My Para G.I. Expert is a very accurate gun. Other than 3 or 4 failure to go completely into battery in the first 100 or so rounds it has been flawless. I chalked that up to break in. I think the sights are much better than standard G.I. sights you get on other models and I haven't had any problem knocking out the bullseye on my targets. My brother bought a Ruger about the same time I bought my Para and my Para is as accurate and reliable as the Ruger. I paid $499+tax for the Para and would do it again in a heartbeat. Plus its made in the USA if that matters to anyone, it does to me.