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Thinking of a Daewoo K1A1
« on: July 03, 2013, 09:35:11 pm »
I finally got a small settlement and I have 3400.00 burning a hole in my pocket and I've designated all of this money to treat myself to at least 1 firearm (I'm spending all of the money on toys for me and the wife is perfectly ok with that) so I've been looking around for something unusual, cool, something that I've owned before and regretted selling or something that I've always wanted but couldn't afford.  I'm on the FG-42 semi auto waiting list, but I'm a little short on it so I just may have to give up my slot on that, so right now I'm thinking of a Daewoo K1A1 or an ACR.  The K1A1 is unusual enough but the only thing that I don't care for is the 180 degree rotating safety.  I've always wanted an ACR when Magpul was developing them so these 2 are top on my list.  I'm also thinking about an RPD as I've owned one when they were made around 8 years ago and I regretted selling it.  The Robinson M96 Expeditionary Rifle is cool, but I don't care for the non-threaded muzzle.  I'm also thinking of a G/K43 as I've owned 6 of them through the years and regretted selling most of them. 

I'm not really a SCAR person and high end AR's don't really do anything for me, so is there anything that I may be missing to my wish list?  Everything that I listed I can get from once place or another so getting one isn't an issue and for once money isn't either (just this time) so this is also a good time to pick up some more ammo as well.  So, any other toys that I'm missing?
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    Re: Thinking of a Daewoo K1A1
    « Reply #1 on: July 03, 2013, 09:56:06 pm »
      Do you got a .50?   You need a .50.....believe me....you NEED a .50......

      As for the M96....I KNOW I saw one with a threaded muzzle.  Custom job then?  I always liked them but just....no extra parts sorta put me off....if I am going to spend $1600 on a gun, I want to have spare parts.

      How about an AR-180/AR180B-with-threaded muzzle?   I had one and LOVED it.  the 180B uses standard AR15 trigger and magazine and you can still find parts around for it, yet it's a bit oddball.



     
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    Re: Thinking of a Daewoo K1A1
    « Reply #2 on: July 03, 2013, 10:40:08 pm »
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    Re: Thinking of a Daewoo K1A1
    « Reply #3 on: July 03, 2013, 10:42:06 pm »
    Grant, I've owned 2 .50's before (Watsons Weapons upper & Serbu BFG Shorty) and I know that my budget of 3400.00 isn't really enough for a decent fifty, an optic that won't fail in under 50 rounds and enough ammo to have some fun with it.  Also the range that I'm a member of doesn't allow high kinetic weapons, so I wouldn't have anywhere to shoot it.  I think that's why I sold my Serbu is because I didn't have anywhere to shoot it (even though ammo was 1.19/rd and very plentiful when I had it).  I haven't seen any M96's with threaded muzzles (factory or otherwise) and whatever I get will be ready to shoot how I want it right off the bat.  I'm prepared to blow my whole budget on a single purchase if I have to, but I will more than likely be making multiple purchases.  I've handled the AR180's and while different they just aren't my cup 'o tea.
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    Re: Thinking of a Daewoo K1A1
    « Reply #4 on: July 03, 2013, 10:45:24 pm »
    That looks like a very pregnant or overweight ACR  :P  I've seen the rimfire version locally but not the centerfire.

    Yeah, this! http://www.berettausa.com/products/arx100-5-56-16bbl-30rd/
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    Re: Thinking of a Daewoo K1A1
    « Reply #5 on: July 03, 2013, 10:48:30 pm »
    I don't think the centerfire ARX is on the market yet, but I have handled and fired the rimfire version. Very light and surprisingly ergonomic. Liked it enough that now I'm actually debating between an AR-15 and the ARX-100 as my first rifle.
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    Re: Thinking of a Daewoo K1A1
    « Reply #6 on: July 03, 2013, 10:49:16 pm »
    Don't think of it as overweight, think of it as full figured....kinda like Christina Hendricks.

    Of course there is also the Tavor: http://www.iwi.us/index.html#slide1
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    Re: Thinking of a Daewoo K1A1
    « Reply #7 on: July 03, 2013, 10:58:18 pm »
    The K1A1 is a great little rifle and it likes lighter/cheaper ammo (1:12 ROT).

    I wish that I never sold mine and I plan to replace it someday.

    Until then, the AR-100 is the only WOO in the house right now.



    BTW, I believe a 90 degree selector is available

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    Re: Thinking of a Daewoo K1A1
    « Reply #8 on: July 04, 2013, 09:55:32 am »
    The only bullpup that I would entertain is a RFB, other than that I'm done with them.  The Tavor does look cool but from what I read it has the typically spongy feeling trigger.  H2O, thanks for the link as that is tilting me towards a Daewoo.  How was the accuracy of yours?  Comparable to an older SP1?  Personally I think the K1A1 looks cool as hell, I just don't know anyone that has ever had one so all I have to go off of is pictures.  Christina Hendricks is smoking on Mad Men, but off camera she is a little rough looking...IMO.
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    « Reply #9 on: July 04, 2013, 11:50:22 am »
    H2O, thanks for the link as that is tilting me towards a Daewoo.  How was the accuracy of yours?
    You can easily hit what you aim at out to about 400 yards with iron sights

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    Re: Thinking of a Daewoo K1A1
    « Reply #10 on: July 04, 2013, 12:29:50 pm »
    I say go for it.  It's always nice to have a little variety.     I've been wanting to get something a little different myself,  maybe an AUG or Sig.   
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    Re: Thinking of a Daewoo K1A1
    « Reply #11 on: July 04, 2013, 03:15:23 pm »
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    I don't think the centerfire ARX is on the market yet, but I have handled and fired the rimfire version. Very light and surprisingly ergonomic. Liked it enough that now I'm actually debating between an AR-15 and the ARX-100 as my first rifle.
    I'd stick with the AR for a first rifle. You never know what will happen with the ARX platform down the road, but for good or for ill the AR platform is everywhere, there is a lot of institutional knowledge about it, and it is truly a LEGO gun. Furthermore, almost every training course you go to will be AR based when they teach weapon manipulations. You'll be the odd guy with the oddball rifle.

    I'm not saying that the ARX isn't worthy, or that it won't work well, or isn't worth learning, or anything like that. It's just that for your first rifle you should pick "vanilla" instead of "lemoncello gelato" ... all the more so since you can always modify that AR later on to be something more exotic. You'll never outgrow it.

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    Re: Thinking of a Daewoo K1A1
    « Reply #12 on: July 04, 2013, 05:01:53 pm »
    there are 2 guns that i wish i never sold a cz97 and a Daewoo k2
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    Re: Thinking of a Daewoo K1A1
    « Reply #13 on: July 05, 2013, 09:30:05 am »
    This is far, far away from a first rifle and I already have an AR.  I also built close to 1000 AR's during my 5 years as a manufacturer for a local FFL so I'm pretty up on configurations and whatnot.  Training courses aren't an issue as due to my disabilities most instructors aren't even offering classes for the disabled, and the ones that do only instruct one-on-one so my rifle would be the only one in the class  ;)  I'm also looking past precision rifles as I build my own...unless it's really unique and/or rare ( Tigr SVD is an option...)

    I'm wanting something different, odd, cool and I don't mind spending 3k+ on a single purchase since I have the money for it right now.  If I can find something cheaper then that means that I can buy 2 or more guns, or at least some accessories & ammo for whatever I get.

    I'd stick with the AR for a first rifle. You never know what will happen with the ARX platform down the road, but for good or for ill the AR platform is everywhere, there is a lot of institutional knowledge about it, and it is truly a LEGO gun. Furthermore, almost every training course you go to will be AR based when they teach weapon manipulations. You'll be the odd guy with the oddball rifle.
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    Re: Thinking of a Daewoo K1A1
    « Reply #14 on: July 05, 2013, 09:41:32 am »
    I think Cornach's post was meant for me. I mentioned that I was considering passing over the AR for the ARX as my first rifle.
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    Re: Thinking of a Daewoo K1A1
    « Reply #15 on: July 05, 2013, 10:44:46 am »
    Ah crap...now I feel  :-[  I didn't know that you are a rifle virgin...you need to pop that cherry if indeed you are.

    I think Cornach's post was meant for me. I mentioned that I was considering passing over the AR for the ARX as my first rifle.
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    Re: Thinking of a Daewoo K1A1
    « Reply #16 on: July 05, 2013, 10:47:53 am »
    Not exactly a virgin: I've shot 4, including one with a giggle switch (okay, technically that was a SMG), but I don't actually own one yet.
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    Re: Thinking of a Daewoo K1A1
    « Reply #17 on: July 05, 2013, 12:36:40 pm »
    At least you are moving in the right direction.  I've seen some pretty good deals on AR's lately so if you have the funds this just might be the time for you to make a purchase.

    Not exactly a virgin: I've shot 4, including one with a giggle switch (okay, technically that was a SMG), but I don't actually own one yet.
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    « Reply #18 on: July 05, 2013, 02:16:46 pm »
    The Daewoo seems like a top runner up in my opinion, I know very little about them but the cool factor for me is off the charts. I know you said you aren't looking for an AR due to them being everywhere and them "not really doing anything for you". But have you looked at the rock river PDS? I personally am not an AR fan, but I find that gun to be pretty exciting. I also think some of the sig rifles are unique.  :coffee

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    Re: Thinking of a Daewoo K1A1
    « Reply #19 on: July 05, 2013, 02:58:04 pm »
    If it was me and I had that kind of money I don't know what I would get. Honestly at this point I would probably spend most of it on something other than guns.

    If I was going to spend it on a gun I suppose I would look for an AUG with a 20" barrel, though you said you don't want a bullpup.

    Some other ideas to throw out there,

    Perhaps I would keep my eye out for some real nice L1A1's.

    Maybe get a high end 1911 though I always prefered the plain old military ones for the most part. Though with that kind of money you could probably get a real nice military M1911A1.

    What I would probably do is get a nice precesion bolt gun though it sounds like that isn't what you are looking for. And if it was me I would probably want to spend more than that budget on that project though it would make a great dent in getting were I would want.

    Another posblity is look and see if you could find a nice No4(T) in that price range. I like old stuff like that.

    Perhaps a semi auto 1919A4 with the tripod and all that stuff. Though I have a PKM so I don't know I would go down that road myself.

    I don't know what semi MG-42 are going for but it is another idea.

    Now that I have given it some more thought I would probably get a nice canadian hi power and and real nice Australian SMLE.

    A nice M1 Garand would also be something I would consider.

    The Daewoo does sound like an interisting pick and from time to time I have thought it would be neat to get one. The problem is I don't ever remember seeing one much less handeling one. It is the type of thing I would want to see before I bought. I also don't know as much about them as I would like so I would need to do more research myself before going down that road.
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    Re: Thinking of a Daewoo K1A1
    « Reply #20 on: July 05, 2013, 04:28:03 pm »
    This picture was taken in '86, I'm cradling a K1A1 and holding a Glock 17.
    My friend is holding the M1 Garand his father brought back from Bastogne.


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    « Reply #21 on: July 05, 2013, 04:38:35 pm »
    My friend is holding the M1 Garand his father brought back from Bastogne.

    You might want to take a second look at that rifle  ;)
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    « Reply #22 on: July 05, 2013, 04:42:37 pm »
    You might want to take a second look at that rifle  ;)

    Your eyes are better than mine, I assumed he was holding the M1 we fired all day before taking the picture.
    It was freezing and we had consumed a few after action beers... he may have posed with his deer rifle  ;)

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    Re: Thinking of a Daewoo K1A1
    « Reply #23 on: July 05, 2013, 05:26:45 pm »
    Penguin, I built myself a real accurate precision rifle but I've been poking at the idea of a S&B PMII.  I keep going back & forth on the optic because in one way it would be the cherry on the top to really complete my rifle but on the other hand I really don't shoot it as much due to scarce reloading components which means it would be sitting in the safe.  I'm not really a 1919 guy...the PKM is really cool and I did have an RPD & MG34 (TNW).  The MG42 is sweet, but I haven't seen them in a real long time.  I think it was BRP or someone who made a MG34 upper for an AR lower.  I'm not that into 1911's and even a "high dollar" model just isn't worth it to me.  The L1A1 & SMLE are nice, but another that isn't for me.  I'm really teetering between the ACR & Daewoo and unfortunately I can't afford both and if I want either of them I need to make a decision real soon.  I got my check and there is a fire burning in my wallet as we speak.  Normally I wouldn't blow this much on a firearm, but this is a special occasion.

    H2O, nice hair dude  :cool  I had the same look back then but I was a bit younger than you in '86 (14 years old).  Once I make a final decision on either rifle (or if something else catches my eye) then I need to figure out what to do with the remainder of the money...what to get, what to get.
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    « Reply #24 on: July 05, 2013, 07:33:41 pm »
    I'm new to the forum, but happen to have a really nice Daewoo K1A1 that I would like to sell, and came across your post. I am the original owner. It is completely stock, and has only been fired a couple times. Send me a message if you have any interest, and I will send you details and pictures. 
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