Extreme Lightweight Balios-Lite Lower 7 Upper Receivers

    2A Armament of Idaho now has announced their upcoming BALIOS-Lite Receiver. The lower is a scant 6.5 oz according to their retailer, which is close to full polymer lowers (about 5.5 oz) from most manufacturers. The upper receiver weighs in at 5.85 oz.


    To match the (I dare say, stunning) good looks, 2A has also created a custom matching upper receiver. The full BALIOS-lite sets are available for pre-order from Hawktech Arms. Uppers are $217 and lowers are listed at $295.

    2A-BL556-2-5T 2A-BL556-2-4T


    The BALIOS-lite is perfect for those who participate in 3-gun, hunting, or any other shooting activity where weight is a concern.

    3-D Machined from U.S.A. Certified 7075-T6 plate aluminum
    Pocketed design reduces weight, and enhances appearance
    Forward assist has been removed from upper to reduce weight
    Bolt release features screw in pin (Included)
    Integrated and lightened trigger guard
    Upper receiver features M4 style feed ramps
    Machined T-Markings and minimized logo for a clean appearance
    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)
    Can be interchanged with forged, or standard BALIOS sets
    Weight: Upper 5.85 oz Stripped
    Product of the great state of Idaho, MADE IN THE U.S.A.

    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.

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