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B.Reid
07-28-2011, 09:09
I am looking at one of these for 3 gun matches. Anyone have one? Is the trigger as good as a regular 1911?

GeorgiaRedfish
07-28-2011, 10:00
I've handle a few para's, and read a lot about them. I am not a fan of any para.

bac1023
07-28-2011, 10:52
I am looking at one of these for 3 gun matches. Anyone have one? Is the trigger as good as a regular 1911?

Not a Para fan here

B.Reid
07-28-2011, 11:06
Not a Para fan here

Why not?

B.Reid
07-28-2011, 11:06
I've handle a few para's, and read a lot about them. I am not a fan of any para.

Why not?

bac1023
07-28-2011, 11:11
Why not?

Cast slides, mostly lousy finishes, average fitting at best, overpriced, etc...

They aren't terrible (though some may argue), but there are always better choices in the same price range.

If you want a doublestack gun for matches, I'd save a little more for an STI. They are head and shoulders better than Para.

STI
07-28-2011, 11:47
My P14, had 11 yrs, no problems at all, finish ok, stainless, accurate, I have no issues at all, shot weekly, 1000's of rounds, good to go for me.

GeorgiaRedfish
07-28-2011, 12:01
The fit and finish wasn't good for the price, from what I saw.

Quack
07-28-2011, 14:57
I had a 14.45 Limited (Canadian made) a few years back, nothing wrong with it, but didn't like the blocky grip.

I just picked up a Springfield Hi-Cap 38S/9mm, which has a similar frame to the Para, but is forged.

http://photosbydon.smugmug.com/photos/1230028355_tCjBU-L.jpg

http://photosbydon.smugmug.com/photos/1230043807_edcfA-L.jpg

i still need to swap the TS and trigger out on this one ;)

zhix
07-28-2011, 15:12
If You havn't been convinced already, don't do it.

As I have said here before, I had an ejector pin shear off at under 250 rounds, and it took over 4 months for me to get the gun and shipping reimbursement back after dealing with their rude and incompetent customer service.

B.Reid
07-28-2011, 16:57
I had a 14.45 Limited (Canadian made) a few years back, nothing wrong with it, but didn't like the blocky grip.

I just picked up a Springfield Hi-Cap 38S/9mm, which has a similar frame to the Para, but is forged.

http://photosbydon.smugmug.com/photos/1230028355_tCjBU-L.jpg

http://photosbydon.smugmug.com/photos/1230043807_edcfA-L.jpg

i still need to swap the TS and trigger out on this one ;)

Is that a hi cap? What model is it and will it take STI mags?

Quack
07-28-2011, 17:09
yep, it started as a .45 mil-spec hi-cap that was sent to the Custom Shop and turned into a 38S/9mm hicap. mags are para mags and the trigger actually uses the STI trigger.

here's Rob Leatham's Limited .40S&W hi-cap
http://robleatham.com/libraryrldc/guns%20current/gunuspsalimitedcur.gif

and his 9x19Major open gun
http://robleatham.com/libraryrldc/guns%20current/gunuspsaopencur.gif