New for 2019: 2A Armament Balios Lite Gen 2 Pistol

posted on May 12, 2019

Years ago, if you owned an AR-style rifle, you wanted a quad rail on your AR-pattern gun so you could mount a laser, a light and all other manner of accessories onto your firearm. This seemed like a good idea, right up until people started carrying those heavy, bulky ARs around and soon found out that every ounce mattered. Lightweight AR-15s then became popular, and the new Balios Lite Gen 2 AR pistols from 2A Armament continue that tradition by offering a lightweight AR platform gun that is still filled with the features that serious shooters want and need.

The 2A Arms Balios Lite Gen 2 pistols feature a 2A Regulated Bolt Carrier for added reliability and and SB Tactical SBA3 Pistol Brace. The trigger sensitivity on the pistol is customizable, giving you an option for either a light or heavy hammer spring.  The lower and upper receiver are both 7075-T6 billet, and the lower has a type-III anodized hard coat that adds incredible durability. The patent-pending regulated bolt carrier utilizes a fully adjustable gas system which is machined and finished using a QPQ process in order to increase corrosion resistance and improve reliability.

2A BALIOS LITE GEN 2 Specifications

  • Lower Receiver - CNC machined 7075-T6 billet with flared magwell, hard coat type-III anodized, rear tensioning screw, rear takedown spring retainer, screw-in bolt catch pin.
  • Upper Receiver - CNC machined 7075-T6 billet "slick side" mil-spec port door, retained port door rod, M-4 feed ramps, machined indexing marks.
  • 2A Armament Regulated Bolt Carrier - This patent pending fully adjustable gas system allows for gas system adjustment through the ejection port door. 8620 machined body with QPQ process, 9310 machined bolt, cryogenically treated , MPT, and QPQ.
  • Hanguard - 2A Armament BL G2-RAIL, M-LOK or KeyMod, titanium barrel nut.
  • Muzzle Device - 2A Titanium T3 compensator for 5.56 NATO models or a 2A Titanium X3 compensator for the 300 BLK
  • Charging Handle - BCM-Mod4b
  • Receiver Extension - 2A Armament buffer tube, 2A latch plate, and 2A castle nut.
  • Brace - SB Tactical SBA3 Pistol Brace
  • Lower Parts - 2A magazine catch, 2A through drilled titanium takedown pins, Mil-spec safety and bolt catch.
  • Trigger - ALG-ACT trigger group with optional light or heavy hammer spring.

The 2A Arms Balios Lite Gen 2 pistol ships with one Magpul P-Mag and die-cut foam carrying case. More information is available at


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