Thursday, January 29, 2009

Review: Para Ordnance Expert GI45 1911

ATTENTION! The new Expert GI45 1911 from Para Ordnance is the best 1911 on the market-- for the money, that is. Of course, I say this without any hint of hyperbole. We just received the first unit this afternoon, and let me tell you something, my friends: there is not a single gun on the market with as much intrinsic value. New models displayed at Shot Show are smooth as glass, but when the actual production models show up at dealers-- it's often a completely different animal. Not so with the new Para GI45 1911.

Out of the box, fit and finish are superb. The GI45's slide and frame glide against each another like two sticks of warm butter. The matte black finish is beautiful and contrasts perfectly with the brilliant stainless steel barrel. The Para Expert GI45 sports dovetail, three-dot sights that are quick and easy to acquire. The skeleton hammer and drilled trigger add a modern, semi-custom look. Trigger pull is crisp. However, all the rest of the features are standard mil-spec GI fare-- right down to the subdued black plastic grips. No fancy checkering on the frame, but for the price-- you don't expect a lot of custom features. This is a workhorse 1911, and the price cannot be beat: $453 dealer cost! The Para Ordnance Expert GI-45 ships in a hard case with two stainless 7rd magazines.

This one is sold (to me), but we should have more units on the way soon-- so stay tuned to the website for more inventory to arrive. [ click here for more info ]

Take care,

-- Evan "Haven't been this excited about a milspec 1911 since..." Kostreva

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