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Para GI Expert Stainless 45acp

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Model: GI45S
Condition: Factory New
Bud's Item Number: 62574
UPC: 770752020129
MFG: Para Ordnance

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The Para "GI Expert" is an entry level 1911 pistol that will allow new marksmen to own a pistol that will give them what they need to become an Expert shot with the big bore .45.

Para's NEW GI Expert Delivers:

- Expert Firepower: an 8-round .45 ACP magazine.
- Expert Sight Picture: 3 white-dot sights that you can see.
- Expert Accuracy: premium stainless steel barrel and full metal bushing.
- Expert Trigger: to make you the best shot you can be with a clean, crisp break.
- Expert Hammer: skeletonized spur for faster lock time and to prevent hammer bite.
- Expert Reliability: the best service, Para’s Gold Medallion Lifetime Service Policy.

Finish Stainless Steel Slide
Action Top break
Caliber 45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
Barrel Length 4 1/3"
Capacity Not Listed
Grips Battlefield Green Polymer
Sights diopter sight
Finish Stainless
Action Single
Caliber 45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
Barrel Length 5"
Capacity 8 + 1
Grips Black
Sights 3-Dot

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11 Reviews. Average Rating: 4.7 of 5 Stars! [4.7 of 5 Stars!]
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Reviewed By: Howard D on 02/09/2013 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
Perfect and good value... Buds great job again... cant buy everything from buds because of the run on guns and ammo right now...

Reviewed By: Sean C on 01/06/2013 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
I've read where others have had problems with the PO mags not loading properly, and was worried about that being as how magazines for anything are difficult to find right now. I'm glad to say I got a couple of good ones thus far. I picked up the gun Fri., and had on the range Sat. morning. I went through 220 or so rounds without a failure of any kind. Hope my magazines continue to work, but have 4 CMC magazines backordered just in case. I'm extremely pleased with this gun and my purchase.

Reviewed By: Greg S on 05/28/2012 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
Very nice 1911, great fit and finish. Only about 60 rounds through it so far, but no issues in ammo selections (SWC, hardball, HP's).

Reviewed By: David A on 02/11/2012 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
Have had my GI Expert stainless for about six weeks. First time at the range had a few FTF's but no stovepipes. I have fired approximately 450 rounds through it to date, and would like to report that the gun is performing better and better with the amount of rounds put down range. Since purchasing, I have done a few modifications to the gun. Have replaced the trigger with a Chip McCormick match grade, a full length guide rod from Wilson, and a Pachmeyer wood grip.

I have also purchased Wilson Combat magazines, but they have not performed any better than the stock magazines that came with the gun. Longevity of the magazines may determine the better value.

I am very please with this PARA and would not hesitate to buy another. Stay away from Indepenence 230gr FMJ and go with Federal 230gr FMJ or Blazer Brass 230gr FMJ to avoid any FTF's. I have also fired Hornady XTP 185gr without any failures. So far the Independence has been the only suspect ammo for the GI Expert.

The finish of this gun is very nice and appears to be well done. The slide to frame fit is phenomenol, and very tight. The first few time you pull back the slide to the full recoil position may surprise all but the most experience shooter's. Enjoy one of our last freedom's America, firearms are the "new gold" so stock up!

Reviewed By: Brian H on 12/10/2011 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
This 1911 eats any factory ammo I can find. Reloads are a liltle more picky. Doesn't like 185 SWC but shoots 200SWC and 230 RN fine. Factory clips work excellent. I would definitely buy agAin. 1200 ish rounds through with no problems. I wish it had checkered front strap. Five stars all the way!

Reviewed By: Paul S on 11/11/2011 Rating: 2 of 5 Stars! [2 of 5 Stars!]
At first glance, looks to be a well put together gun. Slide to frame fit is indeed tight. I liked the bead blasted matte finish. However, I am finding that this gun is not "drop in" part friendly for up-grading. I was disappointed at it having a plastic mainspring housing so I had to pay a gunsmith to fit an aluminum one. Also, it has a crunchy trigger press. The finish is not very resilient and makes rub marks and light scratching very apparent which is disappointing when the gun is handled so lightly. Also, make sure you are comfortable with a G.I. style grip safety, otherwise your aftermarket options are either custom beavertail by gunsmith, or a drop in part that looks ridiculous. Performance wise I have little to complain about as the gun feeds reliably and is as accurate as its' shooter. Sights are clean, but the grips have to go as there is little to no traction for this gun when shooting. I believe that this is a good gun to build on, but one might be better off spending a bit more and getting a Taurus 1911, as I have had two in the past, which have more features and a similar warrantee. Thank you.

Reviewed By: Hashan S on 10/10/2011 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
Great 1911!!!... Its came fast as always from BGS at an awesome price. Recommend this para to any 1911 lover.

Reviewed By: troy t on 08/08/2011 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
Great, quick service from Buds, as usual.
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Reviewed By: robert m on 07/02/2011 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
This is a very nice gun, I own serveral 45cal's this gun is the quality of a more expensive gun, I love the price and the looks of this gun well worth the money.

Reviewed By: Ryan C on 07/25/2010 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
Excllent pistol. I really like the trigger, its very crisp. Its also very accurate. This is my second 1911 and my favorite. Service was excellent from buds. After they recieved my money order my gun was at my ffl in 3 days (a lot faster than i was expecting). Thanx !

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