Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question about one of our products? Check out our frequently asked questions below.
Q. Are Aero Precision products Made In America?
A. Yes, all products available on our website are Made In America.
Q. Does Aero Precision have a retail store of showroom where I can view your products in person?
A. We do not have a retail store at this time and our current facilities are not open to the public.
Q. Do you offer in-store pick up?
A. We do not offer in-store pick up at this time.
Q. Does Aero Precision do FFL transfers?
A. We do not offer FFL transfers for controlled items purchased through our website. Any order containing a lower receiver will need to be shipped to a registered FFL.
Q. How often is the website updated?
A. Our website is updated daily and new products are added as we receive them. For the fastest access to stock updates and new product announcements, please sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page.
Q. Do you guys offer rain checks?
A. Currently we do not offer rain checks on any of our products.
Q. How do I get notified once a certain item is in stock?
The best way to get notified when a product is back in stock is to sign-up for our out-of-stock notifications on items you are interested in. Simply add your email address and click 'Subscribe' and an email will be sent to you once the product is back in stock.
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Q. What forms of payment do you accept?
A. We currently accept all major credit cards as well as check or money order. If you would like to pay by check or money order, you will need to place a phone order by calling 253-272- 8188. Orders paid by check or money order will not ship until funds have been received and deposited in full.
Q. Do you accept PayPal?
A. We currently do not accept PayPal as a form of payment.
Q. Do you accept Visa Gift Cards?
A. We do not currently accept Visa Gift Cards as form of payment.
Q. Do you offer military/law enforcemaent discounts?
A. We do offer discounts to military, veteran, law enforcement, first responders and related customers. Our general policy is 10% off all orders. This discount is applied at the time of purchase. Exceptions do apply and Aero Precision reserves the right to change this discount at all times. This discount cannot be combined with any other offers on our website unless specifically specified.
If you are military, law enforcement or first responder, create an account and then submit a Help Desk ticket through the Contact Us page or through your My Account portal. Make sure to select "Military/Law Enforcement/First Responders Discount" department when submitting a ticket AND provide proof of service. Once verified, we will update your account to receive discounted pricing.
Q. What type of verification do I need to submit to verify my military status?
A. You can use many different types of verification. If you are retired military/veteran, the common form is your DD214. For active status military, you can upload any certificate or document showing your branch and full name as an attachment to your Help Desk ticket. Any personal information you would not like shared can be blacked out, i.e. social security number, ID number etc. Law enforcement and first responders can submit ID card verification.
Q. Can you apply military discounts retroactively?
A. We cannot apply discounts to orders that have already been placed, but we can change your account to receive the proper discount on future purchases.
Aero Precision Products
Q. Do you make your own components in house?
A. We manufacture most parts in house, including upper receivers, lower receivers, handguards, scope mounts, and various other pieces. Our barrels are manufactured at our partner company Ballistic Advantage.
Q. Are your receivers forged or cast?
A. Our receivers are machined from 7075 T6 aluminum forgings.
Q. What brand of forgings do you use?
A. We use several different sources but our forgings are primarily from Anchor Harvey and Brass Aluminum Forging Enterprises. We have found both of them to offer the highest quality forgings. Due to fluctuations in demand and forging availability, this may change. However, Aero Precision promises to always source high quality forgings from trusted suppliers made in the USA.
Q. Can you make lowers with my company name on them?
A. We can do variance lower receivers. Our minimum order is 1000 lowers. ATF approval for variance lowers usually takes 2-3 months, but we handle the paperwork. There are also no setup charges, just the cost per lower receiver. Please contact us if you are interested in variance lowers.
Q. Do your uppers have M4 feed ramps?
A. Our standard uppers do but we have received enough requests that we do offer some without them.
Q. What are your bolt carriers made out of? What are the bolts made out of?
A. Our standard bolt carriers are made from 8620 tool steel. The gas key is made from 4140 and it is properly staked. Both the carrier and key are chrome lined. The bolt is made from Carpenter 158 steel and it is high pressure tested (HPT) and magnetic particle inspected (MPI). Both are phosphate coated.
Q. Are your barrels chrome-lined? Why not?
A. Our barrels are QPQ coated which stand for quench, polish, then quench again to ensure the entire barrel is coated. It is a salt-bath nitride, which provides for a longer barrel life than chrome-line. The barrel extensions are installed but not torqued to spec until after the QPQ process is complete, to ensure the extension will not come loose. The QPQ process has shown to have much better resistance to throat erosion than chrome lining, without affecting accuracy.
Q. Are you going to come out with a longer COP monolithic upper?
A. Our rifle-length COP is slated to be release this winter, most likely in the November/December time frame.
Q. What are the differences between the minimalist and the full kit for the COP uppers?
A. The minimalist kits only come with the 3 rail sections, which is the minimum amount need to assemble the upper. The full kit come with all the rail sections we offer. There are 8 rails for the carbine and 10 rails for the mid length.
Q. What are you scope mounts made out of? How high do they sit?
A. Our scope mounts are made from 6061, since 7075 is not required. The centerline of the optic sits at 1.5” above the rails, which is standard co-witness height on an AR15.
Q. What is the difference between the standard scope mount and the extended scope mount?
A. The extended scope mount has the rear ring pushed forward 1” for better eye relief.
Q. Where can I find information on my State's gun laws?
A. The NRA website has some great tools to research gun laws - https://www.nraila.org/gun-laws.aspx
Q. What classifies a gun as a Short Barreled Rifle (SBR)?
A. Information on questions related to SBRs can be found on the ATF Website SBR FAQ Section.
Other useful linksNational Rifle Association
2nd Amendment Foundation
Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
Gun Owners of America
National Shooting Sports Foundation