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Para Ordnance 96747 Expert Stainless 8+1 45ACP 5"

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Model: 96747
Condition: Factory New
Bud's Item Number: 84384
UPC: 770752967479
MFG: Para Ordnance

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Everyone should be able to own a PARA 1911. Case closed. With that in mind, we offer up our Expert Series. True to the PARA way, all are hand tuned on a bench and test fired. And each features match-grade barrels, crisp triggers and loads of firepower. They’re built to the highest standards of our craft, with a few less features to keep costs down.
  • 5” Stainless Match-Grade Barrel
  • Green Fiber Optic Front
  • Stainless Slide & Frame
  • Oversized, Flared Ejection Port
  • Beavertail Grip Safety
  • Skeletonized Match-Grade Trigger
  • Stainless Finish
  • Polymer Grips
Finish Stainless
Type Semi-Automatic
Action Single
Caliber 45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
Barrel Length 5"
Capacity 8 + 1
Safety Thumb and Grip Safety
Grips Black
Sights Fiber Optic
Weight 39 oz
Finish Silver
Type Not Listed
Action Single/Double
Caliber 22 Mag
Barrel Length 3.58"
Capacity 27+1
Safety Manual Thumb & Magazine
Grips Micarta
Sights Adjustable
Weight 39 oz
Finish Stainless
Type Semi-Automatic
Action Safe Action
Caliber 9×21mm
Barrel Length 3" Steel, Melonite®, Hammer Forged
Capacity 10
Safety Manual Thumb & Magazine
Grips Orange Polymer
Weight 39 oz
Finish Flat Dark Earth
Type Pistol
Action Blowback Operation
Caliber 50 Action Express
Barrel Length 6.02"
Capacity 100 + 1
Safety Sig Sauer Four-Point
Grips POW/MIA grip
Sights None
Weight 39 oz
Finish Carbon Fiber
Type Kit
Action Not Listed
Caliber 17 HMR / 17 Mach 2
Barrel Length 4.55"
Capacity 6 + 1, 7 + 1 ( Grip Extension)
Safety No Manual Safety
Grips Zytel
Sights White Dot
Weight 39 oz

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Reviewed By: David M on 09/28/2014 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
This is the best and cleanest/ tightest 1911 from Para so far. What great craftmanship and attention to detail for the price point. This gun drills nails all day long and has a great trigger to boot at about 4lbs pull. The grips are my only disappointment, but they are very serviceable. I am going to buy another Para with the 14+1 capacity next. I just can't get over the price at buds vs anybody else. Do yourself a solid and buy yourself a Para Ordnance Expert or the Elite Expert. They all come with match grade barrels and fiber optic front sights. Great gun, great fun!

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Reviewed By: Allen L on 08/11/2014 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
This is my first 1911and now my favorite gun. I'm fair shooter at best but this thing makes me shoot like a pro. Fiber sight is great and this gun cycles every type of ammo I have put in it. Over 500 rounds and 0 jams or FTEs. Nice trigger, quality built, tight machining, great price with $100 rebate and a lifetime warranty what more do you need??

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Reviewed By: Melvin L on 07/28/2014 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
For one reason or another I didn't end up going to the range with my new Para Ordnance Expert for an entire year. But when I finally did get there,boy was I in for a treat! Like many others, I own a very wide assortment of firearms and have extensive experience with military arms and such. This one now ranks at the very top! Everything seems to be as good as good can get. It feels wonderful in the hands the tolerances are tight and symmetric, the fiber optic sites are great,the slide and action is smooth and BEST of all the trigger is well balanced and crisp, right around 4 pounds. This Para Ordinance is under -stated and probably under represented on many forums. In the past I have been a Smith & Wesson guy. But my eyes are truly open now to the Para's. Don't hesitate to pick this one up, especially when the price drops around $600 or so. This one gets five stars all the way...Happy shooting!

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Reviewed By: Joe R on 06/23/2014 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
Great gun and awesome price, highly recommended.

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Reviewed By: Fred A on 04/25/2014 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
I purchased this gun because I wanted a good 1911 for a good price. This is my first 1911, but I have other pistols (EAA Witness Match, Canik 55, etc). I saw a lot of reviews about this gun so I figured I would go for it. I got the gun very fast from Bud's and customer service was awesome. To be honest, Bud's had the best price for the gun, so I went with Bud's. I got the gun and took it to the range the same day (after a quick lube and wipe down). My first impression (before firing it) was that the gun was very basic. It does not have a full length guide rod, though the fit and finish were VERY tight. So I took it to the range to see how it would shoot... and OH MY GOSH! This thing is so accurate! The small green fiber optic front sight is a dream. I put the target (paper target) at 45 ft and clustered within 5 inches (yes, in the middle). I am not a great marksman by any means, but shooting this gun was like threading a needle... even though its a .45 ACP! This is my new favorite toy. The way it feeds the next bullet in the chamber is as if the barrel had a special magnet that just sucked in the next round after I cock the slide. I had no FTF or FTE after about 100 rounds. I used Winchester .45 ammo, but I'm sure it would be the same for most any other brand. I would highly recommend this gun and Bud's to anyone looking for a sweet 1911 that won't break the bank.

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