How are orders shipped?
We use USPS and UPS.
How much is shipping?
Orders over $70 will have a free shipping option. All other orders are shipped at fixed rates. Upgraded shipping options are available at checkout.
When will my order ship?
Shipping times vary. Holidays and Worldwide Pandemic type situations may cause shipping times to increase. See product page for latest shipping forecast. You will receive a tracking number as soon as your order ships.
How long will it take for me to get my order?
Once we have shipped your order, Standard Shipping generally delivers in 4-10 days and Expedited Shipping generally takes 2-5 days to deliver depending on how far from Jacksonville Florida you live. January 2021 Update: Delivery times are often exceeding these estimates.
Can you ship to P.O. Boxes?
Yes we can.
Can your products be shipped outside the United States?
No. US sales only. No sales to Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Virgin Islands, APO, FPO or other exotic distant locations including The Gambia, sorry Banjul.
Do you sell firearms or AR-15 lower receivers?
No, SpiceTac is not an FFL and therefore does not sell firearms or lower receivers. All LOWER PARTS KITS sold by SpiceTac require a lower receiver.
Who does Toolcraft make BCGs for?
Toolcraft does not disclose which manufacturers are using their BCGs. It is a closely held secret. The best way to be sure your BCG is made by Toolcraft is to buy it from an authorized Toolcraft dealer.
What markings will my Toolcraft BCG have?
Generally speaking, the carrier will not have markings or a logo of any kind.
Toolcraft manufacturers carriers and sources bolts from U.S. suppliers. For this reason, the markings on the bolts vary from batch to batch. Sometimes they are marked MP or MPI but often they are not marked in any way. Sometimes the Carpenter 158 bolts are marked C158 but more often they are not marked in any way. All Toolcraft bolts are individually MPI tested whether they are marked or not.
How will my Toolcraft BCG come packaged?
Toolcraft supplies the bolt carrier groups to us in bulk and we take great care to bubble wrap and then box them up with proper labeling before shipping them to you. The cost of packaging them for retail sale is eliminated and the savings is passed on to you!
Are Toolcraft BCGs chrome lined?
Toolcraft follows the industry standard of chrome lining the carrier and gas key on their phosphate BCGs. All other Toolcraft BCGs will be the same finish on the inside as they are on the outside.
Is the staking on my Toolcraft gas key screws heavy enough?
Toolcraft installs carrier keys using mil-spec procedures. This means proper surface prep, sealant and gas key screws torqued to the proper value (both over and under torqued screws can fail). Toolcraft then stakes each gas key screw to the mil-spec. There are a lot of overly staked carriers on the market and this is seen by some as a sign of quality. It is not. Over staking of gas key screws runs the risk of cracking the key in a way that can’t be seen with the naked eye.
Proper gas key installation is a process that involves several steps each done correctly. Toolcraft does it right and confidently offers a Lifetime Warranty on all their products.
What is the difference between Carpenter 158 and 9310 steel?
Carpenter 158 is the military specification (mil-spec) for bolts. 9310 is a more modern steel which can be up to 8% stronger than Carpenter 158. They are both premium steels with a long and successful history of use in AR15 bolts. Either will serve you well!
Can I get a left-handed BCG for a left-handed AR15 build I am working on?
Toolcraft makes left-handed BCGs and we try to keep some in stock in Black Nitride. Please see our Toolcraft Left-Handed Black Nitride BCG page for availability.
What finishes do they come in?
Finishes include Black Nitride, Nickel Boron, Chrome & Manganese Phosphate, Ionbond Diamond Like Coating (DLC), and Titanium Nitride.
What is the best finish for me to get?
This is a very subjective question and the simplest answer is that you can’t make a bad choice! Our biggest seller is the Black Nitride, and it is generally the least expensive. If you are looking to spend more, the Nickel Boron, DLC and Titanium Nitride all offer a very slick feel and easy clean up. The chrome & phosphate finish is perfect for traditionalists. For a more in-depth look at BCG finishes, see our blog post on AR15 BCG Finishes.
Do the Toolcraft Bolt Carrier Groups come assembled?
Do Toolcraft BCGs come with firing pins?
Yes, they do. They come ready to drop in to your AR15.
Do Toolcraft BCGs come with charging handles?
They do not, but charging handles can be added to your order.
What methods of payment do you accept?
Most major credit cards are accepted and we offer Sezzle, a Buy Now Pay Later service.
Is your website secure?
SpiceTac.com is certified Level 1 PCI DSS compliant, the highest level of security certification. Our checkout provides one of the highest levels of fraud protection and security available. During checkout, your information is protected using 256-bit encryption and transactions are fully compliant with PCI security standards. Credit card information is never stored on our website.
Do you charge tax?
Yes, we do for some states. The recent Supreme Court decision (South Dakota v. Wayfair) complicated the tax issue for online businesses. The number of states we are required to collect taxes for continues to increase. This tax is calculated automatically at checkout.
Do you offer a Military or LEO Discount?
We try to offer our products at the lowest possible price to everyone and do not currently offer Military or LEO discounts.
An item I bought went on sale later, can I get the lower price?
Our prices change frequently, sometimes daily. Reworking previous orders due to changing prices is just not something that we have the time or manpower to be able to do.