Re: Is this a good deal???
I've been looking too. The stainless GI Expert is cheaper than Buds Gun Shop. The Citadel is in the ballpark, for some reason the Citadel's have been higher priced than the American Classic II, and they are pretty much the same gun. I think the biggest difference is the Citadel has an ambi safety and the Classic II doesn't. I have handled both, and actually like the Classic II better, it has a blued finish vs parkerised and the new Citadel I looked at had scratches and scuffs on it just from being handled and racked. The used Classic II's I looked had didn't have a mark on 'em and the bluing looked really nice, and both had been fired some, at least. Everything else identical, from what I could see. I also picked up an Expert(black) and looked it over, for the extra money , couldn't see a correlation in value, other than it is American Made, and that has some value, even if it is a bunch of transplanted Canadians...Buds has all three guns and free shipping, so that helps.
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