Iron City Rifles Releases New AR Competition Bolt Carrier

Nathan S
by Nathan S

I have enjoyed seeing the plethora of new products and proliferation of mission-specific components. The latest to the game is Iron City Rifle Works of Alabama which has announced the release of new competition-oriented light-weight bolt carrier groups.

The new bolt carriers are made of the standard high-end materials including 8620 bolt carrier, Carpenter 158 bolts, etc. Included in the mix is a Titanium version. All bolt carriers also keep forward-assist serrations for those doing press-checks or somehow manage to get their pretty rifles all dirty on a stage.

Technical details below:

Full Press Release Below:

Iron City Rifle Works, LLC Debuts New Competition Bolt Carrier

Indian Springs, AL (September 2015), Iron City Rifle Works LLC, designer of specialized

weapon components, announces the release of their new lightweight competition bolt carriers and our ultralight titanium carriers. These are the first products of many that will be introduced in the Fall 2015/Spring 2016 season.

The lightweight competition carriers will be made of 8620 steel and will be coated in four different coatings: Black Diamond (DLC), CopperHead (PVD), C4V (TiN), EVO (NiB EXO). The Ultralight Titanium Carrier will be coated in Black (DLC). All Iron City carriers will feature forward assist without sacrificing any weight.

Using industry leading manufacturing standards along with coatings that have the lowest coefficient friction of any on the market ICRW bolt carriers will provide superior wear resistance, lighting fast cycle rate, increased lubricity and less felt recoil.

Enhanced bolts are also available and are coated to match each carrier. Made of carpenter 158 steel, shot and peened and MPI.

You can find more information on our website

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

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  • MR MR on Oct 02, 2015

    Shot AND peened? That's a new one on me, these guys must really know what they're talking about.

  • Vitor Roma Vitor Roma on Oct 03, 2015

    I can understand the criticism to those super lightweight bolts but not for those new low friction coatings. Reduced friction is always good, it means less wear, less heat and they usually make the surface easy to clean.