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Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by Punisher_nbi45, Feb 3, 2005.

  1. Punisher_nbi45

    Punisher_nbi45 R we der yet?

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    Here's a pic of my Para. The magwell has been lengthened and welded on to the frame. I felt it was more important to have control over the pistol in shooting situations than it is to conceal it (my hands are big and the pistol is a P-12).

    I want to get everybody's opinion - good and bad - on the way it looks, etc.

    The work was done by Arnold at A.P. Pascual on Mariveles St., Quezon City. Btw, they are great people with good customer service.

    [​IMG][/IMG]
     

  2. JeremyS

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    That looks good to me. I would like that if I had the same gun.
     
  3. Am not too fond of the way it looks with the modification, but hey, if it works...
    Nice gun, the P12 I think is the nicest among the 45 cal Para series, especially in stainless.
     
  4. jasonub

    jasonub

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    thats one huuuuuugggeee magwell. real nice pistola dude
     
  5. SMBeerDealer

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    Nice mods punisher! So what mags do you put use now? The P14's with +2 basepads? Those would look good with your gun.
     
  6. Punisher_nbi45

    Punisher_nbi45 R we der yet?

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    Thanks for the responses, guys! They helped out a lot. I'm still planning on modifying my slide, which is why I'm looking for a P-13 slide and barrel assembly. As for concealment, like I said, I'm a big guy, and I find that I can hide a gun this big fairly well with a good shoulder holster, and frankly, hiding it is not an issue for me. Even if I walk around without a gun, people still think I'm carrying because I look like a cop (laki kasi tiyan ko!)
    ;z

    SMBeerDealer:

    I use full-size P-14 mags. As for the base pads, I found plastic ones being made and sold by Hahn at P250 each. I tried them and, lo and behold, they allow me to load up to 16 rounds of .45 ACP in my Mec-Gar/Para mags (originally holding only 13). I wouldn't load them up to full capacity, though, maybe just up to 14 or 15, depending on the round.

    When I finally get this done, it will probably be my all-in-one gun. I also have a Colt Gold Cup National Match, but somehow, I keep going back to the Para.

    BTW, I don't think it's advisable to put a Para P-14 slide on a P-13 or P-12 frame. The shorter dust cover doesn't cover the recoil spring cover on the slide all the way.
     
  7. batangueno

    batangueno Shock Resist

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    I think your gunsmith did a great job fitting that magwell and mainspring housing. It really looks very nice in a weird kind of way since i'm not used to seeing a gun that has a longer grip than the slide. :)
     
  8. 9MX

    9MX Rei!

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    agree.it reminded me of tanfoglio's latest production pistol
     
  9. Punisher_nbi45

    Punisher_nbi45 R we der yet?

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    LOL! Yeah, I know what you mean! In the near future, it's going to be replaced (hopefully) by a P-13 slide if I ever find one. Like I said, this is going to be my all-in-one gun, which is why I'm really looking for a good deal on a P-13 or an Series 80 Commander-length slide (Hint! Hint! To all those interested in a swap, please PM me). ;z

    Speaking of funny, you should see me shoot it one time. Think of a somebody the size of a Mafioso goon (Big and Ugly) shooting a 2-inch .38 special. HAHAHAHAHA!
    ;z
    ;i ;n `s `l
     
  10. kent

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    really good and clean works by the gunsmith, but the look though awesome is not for me, i like those skimpy mag well that's not welded on. just my personal pref.
     
  11. kent

    kent

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    really good and clean works by the gunsmith, but the look though awesome is not for me, i like those skimpy mag well that's not welded on. just my personal pref.
     
  12. Allegra

    Allegra

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    whoa! shoulder holster? stainless mini 45?
    Dapat may espadrilles at ferrari para Sonny crocket ang dating!
    That p-12 sorta reminds me of the detonics sa miami vice
    I like it :) pero I suggest leave it as it is ( yung slide ), kasi mawawala ang pagka unique nya
    anyways, p-12's are good shooters as is
     
  13. batangueno

    batangueno Shock Resist

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    Tama, ayos na 'yan, wag mo na palitan ng slide.
     
  14. mc_oliver

    mc_oliver

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    The gun reminds me of those Bianchi(?) type guns na mey pang prone platform. :)

    Neway, okay yung pagkagawa, malinis. Medyo bulky tingnan sa labas but, hey, it serves the purpose.

    As for a longer slide na kita yung recoil spring, try having the smith fashion a thicker reverse plug to hide it (pic below). But make sure the gun still runs after.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Punisher_nbi45

    Punisher_nbi45 R we der yet?

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    LOL!!! Actually, noong bata pako, talagang gusto ko nang gayahin si Sonny Crockett!!! Lalo na noong mid-80's, palagi ko labas na wala socks at naka-espadrilles.

    ;z

    Problema, wala pambili ferrari, hanggang sarao lang! Kaya sa baril ko na lang binabawi, HEHEHEHEHE!
    ;z :soap: ;z

    Sa atin-atin lang: I think that where I work, we all, at one time or another, wanted to be either James Bond or Sonny Crockett! I personally like Al Pacino's character in "Heat", astig talaga sya ron!!!

    BTW, mc_oliver, is that your personal gun? What other type of work did you do to it? Parang ganyan din saken if you take a closer look.
     
  16. 9MX

    9MX Rei!

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    naku! oliver's gun underwent an evolution or should i say ...revolution?;z
     
  17. mc_oliver

    mc_oliver

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    Hehehe, no, it isn't my gun. I pulled the image off the net somewhere and placed it in my New Project folder among other pics. I'm hoping one day makabuo uli ng singlestack. ;)

    [​IMG]
     
  18. ilocano

    ilocano Down Under.

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    Punisher_nbi45: Cool gun!:cool: Nonetheless, with your size(both vertical and horizontal- peace tayo;f ) parang mas bagay mo mas malaking baril.. yun bang Dessert Eagle, or Magnum 357!
     
  19. Punisher_nbi45

    Punisher_nbi45 R we der yet?

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    To all who replied,

    THANKS!!!

    BTW, here's one idea I also got from reading mc_oliver's post - instead of getting a new barrel and slide which I have to fit, I may just get a P-13/Commander barrel with ramp, put it in my P-12 slide, and have either a compensated or non-compensated barrel attachment put in. That way, I still keep my original parts but have the length I desire. One advantage I can see in going with this set-up is that my front sight is now fixed and not travelling with the slide in recoil. Might help me in tracking the pistol quicker for follow-up shots because of the weight up front. I prefer the non-compensated barrel attachment (you never know when you might have to fire the gun while in a gun-retention position, i.e., close to your body).

    Again, any thoughts/opinions/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Ilocano:

    No problem, bro! Kaw naman, parang kang iba? HAHAHAHA! Post ka naman pics ng mga pistols mo para kita namin.