Lightning AR-1 is a combination of a guitar and an assault rifle created by Gunsmith, whose inspiration is to use instruments as firearms. It has to be strung in order for the trigger to be pulled and will emit a musical note with a "ding" as its firing sound. The Lightning AR-1 fires 30 rounds of 5.56×45mm NATO cartridges and has a good balance between firepower and recoil.
- Light weight
- Quite cheap for an assault rifle
- Good damage
- Moderate recoil
- High accuracy
- Obtainable from Top 50 Decoder or Top 50 Unlimited Decoder only
- Loud and distinct firing sound alerts enemies.
- South Korea: April 2009
- Taiwan/Hong Kong: 14 July 2009
- China: 15 July 2009
- Singapore/Malaysia: 8 September 2011
- Indonesia: 15 February 2012
- Vietnam: 17 September 2015
- CSNZ: 8 June 2016
Comparison to Lightning AR-2
- Higher accuracy (+5%)
- Lower recoil (-3%)
- Both of them can be obtained from Code Box only
- Lower damage (-1)
- Lower rate of fire (-2%)
- Erika: As Erika's favorite weapon.
- In the MY/SG and Indonesian regions, the gun's name is mistyped as "Lightening AR-1".
- The pistol grip and the carrying handle are bandaged.
- It is the first weapon with a sling attached in Counter-Strike Online, the second one is Mosin-Nagant and the third is M1 Garand. However, its sling does not show up in HUD icon, Shop model or World model.
- Viewing a player wielding this weapon in thrid-person will show it being treated like most assault rifles instead of the one in view model.
- Escopetarra at Wikipedia.