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Para GIC45RK 1911 GI Expert LTC 45 ACP 4.25" 8+1 Grip Covert Reviews

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19 Reviews. Average Rating:    4.2 of 5 Stars!
5 stars:
58% (11 of 19)
4 stars:
27% (5 of 19)
3 stars:
0% ( of 19)
2 stars:
5% (1 of 19)
1 star:
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by Jan B Wednesday 21 March, 2012
This is the second Para 1911 I purchased from Bud's. The other is a full size SSP. This version is a scaled down version of the GI Expert, with some extras. At 28oz with a 4.25" barrel vs 39oz and 5" barrel for the full size, it is significantly lighter and easier to carry. Upgrades included in the GI LTC include the nice wood grips, competition trigger, and fiber optic front sight. Out of the box it looked good and everything seemed to function. It was delivered clean and well lubricated. Para does not recommedend cleaning before the first use. They recommend shooting 250 rounds, then clean, lube and shoot another 250 rounds. They say this is for the break in. The gun is tight to begin with so this makes some degree of sense. At the range, I had a couple of times in the first 50 rounds where I fired and the next round only partially seated in the chamber. It fed but the slide did not fully return to the correct position and I had to push it forward before firing the next shot. This occured about 20 or 25 rounds in. After that it fed and fired the next 200 + rounds perfectly. Being lighter (alloy frame), it has a little more recoil than the steel framed full size model but is very managable. Accuracy was very good. I am not an expert marksman, competition targer shooter. But, I hit what I shot at. From a sandbag rest, it did nice groups at 15 and 25 yards. Off hand in a more defensive fire situation I was able to consistently hit near center at 7.5, 15 and 25 yards. A couple of flyers were my own fault, not the pistol. This was with fairly cheap ammo. The first 200 rounds were Georgia Arms factory reload 230 gr FMJ, and the last 50 were Federal Champion 230 gr FMJ. The accuracy seemed consistent through the whole session. This is a nice pistol and very nice for the price. Bud's price was $549 when I ordered it with free shipping. I paid $25 for the transfer fee at my local FFL. So, a lot of gun for the money. I have shopped 1911's at several gun shows and this is a deal. If you want a "Commander" size 1911, this one deserves serious consideration.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Don M Saturday 17 March, 2012
I have been stewing on getting a nice USA made reputable name 1911 for a long time but as most know they don't come cheap. I was eventually going to buy the Kimber Pro carry black at $780.00...until I saw this new for less than $600. I was skeptical because of the price and lack of Youtube reviews. That being said, the Gun is fantastic! It has an awesome feel, very accurate, trigger pull is excellent at approx 5lb. Also there are cool fiberoptic sights, a skeletonized trigger, are a sweet beaver tail. Many custom extras for a stock purchase. Bottom line: At $795 (this gun price at many places), I would buy the Kimber "pro carry", but for $579 there is NO BETTER USA made 1911 deal in existence. Do not hesitate: if you are contemplating this piece, grab it before they are gone.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Tristan R Saturday 17 March, 2012
Got the Para yesterday and shot it from box (with packing grease and all) after adding a little lube. Went through 227 reloaded rounds quick. I stack holes on cardboard with this gun. Every bit as accurate as my Taurus 1911 but with the advantages of being a little shorter and a lot lighter while retaining 8+1 capacity and the fiber optic front sight is awesome!

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Chris M Thursday 15 March, 2012
Just picked this gun up today and shot it for the first time. Overall, I am extremely impressed. Had a couple failures to feed around 150-200 rounds, but I'm told that's normal, especially for a 1911. Very good price, great service from Bud's (despite being so busy these past couple weeks), and I can't wait to break it in further. For the price, and service, I wouldn't recommend any other firearm.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Jeff E Saturday 03 March, 2012
Great price. Beautiful gun. If you want an inexpensive Commander style 1911, this is a great choice.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by robert b Monday 30 January, 2012
Great gun! Extremely impressed with quality and accuracy! New favorite gun. Service from buds was top notch

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
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