2A Armament Introduces .22 LR

AR rifles are great for hunting, self-defense and just plain fun. However, as any avid shooter knows, 5.56/.223 Rem. ammunition can get quite expensive, especially when training. As a result, many shooters look for an AR rifle chambered in .22 LR or conversion parts for turning their current AR platform into a money-saving trainer or plinking gun.

2A Armament has developed two dedicated .22 LR rifles - the Balios-lite and the Aethon. Both rifles are extremely light, with the Balios weighing a mere 3 pounds, 10 ounces, and the Aethon being only an ounce more. Both rifles also feature 2A Armament's patent-pending ultralight .22 LR bolt, along with a MAGPUL MIAD grip and a Mission First minimalist stock. The uppers, lowers and barrel are machined from 7075-T6 billet aluminum, with a rifled steel insert placed inside the fluted barrel.

Features and Specs:
2A AETHON, or BALIOS LITE GEN 2 LOWER RECEIVER - CNC machined 7075-T6 billet with flared mag-well, hard coat type-III anodized, rear tensioning screw, rear takedown spring retainer.
2A BALIOS LITE GEN 2 UPPER RECEIVER - CNC machined 7075-T6 billet "slick side" design, machined indexing marks.
2A 22LR BOLT-Grade 5 6AL-4V Titanium Bolt, Stainless Steel Barrel Collar, High-Quality Polymer buffer (Patent Pending).
2A 22LR FLUTED BARREL - 16.5", 7075-T6 Billet aluminum barrel, rifled 4140 steel insert, 1:16 Twist,1/2x28 thread with thread protector.
2A RECEIVER EXTENSION - 2A Armament buffer tube and 2A latch plate,
2A HANDGUARD - 2A Armament 12" 6061 extruded Aethon or BL G2 rail (depending on the lower ordered), M-LOK, aluminum barrel nut.
STOCK/GRIP - MAGPUL MIAD Grip, Mission First minimalist stock.
LOWER PARTS - 2A magazine catch, 2A through drilled titanium takedown pins
TRIGGER - ALG-ACT trigger group with optional light or heavy hammer spring.
WEIGHT - 3 lbs. 10 oz. (Balios-lite lower/rail), 3 lbs. 11 oz. (Aethon lower/rail)
Ships with one 15 Round 2A Armament AR 22LR Magazine and die-cut foam box
Product of the Great State of Idaho, MADE IN THE U.S.A.

For those wanting to convert their own lower, 2A Armament offers a complete .22 LR upper that weighs in at only 2 lbs. 4 oz., thanks to its titanium bolt and steel-insert aluminum barrel. Conversion is extremely easy, as the 2A Armament .22 LR upper fits all mil-spec lowers via the takedown pins, quickly turning any AR-15 into an accurate .22 LR rifle. The upper comes with the quality and features expected from 2A Armament, such as a mil-spec port door, a retained port door rod, MLOK aluminum barrel nut and a BCM-mod4 charging handle.

For enthusiasts who want to build their own dedicated .22 LR AR rifle, 2A Armament offers a solution for in its .22 LR Bolt Carrier and Barrel Kit. With the patent-pending ultralight titanium bolt carrier and lightweight .22 LR fluted barrel, this kit allows the user to convert any standard AR upper to a .22 LR receiver. The 7-ounce bolt carrier features stainless-steel collar, ejector, extractor and firing pin and a synthetic polymer buffer. The 16-inch barrel is made of 7075 aluminum, with a 1:16 twist steel insert, which keeps the weight down to a mere 13 ounces. It comes with a 1/2-threaded end for attaching flash hiders, brakes or suppressors, along with a thread protector for those who just want a great firing rifle.

2A Armament even has a drop-in AR .22 LR Conversion Bolt Carrier designed to fit standard AR-15 5.56/.223 Rem. chambered rifles. This patent-pending design features a titanium bolt, a stainless-steel barrel collar with 5.56 chamber plug, dual balanced reciprocating springs, and a polymer buffer.

Now AR-15 rifles are fun and useful, and thanks to 2A Armament, they can also be cost-effective in regard to ammo spent in both fun and training.

For more information, please visit www.2a-arms.com.