Reviewed By: Benjamin T on 12/18/2013
VERY nice 1911 for very little $. I've owned several "bargain" 1911's and this one is by far the best of the cheap crowd, AND it's made in America. Compared to Kimber's, Wilson's, and a Springfield TRP that I have had fun with, this isn't exactly a "pretty" gun, but it fit's the bill for a reliable beater.
I'd give it 4 stars if it had a beaver tail grip safety, otherwise this is a solid piece and probably one of the best value's out right now.
Reviewed By: Colin T on 02/14/2013
One of the best 1911's available in this price range. So far, 500+ downrange. Excellent reliability, excellent accuracy. I couldn't be more pleased.
Reviewed By: jered p on 12/24/2012
Great hand gun. put my first 100 rounds thru it and only 1 feed jam. What impresses me most was right out of the box, it grouped so well it blew a 1 1/2" hole thru the center of the target. Out of the box! Felt great shooting. previous hand guns took two to four hundred rounds to be this accurate. This and my Sig Sauer .357 sig are now my two favorite guns. Great Job!
Reviewed By: Chalon C on 07/30/2012
Para Ordnance 1911 GI Expert. It works great with no failures on the 1st box of ammo. It's a very well made gun.
Reviewed By: Kristopher S on 07/21/2012
Great 1911, just got it, threw 50 rounds thru it with no problems. Using McCormick magazines and this gun is great, don't know how anyone could leave a bad review on this one, thanks BUD's!!
Reviewed By: William F on 07/06/2012
My first 1911 and it looks Good. I shot 500 rounds just like the break in procedures says to with quite a bit of failures of all sorts, most of them fail to extract. but also with feeding and chambering issues. After the break in 500 i have put probably another 700 rounds through it with a few problems. most are failure to feed. I use 3 different types of mags from the Para, Chip and Willisons, hoping to fix the issue but its still there. I also have to run this gun real wet having to lube it every 150 rounds or so. Para's customer service is bad i have tried to call and email several times all with out response. Even with all of this it is still a fun gun to shoot. I bought this entry level gun to shoot and to start my own custom build so for the price i still really like it and would recommend it. Just don't think this can be a carry gun right out of the box
Reviewed By: michael g on 02/07/2012
very nice fit and finish ,, though the coating is staring to show a little holster wear ,, trigger was too heavy ( over 6# ) as received had to have trigger job ,, but that was cheap now this is my favorite pistol
Reviewed By: Thomas P on 11/10/2011
Purchased the Para GI Expert 3 months ago. I have put over 300 rounds though this handgun with no failures at all. I have shot all types of ammo and the GI handled everything great. I did replace the plastic grips with molded rubber grips, but that's just my preference. I would highly recommend this gun to anyone lookin for a dependable and affordable 1911. This was my first purchase through Bud's and they were fantastic. Will be purchasing again. . . as soon and this gun is paid for!!
Reviewed By: Ramon E on 10/31/2011
This Para 1911 is an outstanding firearm! I love the way it feels and shoots. My son has fired it and loves it, he is 12 years old. It just keeps getting better doing business with budsgunshop.com. Semper Fiidelis!
Reviewed By: Thomas P on 10/13/2011
The Para GI Expert is an awsome handgun. Took it out to the range last week, fired around 150 rounds through it. Para performed flawlessly! It is just what it is advertised as. A dependable, no frills, 1911 .45ACP. I relaced the plastic grips with Pearce rubber grips, which helped my hands wrap around the grip. I highly reccommend this handgun.