Finally found myself a 1911 I could afford.

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    Finally found myself a 1911 I could afford.

    I just got back from a long morning of shopping with the 2 year old in tow while the wife stayed home to do some house cleaning. While we were out I decided to stop by the "high priced" gun shop here in town and see what they had. Lo and behold, they actually had a Para USA GI Expert in stock! I've been looking for one of these since I decided to finally get myself something that wasn't "combat tupperware."

    Needless to say, I'm almost glad it was the last stop of the day before coming home, otherwise I probably wouldn't have been able to make the car payment, electric bill, and buy groceries (lol). Well, I put 15% down on it today and will pick it up July 10th. I called the wife and told her I was buying another pistol, expecting to be yelled at by her, and instead she was like "That's great honey, I'm glad you found one. I know you've been looking for one for a little while now."

    So after picking my jaw up off the floor at her response, I did the paperwork, put down a down payment, and walked out of there knowing I just purchased my first 1911. It was about $70 more than I had been quoted by another shop, but I figure I can live with it since they had also told me that it'd probably be months before they could get it in and would need to be payed in full at time of ordering.

    It's gonna cost me a grand total of $570 including the 15% down, which fits in nicely in my budget right now. Once I pick it up, I'll post pics.
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    i'm glad you found what you have wanted! let us know how it is.
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    Congrats on the find...I understand your excitement.

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    Thumbs up Congrats...

    on your new Para...they do make a fine firearm. I carry a P12-45.

    I looked at one at the Valley Forge PA gun show last weekend...price out the door was $530 ...would have picked one up if I had the $$, but I had just bought 500rnds of Wolf 9x18 for $110...so, maybe next time!
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    I just picked up my Firestorm Deluxe 1911 yesterday. This is my first step down the 1911 road. I've heard it can be a very expensive trip.

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    It's great, getting your first 1911. Mine was a Colt Commander (not that long ago actually). Para makes a good quality 1911 so I'm sure it will serve you well for as long as you choose to keep it. Congrats. ;)
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    Congrats. Hope you really enjoy the 1911!

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    Congrats you get a chance post some pics of the new 1911. Can't ever get enough gun pics, LOL.

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    Congrats and welcome to the 1911 club, beware...you can't have just one.
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    Nice pistol, those paras are really good guns.

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    There is an excellent write-up by Patrick Sweeney of the Para USA GI Expert in the Aug/Sept 09 issue of G&A Handguns Magazine.

    I know many folks don't put a lot of stock in what gun writers say, but this is really a fair and balanced review.


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    Good for you. I've had mine for a little over a month. My local pusher set one in front of me and I couldn't resist. It was a good shooter right out of the box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Congrats on the find...I understand your excitement.

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    Congrats and enjoy.
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    It's great, getting your first 1911. Mine was a Colt Commander (not that long ago actually).
    My first one was a USMC issue when I was just 17 years of age. My first purchase was after Military retirement at age 27 and It was a Colt Satin Chrome Combat Commander in 45 ACP and I still have it. I paid $125.00 OTD in 1971

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