AeroPrecision Begins Selling “Ghost Gun” AR-15 Receivers


There’s an old saying (especially true for gun control advocates) that it’s better for people to think you’re a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. A certain elected official neglected to heed this advice and made what might possibly be the dumbest string of statements since Carolyn McCarthy spoke about the “shoulder thing that goes up.” In response, AeroPrecision has designed and started selling a special “Ghost Gun” edition receiver, with markings such as the notation used for Democrats as the “safe” position, “.30 Caliber Clip” for “fire,” and “half second” for full auto. While the “ghost gun” described by the California politician is technically a completed 80% receiver, the AeroPrecision firearms are serialized and complete receivers that need to ship to an FFL. But you can buy one for $105 and laugh maniacally as you imagine the stream of tears flowing from gun control advocates’ faces as you take ‘er to the range.


  1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

    Kinda funny, but would have been much better if it were an actual 80% receiver. Or full rifle with the shoulder thing that goes up!

    1. avatar Accur81 says:

      Yes! It defeats the whole point to have a serial number on it. If it was a real 80%, I’d buy one in a hearbeat.

    2. avatar wyantry says:

      Yes, and even BETTER if they knew the difference between a Clip” and a “Magazine”… Oh, wait. The poly-ticians do not know the difference either—forgot about that….

  2. avatar nnjj says:

    IMHO, this and other gun blogs are trying way too hard to legitimize the entirely made-up, nonsense term “ghost gun”.

    1. avatar PeterK says:

      How are they trying to do that?

    2. avatar rawmade says:

      Because making fun of something stupid is completely legitimizing it.
      I swear theres a group of people who read TTAG that just HAVE to bitch about SOMETHING.

      1. avatar Taro Tsujimoto says:


      2. avatar peirsonb says:

        I swear there’s a group of people who read TTAG on the internet that just HAVE to bitch about SOMETHING.

    3. avatar redc1c4 says:

      you can’t fix st00pid, even though people still insist on trying…

      you can, and should, however, mock it mercilessly every time you encounter it.

      that’s what this is: it’s brilliant, funny, and, as soon as we get ours, i’ll be taking pictures and mailing that idiot in Sacto a copy, just so he can have a snit fit over it.

      1. avatar Esemwy says:

        You can fix stupid, but it’s illegal.

    4. avatar A samurai says:

      But it just sounds so cool. “Ghost Gun” sounds like something out of one of Weinstein’s movies. Say it fast, “Ghost Gun, Ghost Gun, GhostGunGhostGunGhostGun.” It just rolls of the tongue.

      1. avatar Salty Bear says:

        It sounds like a weapon from an old Bond movie.

    5. avatar KCK says:

      Without making the argument, the term “ghost gun” implies that there is something wrong with the government not knowing where the guns are and who owns them.
      It gives it spooky aura to guns that are unknown to authorities becausretry are the ones that do evil.
      My guess is that my marlin 25 bolt is a ghost gun .
      When there’s something strange in the neighborhood.

    6. avatar PavePusher says:

      ‘Satire’. Look. It. Up.

  3. avatar Matt in FL says:

    Somebody was gonna do it. It’d be better with a pic of a ghost as the rollmark.

    1. avatar rawmade says:

      A really cheesy “spooky” cartoon ghost would really finish it off

        1. avatar Daily Beatings says:

          … or Casper’s brother?

      1. avatar MiketheHopsFarmer says:

        I got a rock.

      2. avatar Marcus Aurelius says:

        How about the Ghostbusters logo but instead of the crossed out circle an Eotech reticle?

    2. avatar Guy says:

      Pacman ghost

    3. avatar disthunder says:

      Ooh yeah. That’s would close the deal for me. As is, I’m pretty tempted anyway.

  4. avatar ST says:

    Does it come with a bottle of Liberal Tears oil?

    1. avatar Keith in TX says:

      A gallon jug.

    2. avatar Cliff H says:

      If it just came with a little plastic cup you could probably collect enough Liberal Tears on your own just by showing this around.

  5. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    This and a can of liberal tears gun oil for art work in my shop.
    Where’s my wallet…

  6. avatar Bret says:

    I want this and a barrel shroud that say “shoulder thing that goes up” on it.

  7. avatar Burrow Owl says:

    I’m really not much of a Tacticool Mattel Toy fan… but I just might have to add one of these to the collection… just for the lulz.

  8. avatar Independent George says:

    Shoot. I want one of those, and I’m not even in the market for a rifle, let alone an AR.

    That’s some savvy marketing there.

  9. avatar BTinAfghan says:

    Didn’t the Ghost Busters have a ghost gun thingie…never mind

  10. avatar G says:

    But does it come with ghost-goggles?

  11. avatar Anmut says:

    If it was half the price it would be shipping to the ffl. That is DAMN funny though!

    1. avatar Jim R says:

      $150 isn’t bad for a fully machined lower. I’ve seen them go for a lot more than that.

      1. avatar rawmade says:

        Its just a forged receiver. Same as youd get from PSA and Anderson for $50-70. Youre paying for the custom engraving here.
        This isnt a billet machined lower though

  12. avatar Nigil says:

    [D] = safe? Hardly. I guess you could argue that position is the Democrat’s dream…no bullets.

    1. avatar Mr. Pierogie says:

      Maybe it should be (D) for Delusional?

  13. avatar Delmarva Chip says:

    So we have an AeroPrecision ghost gun receiver, I presume that Magpul provides the half second 30 round magazine clip … who will make the shoulder thing that goes up?

    1. avatar Salty Bear says:

      Someone should really invent a shoulder thing that goes up.

  14. avatar rhampton says:

    This should have been made out of plastic from a 3-D printer.

    1. avatar Keith in TX says:

      With no detectable metal parts.

  15. avatar allen says:

    i wonder what all the anti-gun groups are saying about this. maybe that they should all take a NRA basics firearms class to learn what a gun is before talking about it lol

  16. avatar OutlawSix says:

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE pay attention to the ads you’re running on this website! I am getting constant popups from your site asking me to install “updates to my browser” that lead to some random website. Don’t let this website get a reputation as a malware distributor.

    1. avatar Robert Farago says:

      On it! Please send a screen cap (if you can) to [email protected]. Sorry.

    2. avatar Denny says:

      I see the same “browser update” thing happen too! Then the annoying auto play video ads.

  17. avatar Lance says:

    Awesome Nick should buy us one LOL.

  18. avatar Mk10108 says:

    New TTAC award. Mount on a plaque and award every elected representative misrepresenting fact

  19. avatar Mk10108 says:

    New TTAG award. Mount on a plaque and award for uttering something stupid about guns.

  20. avatar Richard Nibbler says:


    Trolling difficulty: Pro [ENABLED]

  21. avatar Mike says:

    For the record, the bill received no support and was put in the suspense file… then a few minutes later, they passed SB808 substituting the roll call vote from SB199.

    Edit: Ghost voting on ghost guns!

    1. avatar cigardog says:

      Fun fact: The motto of the California State Senate is “Senatoris Est Civitatis Libertatem Tueri—It is the Duty of the Senators to Protect the Liberty of the People”.

      1. avatar Hannibal says:

        …from whom?

        1. avatar Jus Bill says:

          The People. Of course.

      2. avatar Salty Bear says:

        At first glance I honestly thought I read, “It is the duty of the Senators to protect the People from Liberty.”

        I wonder why I did that? /sarc

    2. avatar Keith in TX says:

      You must be kidding. Surely they didn’t stoop that low.
      If they did they need to be held accountable for their actions.
      Is there a video of this vote? If so post a link.

      1. avatar Jus Bill says:

        They took a cue from the Maryland House of Delegates.

  22. avatar Barstow Cowboy says:

    I have to give it up to the cops that were on that stage behind him, they kept their faces completely straight when I’m sure they wanted to scream,”NOOOOOOO!”

    1. avatar KCK says:

      I would like to know who they were and ask them why they let this guy destroy their credibility by not correcting him. Standing there silently was an endorsement.

      1. avatar Taro Tsujimoto says:

        Stage props don’t talk back. Especially stage props who want their pensions.

        Which is why I laugh hysterically when people say, “The cops I know would never enforce [insert bullshit gun control law here].”

        The cops will do what their bosses tell them to do.

      2. avatar Paul W says:

        Never stop your enemy from making a mistake.

  23. avatar Avenger1 says:

    I think I will make my own 80% lower.

  24. avatar christian says:

    Should have been a 79% receiver.

  25. avatar Cliff H says:

    As stated – if it were a true 80% Ghost receiver without a serial number I would be on it even though I do not have plans for an AR or know how I would finance the rest of the rifle. Just padding the bottom line of this company in the face of the Cali Nitwits would be worth the $100+ bucks.

    1. avatar velillen says:

      They did enough padding post Sandy Hook by lieing and jacking their prices up. So no need to pad their coffers

  26. avatar Renegade Dave says:

    Can one of you savvy intertubers email this to that dorks office just so he can be aware of how ridiculous he is.

    By the way the [D] for safety is hilarious.

  27. avatar LSUTigersFan says:

    Want one…

  28. avatar cheapshooter says:

    Is there any way I can make my safety go over to the full auto(or in this case the half/sec)? Even if it doesn’t do anything. I want to order one but it loses a little appeal to me if I can’t go over to the half second mark.

  29. avatar Gruney says:

    Does anyone know why the BATFE uses to lower as the “gun”?

    I would think that the part that loads the pointy things that go bang would be the gun. Although how they do it now is much more convenient for gun owners.

    1. avatar Nigil says:

      They do that because the lower houses the fire control group. It determines whether the weapon is capable of select fire. You could theoretically take a lower that you stole from a soldier and put your suppressed .300 BLK upper on it and have a whole different kind of gun.

  30. avatar TheYetti says:

    If I wasn’t in Maryland…

    1. avatar Anonymous says:

      Are you a Brony?

  31. avatar dan says:

    needs the words”faster than an A10 warthog” stamped on it too.

  32. avatar wasr30 says:

    Who are you gonna call?

  33. avatar wasr30 says:

    I didn’t know ghosts were armed?….LOL

  34. avatar Chris says:

    I would LOVE one of those lowers. The lawmaker in the video is an idiot. That video was hard to watch. Here’s something I came up with, it should make you laugh!

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