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Para Expert or RIA Tactical FS?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Soren, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. Soren

    Soren Beaverton, Oregon Active Member

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    If you had the choice of getting either the Para Expert or Rock Island Armory Tactical FS, with a price difference of only $75 which would you get and why (without saying "It's a Para, enough said" or "It's a RIA, 'nuff said")? My local gun pusher has both in stock, I want one, but can only afford one or the other right now. He also has a Regent and a Remington, but I really like the Para and RIA the best out of them. But maybe, I should consider the Regent. I don't like the grip safety of the Remington, it's uncomfortable. The nub on the grip safety on the other three fits flush with the backstrap.
  2. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    I don't have a problem with foreign made guns, but if I had the choice, I'd choose the Para as it's made in the USA, from what I can find in the North Carolina. I'd rather have my money go to a US workers, then foreign. Granter I know plenty of people shooting RIA's and they like them. I even looked at a Citadel in 9mm, but since those are the choices, I'd go with the one made here.
  3. Iceman04503

    Iceman04503 Portland, or Well-Known Member

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    Para's US headquarter is in Pineville, North Carolina but their manufacturing factory is in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. I'd go with the Para since they are really good guns.
  4. jb11

    jb11 salem Active Member

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  5. MilitantBEEMER

    MilitantBEEMER Eugene Refugee from the People's Republic of Illinois Gold Supporter

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    I love my GI Expert! It shoots straight and never a problem unless trying to feed Hornady Critical Defense XTP +P

    Good luck with whatever you choose.