Anyone Tried This AR


1911 TERRY
May 28, 2006, 02:18 PM
I don't have an AR yet but I'm getting serious now. I came across the Model '1' Sales web site the other day. Has anyone out there tried these kits? Are they any good, or should I walk away from considering one of these? Money is not a big issue, but I don't want to waste it either. Your comments will be appreciated.

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May 28, 2006, 02:49 PM

good info,there.


May 28, 2006, 02:50 PM
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Don't Tread On Me
May 28, 2006, 03:25 PM
Avoid Model 1 Sales.

May 28, 2006, 07:34 PM
Great for a starter product because of price.
Great customer service if you need it.
Top of the line products are better and cost more.
There is nothing wrong with starting off with M/1.

May 28, 2006, 07:43 PM
better off going with Del-Ton (

as good or better prices most times, and WAY better Quality control.

May 29, 2006, 01:09 PM
I've built 2 ARs with M1S kits, both with excellent results.

May 29, 2006, 01:29 PM
I've had no problems whatsoever with M1S - I recommend them.

1911 guy
May 29, 2006, 06:20 PM
24 inch chrome lined barrel and chamber, 1:9 twist. Excellent accuracy, no function issues and the prices aren't outrageous. Yes, there are better uppers out there, but only you know if you need the added price and performance. Fords and Chevys are good, lamborghinis are better. Do you need it?

May 29, 2006, 11:08 PM
Zero problems with my Lightweight CAR kit.

May 29, 2006, 11:33 PM
I use ER Shaw barrels from M1S, mated to uppers and lowers that I built from parts procured elsewhere. That approach has worked well for me.

May 30, 2006, 05:03 PM
I've had good luck with the Model 1 Sales varminter. They use Shaw barrels.
It's got a Rock River Arms lower. The combination did very well and has a very tight match to the lower and the upper.

I will say that a 24" heavy bull barrel is a bench gun. It's just way to heavy to carry long. I plan on getting another upper assembly for it that's lighter and can be carried easily.

May 30, 2006, 05:53 PM
I put together a nice little M-4gery flat top from one of their kits. (Chrome lined chamber and barrel)

I used a new stripped Bushie lower and an extra lower TAPCO parts kit I had on hand from a previous A-2 build.

I added a collapsible stock when the ban expired and a nice little reflex sight and silent sling I picked up at a local gun show. I put an ARMS #40 Back Up Iron Sight on it too.

I've been shooting it for several years now and really get better groups with it than I ever thought I would with that short barrel.

Very tight and compact, all the Model One parts fit the way they were supposed to (but I had previous experience chasing tiny springs across my kitchen table and floor trying to get to the little pins and springs before the stupid cats did.)

Model One is based here in Illinois so I had them ship it to a friend in Indiana to save the extra sales tax. (Yes Model One is another business that will be driven out of state if our governor gets his AWB passed along with Rock River, Springfield Arms, Les Baer and a bunch of others based out by Geneseo and the Quad Cities)

As far as Model One goes my experience went fine.

May 30, 2006, 05:56 PM
i put a m1s upper half on a stripped rra lower and used a m1s parts kit. the upper half is excellent in terms of reliability and has very respectable accuracy. the fit to the lower receiver left a little to be desired and i had a hammer pin walk out on me.

m1s is the way to go if you want a budget rifle and while the quality differences may be minor they are definitely there.

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