Originally Posted By meanderthal:
Originally Posted By TCBA_Joe:
What are MK1 rails going for? Those had a great reputation.
I have several G-man Mk1 rails, a 13" and a 10". Pricing all depends on condition, the variation of the rail, and color. Sand/ddc is more expensive, and the older the rail the more desirable it is - there were much fewer made the farther back you go. My 10" is an OG Norrisstown in Sand with the tear-dropped cuts on all sectors, and my 13" is a MOD 1 with the revised supporting struts on the 5 and 7 o'clock. There's a 13" on Ebay for 800 shipped which is on the heavier side but is reasonable. My old 10" would probably fetch closer to a grand unless you have a seller who doesn't know what they have....
Expensive as shit, yes, but it is in my opinion the best rail ever made. The mounting system is identical to that used on the HK SMR rail - I also have one of those and I love it - and is extremely durable, repeatable, easy to use, and quick to use. I like MLOK. I like the OG SMR attachment system far better overall.https://i.imgur.com/GSYMiHx.jpg?1
This rail is EXTREMELY robust and rigid, the walls of the rail are very thick. The MOD 1 sacrifices aesthetics with decreased weight and a supposed increase in strength. Here is my MOD 1
Geissele makes incredible products, and I love Bill Geissele. Every interaction I've had with that man has left a great impression on me, and every interaction i've had with his company has been nothing short of stellar. I broke a steel insert on my HK 416 SMR, when they couldn't fix it, they gave me a new one.
I encourage everyone with a MK16 not to throw the baby out with the bath water prematurely. There is NO data on this testing, so a conclusion cannot be drawn. Chances are, the MK16 is fine. If I were to get a new MLOK rail however, I would get a URX 3.1 or a Hodge Wedgelock, they are in my opinion superior systems. I use Geissele shit because its awesome shit, not because it has the G-man logo on it or because its used by USASOC (no hard feelings towards cloners, I have some clone guns myself).