|From: Roy Shadbolt
Mailed: August 1, 2011
To: DS Arms
Subject: SA58 Special Built, order# 216915A
I recently took possession of the SA58 special build rifle your company has made for me and would like to share my thoughts.
Firstly may I say that this rifle was every bit a dream rifle for me, with every piece of the rifle being built to my specific requirements was a tall order but one in which your company excelled. Tyler worked with me every step of the way to produced precisely what I wanted, someone should give this guy a raise, he was always professional and nothing was too much trouble, a true gentleman to work with and a credit to your company.
To say I am thrilled with the rifle is an understatement. The quality of fit and finish is outstanding. The rifle has thus fare worked flawlessly and is a joy to shoot. It is worth mentioned that the S.P.R. stock I had you fit was a perfect addition and was certainly worth the extra cost. I had very specific requirements regarding the Duracote finish which your staff carried out to the letter, finishing off what is without a doubt a superb firearm. My sincere gratitude to your company and all of the staff that made my dream rifle a reality.
|From: STEINER, ALBERT, VBAATLD
Sent: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 9:22 AM
To: DS Arms - Mike Fowler
Subject: Thank You
I wish to thank all at DSA who have been assisting me over a period of years with my FAL projects. From the excellence of the products, customer service, and especially the gunsmithing, a hearty well done. I will not buy a new receiver, or barrel elsewhere, due to the craftsmanship, and quality. No finer FAL can be turned out stateside than that of DSA's. And this opinion comes from one whose duties in the Army included being a unit armourer. Thank You, Albert
|From: Michael Busby
Sent: Friday, May 13, 2011 3:37 PM
To: DS Arms - Mike Fowler
Subject: General question from: Michael Busby
I called DSA looking for an STG58 18". I was looking to fulfill an order
quickly. I spoke with Trey and he COULD NOT have been MORE HELPFUL. I
wanted one fast, but they take several weeks to build. Trey found one in
stock somehow, shipped it to my FFL in 2 days. The rifle is perfectly
built and has the smoothest action of any FAL I have handled. I was
blown away at the help and support I received from DSA and will be doing
more business with you in the future. Thank you for a supreme experience
buying an FAL.
|From: Cris Nystrom
Sent: Monday, April 27, 2009 2:08 PM
Subject: General question from: Cris Nystrom
| ||PURE ECSTASY! |
Just received my DSA Carbine 16.25" Type 1 No Carry Handle....beyond happy!I also purchased a separate DSA folding stock and bolt assembly with scopemount and brass saver. The rifle was purchased through Guns Plus in SpringLake North Carolina. This rifle is so light and agile. Amazing!I have an original Belgian FAL from the very early 1980's. I cannot praise the feel and quality of your firearm enough.
DSA has made the best rifle "better"!
Mailed From: Douglas King
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 7:51 AM
| ||Got 3 rifles yesterday. The ELITE is a very nice set up, very small feeling. My FAL with the NP3 is amazing. I love the feel of the X-stock, I like the OD accessories, so far I really like the A2 lower, the 18 inch barrel is just right for me and that phantom flash hider is cool. Now for the amazing part...that NP3 coating makes all of the parts appear a cool gray color, which I like. Most important is the feel of the rifle...the action is so much smoother than normal. It is also so much easier to break open. Many of your rifles are made with such tight tolerances that they are difficult to break open to clean until broken in. This one is ssssslick. I am going to the range Saturday where they have steel targets set up at 100, 200, 300 and 400 yards. I'll break it in and then give you a report back. I am VERY happy thus far |
| Mailed April 15, 2007|
The Owner of DSA
Barrington, IL 60011
| || Dear Sir:|
I just got back after firing another couple of hundred rounds through my new SA58 Para and I am happy to report that the hardware works perfectly.
I bought the rifle with these options:
- (SA58TACP) SA58 FAL PARA Tactical Carbine
- 16.25” Fluted Medium Contour Barrel with Threaded A2 Flashider
- Shortened Gas System w/ Short Military Grade Handguard
- FAL A2 Hampton Lower With Integral M16A2 Sight System
- SA58/ FAL LOP Side Folding 5 Position Adjustable SOCOM Stock
- SAW pistol grip.
Last week I broke in the barrel exactly as recommended on your web site, and then quickly got an easy 25 yard zero. Then it was just a matter of tweaking the gas system for positive ejection. I am happy to say I waltzed over to the 100 yard line and couldn’t stop grinning as I plugged the black, round after round. I love the Hampton Lower with the A2 rear sight it works great with 7.62 NATO. This rifle is extremely well made and this would have to be the best FN FAL pattern rifle I have ever seen. My experience, as a New Zealander, (I shot my first L1A1 in my early teens) was mainly with the Australian produced L1A1s, but I have seen many FAL’s from many other manufacturers as well.
In my experience there have never been FAL patterned rifles made with the extremely high quality of a DSA produced rifle. I am 100% satisfied with my new Tactical Carbine, thank you for making a quality product, and thank you for offering such intelligently designed options such as the Hampton lower and LOP SOCOM stock.
|From: Dean Kushim|
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2006 3:46 PM
Subject: your phone ordering personnel
| ||To whom it may concern,|
This afternoon I placed an order for a STG58cp, aimpoint and accessories.
I have to say that it was an absolute pleasure speaking with Nicole. I have to admit I was taken back at asking a woman guns questions, but she surprised me with her vast array of knowledge. She helped me more than I could have imagined and I just wanted to let your company know what a great asset she is to you. I truly hope in 6-8 weeks when my rifle arrives I am as pleased with it as I am with your service.
Thanks in advance,
Dean N. Kushim
|From: Bob Sipperli|
Sent: Friday, December 23, 2005 1:58 PM
| ||To whom it may concern,|
I recently purchased a DSA Model 58, SS/Fluted, etc.,(Special Edition) and have found no other equal. It is superbly designed and constructed and its accuracy is excellent also. I hold the M1-Garand///M-14, M1A1 in highest regard but this weapon surpasses them.
I work in the private security sector, recently deployed to the Southern states after Hurricane Katrina, Rita, etc., and found your weapon design and performance superior to all others in the field. It field strips easily, allowing for thorough cleaning and maintenance.
Thank you for your attention to detail and in the manufacture of such a well thought out rifle. I am sure I am only one in the myriad of those owners/users who praise your rifle.
Sincerely Most Pleased,
|From: Timothy Atkinson|
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 1:16 PM
Subject: DS2XXXX (SA58OSW)
| ||Dear DS Arms,|
I've finally received my ATF license on the SA58OSW that yall made for me last year (DS2XXXX) and I've put about 300 rounds through it. The rifle is the most accurate one I have ever shot. Recoil on the .308 is minimal and the lack of blot movement allows multiple rapid rounds with nominal delay or correction. I want to thank yall for such a fine rifle and I want to express how much I appreciate it. There is no doubt that it is the finest weapon I will ever own.
Lead, Executive Protection Unit
Liaison, Greater Austin Crime Commission
|From: Susan Robinson |
Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2006 5:40 PM
Subject: (no subject)
| ||Dear Sirs,Mrs,|
I received my new G1 rifle,I just want to say "job well done"! Very nice rifle and great service. Thank you very much, I am defiantly a repeat customer. I also want to know about the tool kit I ordered, will it come to my home address or my FFL? Thank you again.