Low-Mass bolt carrier groups are a perfect choice for sporting or competition rifles tuned for ultimate recoil control and faster follow up shots. Because of their light weight, Low-Mass bolt carrier groups unlock and cycle faster and should be used in conjunction with an adjustable gas block to fine tune your action pressure and cyclic rate.
Our bolt is precision machined from Carpenter No. 158 steel, shot peened for increased strength and includes a tool steel extractor and ejector, appropriate extractor spring, and is MPI (Magnetic Particle Inspected and randomly batch HPT (High Pressure Tested) . The extractor is 4140 gun quality, annealed, cold drawn steel per the Mil-Spec
Tthe 8620 steel carrier includes a properly machined Mil-Spec gas key that is completely Nickel Boron plated for the ultimate in smooth operation and easy cleanup. It is secured to the carrier via Grade 8 fasteners and properly staked in our shop during final inspection.
These precisely machined, finished and hardened parts will ensure long term proper gas system functioning and reliability.
All experienced AR shooters know that the best spare parts kit for an AR-15 rifle is a spare complete bolt carrier assembly!
NOTE- The only difference between “semi-auto” and “full-auto” carriers are the carrier weight and external profile. The “full-auto” carrier is slightly heavier to provide more mass and lower cyclic rate that can benefit carbine length and shorter gas systems, short barreled/suppressed rifles and machineguns. The “semi-auto” carrier is slightly lighter to provide the least amount of recoil impulse for rifle length gas systems and its design makes reinstalling the firing pin easier after cleaning.
Both carrier types are considered completely interchangeable and there are no restrictions on the ownership of a “full auto” carrier group in a semi-automatic rifle.
Why Nickel Boron is a Superior Choice for AR Bolt Carrier Groups