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Old 05-24-2013, 11:33 PM   #31
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All of the new ones but Para and Kimber.
Para is under new management as of 2012. They got bought out by the same company that owns Remington. Their quality was significantly improved over what it once was.
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Para is under new management as of 2012. They got bought out by the same company that owns Remington. Their quality was significantly improved over what it once was.
I hope so as what they had was junk. I'll wait a couple of years and see what the reviews are before I waste my money.
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MetroArms makes some excellent 1911s. Considered an entry level gun, it really is much more of a gun than that. The American Classic 1911 models have an excellent fit and finish, are accurate and reliable out of the box.

MetroArms introduced new models this year including the MAC models and for the first time they now offer 9mm models.
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Buying a 1911 is special because it has to feel comfortable in your hands so shop an feel. All 1911s aren't the same feel but have the same bang, choose wisely when comfortable you shoot better
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Kinda silly to me how so many are named 1911 when not and Colt's name by date from what I've read.
Off topic ima sure, but how sweet if Colt were to sue, win and re-fab tooling for re-birth of the Python I say. ~tips me hat ~ I'm aware of the fault line...as monsanto pollen floats on the breeze and bees know no betta.

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I have had this one for 39 years, and will pass it on to one of my grandsons.
Cant ever go wrong with COLT GOLD CUP, NATIONAL MATCH. 45ACP. I have hogue grips on it, but have the original grips saved.
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I hope so as what they had was junk. I'll wait a couple of years and see what the reviews are before I waste my money.
Well I will go ahead and give you a review of my new Para G.I. Expert. Made in the USA, Paid $499+tax for mine. It has a very good trigger and I would say the accuracy is above average for a entry level gun. During the first 50rds or so I had 2 failure to return to battery. No big deal, Im sure that's a common failure for a new handgun. The last 200rds have been flawless and I have noticed that this gun is very accurate with various brands of ammo like Zero, Blazer, Winchester, Hornady Critical Defense, Critical Duty, Federal Hydroshocks and Federal Ball. That's all I have tried thru it so far. A few upgrades and some new grips it would be a really nice gun
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Well I will go ahead and give you a review of my new Para G.I. Expert. Made in the USA, Paid $499+tax for mine. It has a very good trigger and I would say the accuracy is above average for a entry level gun. During the first 50rds or so I had 2 failure to return to battery. No big deal, Im sure that's a common failure for a new handgun. The last 200rds have been flawless and I have noticed that this gun is very accurate with various brands of ammo like Zero, Blazer, Winchester, Hornady Critical Defense, Critical Duty, Federal Hydroshocks and Federal Ball. That's all I have tried thru it so far. A few upgrades and some new grips it would be a really nice gun
I just got one of those, really nice looking gun. Not a fan of fiber optics but they pull it off. I do like the features mine came with. Adjustable trigger, and ext thumb safety. There Mags are really nice as well. Look similar to Wilsons. I did notice there Mags are a tighter fit, which is nice. I agree with you it is the best 1911 for the buck.
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i just got one of those, really nice looking gun. Not a fan of fiber optics but they pull it off. I do like the features mine came with. Adjustable trigger, and ext thumb safety. There mags are really nice as well. Look similar to wilsons. I did notice there mags are a tighter fit, which is nice. I agree with you it is the best 1911 for the buck.


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