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Para double stack 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Glock27NY, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. Glock27NY

    Glock27NY

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    I know 1911 guys don't consider doublestacks as 1911 and all that.My question is this:Local gunshop has a used Para P14 2 tone green/black. Are they reliable? Anyone have any experience with these guns? Anything specific I should check for? I can get it for $350. Thanks
     
  2. bac1023

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    I don't like the quality of Para, but most full size models have been reliable, including mine.
     


  3. stormcaller111

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    is it at B&J on central in Albany? I have a P12 and it has been flawless.
     
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  4. rsxr22

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    i am not a fan of Para either, but 350 sounds like a real good deal. My experiences were all pretty bad. Mine worked well enough but didnt like how they were put together
     
  5. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    didn't care for my Para double stack as the others have mentioned. also the grip is pretty blocky compared to a 2011. for $350 it's a good price if you want to try a Para, but i'd still personally pass on it.
     
  6. For 350 I would buy it. I had a Para and it never gave me a problem. The only reason I sold it was because I didn't really like the grip.
     
  7. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    For $350, I'd buy it and see what I thought. At that price, you can't go wrong and I would imagine you could always get your money back out of it, if not make some money on it. I say if you like it, then go for it.
     
  8. Glock27NY

    Glock27NY

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    Thanks guys. I guess ill buy it and we'll see what happens. Grip fits my hand, I was worried about reliability. It has holster wear so ill be refinishing it and swapping out any parts if needed.
     
  9. kirgi08

    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

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    Not for love or money,I love the Idea of a DS 1911,Para just ain't it.'08. ymmv.
     
  10. Deployment Solu

    Deployment Solu Kydex Crafter

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    i have a custom P14 that I sank a lot of money into replacing just about everything except the frame. I did it because that is what I wanted, not because of any issues with the Para. It ran like a top. You could say I just customized it.
     
  11. GVFlyer

    GVFlyer Senior Member

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    Somewhere in the air.
    Does anyone have an update on Para - solvency, quality and so forth? They were a Canadian company that imported through Fort Lauderdale, now they're in North Carolina. Why?
     
  12. Glock27NY

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    Are they better or worse compared to Taurus when it comes to quality? Btw Im bringing it home wednesday.
     
  13. rsxr22

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    i would say that they are about the same quality as Taurus. With a slight edge going to Para
     
  14. MD357

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    For $350 I'd buy it, gut it and replace nearly every small part and probably have a nice shooting double stack.