View Full Version : What can y'all tell me about the K1?

oz in SC
September 04, 2013, 21:28
Guy wants to trade it for my SIG556.
I can pick up another SIG pretty easy,but the K1 isn't exactly what I wanted as far as a Daewoo goes,I really want a K2.

But it seems like a good deal.


September 04, 2013, 21:50

How about a video? Check out the part when they drop the k1, put it through some testing in cold, hot, and water environment. It's a great weapon to have. Joe

September 04, 2013, 23:34
K1A1 is direct gas impingment, where as the K2/MaxII/DR-200 series are piston driven. The k-1 is harder to get parts for, but is also the rarest of the series imported. If you're just gonna collect, OK. If you want to really use it, get the second series. JMHO.

September 05, 2013, 00:12
I'll agree with Shooter. Collect the K1, shoot the K2.


oz in SC
September 05, 2013, 08:03
Was thinking of getting it to trade up towards a K2.

Is it actually collectible to where that would happen?

September 05, 2013, 12:07
A 90%+ K-1 would bring more to the right buyer then a K-2 would, just because of the rarity. I preffer the piston driven series myself, as they're quite reliable. Just shy from the DR-300 in 7.62X39. They had bolt problems.
Looking at GB, it would seem the 556 and K-1 are about in line with each other as to value. The SIG likely easier to get parts and service for. I guess it's all in what you really want to do with it.
If the K-1 is in steller condition, and it has NO cycling problems, I'd do the trade, then sell the K-1 and buy the K-2 you really want.
Keep this in mind as well. The K-1 has a 1-in-12 twist, while the K-2 has a 1-in-7 twist. So heavy bullets from the short K-1 are not going to be as accurate.

September 05, 2013, 12:38
Don't sell them short, they are pretty good little shooters, and more compact and lighter than about any other 5.56 carbine. It's also one of my few rifles that has never malfunctioned with 223 wolf garbage. Mine shot the 69 grainers pretty well, even though they are not supposed to. The first one I bought I met the guy at the range in Phoenix, and shot a nice group at 100 with 69 Noslers. My DR-200 only likes 55 grainers.

Daewoorifleparts just imported quite a bit of spares for the K1, look on GB.

September 06, 2013, 03:55
Love my K2!

ROK Solid!

October 05, 2013, 17:57
They make awesome little SBRs.

ETA: Daewoo Rifle Parts is putting 1:7 SS barrels on K1s...expensive at 600 bucks, but includes finishing and all that.