BLR-16: 5 Pound AR

Richard Johnson
by Richard Johnson

2A Armament officially released its 5 pound BALIOS-Lite 16″ rifle, aka BLR-16. The rifles make use of lightweight components, including those made of titanium, to minimize weight.

2A Armament

At the core, the BLR-16 uses a machined 7075-T6 aluminum upper and lower ( see Nathan’s previous report on these here.) The 416-R barrel has a pencil profile with a 1:8″ twist. The rifle uses a mid-length gas system with a titanium gas block. The barrel is threaded and topped with a titanium T3 compensator.

2A Armament uses a 15″ 6061 handguard system with your choice of KeyMod or M-LOK attachment types. A titanium barrel nut is used. A Mission First Tactical Minimalist stock and Magpul MIAD grip are also used.

rifle in box

Additional features include titanium take down pins, an ALG trigger and BCM charging handle. The suggested retail price is $2,177.

Richard Johnson
Richard Johnson

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  • Mark H Mark H on Sep 20, 2015

    Pencil barrels can bend when they get to hot. H-bar is my first choice.

  • Anomad101 Anomad101 on Sep 20, 2015

    Nobody works for free. I have three price ranges, cheap, inexpensive, and that which I can not afford. I don't buy cheap, and not enough money for that which I can not afford.