GI Expert 1911

GI Expert 1911

The Para USA 1911 GI Expert is a semi-automatic large-frame pistol chambered in .45 ACP. Para USA manufactures replicas of the famous military pistol, the 1911, one of the most widely manufactured and used pistol designs in the world.

The GI Expert is a no-frills model and, as a result, the least-expensive Para available. Features it does have are front slide serrations only, it uses a shorter guide rod, which holds the slide in place, and has a non-ambidextrous slide lock.

Like the original model, the GI Expert uses a simple and effective recoil-driven action where the expanding gas produced from burning gunpowder is used to drive the slide back in turn eject the spent casing and load a fresh round on the return. It has a grip safety, which deactivates when a shooter wraps their hand around it, a manual safety, and a metal frame, which helps reduce recoil.

Features include a single-action trigger that sets off the action with a short pull. A spurred, skeletonized hammer, which helps reduce weight to 2.4 pounds. It is made of steel and available with either a matte black or stainless finish.

Para USA recommends the GI Expert 1911 for self-defense, tactical and law enforcement use.


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