I picked up a Mod 1 (bought upper first used, then used lower) and I have about $1500 in it. I REALLY REALLY like it. A lot. I also bought an LPR new directly from KAC. It's slick rick as well, but considerably heavier. I haven't held a Mod 2 or even seen one personally, but I think a lot of it would come down to which rail system you like more. I guess the gas system on the Mod 2 is suppose to be better though. You'd love either model.