Statement from Polymer80 Regarding Recent ATF Letter

Statement from Polymer80 Regarding Recent ATF Letter

U.S.A.-( Polymer80 Family, as you may have seen or heard, on Tuesday ATF published an open letter to FFLs declaring that certain Polymer80 blanks are considered “Firearms” under their latest – and unprecedented – interpretation of Final Rule 2021R-0F5. I wanted to personally address this with all of you, our loyal customers, many of whom have been with us since we started in a rundown old maintenance shop on Callen Street in Vacaville, CA.

Over the past several years, Polymer80 has shouldered a considerable amount of legal expenses fighting egregious, unwarranted, and naked assaults on us, our products, and the natural and inalienable rights embedded in the Second Amendment and enshrined in our history.

I want to make three things VERY clear:

  1. Polymer80 is not – and I am not – taking the bait.  While Polymer80 vehemently disagrees with the open letter, we will take appropriate steps to ensure we continue to remain in compliance with applicable laws or regulations.
  2. In addition to continuing to produce quality products and innovate, we are also modifying existing product lines taking into careful consideration – as best we can given ATF’s constantly changing interpretations of its own rules – ATF’s various positions, statements, and guidance, as well as the Final Rule and challenges to it across the country.
  3. Finally, we are going to fight, as vigorously and fervently as ever, using every resource available to us in the legal system, against the open letter and reclaim our rights.

My ask: Polymer80 has been beyond blessed with the best customers in this industry, hands down, bar none! Out of our respect for you, we have never asked you to donate to assist us or crowdfunded to support our mounting legal expenses. We have always felt that we will prevail because people buy our products and believe in their quality and the outstanding service and support we provide. I stand behind that philosophy – and continue to put you first – to this day. In the coming days, you will see more promotions and activity from our retail website than usual, and I ask that you support us by buying our products and being active and engaging customers. In return you will get great products at great prices, and we will use those funds to fight each of the outrageous attempts made to shut us down, including the open letter. I am calling this sales campaign “The War Chest,” because it will enable us to continue to fight and take legal action.

Please join us. Buy our products and support Polymer80. Together, we can take lawful action to stop the continuous encroachment on our lives, the American way of life, and the Second Amendment.

Thank you all and may God bless you all.

Loran Kelley | Founder, CEO

About Polymer80:

Polymer80, Inc. designs and develops innovative firearms and after-market accessories that provide ways for our customers to participate in the build process, while expressing their right to bear arms. This provides a fun learning experience and a greater sense of pride in their completed firearm, strengthening our brand loyalty. We summarize this with our motto of “Engage Your Freedom.” Find out more about us at

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Manufacturers should stop selling to governments that violate the 2nd amendment. From state governments like NJ, NY, CA, MD to the federal government. No more guns and parts for BATFE, irs, epa, nypd, sfpd, etc.


Barrett Firearms is one company that has done exactly that. Others need to act likewise.


And, conversely, we should stop doing business with those companies who continue to sell to them.


Companies? Like which? Not saying you are wrong; I just want to make sure I know where you’re coming from before I decide.


It’s a nice thought but once again law-abiding gun owners would be punished. State governments, like CA would just turn it around and punish state residents with some new anti-gun legislation… not that they need an excuse.

Ansel Hazen


ALL OF YOU, as a unified front need to stand up to these unconstitutional infringements. Polymer80 and Defense Distributed, to S&W, Ruger, and Glock. The entire shooting sports industry needs to cut off this rogue government from being able to obtain firearm related products. Let them know violating the 2A will not be tolerated.


Problem is the NSSF is in bed with the ATF.


I’m all for it, but they’ll just start buying equipment overseas. We all know how close the Usurper Bidet is with China…

Ansel Hazen

Lol, could be a good thing. They can start by buying back all the stuff that got left in Afghanistan. Meanwhile your local LGS will stocked again like the good ol days.


The Supreme Court needs to get off their collective butts and kick this B.S. rule AND the BATFE to the curb!


And just a short while ago, we were distracted by what seems now like an insignificant bump stock ban.Becuse of this, many in 2020 either didn’t vote, threw their vote away, or worst case actually voted for the Democrats that are currently picking apart the 2nd Amendment. What we allow will continue. We were warned!


Or voted and had their vote erased due to the CHEATING that has been going on.


A. The ATF cannot make laws

B. There is no basis allowed by the 2A for the government to regulate firearms in this manner