
anodized to mil-spec type 3 requirements.
These lowers are known throughout the industry for their reliability and
affordability. These are great quality
lowers that are easy on the budget. We
also offer the ability to upgrade to a more “tacticool” Spike’s Tactical
Lower. These receivers are excellent
quality and are finished off with a very durable layer of anodizing. These have a great reputation for being one
of the best forged lowers available, with almost a cult following. Anodized to exceed mil-spec standards and
forged out of 7075-T6 aluminum, and featuring a wide variety of logos and
variants, there is one for everyone.
If you are submitting a graphic for
us to engrave on the lower, here are a few suggestions. For deep engravings, please make sure you
send us a pure black and white image, no grayscale. The higher resolution the better as well, as
it will result in a better overall engraving.
The more detail in the image, the more important this is. If you have a grayscale image we can surface
engrave them. If you have specific
questions you can always submit a copy of your image and we’ll advise you on
how well it will work for your application. Check out our graphic requirements here.
The standard engraving removes the
surface anodizing only, which will result in the white aluminum showing through
the black anodizing. The anodizing layer
is usually around .002” thick, so this is a very thin engraving and doesn’t
usually result in any noticeable texture change. We do have the ability to deep engrave most
images and text to a depth of around .01” which will allow you to color fill
the engraving, or you can cerakote over the entire receiver and still be able
to see all the detail of the engraving.
We do have the ability to cerakote or
anodize your lower while it is in our shop.
If cerakoting, please consider the order of the process so you can get
your desired result. If we engrave
first, the engraving will need to be deep, and the result will be a very
professional looking lower where the graphics/text look factory fresh much like
the logos and text on any lower you would buy from your local shop. You will still be able to color fill the
logo/text to create a high contrast and sharp looking image. If we cerakote first, we can then go over and
remove the cerakoting which will give you a white image through the cerakoted,
offering a good amount of contrast.
If you are truly going the distance
with this lower and going to end up making a form 1 short barreled rifle (SBR)
you have come to the right place. While
we have it we can perform the NFA required engraving so you will be able to
register this as an SBR with the NFA registry.
The NFA engraving requirement states it must have the manufacturer name,
city and state engraved in a conspicuous location on the lower receiver. Since you are making the short barreled
rifle, you become the manufacturer, even if the lower has another manufacturer‘s
marking on it, you are still required to add your name (or your trust name if
filing under the trust name). We can
engrave above the trigger/hammer pins, the magwell, or even underneath the
trigger guard for a cleaner overall look.
Graphic and Text Suggestions
If you have made it this far and you
would like to truly make a custom one of a kind rifle, but just aren’t sure
what to put on it, here are some suggestions:
-Texts and Slogans
-Tributes and in memory of text
-Caliber designations – show off and
easily identify your unique caliber AR
-Armed Forces & Military Logos
-Law enforcement badges and
-Civil service badges and logo
-2nd amendment graphics
-Patriotic flags, state flags, state
-Business logos or text
-Anything else you can imagine!!
All new lowers we provide must be
shipped to an FFL holder in your state for applicable background check.
If you are sending us a lower currently in your possession for work, we can
mail it directly back to you. Please insure your shipment and ship with a
signature required to:
RGO Custom Shop
10722 Fairgrounds Rd STE 1
Huntingdon PA 16652