2A Armament showed off their wares at the Northwest Shooting Sports Expo, including a couple of products that further solidify the company as a leader in the lightweight AR-15 space. Seen above and immediately below: the XANTHOS-lite “Large Frame” receiver set.
It’s DPMS/SR-25 compatible for .308/7.62×51 AR builds. Weighing in at 16 oz for the upper and lower combined, it’s some eight to 12 ounces lighter than much of the competition. 2A’s BALIOS-lite, available as a set or separately, is their popular, lightweight AR-15 option.
2A’s Magazine Catch Assembly won’t save you as much weight (about a tenth of an ounce lighter than mil-spec), but, as we know, grams make ounces and ounces make pounds.
Two button options are available — grooved or pocketed. Total weight is 0.27 oz. Want?
Hat tip to my friend, “CASES4CASES,” for attending NWSSE and snagging photos and info for us.