2A Armament – Manufacturing Highlight Video

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2A Armament, a new manufacturer of ultra-lightweight AR parts (like the Balios Lite system), has released a fantastic video showcasing their manufacturing capabilities.

Rarely do companies showcase their machining capabilities in such detail. It’s a small shop, but they have some excellent capabilities including multi-stage machine tools, CMM, and more.

Obligatory gun porn is also included. For those who like extreme weight reduction, this may be NSFW.



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.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

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


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  • JumpIf NotZero

    Saw them at SHOT, nice guys. The products were very nicely machined, reminded me of MEGA parts, but subtley wasn’t exactly their designer’s goal. I wasn’t crazy about the tiny flat head screw to regulate gas on their fancy bolt carrier group.

    The whole make it as light as possible craze is coming around full circle again, it’s peaking and soon, again, people will realize that it is beneficial to have some weight, decked out guns under 7lbs aren’t as fast for me in particular. I want an 8lb suppressed gun.

    That’s some shop they have! Next time I’m in Boise I’ll have to check them out.

    • robert

      I agree, great setup for running a ton of lowers efficiently.

      But I still like 7075 forged lowers with a broached magwell. And I would gladly add a pound to my gun to have a suppressor le-CA-sigh….

  • patrickiv

    What’s with the weird spur above the pistol grip?

  • Paladin

    As a machinist in training I got a twofer out of this video, gun porn and machining porn, both were much appreciated.