Well PO2 "Ollie" for the most part what has been said here is mostly true but an update to the thread may be in order.
True DSA is considered "THE" only legit game in town and "THE" BEST FAL, but they aren't what they used to be for whatever reason.
DSarms has had CS issues and some of their once famous QC has been lacking in some of their recent recvrs, do some research and you'll find the answers to their recent dip in quality and service.
That being said they are far and away "THE BEST" still!
As it relates to Century all I can say is that their QC has gone up on their most recent"crappy recvrs" (emphasis is mine as the newer recvrs are above just decent!), I have 2 that where built using them and had ZERO issues, I used a very well known pro builder and he informed me when I gave him the recvrs that "these are some damn good recvrs!" and that they went together without issue.
As I have no thoughts on selling my Fals I am quite content with my Century recvr built Fals.
Also as a side note 1 of my Century recvr built Fals outshoots my DSA Fal easily, no not easily VERY EASILY!
so take that into consideration also.
Lastly I have no experience with Enterprise but I do have a Coonan and it is very nice indeed but I have not been able to take it out and shoot yet, but it is a beautiful recvr and the rifle is very well put together and looks awesome.
ALL of my Fals are built using Imbel kits except of course the DSA.....ymmv
good luck young "salt"!
I have a CAI that they built on a very early low serial number IMBEL receiver. To date I have had zero issues with it. It will even eat crappy Indian surplus ammo. :fal:
DSA, well worth the extra $ and wait, retains value much better, runs great from start, built several and never had any fit or function issues, Imbel is just as good just will not count as 922r part, never built on imbel but have talked to many that have and they agree, you will pay more for an Imbel.
In my opinion DSA is the best way to go, good luck, youll really like your FAL I garuntee, it wont be your last.
Also to the best of my knowledge DSA ans Imbel are the only forged receivers available. Personally Im a little wary of putting the kind of pressure made from .308 on to a cast receiver, I know that many cast receivers have help an functioned fine for many rounds, just my opinion
I'm late to the party, but if, as the OP says - his 1st/only FAL; then shop the boards for a TRUE pre-ban Brazilian IMBEL SAR-48, ARMCORP DGFM Rosario Argentine, or break the bank and get a Joe Poyer Aussie or a true FN.
Folks spend more than that on entertainment systems that depreciate like rocks.
No 922 crap, real-deal guns and real-deal parts. Bazilian SAR and Argentine guns are licensed FNs, only way to get more unique is with a Poyers Oz-gun.
never mind,(deleted post) i would only build one.
PS: i don't know anyone that only owns 1 FAL. Anyone here only own 1 FAL?
That would be me, sgt. But mine is better than all the others so why get another?(smirk)! But seriuosly, I think if the petty officer could find one with the Imbel rec that would be tops. Thats the extent of my experiance with the FAL,but its been a good experiance!
now we know some one that owns only one of them.
Originally Posted by mtdew
please let us know when you buy another one.
Have a lone pre-ban Armscorp Argie imported by Armscorp before the ban.
Originally Posted by sgt ron
Have no pressing need to own another FAL, although I wouldn't mind snagging another someday "just because".
So many guns, so little money...
I would LOVE to have another but they have become rather pricey. I bought the imbel kit years ago from Tapco when they sold kits to the general public. I think I gave $98.00 for it. Another $250-$300 for the imbel rec.Damn Ak builds take up my spare change.Now I'm building another AR. nfafan said it best-Somany guns,so little money...Can I still post here with only one?