[SHOT 2020] – 2A Armament's New Lightweight Titanium Bolt Carrier Group

Matt E
by Matt E

At Shot Show this week, 2A Armament announced their brand new lightweight titanium bolt carrier group. 2A Armament has come out with a number of coated bolt carrier groups as well as lightweight options, but this is by far the lightest option available from them.

Specs and Purpose

The Titanium Regulated BCG helps eliminate nearly all felt recoil by swapping out the standard BCG with the new light titanium bolt carrier group. 2A’s new titanium bolt carrier group also has a spot to regulate pressure through the ejection port of your AR. Having the ability to adjust the amount of gas coming back from the BCG rather than an adjustable gas block is a fairly new idea but makes tuning much easier than before with an adjustable gas block. The overall weight of the gas block is 5.95 oz when its in its fully assembled which is one of the lightest BCGs on the market today. MSRP on the 2A Armament’s Titanium Regulated Bolt Carrier Group will be $399.99 and will start shipping in the next couple months.

  • Carrier: Grade 5, 6AL-4V Titanium available in ion bond black, or bead blast matte finish
  • Bolt: 9310 steel, heat treated, MP, Cryo’d, QPQ Nitride
  • Rear body: 7075-T6, hard anodized clear
  • Extractor: machined, heat treated, QPQ Nitride
  • Carrier key: machined, heat treated, QPQ Nitride, staked screws
  • Regulating gate: machined from 6AL-4V Titanium
  • Weight: 5.95 oz fully assembled carrier group
  • T-6 Torx tool supplied for adjustment
Specs from www.2a-arms.com

Overall Initial Impressions

The new bolt carrier group from 2A Armament is not cheap by any means but seems to be a very well thought out and extremely lightweight option. I had the chance to play with a show model at their booth and it honestly blew my mind how lightweight the carrier really is. I can see this being beneficial for competition and shooters who want to tune their guns for little to no recoil. Its also insanely easy to adjust the gas settings from the ejection port which is a definite plus when tuning a gun either suppressed or with various types of ammunition. Let me know what you think of 2A Armament’s new Titanium BCG in the comments below. If you have questions feel free to reach out and ask me on Instagram @fridgeoperator. Stay safe out there and stay tuned for more Shot Show coverage over the coming days.

Matt E
Matt E

I'm an avid shooter and love educating whether it's at my job or in the shooting community. I'm an average joe that really loves talking with other people about firearms and other passions.I'm active on Instagram on @fridgeoperator.

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  • Aono Aono on Jan 24, 2020

    What's new about it? This is apparently lighter than the one they've already had out for a while.

  • Gary Kirk Gary Kirk on Jan 24, 2020

    This thing can NOT be FA capable.. If it is, some weird part of me wants to throw one in an old commando, or first gen M4.. "Let's go cyclic"!!

    Probably wouldn't function anyway, but...