So you want to build a lightweight AR but you’re tired of everyone using the same old parts that usually consist of sub-par materials? This new 2A Armament BALIOS-lite Billet AR-15 lower receiver appears to be the perfect fit for your new build. Not only does it look much different than most lowers on the market right now but it is very lightweight at just 6.5 ounces (normal mil spec lowers are 8.1 – 8.8 ounces) while still being made from billet 7075-T6 aluminum. This was achieved by machining additional material from the lower. From what I hear there is a new billet upper receiver coming immediately after the lower as well. The pictures below show it before finishing. The production lowers will be coated and may offer additional colors. They are planning on releasing availability and pricing info later this month. For additional updates, be sure to follow the 2A Armament Facebook page. Check out the pics and details below.
2A-Armament BALIOS-lite Billet lower
This lower is geared towards those who are looking for weight savings, with the strength of 7075 aluminum.
•3-D Machined from U.S.A. Certified 7075-T6 plate aluminum
•Machine textured magazine well compliments popular accessories
•Bolt release features a screw in pin (Included)
•Integrated and lightened trigger guard
•Minimized logo for a clean appearance
•Tapered charging handle ramp to eliminate unsightly wear marks
•Integrated tensioning screw guaranties a tight fit (included)
•Bead blasted and hard coat anodized black (Type3 class2)
•Product of the great state of Idaho, MADE IN THE U.S.A.
Pricing and availability to be announced by the end of April 2014.