Refinishing these days with the variety of surface treatments available, including do-it-yourself spray-and-bake products, is an easy fix, but still, we’d like a more durable out-of-the-box finish.
That notwithstanding, the G.I. Expert is quite a good gun that is very hard to dislike. After all, it is simply the pistol designed by John Browning incorporating the tweaks suggested by Jeff Cooper, offered at an affordable price. Arguably, it has everything you need, and nothing you don’t.
Manufacturer: Para USA, Inc.; (704) 930-7600; Para-usa.com
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Recoil-operated, center-fire semi-automatic pistol
Frame: Carbon steel
Rifling: Six-groove, 1:16" LH twist
Magazine: Detachable box, eight-round capacity
Sights: Three-dot, drift-adjustable for windage
Trigger Pull: Single-action; 3 lbs., 14 ozs.
Overall Length: 81⁄2"
Weight: 39 ozs.
Accessories: Plastic case, spare magazine, owner’s manual
Suggested Retail Price: $599
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