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Old June 19, 2012, 04:53 AM   #1
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I cant decide ...

I cant decide between these guns, and i can take only one of them home:

Springfied Armory TRP Operator,45 ACP (used) PC9105L 1,675.79 USD

A brand new Para GI 45 expert , 45 APC 1,340.95 USD

So folks, what gun do i take home, and why ?
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Old June 19, 2012, 05:01 AM   #2
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The TRP by far. Its Springfield's best series and a superb gun.

GI expert is on of Para's lowest grades.
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Old June 19, 2012, 05:13 AM   #3
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Whichever one fits you best.
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Old June 19, 2012, 06:33 AM   #4
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This wouldn't even be a question to me. TRP all the way. If the Para was $600-700 maybe it would be a decision but at the prices you listed I wouldn't hesitate.
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Old June 19, 2012, 07:14 AM   #5
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Easy. Springer.
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Old June 19, 2012, 08:27 AM   #6
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Old June 19, 2012, 10:20 AM   #7
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I know you're not in the US but here that Para GI Expert is a sub $600 gun. http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/p...tainless+45acp

The Springfield TRP at least actually costs $1300 here in America. http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/p...Kote+45+ACPTri

There is absolutely no comparing those two guns. The Springfield is in an entirely different league above that Para.
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Old June 19, 2012, 10:25 AM   #8
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SA TRP... no debate!
Springfield also has A+ Customer Service, very important!
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Old June 19, 2012, 10:25 AM   #9
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That's an unreal price on a Para GI. And the TRP is in a totally different category in terms of quality compared to the Para GI. Even if the Para was $600, the TRP would be a no-brained for me.
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Old June 19, 2012, 06:59 PM   #10
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Not sure how the pricing in Norway is determined, but in the US the Para is about half the price of a TRP. Accordingly, the TRP is twice the gun the Para is.
My only complaint with the TRP is the guide rod, but that is easy enough to fix.
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Old June 19, 2012, 09:07 PM   #11
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$1340.95 for a Para G.I. Expert? I just got one N.I.B for $550.00 with tax included. Why so much? I apologise I didnt bother to read all like I should have I thought you were in the states.
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Old June 19, 2012, 09:28 PM   #12
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Those prices seem ridiculous to me. Why not get an SR1911 and call it good?
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Old June 19, 2012, 09:50 PM   #13
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why is the Para GI 45 expert so much?

the trp would be my choice. and if you are interested. i got one. stainless $1200 shipped.
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Old June 20, 2012, 01:50 AM   #14
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Easily the TRP. Im sure the gi expert has a cast frame and slide like the rest of the line.
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Old June 20, 2012, 02:23 AM   #15
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Wow, some insane prices. I stick with the Springfield, not a fan/know much on Para's.


As to Prices, I believe Para's are made in the US, export fee's etc.........

And I believe Springfield makes their guns overseas somewhere.
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Old June 20, 2012, 04:38 PM   #16
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TRP hands down...

Para ordanance has no advantages on the TRP except price. The TRP will out perform the para in every way
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