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Considering Para?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by zhix, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. zhix

    zhix

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  2. southernshooter

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    Yes, I find it weird when a product just barely misses being great.
    I think they are made from quality materials.
    The seem to have intended to make a quality product.
    Some people report that theirs has been great.
    Somehow, it seems to be that quality control is where their issues stem from.
    Also, from the o.p., there are business etiquette problems also.
     

  3. bac1023

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    Para is well below average, in my opinion.
     
  4. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    I would almost buy a Taurus before a Para.
     
  5. bac1023

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    Man, you give them too much credit. :)
     
  6. Rinspeed

    Rinspeed JAFO

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    I think Para is the king of marginally made cast parts.





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  7. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

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    I had a Para SSP "Gun Rights" (not a cheap model) and it was a terrible pistol. I got it on trade and traded it in a week later on a Springfield Loaded. It was less than reliable and not very accurate. The slide stop had to be replaced before it would shoot 2 consecutive rounds without locking the slide. Not a fan of cast slides and frames.
     
  8. SigFTW

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    That sums it up for me. :agree:
     
  9. crazymoose

    crazymoose Nonentity

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    I've heard of more slide peening issues from Para than just about all the other brands combined.
     
  10. venenoindy

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    Para and Taurus are two comapanys I would not buy from.
     
  11. southernshooter

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    I don't have one. You probably do. :tongueout:
     
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    tedwhite Millennium Member

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    I have a Hawg 7, which is quite similar in size to an "officers" model - 3 1/2" "match" barrel, all black with slim grips. It's all steel; the slide is cast but the frame is apparently forged. It's a handsome pistol and shoots well. The local dealer ordered seven last month, sold them all, and tells me the purchasers have all given positive feedback.

    Perhaps this is a newer, more reliable model? I don't know when the Hawg 7 was first released.
     
  13. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    :rofl:Sad but true. I've owned a PT1911. Never owned a Para. I will say that my PT1911 was a pretty decent shooter and was 100% reliable. :cool:
     
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    tedwhite Millennium Member

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    I also had a PT1911 and carried it as a duty weapon. It worked without a hitch.
     
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    :rofl:
     
  16. bac1023

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    Mine works great as well. It just not what I would call a quality 1911.
     
  17. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Ditto. And by a long shot I might add.
     
  18. Javelin

    Javelin Got Glock? Silver Member

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    Quality & Para Ordinance in the same sentence is an oxymoron.

    :rofl:
     
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    A Para can only be reliably used as a (oddly shaped) paper weight.
     
  20. TN.Frank

    TN.Frank Liberty or Death

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    I had a Llama Mini-Max that was pretty much a clone of the Para P12, it was a chunky little thing. Much prefer the single stack 1911a1's. If you want a double stack 45acp look into a Beretta PX4 or H&K USP. JMHO, YMMV.