My new Para

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by pkcgbifaid, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. pkcgbifaid

    pkcgbifaid Member

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    I have been a little slack in my posting duties here... I have a new pistol and haven't shown it off yet!

    It is laser engraved for the 40th Aniversary of a professional organization I'm a member of.

    It is all steel and a double stack. It is HEAVY! Even empty you know you have something in your hands, but with 14 rounds of 45 ACP... it is a handful!

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  2. DGG!

    DGG! New Member

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    Nice looking pistol.

    In 2010 I bought a couple of Para PXT1445s made for the Marines stationed at Camp Leathernect, Afghanistan. I had all kinds of mechanical failures and eventually sent them both back to Para under warranty. About four months they came back with parts replaced. Needless to say I was unhappy that pistols made for Marines were so darn unreliable, pretty yes, reliable no.

    http://www.para-usa.com/new/product_pistol.php?id=69

    I'm now shooting a HK USP 45 and am overjoyed when compared to the Para.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heckler_&_Koch_USP

    Hopefully you will have better luck than I did. There is no reason for Para to sell unreliable pistols.

    I would be curious to know about your accuracy. My Paras were very accurate, when they decided to fire.
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  3. garydude

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    She's a beauty, no doubt. I rented one at a local range and my wife and I ran a bunch of WWB through it with no problems. Very accurate indeed! I liked the gun and it was high on my list of potential 1911's.

    Please give us a range report on this beast when you get a chance. I would love to hear how it performs!
  4. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Congrats on your new purchase. Get out there and enjoy!
  5. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

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    Yes, nice.
    I'm a Para fan [of course, I like a bunch of 'em].
    My youngest has probably a dozen or more,
    shoots them often, without any problems.
    Thank God we live in America....we have so many choices.
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