Last October I got in on a group purchase for Double Star lowers and later bought a Model 1 Sales
standard A2 rifle kit 5.56/.223, 20". The only thing extra was the 1-8 SS barrel. Hogue pistol grip and bayonet came later. Anyway after buying ammo one box at a time from WW when available I was finally ready to take ur out.
Wife and I drove up to my daughters house in Winston, Montana and my son-in-law and grandsons and I went up into the hills to shoot.
I was shooting Federal 223 Rem. 55 grain FMJ. Left the Remington ammo home after hearing of two new AR's damaged from it on this forum, just didn't want to take that chance.
So I loaded up two P-mags 30 rounders and started shooting. Without ever sighting in the sights it was shooting damn accurate, I couldn't believe it, no adjustments and it didn't have one malfunction in 500 rounds with everybody trying it. My son-in-law set up a milk jug about 100 yards out for a target not telling me it was filled with oxy acetylene. Talk about interactive target BOOOOOOOM! scared the crap out of me.:aargh4::rofl:
I am very pleased with the model 1 sales kit I purchased and the Double Star lower. While putting it together only had one problem, the front take down detent pin and spring is a
to put in, I had to buy new pins and springs these little suckers can fly. Turns out either the spring was too long or the hole not deep enough, I'm thinking the later, since most lower kits are the same and the rear take down works fine(same part #), anyway I shortened the spring a little.
All in all this is a great rifle, total cost was just over $600 including mags, grip, and bayonet. I couldn't be happier with my purchase.