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SPEEDGUNNER
January 01, 2018, 12:35
I have never been a big fan of the Para model FAL, although from my time here I know they are almost revered amongst the falthful (see what I did there?). The whole idea of a high power rifle in a short package just never struck a chord with me, sexy as it may look. I do prefer the 18"bbl length to the longer 21", so I figured it was worth a shot. I picked this one up locally on New Years Eve, DSA sourced parts on a Coonan Type 3, put together by Mark at ARS with all the receipts so I know that it is right. Looking forward to a trip to the range when the temps get out of the low teens.

Take a look and let me know what you guys think:

https://i.imgur.com/rSnWWuJ.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/qYfnHSh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ZjJBYHH.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/kkAxCBY.jpg

A little karma at work here with this deal, I first met the seller a little over 3 years ago to buy some AR stuff as he was getting out of that platform and into the FAL. At the time he had just bought this rifle and only had 1 mag so I gave him some mags to get him started. Guess what I got back with the rifle!

Invictus77
January 01, 2018, 12:38
Schweeet stick :cheers:

moonbat60
January 01, 2018, 12:38
Nice !

I am a Para owner myself. IMO, they are the best of the FAL family.

AZ Deuce
January 01, 2018, 12:42
You know if it was built by Mark it's good to go! Congratulations, looks great!

hkshooter
January 01, 2018, 12:44
Nice build, beautiful rifle, Mark builds a nice one. I have zero use for one and they suck to actually shoot but a para is sexy as hell. Congrats.

meltblown
January 01, 2018, 12:45
Nice, Everybody needs at least one. It will change your life for the better:biggrin:

SPEEDGUNNER
January 01, 2018, 12:52
Here is test target, not sure what distance Mark uses but it looks like a shooter!

https://i.imgur.com/3U8o6jC.jpg

1911Ron
January 01, 2018, 13:01
Here is test target, not sure what distance Mark uses but it looks like a shooter!

https://i.imgur.com/3U8o6jC.jpg

I believe he says 25m when he does his testing. If you look on the underside of the rifle forward of the mag well it should be punched with ARS, location and date. Oh BTW sexy looking riFal!

lowIQ
January 01, 2018, 13:07
Congrats on your new Para. Tiss a wonderful way to welcome in the new year!

moonbat60
January 01, 2018, 13:38
Nice build, beautiful rifle, Mark builds a nice one. I have zero use for one and they suck to actually shoot but a para is sexy as hell. Congrats.

A Para sucks to shoot? I carried one for most of my time on active duty, and liked it lots.

On mine, I always wrapped the tubes of the rear stock with some fabric, or on my current one I used pipe insulation (grey foam type) .

82ndRecon
January 01, 2018, 17:32
Well done. Sweet looking rifle. Built by someone that does great work so you know its going to be reliable for the long haul.

Happy New Year.

01BIRDDOG
January 01, 2018, 19:08
Yes Sir......Beautiful Para only wish it were mine.

AFeod
January 01, 2018, 20:23
She’s a beaut! Congrats. I just put some glass on mine. Time to get her to the range and sight her in. You’ll love it, the compactness just feels right! CONGRATS!!!

lew
January 02, 2018, 11:39
Very nice. While I only have one Para- a DSA 21"- I love it. Every FAL owner needs at least one Para.:biggrin:

ncreptile
January 02, 2018, 11:57
That's one sexy looking rifle. Congrats.

oleblu72
January 02, 2018, 12:25
Very nice para SG it looks like another fine product from the ARS studios. I'm gathering parts for a frankenFal, its a DSA folder, Brit lower I got off of Adam and Sarco carrier and top cover and rear para sight and that's all I have collected so far but I'm gaining on it.

Mark

eternal24k
January 02, 2018, 13:36
Not just a para, but an ARS para!? Apart from a factory rifle (with some exceptions), that's about as good as it gets.

maxaks
January 02, 2018, 14:03
Nice rifle! Can't beat one of Mr marks builds... I also only like the look of the para did not enjoy shooting it as much. Rear sling swivel screwed with my sight.

xEdelweissx
January 05, 2018, 13:42
Very nice looking Para. I was about 14yrs old the first time I saw, and shot one. Didn't own one (a 50.61) until last month. Only 32yrs later!
Also, I spent some time last night on the ARS website, and noticed quite a few "themed" FAL rifles. Does anyone here have a Rhodie clone, complete with baby poop camo, done by Mark? I'm exploring my options for acquiring, or building one.