Forward Controls Design almost never reinvents the wheel. Instead, they are known for designed AR-15 accessories with excellent quality and subtle enhancements. Their SBCG is a prime example.
The SBCG starts as an excellent quality bolt carrier group with all the right features and some thoughtful enhancements. It has excellent secure staking (staked with Ned Christiansen’s OCKS), premium screws for the gas key designed to optimize the staking process, Nickel/PTFE plating, the right materials, and more.
The FCD touch comes in the form of a textured finger assist area. Many shooters forget that the AR bolt carrier has a built in forward assist. By adding texture here, flutes or dimples, FCD makes this feature easier to use and visually interesting.