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ParaUSA GI Expert or Sig SP2022?

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by burntmypiston, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. burntmypiston

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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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    Hold both. The Sig is a bit large in the grip for some people... if it fits your hand, it's a no brainer in my mind.. Sig.

    If you want a 1911, there are much better choices IMO.
     
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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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    Out of those two....definitely the Sig.
     
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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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    Take a look at other 1911s before you make any decisions. A Para is a poor example of one.
     
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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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  9. burntmypiston

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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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    I'm in N. GA and my Nitron p229's have all held up just fine.
     
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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.