Words: Rich Norman
The L119A1 is still going strong, seen here with a modern accessory package:
Some call it “L119A1.5” – an unofficial designation, bridging the gap between A1 and L119A2.
Much like “Block 1.5” is to Block I and Block II amongst USSOF clone correct builders, the term signifies transition; the use of modern items, which would be anachronistic to an earlier era of A1.
Here’s my breakdown:
This isn’t the first time an L119A1 has been seen with that model of Lancer Mag Well, a MOE stock, T2 and ASAP – which perhaps points to a unit purchase.
Indeed, it could very well be that the parts highlighted here are those of a unified A1 modernisation package.
SAS and SBS L119A1s were going the same way, prior to the L119A2 – which rolled up a lot of the newer A1 additions into a standard, issued package; including the sling, trigger guard and rear sling point as seen here.