Hey! STILL Wanna Win One of These?

That’s ParaUSA’s new GI Expert entry-level 1911 I’ve been talking about for a couple of months now. Gun World magazine just published a review of it that was very positive. The specs are:

Caliber: .45 ACP
Barrel: 5 inches, stainless steel
Twist: 1 in 16 inches, left-hand
Action: Single-action, Semi-automatic
Sights: Dovetail Fixed, 3-White Dot
Receiver: Carbon Steel
Trigger: Medium length
Hammer: Skeletonized Spur
Magazine: 8-round with removable base pad (two provided with pistol)
Overall Length: 8.5 inches
Height: 5.75 inches
Weight: 39 ounces
Finish: Covert Black Para Koteā„¢
Stocks: Checkered Polymer
Safeties: Slide Lock, Internal Firing Block, Grip
Additional Features: Lowered and flared ejection port, beveled magazine well, flat mainspring housing, grip safety contoured for spur hammer, two eight-round stainless magazines
MSRP: $599

I picked up the pistol from Murphy’s Guns this afternoon at lunch, and it’s a beauty!

Regardless of our being screwed by PayPal, this raffle is going forward. Soldiers’ Angels is still taking phone orders for the tickets, AND hopefully tonight or tomorrow on-line ticket sales will resume HAVE RESUMED! Rendezvous sponsor LuckyGunner.com has stepped up to let us use his commercial web site to sell the tickets with all proceeds (minus the 3% credit card fee) going to Soldiers’ Angels. At least PayPoop won’t be getting another dime.

We’ve got about four weeks left before the Rendezvous for ticket sales, and – don’t forget – the OTHER prize in the drawing is a $2,000 value gift certificate to Front Sight, good for a four-day class or two two-day classes. I think if the first ticket we draw comes from a “prohibited” state, you might very well be the winner of that prize. I’ll talk to Mr. Completely about that.

Here are some pictures of the actual pistol in question:

Add to that, Maryland. No spent casing in the box for their useless IBIS system.
Sorry about that, but I don’t make the stupid damned laws, I just have to abide by them.

What’s on the inside.

It even comes with a bushing wrench and lubricant!


Pretty nice, no? Only $10 a ticket! And it’s for a great cause! Tickets will be on sale both on-line through LuckyGunner.com and by phone through Soldiers’ Angels until September 7, so hurry! Get yours today! (And maybe buy some ammo while you’re at it. If it’s on the LuckyGunner site, it’s in stock!)

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