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Para 1911?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by nyycanseco33, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. nyycanseco33

    nyycanseco33 Da Fk'n Man

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    I was at my LGS and noticed there was a Para 1911 handgun for sale for a little over $500... I'm assuming it's used but I'm honestly not sure and didn't really pay much attention to it but once I got home I really started to think about it a lot... Is that a good quality company? I don't know anything about Para... Also is that a decent price? What are some things that I should look for if/when I go check it out again? Any info would be greatly appreciated, thanks :)


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  2. jknight8907

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    They're pretty good. You can get them new for the mid-500s.


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    Which model Para?

    I just picked up a new, very tight fitting, GI Expert for $519.
     
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    You may look at the RIA 1911. Should be around the same price. Maybe lower. Good reviews on these.


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  5. bac1023

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    Para is below average quality.

    Which model did you see?
     
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    Good compared to what? :dunno:
     
  7. MD357

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    Your money is better spent elsewhere, Para doesn't put out quality 1911s, even relative to other 1911s in it's price range.
     
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    Taurus :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  9. jknight8907

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    Good enough to probably function fine. Certainly not a work of art. For the money, I would save another 150 and buy the Ruger SR1911.

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    I have 2 Para 1911 pistols.

    One is the compact 10 shot Warthog. I bought it used for $500 from a guy who said it was totally unreliable. Its NEVER jammed or failed in any way while I've been shooting it and I have a couple thousand rounds trough it. The same gun, in the hands of one of my friends, has had multiple failures to feed/eject while he's been shooting it standing right next to me. One a couple occasions I've take the jammed pistol out of his hand, cleared the round, and then shot the remained of the magazine without problems. I think he limp wrists or otherwise does something wrong.

    The other model I have is the CARRY 9 model with the LDA trigger system. The grip safety snapped in half one day. The gun still functioned perfectly. The safety was replaced, free of charge, and the turnaround time was less than 2 weeks.

    Overall I like the PARA USA guns. The finish does tend to chip off their aluminum frames, but the steel frame pistols seem to hold the finish very well.
     
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    Know where I can get one for $650? PM me if you do.
     
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    Once people calm down about them, 650-700 should be not too difficult to do.

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    Better go with the Para, old man. :tongueout:



    Seriously though, all very popular guns have a period immediately after release where they go for MSRP or more. Give it 6 months and production will have caught up, and prices will be back to the usual $100+ under MSRP.
     
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    As I have stated here many times, I had a GI Expert; the ejector pin sheared off the frame at under 250 rounds and their customer service sucks. They didn't answer or return phone calls, were very rude when they did, and took nearly 5 months before I had my gun and $60 for shipping back.
     
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    Friends don't let friends buy Paras.:wow:
     
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    You can find them for $593 shipped no tax... But as you know everyone is out of stock.
     
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    I would pass. Very poor cusomer service. Many netter options out there.
     
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    Friends don't let friends buy para