There's plenty of archived threads about Model 1. I got bit in 2008, ordered a rifle kit from them during the original Yomama panic. By the time it arrived 9 months later, I had built a complete rifle from parts aquired on the EE.
The kit, when it finally arrived, was great, I sold it to member Gatergrabber, and he built a fine rifle out of it.
But Model one is in the parts futures business, they take orders for stuff they don't have, and ship it months later.
I have bought a few small parts that shipped quickly, but I only use them as a last resort.
This is why you should always ask ARFCOM: ARCompany X, GTG? Before you order......