Gun Report

Para USA GI Expert GI45 45 ACP

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In the GI Expert, Para included essential features and avoided the pitfall of adding bells and whistles that would only inflate the price of a competent, reliable pistol.

Para USA GI Expert GI45 45 ACP

Gun Details

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Model Number
Home Defense
Law Enforcement
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Span Single

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Disassembly: after removing the spring and guide rod, rotate the Para's barrel bushing (left arrow) counterclockwise and pull it from the slide. Then rotate the barrel link (right arrow) out of the way so the barrel can be slid through the front of the slide. No tools required.
The simplicity of the 1911 action was obvious. But the GI Expert did include a firing-pin block deactivated whenever the trigger was pressed. The lever hiding in the relief shown to the right of the disconnector (arrow) released the firing pin by pushing upward on a plunger mounted on the bottom of the slide.

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