my Para GI Expert review with pics

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    my Para GI Expert review with pics

    i bought the para gi expert a few months back.





    i put some vz tiger stripe operator grips on:



    i've put about 600 rounds through it so far with no problems aside from a ftf one round early on during the break in, and has not been repeated. (this gun comes so tight when brand new, you have to really grip it to pull back the slide--the manual recommends a 500 round break in).

    it shoots quite accurately, allowing you to easily make a ragged hole at 15 yards. the very smooth and light trigger pull aids in this too. it feels about 4lbs.

    the slide to frame fit quality is instantly noticeable when you first pull back the slide. it's smooth as glass, and has no play whatsoever.



    the polishing of the frame ramp and barrel throat are also quite nice, and the barrel is crowned at 11 degrees.



    you certainly wouldn't expect these features on a $550 1911.

    here's 50 rounds at 15 yards, two hand hold:


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    I like it! I still say you should have went with mother of pearl grips instead...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GLOCKREAPER View Post
    I like it! I still say you should have went with mother of pearl grips instead...
    thank you kind sir! well i'm partial to g10 grips, they are really grippy for faster, more accurate followup shots. mother of pearls would go good with my hat with the feather in it though....

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    You need to get some Wilson Combat mags for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GLOCKREAPER View Post
    You need to get some Wilson Combat mags for it.

    lol the para mags it came with, and a metalform 10 rounder i have always work. i don't have a reason to drop bones on them fancy mags.

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    But they are ELITE and TACTICAL!
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    Nice gun.
    I almost bought it when I got my American Classic. Great gun for the money. I love that the "budget" segment of the 1911 world is making real solid guns now!
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    Congrats on a very nice looking pistol. I believe that your target is 'dead'...nice shooting.
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    Holy moly, that's a tight group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GLOCKREAPER View Post
    But they are ELITE and TACTICAL!
    touche lol

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    How do you like the VZ Operator grips? I've looked at them for my GI Expert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by txgolfer45 View Post
    How do you like the VZ Operator grips? I've looked at them for my GI Expert.
    they're great grips. really grippy for faster followup shots, but not too aggressive that they hurt or cannot be carried.

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    Nice gun! Very nice grouping!! How much did those grips run you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40calbuck View Post
    Nice gun! Very nice grouping!! How much did those grips run you?
    $65 plus $7 for shipping.

    here's the site:

    VZ Grips


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    i have the vz alien grips on my operator:


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