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    My first 1911 Taurus vs Para GI Expert ESP

    Well after all my searching and reviewing I have narrowed it down to the Taurus 1911 and the Para USA GI Expert/ESP. I'm now looking to find if any of you have owned both or had the opportunity to shoot these guns that can give me some insight on them. I know neither is perfect but are supposed to be the two best starting guns for 1911. I have heard the Para's coating does wear off pretty fast but if that is the only issue I can deal with that. Price really isn't an issue either thanks to bud which has both the guns for a very low price around $500. Any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated
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    Re: My first 1911 Taurus vs Para GI Expert ESP

    Hmm...

    What's the warranty like on the Para?

    Honestly haven't shot the Para. But I love my Taurus PT1911.

    Maybe you should base your decision on their supporter's websites. Is there a Para blog to match Taurus Armed.net?

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    Re: My first 1911 Taurus vs Para GI Expert ESP

    That is very very true. Para doesn't have a forum that I can find so far which kind of surprises me sense there is such a large following of their double stack 1911s. Hadn't really thought of it that way but it is a very good point, thank you
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    Re: My first 1911 Taurus vs Para GI Expert ESP

    And by the way, the Taurus PT1911 in stainless is P-E-R-F-E-C-T.
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    Re: My first 1911 Taurus vs Para GI Expert ESP

    For the Para you might check out http://forum.m1911.org/ or 1911Forum.com as these both have lots of information on most brands including Taurus 1911.
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    Re: My first 1911 Taurus vs Para GI Expert ESP

    I have looked on that site several times but to be honest with you I find the members on here much more helpful and knowledgeable about products even the non-taurus firearms. How ever i will continue to search it for more answers. Thank you for your input joecil
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    Re: My first 1911 Taurus vs Para GI Expert ESP

    Quote Originally Posted by above_all
    And by the way, the Taurus PT1911 in stainless is P-E-R-F-E-C-T.
    Bite your tongue!! The Best is the PT1911 Duo-tone!!!
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    Re: My first 1911 Taurus vs Para GI Expert ESP

    I would have to agree. The duo-tone is probably one of the sweetest looking guns I have ever seen, specially with the right grips on it.
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    Re: My first 1911 Taurus vs Para GI Expert ESP

    above_all thats one nice looking pistol! PT1911's they look much better with out the polished flats IMO.
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    Re: My first 1911 Taurus vs Para GI Expert ESP

    Quote Originally Posted by tyw469
    I would have to agree. The duo-tone is probably one of the sweetest looking guns I have ever seen, specially with the right grips on it.
    And also, if you get tired of th duotone, have it bead blasted and voilà! You have a stainless!

 

 
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