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Wanted to show off my new toy para 1911

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by JohnnyD, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. JohnnyD

    JohnnyD Vancouver Bang Bang

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    :D What's up guys picked up a para expert stainless at the gun show a few weeks ago. Pretty impressed with it so far. Only had the chance to run four mags through it half steel case half reloads and it ate them up and shot acurately. Few things I would like to do with it soon. Just added some magpul moe grips and really like them. Can't wait for more range time.
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  2. fxdc

    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    What was the going price on that model?
     
  3. JohnnyD

    JohnnyD Vancouver Bang Bang

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    I paid 525 for it new in box
     
  4. ron

    ron Vancouver, Washington Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Very nice JohnnyD. "Daddys got a new 45" 1911s are fun to shoot. Enjoy
     
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  5. JohnnyD

    JohnnyD Vancouver Bang Bang

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    Only got about 100 flawless rounds through it so far. Installed a extended slide release some magpul moe grips on it. Loving it so far
     
  6. ron

    ron Vancouver, Washington Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Do you reload for it yet? 45 acp is an easy caliber to reload. All the 45s I have owned
    shoot accurately with hard cast lead bullets. My favorite low recoil 'target' load
    is 200 swc Laser Cast lead bullet with 4 grains of Bullseye. I also reload 200 JHP
    bullets to full power level with different powders. The 200 JHP recoil less than the 230
    FMJ standard 'ball' load. Extra safety precautions when shooting lead bullets. Shoot
    outdoors or in a well ventilated indoor range. Wash hands after shooting or picking
    up brass.
     
  7. SynapticSilence

    SynapticSilence Battle Ground, WA Well-Known Member

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    I had one of the original Para GI Experts when it first came out. Great gun for the price. Now shoot the heck out of it.
     
  8. fxdc

    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    What's that bullseye load chronograph at ?
     
  9. ron

    ron Vancouver, Washington Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Don't know. Probably around 850 to 900 fps. I use it for plate matches and practice.
    It will function in a 45 with stock springs. It is very accurate. Also you get over 1700 rounds
    out of a pound of powder!
     
  10. Quacky88

    Quacky88 Oregon Active Member

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    Nice looking son of Moses there Johnny congrats! My Grandfather swears by his Para 1911 and he is not exactly the doting father to it either... I.e. Rarely gets a bath and things been running like a champ for years and a pleasure to shoot in my experience.
     
  11. JohnnyD

    JohnnyD Vancouver Bang Bang

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    Thank you I'm loving it so far. Hoping I can sneak off to te range tomorrow and try some hp ammo though it. Comparing it to some friends more expensive 1911s I'm very impressed
     
  12. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Nice pistol! It looks like a lot of gun for the money! Enjoy! SRG