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Spiffums
02-12-2012, 11:39
Anyone have one of these? I am thinking about it as my choice for 2011 gun for USPSA and IDPA.

Jim S.
02-12-2012, 11:46
My brother has one and loves it.
Never had any problems with it.
I myself have reservations of Para products and so do a lot of people here.

BuckyP
02-12-2012, 11:55
Anyone have one of these? I am thinking about it as my choice for 2011 gun for USPSA and IDPA.

I have one now that was a friends. I've been trying to sell it for his widow, but in the mean time I've shot it a few times. To me, I think the recoil is less... or maybe better absorbed due to the wider frame than a single stack 1911. I can only really comment on the feel, as this gun is built on a Para frame, with the frame and mags the only thing Para about it.

For IDPA, you might want to check the weight before you purchase. The one I have is 47 ounces, but you need to be 42 ounces or less. The one I have does have a tungsten guide rod and plug in it at the moment, so that will take some weight off, though doubt it will be the 5 ounces I am looking for.

Another thing to consider is I think the factory Para has a ramped barrel (the one I have does not). For .45 caliber 1911s, many prefer the standard non ramped barrel.

For USPSA, many use the .40 because of the capacity advantage. However, with the Para I know guys that were getting 18+1 (before the .40s flooded the scene) which is pretty competitive in my opinion.

FWIW, I'm going to see if the .45 I have fits the IDPA box tonight. I'm seriously thinking of buying this one for myself.

STI
02-12-2012, 12:12
I have an older one made in Canada and never had a problem with it at all, I shot many IDPA matches with it and it always passed the checks, I broke a front sight on it and they sent me a new one in 4 days with no questions asked at all, mine has the standard non supported barrel and recoil spring and bushing setup, always ran 100%. EXCELLENT trigger also.

zhix
02-12-2012, 12:37
My brother has one and loves it.
Never had any problems with it.
I myself have reservations of Para products and so do a lot of people here.

To be sure.

Practical Use
02-12-2012, 19:14
I've been using one for IDPA and USPSA for years.

Dwe
02-12-2012, 21:29
Yep. Got Three. The Latest is the American Para Limited. Repaced all of it's fire control parts just to get a usable trigger. Other that that I am happy with it. As for the Canadian versions, they are great guns IMHO.
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Ruggles
02-12-2012, 22:01
They seem like nice guns. Para seem to be a hot button on here as far as who likes them and who does not.