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Trying to decide which one I want for the long haul. Both are NIB and the same price. The ParaUSA is a 45ACP and the Sig is a 9x19. All other things equal, which would you choose and why?
 

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Sig.

I would avoid Para like the plague, poor finish, poor reliability. There are much better options out there for the money. If you want to go with a 1911, a Springfield GI is around that price, and is a much better gun than the Para.
 

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I like higher end 1911's typically, but the Para GI is a pretty decent example of a basic 1911. The finish on the parkerized version rubs off pretty easily, but other than that it's not bad. I was pleasantly surprised for the price.

I'm not a fan of that particular Sig pistol. It's blocky and generally has poor ergonomics. It is reliable though, if you have hands the size of a gorilla.
 

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Well, that seems to be a consensus. The Sig also comes with night sights, which is a bonus. Guess I'll go with the Sig.
 

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I owned a PARA GI expert and they are correct. Its a good gun but the parkerized finish comes off when the wind blows. Mine was rock solid reliable but if I had to do it again I'd spring for a slightly higher quality 1911 next time. The finish was the deal breaker. keep in mind I am not a gun diva that keeps his guns collector perfect by any means, but I do expect the finish to last a while from simple hoslter use.
 

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Well, I pick up the Sig tomorrow. I know the slide is machined from a solid chunk of stainless, but I know nothing about Sig's 'Nitron' finish. How's it hold up to holstering and the moist climate here in NC?
 

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Picked up the 2022 today. I'm really impressed. Fits my hand like a glove and has a great trigger. Not sure why these are not more popular. Maybe just the lack of marketing, as it seems to be one hell of a deal.
 
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