Amalgamated Titanium Corporation – Coming 2015

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I stumbled across Amalgamated Titanium International Corporation when browsing for a bolt carrier for an upcoming lightweight build. Thinking they would only make a bolt carrier, I was surprised to see an ambitious product release schedule of titanium parts expanding past the typical and into the extra- ordinary.

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Amalgamated Titanium Corporation is gunning for a release of a substantial amount of products ranging from a muzzle brakes, suppressor mono-cores, and receiver assemblies, all before June 2015. In September, they are pushing for receivers, handguards, sights, trigger groups and barrels(!)

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No pricing is listed on the site nor any details past a few sentences per product.

Consider me interested, but skeptical until the products hit the market.



Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • Giolli Joker

    I’m curious about the definition of “similarly” in the sentence:
    “Titanium products are superior to steel and aluminum yet similarly priced.”
    Does it mean that the price is still given by a few figures, a dot, other two figures, all followed by a dollar sign?

    Or does it mean that compared to the price of a steel/Al product or the price of a new luxury car, the price of Ti product is still closer to the former?

    • Joshua

      Yeah don’t see Ti even coming close to the price of steel. Generally it is 4-5x as much.

      Just look at that V7 stuff, it’s Ti and far more expensive. $9 for a normal barrel nut vs $67 for a Ti barrek nut.

      • JumpIf NotZero

        You are confusing the volumes leveraged to make that steel barrel nut only $9.

        • HSR47

          This. Given the cost, it seems likely that their titanium barrel nuts are made from solid barstock.

          Steel barrel nuts, on the other hand, are made in such huge quantities that it makes sense to invest in other types of manufacturing processes (casting, forging, extrusion, etc.) that have a huge initial costs, but drastically lower the amount of machining required to the blanks, and thus drastically lower per-unit costs.

          As it stands, if you want a more level field for cost-comparison, look at low-profile gas blocks: Most steel blocks are in the 55-70 dollar range, while titanium blocks tend to be in the 65-85 dollar range. In other words, when all other factors are equal, titanium parts can be expected to cost around 15-30% more than steel parts.

  • toms

    Titanium barrel???? HMMM not really sure what to say about that. Maybe titanium sleeved barrel with steel liner? That might work.

  • Kamin

    I’ve come across them a few years ago when someone mentioned an ultralight build, but the website has been pretty much the same, just a PDF of what they want to offer with no pricing. The amount of products they are aiming to sell seems to have gone up, but it’s been 2 years with no real updates. We will see it when we see it, I guess.

  • West

    A little off-topic but I own, through an NFA trust, an automatic CAR-15 that was manufactured in I believe 1988.
    Its has standard barrel shroud/carry handle/grip furniture.
    I was looking to update with Magpul stuff or some other manufacturer of new AR accessories.
    What, if any, mods can I make to the rifle while staying legal? And what parts will fit an older model rifle?

    Thanks.

    • Zach

      You can make any modifications to the rifle that you want to, remember, only the lower is the firearm, and you can change it how you please. If you want a more modern type rifle, just buy a new upper for it.
      You are also allowed any barrel length, because a machinegun cannot be considered an SBR.

      The specs really shouldn’t be any different, so all parts SHOULD be compatible.

      • West

        Great, thanks.
        So I could replace the upper with the carry handle with an upper that has a rail as well as hand guard, stock etc without any change to the NFA trust paperwork?

        • Michael R. Zupcak

          Yes. If you have money to spend, just strip your lower receiver completely and have it professionally cerakoted. Then put in all new parts like the trigger, fire selector, etc. Get a PWS buffer tube, they’re great. In fact, consider a PWS piston upper as well, they’re some of the best.

          • West

            Cool, thanks for the tips.
            My dad bought the rifle years ago and I used to shoot it quite a bit as a teenager but have not had much chance as an adult but we have recently broken it out again and are having fun with it.

          • Cymond

            Glad to hear it. I wish I had an old select-for gun laying around!

            If you want to get really serious about upgrading it, it is possible to buy a Geissele SSF (super select fire) trigger group for it. Or you could install a 3-round bust trigger, or even a 4-position trigger (safe, semi, burst, full).

          • mig1nc

            Just be aware that there were some years where colt lowers didn’t have normal sized pins. You should probably have a gunsmith look at it to see what components are compatible.

      • HSR47

        Actually, the barrel length thing is slightly different:

        The NFA defined “rifles” (and therefore short-barreled rifles) as a distinct class of firearms separate from “machineguns”; Since barrel length restrictions only apply to “rifles” and “shotguns” there is no effective minimum required barrel length for “machineguns.”

    • Paladin

      I’m pretty sure it wasn’t manufactured in ’88, since the machinegun registry was closed in ’86. As I understand it post ’86 fun switch equipped rifles can only be registered to gov’t agencies, film studios, or businesses with an FFL for dealing with the former two.

  • An Interested Person

    I`ve been waiting for this company to get off the ground for years. Still waiting…

  • Vitsaus

    … because titanium guns are cheaper than push ups?

    • HSR47

      What about women, children, old people, and soldiers? All of these people benefit from durable gear that isn’t heavier than it needs to be, the last group most of all (remember, a loaded AR mag weighs approximately a pound; I’m sure most would love to shave some unneeded weight from their gear to enable carrying more ammo.).

      So, while most of the people buying these parts would probably be better served by just getting more exercise, the fact remains that those who really need these parts benefit from this laziness, because it greatly increases availability of parts while reducing cost.

  • floppyscience

    I like how they added “mil. spec” to the description for their titanium barrels with “proprietary bore treatment”. Sure sounds mil spec to me.