PARA GI expert 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by jjw358, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. jjw358

    jjw358 New Member

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    Just wondering if the para GI expert 1911 was a great gun all around. I am concerned that for 549 dollars you get what you pay for. Most other 1911s are double this cost and are still considered mid grade. Thoughts please.
     
  2. ALfiremedic1

    ALfiremedic1 New Member

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    They are a decent entry 1911. If I were buying an entry level it's ok I guess. They look better then a rock island, but have a few more kinks.
     

  3. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    The sights are terrible in my opinion.
     
  4. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    No they are not. Get a Metro Arms, RIA, Tisas or other gun. Jump a few dollars and get a SA mil spec.
     
  5. bamashooter68

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    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.
     
  6. Copeman60

    Copeman60 New Member

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    I have a Taurus pt 1911 an its been flawless with over 500 rounds. Over all iam happy with the gun. It's takes a 500$ bite out of the wallet but its worth 500$
     
  7. dlh2689

    dlh2689 New Member

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    My buddy has one and he seems to like it well enough. It's a no frills 1911. The only thing I don't like about his gun is the two piece guide rod. Also, his rear sight came off while he was shooting it so he had to replace them.
     
  8. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

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    I agree about the sights, after a fee shots my left white dot disappeared. So I filled it with white nail polish
     
  9. DenverSteve

    DenverSteve New Member

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    We've sold a lot of them. They are an excellent pistol especially for the money.
     
  10. ctshooter

    ctshooter New Member

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    Save up a few more dollars and get a ruger
     
  11. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Functional? Yes.
    Custom gunsmith "great"? No.
    Will it meet the needs of having a 1911? Yes.